Welcome to the ESU...

The English-Speaking Union of the United States is a membership organization whose mission is carried out locally by the efforts of Branch members.  As an ESU member, you are contributing both financially and personally to programs that enrich the lives of students and educators through a diverse range of local and national programs.  Additionally, members expand their own social network by being invited to cultural and social events, speakers and book author events, regional and national events as well as invitations to international travel opportunities.

We invite you to join the Research Triangle, NC Branch of the English-Speaking Union.  We welcome new members to join our fellowship in fulfilling the mission of the ESU and to enjoy the social and cultural events we hold throughout the year.  We hope that the open exchange of ideas and experiences we provide will benefit you and the Research Triangle community.

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Membership dues are as follows:

Single $70
Couple $110

Consider Joining as a National Patron

National Patron Membership provides higher level support to programs that enrich the lives of our members, teachers, and thousands of high school and college students nationwide.  National Patrons receive local and national recognition and invitations to exclusive events.  Up to one half of your contribution can be designated to support your branch. 

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Tax Information: The English-Speaking Union of the United States is a 501(c)(3) organization .  Membership contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our Federal Tax ID: 13-1623995


The English-Speaking Union

Research Triangle NC Branch

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events for
2022-2023 Season!

Sunday, September 11, 2022
Fall Fling, a Social Gathering at a Member's Home in Raleigh

Sunday, October 23, 2022
Lunch with Phil Kirk and an NC Wine Tasting at Milburnie Fishing Club, Raleigh

Sunday, December 4, 2022
Holiday Party at an Historic Home in Oakwood, Raleigh

Sunday, January 8, 2023
Twelfth Night Luncheon at the Governor's Mansion, Raleigh

Sunday, February 12, 2023
Luncheon with Ray Dooley Speaking on Shakespeare, Carolina Country Club

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Annual Student Shakespeare Competition at Kenan Hall, William Peace University, Raleigh

Sunday, March 19, 2023
Brunch with Jack Lewis Speaking on the Queen's Jubilee at the NC State University Club, Raleigh

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Annual Meeting and Dinner with Dr. Mary Susan Fulghum Speaking on C. S. Lewis, at The Cypress Club, Raleigh