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Branch Notes August 2003

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT……

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your President for the coming year. Let's give a special recognition to the 16 new members who joined us between Sept. 2002 and June 2003: Ed Loyd, Bill Phelan, Roger and Suzanne Losekamp, LaDon Rammelsberg, Henry Jaggers, Ken and Marsha Clarke, Morton and Jo Ellen Spitz, Monte and Carol vonRovekamp, Malcom and Carol Griggs, and James and Barbara Cortez.

We've been active! Since the March 2003 Branch Notes, members have been involved in ESU programs and experienced good social times as noted in this issue……. Patrons were recognized and thanked at the first Patron Reception hosted by Joe and Barbara Eveland and the Queen's Jubilee, chaired by Joyce Holmes and Nancy Clagett was a very special, elegant evening enjoyed by many members and guests.

Our most recent event, the first Prospective New Members Reception at Jane Anderson's home, was a huge success………twenty guests enjoyed the Sunday afternoon reception with our members hearing about the ESU programs and meeting our scholarship winners.

September 10th will be our first meeting of the 2003-2004 year at the Queen City Club. Charlotte Otto, Global Relations Officer of Procter and Gamble will be the speaker. Mark your calendar for the next meetings - Oct. 24 (Tuesday) and Nov. 22 (Saturday).

Don't forget to check our website: www.ESU-Cincinnati.org. Your thoughts and suggestions are welcome, keep them coming (513-745-9848).
Eileen

BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED FOR THE YEAR 2003-2004

OFFICERS COMMITTEE CHAIRS
President: Eileen Knollman Communication: Margaret Whiting
1st Vice President: Rosemary Welsh Heraldic: Jim Osterhus
2nd Vice President: Charles Kiely Historian/Archivist: Susan Hansel
Treasurer: Frank Meeks Membership: Linda Rhoads
Secretary: Susan Hansel Program: Eileen McCarthy
Membership-Secretary: Jayne Floering Publicity: Sylvia Benjaman
  Reservations: Caryl Osterhus
Advisor: Joyce Holmes Travel Study Grant: John LaFreniere
Advisor: William Rhoads Web Site: Bob Amott
 

Shakespeare Competition:
Janice Flanagan, Bob Amott

MEMBERSHIP

On Sunday, August 17, Jane Anderson hosted a "Prospective New Member Reception" at her home. To attend, ESU members were required to bring a potential new member. There were 25 members present with 19 guests enjoying the reception. Also present as part of the afternoon's "What Do We Do in ESU?" program, were our 2003 Shakespeare Competition winner, Jessica Rothert, and Ran Jan Ramnath, a Travel Study Grant Winner. Pictured below, L/R: (1) Eileen Knollman, Jane Anderson, Linda Rhoads (2) Doug Hallett, Jessica Rothert and her father, Bob Amott, Eileen McCarthy (3) Jon Gimpel, Ginger Warner, Eileen Knollman, Mary Gimpel (4) other members and guests.


CALANDAR FOR THE YEAR 2003-2004

SEPTEMBER 10, WEDNESDAY
Dinner meeting at the Queen City Club - Charlotte Otto, Global Relations Officer, at P&G will speak on "London, Paris, New York…Cincinnati: Does Cincinnati Have What It Takes To Be a Great City?"

OCTOBER 21, TUESDAY
Dinner meeting at the Queen City Club - the Evelyn Wrench speaker, Alastair Lack will discuss "Travels with Auntie" (Auntie is the BBC).

OCTOBER 24, FRIDAY
Cincinnati ESU visits Keeneland Racetrack with lunch at the Keeneland Club House and a tour of the nationally known horse farm, "Three Chimneys".

NOVEMBER 13-16
Weekend for the National Conference in Providence, Rhode Island

NOVEMBER 22, SATURDAY
Dinner Meeting at the Queen City Club - the speaker is Michael Gathercole OBE, former British Consul General and current President of the Cleveland Branch ESU.

DECEMBER 7, SUNDAY
Mark the date for another fabulous Holiday Party at the home of Dolly and John Kohls. Attendance is limited.

JANUARY 2004 Dinner Meeting

FEBRUARY Maybe this will be the month for lunch with our Page Scholar?

FEBRUARY 28 AND MARCH 6, 2004
Shakespeare Competition - semifinals and finals.

MARCH
Dinner Meeting

APRIL 2-4
Weekend for the Region VI Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana

APRIL
Patrons Reception

JUNE
Annual Meeting/Brunch and election of officers


THE CELEBRATION OF THE QUEEN'S JUBILEE

It was a night to be remembered! On Friday evening the sixth of June, almost a hundred enthusiastic ESU members and their friends participated in festivities at the Queen City Club celebrating the fiftieth anniversary in the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It was a colorful event with all in their best formal attire and some in their kilts. Co-Chairs, Joyce Holmes and Nancy Clagett, and the members of their committee planned a fabulous evening from the entrance of the Beefeaters of Christ Church and the St. Andrews Pipers to the distinguished after dinner speaker, the Honorable Jonathan Darby, British Consul Designate from Chicago. The special gala, in true tradition, included a champagne toast to the Queen of England proposed by Cedric Vogel. Pictured below (L/R): (1) Nancy Clagett, the Honorable Jonathan Darby, Joyce Holmes. (2) Marshall and Melanie Hunt, Margaret and Richard Soike (3) Lillian Galloway, the Honorable Jonathan Darby, Eileen Knollman and Tom Galloway.


OUR TRAVEL STUDY GRANT PROGRAM

In November of each year the Cincinnati Branch of the English Speaking Union announces the availability of a travel grant that provides a stipend of up to $2000 for study or research during the next year. The grant is designed to assist individuals who are active in the fields of Business, the Humanities, Science and Engineering, and Liberal, Fine or Applied Arts and who wish to study or conduct research either in the United States or in one of the countries of the British Commonwealth. The competition is open to qualified under-graduate and post-graduate students, faculty and others involved in academic pursuits that are in accord with the goals of the ESU. In November 2003, interested individuals will be able to obtain information about this grant on the Cincinnati ESU web site.

This year's applicants were selected by a committee composed of John LaFreniere, chair of the Study Grant Program, Dr. Ernest and Dr. Margaret Muntz, Sarah-Theresa Murakami, Kathy Luttmer and Father Christopher Armstrong. The committee made the decision to split the $2000 award between two equally deserving individuals from the University of Cincinnati, Professor John McNay, and Graduate Student Ran
Jan Ramnath.

Professor McNay will travel to London to continue researching Dean Acheson's work with his British counterparts during World War II. Ran Jan Ramnath visited Johannesburg, South Africa where he studied the development and planning issues of that city and related them to similar problems currently facing Cincinnati.

John LaFreniere presented the awards at the ESU Sunday Brunch held at Coldstream Country Club on June 22. (Left Photo) Also present at the Sunday brunch: Left: Margaret Whiting and re-elected president, Eileen Knollman. Center: Sylvia Benjamin with Linnea (nee Woodford) and Norbert Nadel. Left: Ginger Pohl, Ruth Wigor and Betty Klinedinst.


ADDITIONAL EVENTS OF NOTE

Don Hayes, Barbara Eveland, Jane Telfair and Nancy Clagett David Floering, Beth Ann Wilson, Jayne Floering, and Caryl Osterhus Suzanne and Stephen Schweller and Rick Vogel

Margaret Whiting, Editor, may be contacted by phone (513-241-6070) or by email: mpwhit@aol.com


Photos from Our Events:


Archives:

Branch Notes: June, 2003

Branch Notes: March, 2003

Branch Notes: Nov. 2002

Special Photo Story - ESU 2002 Christmas Party