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!
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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.
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Performed by Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir
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
May 3, 2017
Click on the 'Scholarship Fund'
button to see how many
students have benefited from
the fund.

SCHOLARSHIP FUND - 2018

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 2017!
Please address all
correspondence to:
PO Box 19343
Gulf Gate Post Office
Sarasota, FL 34276
or e-mail:
sarasotawelsh@yahoo.com
DUES:
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
Treasurer
Checks should be made payable to:
Sarasota Welsh Society
ALSO ...
You may pay your dues when
attending
any event or by
contacting one of our Officers

Click on the Board Member tab to
find out who's who.
sarasotawelsh@yahoo.com
Look at the 'Board
Members' Page to find
contact numbers for our
Officers
Road 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
Embry-Riddle developed two air fields, Carlstrom and Dorr, near Arcadia, Florida to train pilots
before the United States 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.  They 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.

It's a good idea to bring along an umbrella (for the sun) and a folding chair.  There is covered seating
available but on a first come first served basis.  This is always a particularly beautiful service with
many British Societies taking part.

After the service, join us at Mary Margaret's Tea and Biscuit Restaurant at 10 South Polk Avenue in
downtown Arcadia.  If you loved Downton Abbey then you will enjoy the ambience of this restaurant
with it's antique decor and being greeted by gentlemen in top hat and tails.  All in all, a moving
service and an enjoyable after service event.
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE
ARCADIA
Save the planet and
consider carpooling

If you would like to attend
but have no means of
transportation, contact a
Board member to find out
who might be attending.
MAY 29, 2017
10.00 am
DIRECTIONS TO OAK RIDGE CEMETERY:

Go east on SR 70 (from Bradenton) o r SR 72 (from Sarasota) for
about 35 miles then follow signs to Arcadia.

As you enter the town on SR 70 the road will fork - take the left fork
(Oak Street) to Lee and turn left (there’s a bit of a right-left jog in the
road at Whidden Street) till the road stops.

Turn left and follow that road into Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Drive straight on and look for the Union Jack flying over the plot
Proprietors: Dennis Tyson & Bruce Neveau

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.
Mary Margaret's Tea Room