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!
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Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
Land of My Fathers
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.
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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.
Site Updated
February
13, 2018
Click on the 'Scholarship Fund'
button to see how many
students have benefited from
the fund.

SCHOLARSHIP FUND - 2019

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 2017!
correspondence to:
PO Box 19343
Gulf Gate Post Office
Sarasota, FL 34276
or e-mail:
sarasotawelsh@yahoo.com
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 ...
"
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
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
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
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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

March 1, 2018 - St David's Day
April 19, 2018 - Showtime
May 28, 2018 - Memorial Day
October 28, 2018 - Annual Picnic
Booker High School
Drama Department

HELLO DOLLY

Thursday, April 19, 2018
$10/ticket

3201 N Orange Ave
Sarasota, Fl 34234

Let Amy know if you wish to
reserve a seat on:
sarasotawelsh@yahoo.com

Preceding this performance is
an optional catered dinner at
$10/person
ST DAVID'S DAY BANQUET

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Laurel Oaks Country Club
2700 Gary Player Blvd
(3rd Roundabout east of I-75 on Bee Ridge Road)
Sarasota

Social Gathering 5.30 pm
Dinner 6.30 pm
The beautiful auditorium at Booker High School
Visual and Performing Arts Acadamy
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE
May 28, 2018
10.00 am
Oak Ridge Cemetery (British Section)
Arcadia, Florida
This service honours the British airmen who lost
their lives while training in South Florida during
World War II

Usually, we follow this service with a delicious
meal at Mary Margaret's Tea and Biscuit
Restaurant
Contact: sarasotawelsh@yahoo.com if interested
2018 Program:

Welsh-Canadian Author
Barrie Doyle

Learn about the “Mystery of Prince Madoc”,
the legendary 12th Century Welsh Explorer
who may have reached America
on the Gulf Coast in 1170 and established
a colony.
Early explorers and
missionaries reported meeting natives who
understood Welsh!
Please send the Reservation Form
and your check by
Wednesday, February 26 to:

Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society,
c/o Pam Edmunds,
Treasurer,
844 Bird Bay Way,
Venice, FL 34285.  

If you are unable to download the
Reservation Form, please specify
your choice of entrée on your check.
You may pay your 2018
$10 dues on the same check
as your Banquet check.

You may also include a
donation to the Memorial Fund
and/or the Scholarship Fund.
Questions?
Contact Amy 941-349-6069;
sarasotawelsh@yahoo.com
www.sarasotawelsh.com
 
 
 
Each year on Memorial Day a service
coordinated by the Arcadia Rotary Club and the
local American Legion is held to honor 23 RAF
trainee pilots and their American instructor who
were killed training at nearby Carlstrom and
Riddle flight schools during WWII.

Well over one hundred people, many of whom
bring floral tributes, congregate at the beautifully
maintained British Plot in the Oak Ridge
Cemetery.

The one hour service, starting at 10.00 am at
which the Sarasota British Club and our Society
is always represented, is dignified and moving.
The Union Jack and RAF flags fluttering
overhead add a further touch of Britain to the
proceedings
Some of our members at a previous Memorial Day Ceremony
showing our two wreaths
DIRECTIONS TO:
OAK RIDGE CEMETERY
N Lee Ave. & Livingston Ave.
Arcadia, FL 34266

Go east on SR 70 (from Bradenton) or SR 72 (from Sarasota) for
about 35 miles.

Follow signs to Arcadia.

As you enter the town on SR70 the road forks.  
Take the left from Oak Street to Lee and turn left (there's a bit of a
right/left jog in the road at Whidden Street) until the road stops.

Turn left and follow that road into Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Drive straight on and look for the Union Jack flying over the plot.
 
Read more about Barrie Doyle
by clicking on our page
WELSH NEWS
 
Please Select one of the following
entrées:

Harlech Roast Beef Tips
Cost: Members $45, Guests $50

Porthcawl Corvina (Fish)
Cost:  Members $45, Guests $50

Pasta Primavera a la Cardiff (Vegetarian)
Cost:  Members $40, Guests $45

All Served With:
Aberystwyth Leek Soup
Caernarfon Salad
Snowdonia Rolls
St. David’s Tea, Colwyn Bay Coffee
Dessert: Llandudno Llimoncello
 
 
Happy St Valentine's Day