|GULF COAST WELSH SOCIETY
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PO Box 19343
Gulf Gate Post Office
Sarasota, FL 34276
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|St David's Day Banquet
|March 1st was a beautiful evening in a lovely venue with delicious food and good spirits. Our music led by
Susan Lewis accompanied by Karen Buckwalter on harp and piano was professional and enthusiastic.
Karen even taught us about the harp. It had such a lovely sound!
What a delight it was to honor Rhianon and Pat Hardy for their 32 years of faithful membership in our
Welsh Society, including for many years hosting meetings and parties in their home, and Rhianon's 18
years as our Corresponding Secretary! David Rees was our Master of Ceremonies. He and Don Hughes
together reminded all of us about the Hardys' years of dedication and enthusiasm and the honors Rhianon
has received. It was fun seeing photos from her childhood, their early years together, and from receiving
those honors in Wales as part of the slide show Bill Fell prepared and ran.
Long time Sarasota Welsh members and participants Bruce MacGregor, Arleen Williams, Bernie Walker,
Marvin Whitley, Melvin Pugh and Beverly Dunham were memorialized and remembered with their photos
and names and dates in our prayers and printed program.
To those of you who were not able to attend our celebration on that special evening, you were missed.
Let Amy know if you would like a copy of the program.
We extend warm congratulations to our sister Welsh Society to the north: The Suncoast St. David's
Welsh Society, St. Petersburg/Clearwater is celebrating its 90th year! That's right, they were founded in
1927! Amy Ferrell, Meryl and Bill Fell joined their celebration on Sunday at their St. David's dinner party
and extended greetings and congratulations to them from all of us.
|The Meadows Country Club
|Spring Theater Party
Booker High School
Monday, April 17,
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slideshow of our luncheon and
meeting, then scroll down to see
all the photographs.
|Some of the topics to be
St David's Day Banquet, 2018
Annual Autumn Picnic
Summer Social Events
|Members are welcome to attend our Committee
Meetings. It's your Society so we would value your input
and any suggestions for up and coming events which
might appeal to you.
If you plan to attend, please contact
|FIRST SUNDAY BRUNCH
MAY 21, 2017
Turtles on Little Sarasota Bay
8875 Midnight Pass Road
To reserve your place at this event, contact:
Meryl or Bill
(Reservation deadline: Friday, May 19, 2017)
|During the month of February, Amy and Don worked extensively on
our By-Laws. Updates to this important document will ensure that
our Society will continue to grow, reflecting current needs and times.
LOCATION OF MARY MARGARET'S
TEA AND BISCUIT ROOMS
We are located in the historic downtown
district of Arcadia, Florida, in the Arcade Building.
We are in the center of the shopping district, where
you can find a variety of local businesses ranging
from antiques, books, coffee, flowers, teas, gifts
and many others. Our Mary Margaret's Tea and
Biscuit is a delightful step back in time; as it is
decorated with the grandeur of the Victorian era.