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 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.
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.
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
November 14, 2016
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 2016!
Please address all
correspondence to:
PO Box 19343
Gulf Gate Post Office
Sarasota, FL 34276
or e-mail:
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
Please send checks/cash to our
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.
Look at the 'Board
Members' Page to find
contact numbers for our
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
November 11 - 29, 2016
The US Open Lawn Bowling
Sarasota Lawn Bowling Society
809 North Tamiami Trail  
Opening Ceremonies:
Saturday, November 12, 2016
November 19, 2016
Join your Welsh Society for a Holiday Treat as we again support some of our talented local students by attending the
Sarasota High School Theater Department's matinee performance of
Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at
2 p.m.  
$12 adults, $10 seniors and students  
Seats are not reserved so you may pay at the door and sit where you wish
So I can reserve tables together, let me know if you want to join us after the performance for early dinner at:
4001 Tamiami Trail
just south of Bee Ridge Rd.
$12 entree only, $17 3-course meal
Amy Ferrell, Tel: 941-349-6069 or email:
December 31, 2016
Application Deadline
December 31, 2016
Please encourage the college students in your family to fill out the application found on our website by clicking the Scholarship Fund tab at the top of the page
You will find instructions and qualifying criteria listed on that page
January 21, 2017
Scholarship Fund
Theater Performance
Annual Meeting
Gymanfa Ganu
Spring Musical Theater Party
Booker High School
Preceded by their optional catered dinner
This year's production by the Visual and
Performing Arts Academy at Booker will be
We will again reserve seats for their opening night
performance on Thursday evening, April 20.
April 20, 2017
Social Hour 5.30 pm
Dinner 6.30 pm
The Meadows Country Club
North Sarasota off 17th Street
More information to follow
March 1, 2017
(Welsh singing directed by Dr. John Garrison)
11.00 am
followed at
1.00 pm
by your
Welsh Society's Annual Meeting
This includes a catered lunch
($17 adults, $5 children)
Palmer Ranch off Honore'.
Doors will open at
10.30 am
You will receive reservation information in due course
St David's Day
High School
Theater Party
Events sponsored by local organizations:
The Glenridge
October 29, 2016
New World Celts are sponsoring
Featuring Celtic music groups, displays and games,
Sarasota Fairgrounds
Noon to 10.00 pm
October 9, 2016
The Caledonian Society
Piper in the Park
Every Sunday evening before sunset, a bagpiper with
other members of the Caledonian Club of Florida West,
will gather downtown at
Bayfront Island Park beyond the
marina and across from Marina Jack restaurant to
celebrate Sarasota’s founding by the Scots.
Family Time
On Sunday, October 23rd, we enjoyed another successful Annual Picnic at Turtle Beach Pavilion on
Little Siesta Key, Sarasota.  Members and guests brought along a fantastic variety of food to share
which we all enjoyed, along with the BBQ food provided by our Society.

There were games and 'goodie bags' for the youngsters and it was wonderful catching up with friends
just returning to Florida for the cooler winter months.

Lance Disley gave an amazing account of a journey on a steam train in Wales and we look forward to
hearing the conclusion of the journey when we next meet.  Geoffrey Pool, from Leicester, England,
explained to us the complexities and possible outcome of the UK's Brexit from the European Union and
Amy talked to us about up and coming events.

Importantly, we paid tribute to the victims of the Aberfan disaster.  Our thoughts and prayers are with
the community and the long suffering survivors of this terrible tragedy.  

We rounded off the afternoon with traditional Welsh singing, led by Don Hughes.  Another happy day
with memories to share for many years to come.
Taking a welcome break from the cooking
These 3 dear ladies, Pattie, Kate & Carole attend all our events
Preparing to sing
This is one happy gathering