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A Message from the Southwest Virginia Branch President

The Southwest Virginia Branch of the English Speaking Union has endured the COVID 19 pandemic in reasonable fashion. Our members have successfully survived the virus. Most of our members renewed their membership for the 2020 – 2021 year in spite of the fact that we have had only one meeting and no organized activities. We have been "pretty much dormant."

We held an "in person" annual meeting in June with an excellent program. We elected officers and board members for the 2021 – 2022 year. We enjoyed getting together and seeing our friends "in person" after more than a year hiatus. Our program was presented by Dr. Ted Rappaport on the future of "wireless technology" which was essentially a forecast of what we now call "cell phones" and where this technology will take us in coming years.

The board has met and prepared an outline of where the branch plans to go in the coming year. Of course, all of this is tempered by the uncertainty of where the COVID virus takes us.

We working to rejuvenate the Shakespeare Competition and are enthusiastic about the future of our branch.

Please renew your membership for the 2021 – 2022 year. Or, if you are not a member, please consider joining us.

With best regards,
Vernon M. Danielsen


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