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!
SCROLL DOWN FOR WELSH AND ENGLISH LYRICS TO 'THE NATIONAL ANTHEM'
Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
Land of My Fathers
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.
Site Updated
N
ovember 3, 2018
Click on the 'Scholarship Fund'
button to see how many
students have benefited from
the fund.

SCHOLARSHIP FUND - 2019

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!
correspondence to:
PO Box 19343
Gulf Gate Post Office
Sarasota, FL 34276
or e-mail:
sarasotawelsh@yahoo.com
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 ...
"
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
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
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
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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

December 6, 2018 - Toys for Tots
Christmas Event - TBD
January 26, 2019 - Annual Meeting &
Luncheon -
Preceded by Gymanfa Ganu
March 1, 2019 - St David's Day Banquet
ANNUAL PICNIC
Pavilion at Turtle Beach
October 21, 2018

Again, this year, we had great attendance at the Picnic with an
abundance of food to suit all tastes.  Several couples joined us for the
first time and we welcomed them to our Welsh 'family'.  Sandra and
David did a first-rate job cooking the burgers and sausages to
perfection, especially whilst working over the BBQ on such a hot day!

After lunch, Amy made several announcements informing us of up and
coming events including the Celtic Festival the following weekend.  
Don Hughes led us with the singing which included his favourite
'Counting the Goats'.  He roped in Cathie, David and Meryl to sing
along and encourage others to join in this fun folk tune.

A raffle was held and two of the winners won medals with the Society's
emblem and two others won cash from the 50/50 draw.  Y Siop Fach
was active and able to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund.

The only sad announcement was to learn that Sue and John Donahue
will be returning permanently to their home in the northern states but
we will certainly keep in touch them in the future and include them in
our Newsletters.

All in all, it was a wonderful, friendly event with all the Hwyl one would
expect from a gathering of kindred spirits celebrating Wales.
THE CELTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL, 'CELTOBERFEST'
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Benderson Park, Sarasota County.

We were excited to have a Welsh Society table at this event for the first
time. Many people stopped by and said hello and several showed
interest in joining our Society.  We enjoyed the music, dancing and
bands playing bagpipes.  There were many vendors displaying items
relevant to their Celtic origin.  Hopefully, this is the first of many!
We saw some great
T-Shirts
Ah!! Food
Checking in
Pam:  Welsh National Anthem
Renny:  Why me God?
Sandra & David cooking up a storm!
Meryl, David & Cathie Counting Goats
Amy addressing
our guests
Amy (centre) with Penny (left) and
Sandra (right)
David & Sharon
Don, Tom, Clipper & Barbara
David with Ria and Kathy looking glamorous as usual
Glenys & Tom, our newest couple
Saying a Fond Farewell to
John & Sue
Pam's turn manning the booth
Bands and Bagpipes
Even Scottie Dog had fun
Meg & Meryl at our Booth