We'll Keep a Welcome

Far away a voice is calling,
Bells from memory chime
Come home again, come home again,
They call through the oceans of time.
We'll keep a welcome in the hillside.
We'll keep a welcome in the Vales
This land you knew will still be singing
When you come home again to Wales.
This land of song will keep a welcome
And with a love that never fails,
Well kiss away each hour of hiraeth
When you come home again to Wales.
GULF COAST WELSH SOCIETY
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JANUARY - IONAWR
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January 21, 2017
Annual Meeting and Gymanfa Ganu
The Garrison Family
PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE EVENT TO FOLLOW
Previously, our Gymanfa Ganu and Annual Meeting has proven to be
a great success and this year was no exception.  Attended by almost
50 people, comprising of members, guests and children, it was a
delightful event which is growing from strength to strength each year.  
A full account, with photographs, will be posted shortly so keep
visiting this site for more information.
FEBRUARY - CHWEFROR
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
St David's Day Banquet
March 1 was a beautiful evening in a lovely venue with delicious food and good spirits.  Our music led by
Susan Lewis accompanied by Karen Buckwalter on harp and piano was professional and enthusiastic.  
Karen even taught us about the harp.  It had such a lovely sound!

What a delight it was to honor Rhianon and Pat Hardy for their 32 years of faithful membership in our Welsh
Society, including for many years hosting meetings and parties in their home, and Rhianon's 18 years as
our Corresponding Secretary!  David Rees was our Master of Ceremonies.  He and Don Hughes together
reminded all of us about the Hardys' years of dedication and enthusiasm and the honors Rhianon has
received.  It was fun seeing photos from her childhood, their early years together, and from receiving those
honors in Wales as part of the slide show Bill Fell prepared and ran.

Long time Sarasota Welsh members and participants Bruce MacGregor, Arleen Williams, Bernie Walker,
Marvin Whitley, Melvin Pugh and Beverly Dunham were memorialized and remembered with their photos
and names and dates in our prayers and printed program.

To those of you who were not able to attend our celebration on that special evening, you were missed.  Let
Amy know if you would like a copy of the program.

We extend warm congratulations to our sister Welsh Society to the north:  The Suncoast St. David's Welsh
Society, St. Petersburg/Clearwater is celebrating its 90th year!  That's right, they were founded in 1927!
Amy,  Meryl and Bill Fell joined their celebration on Sunday at their St. David's dinner party and extended
greetings and congratulations to them from all of us.
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Sarasota
Events 2016
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