ESU New Orleans Branch

Welcome to the New Orleans Branch of the ESU

Welcome to the webpage of The English-Speaking Union US, New Orleans Branch! We've been an active Branch for more than 30 years, and have over 100 current memberships, including singles, couples, and the largest number of National Patrons of any ESUUS Branch. 

 Fortunately, we can return to a full schedule of in-person events September through June plus being supplemented in 2021-2022 by the highly successful and interesting virtual ESUUS Happy Hour programs series organized by ESUUS Branches nationwide in 2020-2021 and broadcast monthly by ESUUS headquarters in New York City. 

New Orleans Branch played a kickoff role to this program thanks to Membership and Media Chair Julie Jardine being on the national planning committee and pivoting to provide the first virtual speaker, Robin B. Williams, Ph.D., who had been scheduled for an in-person presentation to the New Orleans Branch on Regency and Gothic Revival Architecture. Branch member and Founder of the National Food and Beverage Foundation, Liz Williams, provided another virtual program for the series about Creole Food: America's Oldest Cuisine.

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News And Events

Branch Patron Members' Party

Branch Patron Members' Party
By Invitation Only

Thursday, September 15th
Southern Yacht Club

Dave Grissett, President ESU New Orleans Branch, Quinn Peeper, Chairman, English-Speaking Union, and Michael Harold

Melissa Gordon, Nat'l Patron Sponsor, Kara Jacobi, our T-Lab Scholarship Recipient,   Bruce Gordon, Education Chairman & National Patron Sponsor

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Livestream the 2022 ESU Gala

ESU 2022 Gala!

October 3, 2022

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Queen's Birthday & Jubilee Brunch 2022

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April 27th Evelyn Wrench Speaker Series

Evelyn Wrench Speaker Series

Author and historian Edward J. Larson, Summer For the Gods: The Scopes Trial

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Lorraine Villere

Springtime English Bluebell Landscapes
Lorraine Villere
Degas Gallery – April 1-30, 2022

Lorraine is a staunch supporter of the ESU and has committed to pay ESU New Orleans 20% of the net proceeds from her month-long exhibit at the Degas Gallery.


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The English-Speaking Union

New Orleans Branch