On April 15 the ESU of Estonia will hold its Annual General Meeting, which is to take place at 6 PM at Tallinn University. The registration deadline for the meeting is April 7. Only members who have paid their membership fee for the ongoing year have the right to vote, so we urge everyone to make sure their membership has been renewed.
We kindly ask any member who is not able to attend the meeting to organise their representation by proxy by submitting a signed application by the registration deadline. For more information, please contact us by email at email@example.com.
The Presidential election campaign is in full swing in the U.S. The general election takes place in November and in the run up to it, three Presidential debates and one Vice Presidential debate are held to inform voters on the stances of the two remaining Presidential candidates as well as their chosen Vice Presidential candidates. You can find information on the debate schedule here.
The two debates that have been held so far can be watched online – just click on the links below to see the video of your choosing:
Presidential Debate 2012, October 3
Vice Presidential Debate 2012, October 11
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On April 18, the ESUE held its Annual General Meeting, where those present were asked to fill out a short feedback survey concerning the ESUE’s activities during the past year. We would, however, also like to hear from those who were not able to attend the meeting. If you would like to help the ESUE improve and bring you better and more interesting events and activities in the future, please click on the link below and fill out the survey.
The questionnaire will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.
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Finally, a new and up-to-date look at everything the English-Speaking Union of Estonia is and does!
The website will cover more information than any page concerning the ESU of Estonia did before – now you can come to one place for all the news and knowledge you may need. Check back often to read blog and page updates as well as to converse with fellow ESU members in our comment sections.
We will work our hardest to make this website the best resource for all your news and fact needs on matters concerning the ESU of Estonia. Your input and ideas are most welcome – you can find out how to share your thoughts with us here.
written by Kathrin Frei
Yesterday we were invited to visit Poska House to say “Goodbye” to our esteemed friend HM British Ambassador Mr. Peter Carter, who unfortunately had to leave Estonia. He had participated in many events with our members and we all had learned a lot from him. We will miss him because he has a cheerful personality, but we hope he will come back to see us again in the future.
The event started off with an interesting speech about The Night Of Robert Burns, which is celebrated on the 25th of January. Philip Marsdale told us about some Scottish traditions such as dancing the night away and eating the haggis of course!
Later, Peter was asked some questions by his guests. While answering them, he said many great things about Estonia and he could not think of any negative points. Peter also mentioned that Estonia is an unique country in his opinion. After all the questions had been asked and all the answers had been given, I read a song by Robert Burns called “A Man’s A Man For A’That.” I was quite nervous while reading it out loud in front of everyone. Then we went to the main table, which was really nicely decorated and where all sorts of food had been served. All of the guests walked around and talked to each other. It was really interesting to meet new people and get to know them.
All in all, I think Peter will remember this evening and so will we. All of us will miss you, Peter!
On December 8 the ESU Estonia members met Per-Otto Breivik, a Norwegian businessman, the managing director and CEO of the Permarine AS. We had a lovely talk on different topics in a friendly atmosphere in front of the fireplace. We enjoyed our conversation a lot, as well as a glass of wine, some fruit and gingerbread biscuits. The ESU Estonia would like to thank Mr.Breivik for hosting a pre-Christmas event and meeting.
On November 30 the ESU Estonia members visited the Sokos Viru Hotel and the KGB Museum. We met at the Bogart Bar for a glass of wine, some snacks and a talk. The manager, Mr. Jarvi told us a little bit about the history of the hotel, which is still the biggest hotel in Estonia, and showed us two renovated hotel rooms with a fantastic view on the Old Town.The excursion to the Museum started on the ground floor, where we were given tickets with two vouchers on some drinks in any hotel bar and cafe. The guide told young people and reminded the older ones what life was like in Estonia more than thirty years ago. We saw quite many artifacts of those days in the Museum. We enjoyed not only a lively excursion but a wonderful view from the 23rd floor on our beautiful city.