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Most Recent Update: 8 Dec 2013
Click here to see current member list and last date of membership as of 12/8/13. Click here for a registration form, which you can print and send via postal mail. Your contribution will help defray the costs of our website, our newsletter and helping to disseminate Esperanto in Chicago. Click here to see our Society financial statement as of 12/8/13.
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Regular Meetings (Kunsidoj)
4th Tuesday each month (la kvaran mardon de ciu monato) at 7:00 pm, except December and July or as indicated below at:
26an de Novembro – Raporta kaj elekta kunsido, Araneo – pri E-konferenco en Kolomeo
15an de Decembro – Zamenhofa Tago kaj Bankedo 2013
Meetings are open to the public and free to attend.
Jara Zamenhofa Bankedo
(Annual Zamenhof Banquet)
The annual banquet is the second or third Sunday in December, honoring the birthday of Dr. Ludwig Zamenhof, born December 15, 1859.
Esperanto Classes for Beginners Esperanto classes and exams are held periodically or by appointment. They are free. Please go to Esperanto-USA and review their "How to Learn Esperanto" options.
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OMAĜE AL KARMEMORA GERTRUDE NOVAK (1920-2013)...
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The Esperanto Society of Chicago was informally established in the mid-1950's. It was registered as a not-for-profit organization in 1973 with the goals of disseminating knowledge about the Esperanto language to the public, providing members with access to worldwide Esperanto community, and engaging in cultural and educational Esperanto activities. Internationally, Esperanto is a peace organization that fosters direct communication and understanding face-to-face with "words, not war". Click here to review our Constitution and By-Laws revised as of January 1, 1987. The Society sponsors classes and seminars in and about Esperanto for both beginners and more advanced students. We maintain a small library of Esperanto books in order to provide our membership with reading materials. We also maintain this web site as a resource for our members and for English speakers interested in Esperanto. One of the Society's long term projects is that of translating scientific material into Esperanto.
We often host international visitors, many of whom present speeches at our meetings. The Society's members frequently visit Esperantists in foreign countries and attend the annual national or universal congresses of Esperantists. Outside of its regular meetings, the Society also hosts events such as International Friendship Week in February and an annual Zamenhof banquet in December and a summer picnic in July at Forest Preserve (June 16, 2013 picnic shown). The Esperanto Society meets monthly.IN MEMORY OF R. KENT JONES...
ADDED in 2010: Wikipedia biography in Esperanto thanks to Henri Masson in France! Click here for his obituary from the February 16, 2004 Chicago Sun-Times. Kent worked tirelessly for the cause of Esperanto, along with handicap accessibility (including transit), and U. S. adoption of the metric system. Besides being president and secretary of the Esperanto Society of Chicago in his 30+ years of service, he devoted himself to education classes in Chicago and across the country, especially with youth-- he served as ELNA's chairperson of their Education Commission and worked with teachers across the U. S. and Canada to promote Esperanto in schools. In addition, he always welcomed guests and visitors to Chicago and his home (and replied to 1000s of e-mails and postal letters) as an ambassador of Esperanto and its principles. Here is a sample of some of his work: R. Kent Jones
Niaj Partneroj (Sister Cities):
2. Gotenburgo E-Societo (Gothenburg Esperanto Society) ~ Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden. Learn about Gothenburg at Sweden's official website for tourism: www.visitsweden.com/sweden/Regions--Cities/Gothenburg
3. Toronto E-Societo (Toronto Esperanto Society) ~ Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario, Canada. Toronto is on the north coast of Lake Ontario. Learn more about Toronto on Toronto's Convention & Visitors Association: www.seetorontonow.com
4. Kijivo E-Societo “Klubo Ora Pordego” (Kyiv Esperanto Society) ~ Kyiv (renamed from Kiev) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine with a population of about 3 million. It is situated on the Dnepr River and in the north center.
5. Hamburgo E-Societo (Hamburg Esperanto Society) ~ Hamburg is Germany's 2nd largest city with a population of 1.8 million. It is situated on the Elbe River and located in the far north center.
6. Varsovio E-Societo (Warsaw Esperanto Society) ~ Warsaw is is the capital and largest city of Poland with a population of 1.7 million. It is located on the Vistula River and located in the center of the country.
Esperanto is a language designed to facilitate communication among people of different lands and cultures. It was first published in 1887 by Dr. L. L. Zamenhof (1859-1917) under the pseudonym Doktoro Esperanto, meaning "Dr. Hopeful One". This name, "Esperanto," stuck as the name of the language itself. Unlike national languages, Esperanto allows communication on an equal footing between people, with neither having the cultural advantage usually accruing to a native speaker. Esperanto is considerably easier to learn than national languages, since its design is far simpler and more regular than such languages. It has only 16 rules of grammar, none of which have exceptions.
Our website: www.esperanto-chicago.org
The Esperanto Society of Chicago maintains this website to educate and inform its members about the inter-national language and the Esperanto movement. You will find a growing list of resources to assist your knowledge of Esperanto:
A Key to the Inter-National Language
Common Esperanto Phrases (with sound files)
Virtual English-Esperanto Phrasebook
The Esperanto Common Roots Glossary
We also highly recommend the following exterior resources for those who are progressing beyond beginner's Esperanto:Reta Vortaro (Esperanto-Esperanto dictionary) Reta Vortaro contains all of the entries from Plena Vortaro but is updated. Entries indicate whether words are official (and from which official addition), fundamental or `Zamenhofian'.
All-Esperanto Web Chat Frequently used chat room that actually links several chat rooms and is used by Esperanto speakers the world over.
soc.culture.esperanto Usenet group s.c.e is a bulletin-board type resource for discussions in and on Esperanto, with participants from all around the world.