Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri;
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr,
gwladgarwyr tra mâd,
Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.
Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad,
Tra mor yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
O budded i'r hen iaith barhau.
GULF COAST WELSH SOCIETY
CROESO -  WELCOME!
SCROLL DOWN FOR WELSH AND ENGLISH LYRICS TO 'THE NATIONAL ANTHEM'
Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
Land of My Fathers
The land of my fathers, the land of my choice,
The land in which poets and minstrels rejoice;
The land whose stern warriors were true to the core,
While bleeding for freedom of yore.
Wales, Wales, favorite land of Wales!
While sea her wall, may naught befall
To mar the old language of Wales.
Counter
Performed by Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir
The Gulf Coast Welsh Society
(Sarasota Welsh) is a not for profit
corporation
dedicated to the preservation of Welsh
heritage and culture.
To be born Welsh
is to be born privileged,
Not with a silver spoon in
your mouth,
But music in your blood
and poetry in your soul ...
"
Site Updated
February
12, 2017
Click on the 'Scholarship Fund' button to see how
many students have benefited from the fund.

SCHOLARSHIP FUND - 2017

Is there someone in your family attending or applying for
college or university?

If so, applications are now being accepted for consideration
for a Scholarship from this Society.

To find out more information and the criteria required to
apply, click on the 'Scholarship Fund' link on this site.
Click on 'Events' to
see everything we've
been up to in 2016!
Please address all
correspondence to:
PO Box 19343
Gulf Gate Post Office
Sarasota, FL 34276
or e-mail:
sarasotawelsh@yahoo.com
DUES:
You may pay your dues @
$10 per adult at any time to:
Gulf Coast St David's Welsh Society
PO Box 19343
Sarasota, FL 34276
Please send checks/cash to our
Treasurer
Checks should be made payable to:
Sarasota Welsh Society
ALSO ...
You may pay your dues when
attending
any event or by
contacting one of our Officers

Click on the Board Member tab to
find out who's who.
sarasotawelsh@yahoo.com
Look at the 'Board
Members' Page to find
contact numbers for our
Officers
Road Sign as you enter Wales
Old photograph of women in traditional
Welsh costume.  Is that a loaf of Bara
Brith I spot with their tea?
To view our handy BROCHURE
(
click here)
Feel free to print and pass on to
anyone you think may be
interested in knowing more about
our wonderful Society
January 21, 2017
Annual Meeting and Gymanfa Ganu
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
St David's Day Banquet
The Glenridge
Previously, our Gymanfa Ganu and Annual Meeting has proven to be
a great success and this year was no exception.  Attended by almost
50 people, comprising of members, guests and children, it was a
delightful event which is growing from strength to strength each year.  
A full account, with photographs, will be posted shortly so keep
visiting this site for more information.
The Garrison Family
The Annual St David's Day Banquet is the
Jewel in the Crown of our Society.  This is
always a great and enjoyable event and
this year looks to surpass all.

As well as a sumptuous meal, we have in
store for you an evening of music and
song, including a renowned harpist and a
quartet comprising of some of our talented
members, accompanied by Susan Lewis
on the piano.  Don Hughes will lead us in
our communal singing.

This is an opportunity to catch up with
friends and share some of your Welsh
Society stories.  A slideshow is in the
planning so if you have any photographs
you would like to share, please send them
to Bill on
williamfell@hotmail.com so we
can include them in the show.

If you have any questions on the Banquet
or other events with the Society, please
contact:
Amy on 941-349-6069
or any Board Member, details of which
may be found by clicking on the
'Board Members' tab
UPCOMING
EVENTS
St David
Patron Saint of Wales
Social Hour: 5.30 pm
Dinner: 6.30 pm
The Meadows Country Club
The Regency Room, 2nd Floor
3101 Longmeadow Road
Sarasota
North Sarasota off 17th Street
Spring Theater Party
Booker High School
Booker High School Campus
This year's production by the Visual
and Performing Arts Academy at
Booker will be

Fiddler on the Roof

We have reserved seats for their
opening night performance on
Thursday evening, April 20th
There is an option to enjoy a catered
dinner prior to the show

Contact Amy on 941-349-6069
to reserve your place
St David's Cathedral
Pembrokeshire, Wales
Please select one of the following
succulent entrees:
Chicken Marsala
Mediterranean Salmon
Grilled Vegetables Brochette

Click on the link below to access
and print your
Banquet Reservation Form:



Donation for the Event:
$45 Members
$50 Non-Members
$10 Children
The Meadows Country Club
Sarasota
DIRECTIONS:
Access Longmeadow Road
from 17th Street between
Beneva and Honore
OR:
From Honore, south of
University Parkway

Enter through the covered
walkway to the elevator
April 20, 2017
PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE EVENT TO FOLLOW
Please send your Reservation Form and
check made payable to Sarasota Welsh
by
Saturday, February 25, 2017 to:
Gulf Coast St David's Welsh Society
c/o
Pam Edmunds, Treasurer
844 Bird Bay Way, Venice, FL 34285

Annual dues of $10 per person may be
made at the same time
GOOD LUCK WALES
S
aturday, February 25, 2017

WALES -V- SCOTLAND

Kick-off:
BT Murrayfield Stadium,
Edinburgh
2.25 pm