A 'President' Visits English-Speaking Union
On Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, at Country Club of North Carolina, Gib Young will bring President Theodore Roosevelt to life for the English-Speaking Union.
Young is the foremost Theodore Roosevelt interpreter in the United States.
"Our 26th president will be discussing his presidency, including: trust-busting activities, relationships with European and Caribbean neighbors, conservation and wildlife protection, international influence around the globe, child labor laws and the great white fleet," says a spokesman.
Roosevelt was a complex man. He was born an asthmatic aristocrat and became the hardiest of cowboys. He was a passionate conservationist, but he was also a big game hunter. He won the Nobel Peace Prize, and as a Cavalry colonel he fearlessly battled the Spaniards in Cuba.
The English-Speaking Union is an organization whose mission is "drawing together the English-speaking people of the world."
Its commitment is promoting scholarship and the advancement of knowledge through the effective use of English in an expanding global community.
The local branch of the E-SU approaches the mission with a timely monthly program of informative and entertaining speakers on topics ranging from literary to the geo-political stage. Among its activities E-SU sponsors a Moore County Shakespeare competition with the winner going to New York City to compete. New this year was a middle school debate competition with over 30 students participating, representing six middle schools in the county.
This event will be held at the Country Club of North Carolina. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The program follows.
Those interested in attending the event and obtaining information regarding membership in the English-Speaking Union should contact Martha O'Connor, at (910) 235-0635, or e-mail Dr. Phil Hinsley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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