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.
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.
Performed by Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir
The Gulf Coast Welsh Society
(Sarasota Welsh) is a not for profit
dedicated to the preservation of Welsh
heritage and culture.
Site Updated
August 30, 2018
Click on the 'Scholarship Fund'
button to see how many
students have benefited from
the fund.


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:
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 ...
Look at the 'Board
Members' Page to find
contact numbers for our
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
Checks should be made payable to:
Sarasota Welsh Society
ALSO ...
You may pay your dues when
any event or by
contacting one of our Officers

Click on the Board Member tab to
find out who's who.
Sarasota Welsh Society

October 21, 2018 - Annual Picnic
October 27-29, 2018 - Celtic Music Event
January 26, 2019 - Annual Meeting
March 1, 2019 - St David's Day Banquet

Look out for Summer Brunch Dates
September 21,2018 - CafeBaci
The North American Festival of Wales
The tradition began in 1929 when over 4,000 people gathered at Niagara Falls for the first
National Gymanfa Ganu. It became the largest gathering of the Welsh, descendants, and
friends in North America. While the gymanfa and Welsh singing tradition remain at the heart
of the weekend, in 2002 the National Gymanfa Ganu became the North American Festival of
Wales, reflecting the many aspects of Welsh culture, past and present. The festival is held in
a different location each year, in either the U.S. or Canada, and celebrated over the shared
Labor Day holiday weekend. Prepare yourself for four full days of song, merriment, and
camaraderie with old and new friends, celebrating the life, heritage, and culture of Wales in
Washington, D.C.

Winner of the Prestigious
Tour de France
Cycling Event

Click on the tab 'Welsh
News' to
read the whole story
Last Summer Brunch
Early Bird Dinner
September 27, 2018
4.30 pm

Café Baci
4001 South Tamiami Trail

Entree only is
For $17
you may add soup or salad
plus dessert

RSVP by September 18, either to or by
Maureen at 941-918-2318
Previously at Café Baci
ESCHOIR Grand Concert.  Mostly comprising of young singers.  
One of two with grey hair is the son-in-law of Dylan Thomas!
Amy and Bob representing our Society
Amy and Bob with Anna and Gerry Bedford
Meryl Williams Falconer with Amy.  

The story behind this is that Meryl grew up in
Treorchy, Rhondda, South Wales in the same street
as Meryl Fell (of this Society) and they knew each
other well when growing up.

Meryl Williams has lived in Canada for many years but
always attends the Festival of Wales.  

Meryl Fell lives between Treorchy and Sarasota so it
was a joyful coincidence that Amy got to meet Meryl W
and now is acquainted with both Meryls         !!
Pavilion at Turtle Beach
October 21, 2018

We are in the process of planning the events for the picnic.  As
well as good food and fellowship we have games for those who
wish to participate or just sit and chat.  

We will have a table for Y Siop Fach (The Little Shop) with some
items for sale for a cash or cheque donation.

This is always a fun and enjoyable event so come along and join
us for a pleasurable afternoon with friends.  Keep checking this
site for full details
which will follow shortly.