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Annual Meeting 2017
We'll Keep a Welcome

Far away a voice is calling,
Bells from memory chime
Come home again, come home again,
They call through the oceans of time.
We'll keep a welcome in the hillside.
We'll keep a welcome in the Vales
This land you knew will still be singing
When you come home again to Wales.
This land of song will keep a welcome
And with a love that never fails,
Well kiss away each hour of hiraeth
When you come home again to Wales.
GULF COAST WELSH SOCIETY
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Events 2017

GYMANFA GANU &
ANNUAL MEETING
took place on
Saturday
January 20, 2018
at
The Glenridge
Sarasota

PROGRAMME:
11.00 am Gymanfa Ganu
Directed by Dr John Garrison
1.00 pm Catered Luncheon

Following the luncheon, the
Welsh Society
held its Annual Meeting
Our Welsh Society Annual luncheon meeting today
was preceded by over an hour of singing beautiful
Welsh hymns and songs.

Our group ranged in age from 9 to 98, and we had
a lovely time. Most of us don't speak Welsh but
John Garrison is a patient teacher and he keeps
trying to teach us the pronunciation, but we sing far
more lustily when we switch to English.

Amy took a photo of our group singing today, Bob in
front, has learned all the Welsh music and loves it.

Lunch at Glenridge was delicious, too. Let's hope
that more of you in the Sarasota area will join us
next year, or even earlier when we celebrate St.
David's Day on March 1!
Bob (Centre Front)
FEBRUARY - CHWEFROR
Even with a short Annual Meeting we
accomplished a lot
.  We welcomed new
officers Maureen and Phil Jones as
Corresponding Secretaries while expressing
thanks to David J Rees for his years of
secretarial service
.  Meg succeeds him

W
e heard beautiful memorials for Eudora,
Martha, and Clara by Bob
Griffiths, our
Chaplain
, and passed the by-laws changes we
submitted to the membership which Don

Hughes and Amy Ferrell
worked on.

W
e had a great time singing, thanks to John
and Mona, a
s well as socializing and eating.
Everyone is welcome to attend any of our Committee Meetings as members or guests of members.  We
need your thoughts on activities you may enjoy so we can arrange events and future activities.

Today's meeting was focusing on the St David's Day Banquet regarding menu and entertainment.  The
venue for the Banquet is The Laurel Oaks, Sarasota.  A recent article in the Herald Tribute featured the
chefs there.
 Please read their article, you'll be impressed:

Chefs at Laurel Oaks
Thursday
February 1, 2018
6.30 pm

Bay Village, Vamo Road
Sarasota