|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
|Performed by Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir
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BROCHURE (click here)
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may be interested in
knowing more about our
|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
But music in your blood
and poetry in your soul ..."
|Reservations and Venue Ideas:
Contact Ronnie Crain:
|This Festival promises to be
another delightful weekend
with lots of beautiful music
plus classes and socializing.
Book on-line at
We are looking forward to it.
Let us know if you also plan
|August 30, and September 27 are
our last summer brunch dates,
locations to be decided by our
Suggestions are welcome.
|Thursday, September 3 – Sunday,
September 6, 2015
Online Registrations will close at
midnight August 28, 2015,
Although advance registration is
is available beginning at 5 pm, Wednesday,
September 2, at the
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 350 N High Street,
Columbus, OH, 43215.
No refunds will be issued after August 1,
No Meal reservations for NAFOW will be
taken after Aug 28, 2015
FOR FULL INFORMATION,
|Why not try some traditional Welsh Folk Dancing.
One of the many activities on offer at the Festival
Cathie DeAth and Eleanor Crossley
Two lovely ladies who celebrate
Special Birthdays in September
Sunday, October 25, 2015
1.30 - 3.30
Turtle Beach Pavilion
Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, Sarasota
FREE for Dues-paying Members
$5 for other Adults
Children are Free and are Very Welcome
There will be games for the young and not so young,
and we are hoping the famous Red Dragon will put in
Everyone brings their favorite dish to share and their
family's non-alcoholic beverages
The Welsh Society provides place settings and grilled
meats and rolls prepared by our accomplished grill
Do you speak Welsh or do you know someone near Pompano Beach who does? Would you like to help
this young lady with her pronunciation? Please contact Emma if you are able to assist her daughter. Here
is her letter:
"Bore da! I found your Web page through Google, and thought that you may be able to help. I am
looking for a Welsh speaker who can assist my daughter with pronunciation of Welsh. I would like for her
to learn the songs 'Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn' or 'Dafydd y Garreg Wen'. I have the music and lyrics. We
will be performing the Benjamin Britten arrangement for voice and harp at a celebration of the life of
harpist Thomas Bryant in Efail Isaf, Wales this winter. My dad is Tom's grandson, and will be playing the
We live in Pompano Beach, Fl. Obviously, it would be fantastic if you could recommend someone in our
area to assist, but failing that, we could Skype, and I could come over to Sarasota for a session nearer
I eagerly await your reply. I do hope you can assist!
|Looking for that special gift
Then check out the Market Place while at the Gymanfa
From Love Spoons to clothing, here you'll find all things
The planning committee suggested that we
once again offer a Christmas lights trolley
We are looking for a volunteer to coordinate
that event. Please let me know if this is
something you will enjoy doing.
We also hope to have a Welsh holiday film
showing at Gulfgate Library on December 12.
|WELSH SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIPS
Our Scholarship Committee, consisting of David Rees, Meryl Fell and
Justin Rees, invites members in good standing of the Gulf Coast St.
David's Welsh Society to nominate a relative who is a college or
university student to apply for a Scholarship.
We had four recipients last year, all grandchildren of active members.
Please read the requirements on our website: www.sarasotawelsh.com
All applications must be received before December 31 by mail or by
email with a photograph
At our July brunch we were delighted to get to meet one of the 2014
recipients, Emily Kinsey from Wales, who was visiting her
grandparents, Meryl and Bill Fell
|Don Hughes with Y
Can you tell which is
|Some photographs of our picnic last year
What a fun time we had - and look at all
that delicious food
|Centre: Emily Sian Kinsey, Scholarship Recipient 2014
Meryl and Bill Fell
You may pay your 2015 dues @ $10 per adult at any
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
|Check out the 'In Our
Thoughts' page to see who
else has a birthday in