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
April 6, 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

April 19, 2018 - Showtime
May 28, 2018 - Memorial Day
October 28, 2018 - Annual Picnic
January 2019 - Annual Meeting
Booker High School
Drama Department

HELLO DOLLY

Thursday, April 19, 2018
$10/ticket

3201 N Orange Ave
Sarasota, Fl 34234

Preceding this performance is an
optional catered dinner at
$10/person

Contact Booker High School
for tickets
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
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.
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
Our Welsh Society Wreath
Mary Margaret's Tea & Biscuit Restaurant
RHIANON HARDY
Congratulations on your

99th Birthday

April 6, 2018