About Us & Activities

A Message from the Syracuse Branch President

Established in 1948, The Syracuse Branch of the English-Speaking Union is a very active group. Our programs reflect our members who are spirited, thoughtful and concerned about intercultural and international communications. They share a genuine interest in people and community affairs. The Syracuse Branch meets the second Saturday of each month - September through May - at a private club.

Monthly luncheons feature speakers on topics of social, educational and cultural significance in a world whose main language is English. The Syracuse Branch participates in the National Shakespeare Competition that provides a vehicle for high school students to enter our regional competition in preparation for a local winner to compete on the national level.

Members benefit from personal relationships and international connections gained from ESU programs such as an annual Wrench speaker, Page scholar and BUSS fellowships. They help support educational programs and scholarships through their membership dues and fundraising activities.


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The English-Speaking Union

Syracuse Branch

Welcome to the ESU

The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

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