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ESU Kansas City Members and Guests Are Cordially Invited

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After two postponements due to the pandemic, the ESU Headquarters is celebrating its long-anticipated Centennial Gala. This will be a special event held in New York City with Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal in attendance. The ESU invites all members and their guests across the U.S. to participate virtually in the celebration on Monday, October 3, 2022..

The ESU Kansas City Branch will hold a Watch Party in Kansas City to watch all the festivities during a live-stream broadcast from the Cosmopolitan Club in New York City.

Our Kansas City Branch Watch Party will be held at the Club House of City Place Apartments in Westport. The Club House has a large TV screen for everyone to see the program, sofas, chairs, a full kitchen, and a full-size pool table.

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We invite all members and their guests to bring a hot or cold appetizer or dessert to share with everyone. ESU will provide beverages including champagne to toast HRH Princess Anne.

When: Monday, October 3, 2022,

Time: Please arrive between 4:00-4:30 pm Central Time. The program begins at 5:00 pm CT.

Where: Club House at City Place Apartments, 701 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO.

Tickets: This is a free event for ESU members and guests. Cash donations in any amount are welcome but not required to cover cost of reserving Club House.

Parking: Plenty of street parking is available on both sides of Westport Road near Jefferson St. Please do not park in the resident parking spaces or cars will be towed.

RSVP—Please call or email Jeff Schnabel if you are attending. (816) 878-1239 

Program highlights:

  • Special welcoming address by the Chairman of the English-Speaking Union of the United States

  • The ESU Secondary School Exchange Program Testimonial

  • ESU Branch Greetings

  • Recognition of the 2020 Princess Royal Awards

  • Live concert performance by Dr. E. Quinn Peeper

  • Unveiling of the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition Paul Beresford-Hill Cup

  • ESU National Shakespeare Competition—A Competitor Performs


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