ESU Dallas Branch

A Message from the Dallas Branch President

The Dallas Branch of the English-Speaking Union extends a warm welcome to visitors and members to attend all events.

As a reminder, please put Saturday June 10th on your calendar for the Queens Tea. Details will be sent out the 3rd week of May. I will be in Europe for the next month or so. If anyone has a question or a comment, please contact our Secretary Taylor Sharpe and he'll be happy to assist.

Happy Easter and Happy Mothers Day to all. Enjoy the spring and get out and smell the flowers!

Ruth M. Mader 

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News And Events

December Dinner Social

Our Christmas social event is to held Saturday December 12th and it will be a dinner at Lavendou French Restaurant.



  • 6:00pm

RSVP by December 10th


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November Social Event

Our social event for Saturday November 21st was a a late luncheon at Rise, located at 5360 W. Lovers Lane which is at the southeast corner of Lovers Lane and Inwood. 

We all had a wonderful time at Rise restaurant this past month. The food was fabulous (souffles!).

Picture of our gathering at Rise in November:


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October Social Gathering

We all had a wonderful time at Al Biernats restaurant this past month. The food was fabulous, the weather couldn't have been more perfect and the new outdoor patio was a treat.

Picture of our gathering at Al Biernats in October:


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2020 National Shakespeare Competition

The ESU will host the 2020 National Shakespeare Finals in New York City on Monday, April 27th. This is a truly inspirational and engaging event bringing together high school students from all across the United States as they compete through presentation of Shakespearean monologues and sonnets. Our Dallas branch has been sending students for many years. This year, we will send (student finalist) to NYC – and we are genuinely delighted!

As you can imagine, hosting nearly 60 students in New York City for the finals is an expensive and costly endeavor. I am hoping you might help support this most worthwhile initiative that I am directing Your support will fund a one-of-a-kind program that since 1983 has engaged more than 360,000 young people like Jackson. Approximately 2,500 teachers and 20,000 students in nearly 60 ESU Branch communities nationwide have also been involved.


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Dallas Branch National Shakespeare Competition


The annual Shakespeare Competition sponsored by the Dallas English-Speaking Union will take place on March 7th at 9:00 AM at Highland Park High School Auditorium. 

Local high school students compete by performing one Shakespeare sonnet and one recitation from Shakespeare's plays. Performances are judged by members of Shakespeare Dallas. Our winner receives a free trip to New York City to compete in the national contest with the possibility of winning a scholarship to the Royal Shakespeare Society in London.


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