WHAT IS THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION?
â€“ The ESU is a charity using English as a common global language to nurture dialogue and the exchange of ideas and opinions. The ESU brings together and empowers people of different languages and cultures. By building skills and confidence in communication we give people the opportunity to realise their potential. Worldwide, the members and alumni of the ESU support these objectives. Our vision is that the ESU continues to be recognised for its expertise in providing people, both in the UK and internationally, with the communication skills, confidence and networking opportunities to realise their potential. We endeavour to see that the value of good communication as an essential attribute for individual, community and global development and understanding is publicly recognised and widely integrated into education and social policy. For over 90 years, the ESU has provided scholarships, bursaries and exchange opportunities for English-speakers around the globe, as well as promoting the skills of public oratory and debating to school and university students worldwide. With a large programme of activities including competitions, scholarships and seminars, the ESU aims to provide people from all countries, all walks of life and all abilities with the chance to express themselves.
HOW CAN YOU HELP? By joining your local branch, enjoying its social, educational and cultural programmes, coming to ESU events in the UK and around the world, meeting the people for whom we open new horizons and enjoying the facilities of Dartmouth House in London.
WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP ENTITLE YOU TO? • Support local, national and international ESU events • Receive a quarterly magazine with features and reviews as well as reports from our scholars and members, as well as articles about our work around the world and how you can get (and have been) involved • Receive a copy of the annual report • Receive discounts at restaurants, retail outlets and hotels around the UK – please check online for regularly updated lists of benefits • Receive an invitation to the annual branches conference • Enjoy the members facilities at Dartmouth House, from 8.30am to 8.30pm, Monday to Friday • Receive priority access to dining - provided by Leith’s at Dartmouth House, Monday to Friday. Lunch from 12noon to 2pm. The bar is open from 11am to 7pm • ESU merchandise
Please complete all applicable parts of this form in BLOCK CAPITALS. Please return the form to: The Membership Secretary, ESU, Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED. New member Title:
First Name: Surname:
Date of Birth (to confirm eligibility):
Preferred Branch (if known):
If you are an alumnus/a of the English-Speaking Union please tick here
if you want to add a second new member at the same address Full Name:
To add a second member to an existing membership address Name of Current Member:
ESU Membership Number (on membership card):
Name of New Member:
MEMBERSHIP FEE: Rates for payment by Direct Debit are shown in brackets. New members under 27 years old are entitled to free membership until their 27th birthday.
Over 27 £58 65 plus £33 Second member at the same address £25 Overseas Member and their family
(£51) (£30) (£22)
Non-London address £36 £21 £15 £27
(£32) (£19) (£13) (£24)
Please tick appropriate box(es) to indicate membership required. Signed: Date:
See overleaf for payment options
Gift Aid If you pay tax you can help us at no extra cost. You can give us an extra 25 pence (at time of going to print) for every pound of your membership, merely by ticking this Gift Aid declaration. “I authorise the English-Speaking Union to treat all donations I have made in this tax year and the previous 4 tax years, and all donations I make from the date of this declaration as Gift Aid donations until I notify you otherwise. I understand that I must pay an amount of United Kingdom income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that the charity reclaims on my donations in each tax year, and that I will notify the ESU if the situation changes.” Please tick box
DONATION I would like to make a donation of £ _____________ towards the work of the ESU. Please enclose a cheque made payable to the English-Speaking Union.
payment If you would like to pay by Direct Debit please fill in the form below. If you would like to pay by card, please contact the Membership Secretary at Dartmouth House on 020 7529 1550, or your local ESU branch. If you would like to pay by cheque, please enclose it with your applicaton form and make it payable to the English-Speaking Union.
INSTRUCTION TO YOUR BANK OR BUILDING SOCIETY TO PAY BY DIRECT DEBIT Please fill in the whole form using a ball point pen and send it to: The Membership Secretary, The English-Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED Name and full postal address of your Bank/Building Society To: The Manager, Bank/Building Society Address:
Postcode: Name(s) of Account Holder(s):
Originators Identification Number
984306 Reference Number
18 00 02 18175741 Instructions to your Bank or Building Society Please pay The English-Speaking Union Direct Debits from the account detailed in this instruction subject to the safeguards assured by the Direct Debit Guarantee. I understand that this instruction may remain with The English-Speaking Union and, if so, will be passed electronically to my Bank/ Building Society.
Bank/Building Society account number:
Branch Sort code:
Banks and Building Societies may not accept Direct Debit instructions for some types of accounts. Please see the last page for the Direct Debit Guarantee.
ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION RATES Rates for payment by Direct Debit are shown in brackets. New members under 27 years old are entitled to free membership until their 27th birthday.
Over 27 £58 (£51) 65 plus £33 (£30) Second member at the same address £25 (£22) Overseas Member and their family
£36 £21 £15 £27
(£32) (£19) (£13) (£24)
Partner membership The ESU enjoys close links with many of the UK’s leading national and multinational companies by means of sponsorship. For details about Partner Membership, please contact the Head of Fundraising and Partnerships on 020 7529 1550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DIRECT DEBIT GUARANTEE This Guarantee should be retained by the Payer. This Guarantee is offered by all Banks and Building Societies that take part in the Direct Debit Scheme. The efficiency and security of the Scheme is monitored and protected by your own Bank or Building Society. If the amounts to be paid or the payment dates change, The English-Speaking Union will notify you 21 (twenty-one) working days in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed. If an error is made by The English-Speaking Union or your Bank or Building Society you are guaranteed a full and immediate refund from your branch of the amount paid. You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by writing to your Bank or Building Society. Please also send a copy of your letter to us.
The English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth is incorporated by Royal Charter and the Schedule of bye-laws is binding upon its members.
The English-Speaking Union Dartmouth House 37 Charles Street London W1J 5ED T +44 (0)20 7529 1550 F +44 (0)20 7495 6108 email@example.com www.esu.org
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