Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o
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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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 ..."
Site Updated
October 1, 2015
Click on the 'Scholarship Fund' button to see how many students have benefited from the fund.
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
another appearance!

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
the time.

I eagerly await your reply. I do hope you can assist!
Holiday events
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.
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 the Scholarship Fund page of the

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
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
July's Sunday Brunch Event
2016 DUES:
You may pay your 2016 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
Phone: 954-695-5166
Holidays are nearing an end so you must all have wonderful photographs of what you did while taking
that relaxing break.

Did you travel to
Wales, did you travel to another exotic location or did you stay and enjoy the
beautiful country in which you were born?

Whatever you did,
we want to hear from you.  Post your photographs and a short description of
your special place to and we'll show it on our site.
Amy Ferrell snapped this
photo of a Welsh mail box
on her recent family trip to
Wales.  Hope this brings a
smile to your face!
David Rees flying high over
Space Coast after spending
the final day at the Space
Can any of you pronounce the
name of this village in Wales?
Emily, holidaying at
Siesta Key from
Wales, with Papa Bill.  
Grandma's taking the
We've enlarged it to make it easier to read - if that's possible!
Read the full report of the
Wales v England game by
clicking on the 'Welsh
News' tab.
Early Evening Dinner at Cafe Baci
Our final event to mark the end of the summer and
before commencing our winter programme was a
great success with almost 30 people attending.
The three course dinner by Cafe Baci was
delicious, beautifully served and well enjoyed for
the reasonable cost.  This should be a 'must' for
future events.
After dinner, we celebrated two birthdays, Muriel
Patram and Marvin Whiteley, singing Happy
Birthday to them as only the Welsh can!
Marvin Whiteley
Muriel with her daughter Kathy
We love celebrating Birthdays
Three generations celebrating Wales
Kathy, Muriel and Kim
Bonnie & Al DiFiore
Click on 'Events' to see
everything we've been
up to!
The 'wins' just keep
on coming!