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|Land of My Fathers
|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.
May 25, 2019
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PO Box 19343
Gulf Gate Post Office
Sarasota, FL 34276
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|Old photograph of women in traditional
Welsh costume. Is that a loaf of Bara
Brith I spot with their tea?
|A young, adorable, Dorothy McDaniel in
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|More than 70 guests attended the St David's Day Banquet at the Laurel Oaks
Country Club in Sarasota. The Social Hour before dinner gave people the
opportunity to mingle and rekindle friendships while welcoming new guests to
David Rees was the MC for the evening, which he did with his usual good
humour and kept the evening 'ticking over'.
After dinner, guests enjoyed joining in with some Welsh singing and listening
the 38 Welsh school children visiting from Aberdare, South Wales. Their
leader, Kevin Davies, explained about schools run through the medium of
Welsh before the teens enjoyed homemade cookies.
Megan Williams gave an interesting talk about the Welsh newspaper Ninnau
and about the North American Festival which is heald over the Labor Day
weekend each year.
The new Board of Officers was announced and Pam presented Amy with a
beautiful loveknot pendant on her retirement as Present, a position she has
held since 2013.
|Megan meeting Rhianon and Pat with
Renny, far right, celebrating her
birthday on this Special Day
|Bob preparing to give the
|Pam, right, presenting
Amy with pendant
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|MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE
May 27, 2019
|Join us to honour these young
cadets, two of whom were
|Embry-Riddle developed two air fields - Carlstrom and Dorr - near
Arcadia, Florida to train pilots before the US entered World War II.
Many Royal Air Force cadets attended basic training at these two
facilities as well as more advanced training at the air field in Clewiston.
Twenty-three cadets died during training - some in flight and others in
vehicular accidents and are buried at Arcadia's Oak Ridge Cemetery
along with a monument for John Paul Riddle in a plot purchased by the
British government. Every year since 1957, the Arcadia Rotary Club
holds a commemoration ceremony on Memorial Day.
|After the service (time to be announced), take a step back in
time and join us at Mary Margaret's Tea & Biscuit Restaurant
for a snack or meal. Later, why not browse Historic Arcadia
Town with its quaint antique shops and soak up the
atmosphere of this unique old Florida town
|Laying our wreaths
|Lunch at Mary Margaret's
|Olwen Hughes-Pool, OBE
It is with great sadness we inform you of Olwen's passing
yesterday (May 24), a dear friend and member of this society.
She had suffered greatly over the past couple of years but had
been caringly looked after by her devoted husband, Geoffrey.
Olwen was not only an extremely talented fine artist and painter
but a truly remarkable and caring human being. Her loss will be
greatly felt amongst all her friends but she will remain a shining
star in our hearts forever.
Condolences to Geoffrey at this sad time.
(A formal Obituary and funeral details will be published when
they are available)