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
The land in which poets and minstrels
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
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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
April 22, 2015
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
Display at Selby Library
Downtown Sarasota
Bob (Robert), Bill and Al
Meg, Meryl, Bonnie and Amy
Display at Fruitville Library
Click on the 'Scholarship Fund' button to see how many students have benefited from the fund.
Thursday evening, April 30: Join us for dinner at The Red Lobster Restaurant, 6747 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota,
Florida, in their private dining room at the rear of the restaurant, beginning
at 6:30 pm, followed by a program on the
Re-Burial of King Richard III of England, which occurred in Leicester, England recently.  Other than the cost of what you
order, there is no charge.
The Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society Cordially Invites
     Our Friends in the Sarasota British Club                         
Join us for
Two Special Events
We look forward to additional gatherings throughout the
summer and fall prior to our Annual Picnic October 25th.
Saturday evening, May 2:  Attend a reception in honor of Olwen Hughes at the Visitor Center of Historic
Spanish Point
, 337 N. Tamiami Trail in Osprey, Florida. This event celebrates the framing and display of
Olwen's drawings of all the Historic Spanish Point buildings which she presented in 2012 to HSP as a gift from
the Welsh Society.
 The free event begins at 5:30 pm.
Olwen Hughes, MBE, international artist, part-time resident of Sarasota and member of the Welsh Society, was commissioned to
submit her professional drawings of the finding and identification of the body of King Richard III, and historic sites related to
his history in and around Leicester, for British newspapers and archives.  Along with her historian husband, Geoffrey Pool,
Olwen will share her art work and the news reports of these unusual events, which they have brought to Sarasota.  Geoffrey
will provide historical background to the King's death on 22nd August, 1485.
Their home is in Leicester where, for thirty years, Olwen has written a weekly illustrated article for the local newspaper about
the area's buildings and monuments and natural features.  She is often called upon to make detailed drawings of buildings
slated to be demolished.
RSVP by April 23 to assist the restaurant's planning for staffing and seating: or
leave a message for
Amy Ferrell at 941-349-6069 giving the name of each person in your party and a telephone