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
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
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
September 1, 2015
Click on the 'Scholarship Fund' button to see how many students have benefited from the fund.
Reservations and Venue Ideas:
Contact Ronnie Crain:
rcrain61@verizon.net, or
Telephone: 941-922-4801
This Festival promises to be
another delightful weekend
with lots of beautiful music
plus classes and socializing.  
Book on-line at
www.NAFOW.org.  
We are looking forward to it.  
Let us know if you also plan
to go
September 27 is our last
summer brunch date
.  Location
to be decided by our members

so suggestions are welcome.

Thursday, September 3 – Sunday,
September 6, 2015

Online Registrations will close at
midnight August 28, 2015
,
Although advance registration is
recommended,on-site registration
is available beginning at 5 pm, Wednesday,
September 2, at the
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 350 N High Street,
Columbus, OH, 43215.

No refunds will be issued after August 1,

No Meal reservations for NAFOW will be
taken after Aug 28, 201
5

FOR FULL INFORMATION,
CONTACT:
http://www.nafow.org
Why not try some traditional Welsh Folk Dancing.  
One of the many activities on offer at the Festival
SUNDAY BRUNCHES
CONGRATULATIONS
to
Cathie DeAth and Eleanor Crossley

Two lovely ladies who celebrate
Special Birthdays in September
ANNUAL PICNIC
Sunday, October 25, 2015
1.30 - 3.30
Turtle Beach Pavilion
Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, Sarasota

FREE for Dues-paying Members
$5 for other Adults
Children are Free and are Very Welcome  

There will be games for the young and not so young,
and we are hoping the famous Red Dragon will put in
another appearance!

Everyone brings their favorite dish to share and their
family's non-alcoholic beverages

The Welsh Society provides place settings and grilled
meats and rolls prepared by our accomplished grill
masters.  
WELSH PROJECT
Do you speak Welsh or do you know someone near Pompano Beach who does?  Would you like to help
this young lady with her pronunciation?  Please contact Emma if you are able to assist her daughter.  Here
is her letter:

"Bore da!  I found your Web page through Google, and thought that you may be able to help. I am
looking for a Welsh speaker who can assist my daughter with pronunciation of Welsh. I would like for her
to learn the songs 'Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn' or 'Dafydd y Garreg Wen'. I have the music and lyrics. We
will be performing the Benjamin Britten arrangement for voice and harp at a celebration of the life of
harpist Thomas Bryant in Efail Isaf, Wales this winter. My dad is Tom's grandson, and will be playing the
harp.
We live in Pompano Beach, Fl. Obviously, it would be fantastic if you could recommend someone in our
area to assist, but failing that, we could Skype, and I could come over to Sarasota for a session nearer
the time.

I eagerly await your reply. I do hope you can assist!
Looking for that special gift
Then check out the Market Place while at the Gymanfa

From Love Spoons to clothing, here you'll find all things
WELSH
Holiday events
The planning committee suggested that we
once again offer a Christmas lights trolley
ride.  
We are looking for a volunteer to coordinate
that event.  Please let me know if this is
something you will enjoy doing.
We also hope to have a Welsh holiday film
showing at Gulfgate Library on December 12.
WELSH SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIPS
Our Scholarship Committee, consisting of David Rees, Meryl Fell and
Justin Rees, invites members in good standing of the Gulf Coast St.
David's Welsh Society to nominate a relative who is a college or
university student to apply for a Scholarship.  

We had f
our recipients last year, all grandchildren of active members.   

Please read the requirements on our website: www.sarasotawelsh.com

All applications must be received before December 31 by mail or by
email with a photograph
 

At our July brunch we were delighted to get to meet one of the 2014
recipients, Emily Kinsey from Wales, who was visiting her
grandparents, Meryl and Bill Fell
Don Hughes with Y
Ddraig Goch
Can you tell which is
which!  
Some photographs of our picnic last year
What a fun time we had - and look at all
that delicious food
Centre:  Emily Sian Kinsey, Scholarship Recipient 2014
Meryl and Bill Fell
July's Sunday Brunch Event
2015 DUES:
You may pay your 2015 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
Check out the 'In Our
Thoughts' page to see who
else has a birthday in
September
Mellinger5@mac.com
Phone: 954-695-5166
AUGUST SUNDAY BRUNCH
Sunday Brunch on August 30th at Turtles Restaurant, Sarasota
was another great success with over 30 people attending.  We
were happy to welcome some new faces and hope they will join
us at future events.  Amy put all our names in a hat to draw for
prizes and the winners were delighted!  Another fun event.
Seated: Jo, Cathie, Alex, Anne
Standing: Don, Ronnie
Kate, Chuck, Pattie, MJ Carol
David J, Eleanor, Sue, John
Marilyn, Nancy, Robert
Amy
photographing
Don
photographing
Amy!
Who's this man *wink*!