You may pay your dues @
$10 per adult at any time to:

The Treasurer
Gulf Coast St David's Welsh Society
PO Box 19343
Sarasota, FL 34276

Checks should be made payable to:
Sarasota Welsh Society
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 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.
Performed by Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir
The Gulf Coast Welsh Society
(Sarasota Welsh) is a not for profit
dedicated to the preservation of Welsh
heritage and culture.
Site Updated
Click on the 'Scholarship Fund'
button to see how many
students have benefited from
the fund.
Click on 'Events' to
see everything we've
been up to in 2019!
Correspondence to:
PO Box 19343
Gulf Gate Post Office
Sarasota, FL 34276
or e-mail:
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 ...
Look at the 'Board
Members' Page to find
contact numbers for our
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?
Sarasota Welsh Society

August 25 - Brunch at British Open
August 29 - September 1, 2019 - North American Festival of Wales
to be held in Milwaukee, WI
20 - Annual Picnic
October 24, 2019- Olwen's Memorial Presentation at
Spanish Point, Sarasota
23, 2020 - Annual Meeting
March 1, 2020 - St David's Day Banquet
Check back often for future Sunday Brunch dates which will
be held throughout the summer months of 2019
A young, adorable, Dorothy McDaniel in
Welsh Costume.  
Do you have a photograph of yourself, someone
in your family or a friend in Welsh Costume?  

If so, send it either to
for it to be included on our site.
ALSO ...
You may pay your dues when
any event or by
contacting one of our Officers

Click on the Board Member tab
to find out who's who.
To view our handy
Click Here
Feel free to print and pass on
to anyone you think may be
interested in knowing more
about our wonderful Society
2019 Schedule of Events

Register for NAFOW

WNAA Celebrates 90 years, 1929–2019

Hosted by the Welsh Gymanfa
Ganu Association of Wisconsin

Funded in part by the
Women’s Welsh Clubs of America

North America’s Largest Gathering
of the Welsh and Friends

Add your name to NAFOW
to receive updates.
North American Festival of Wales
presented by the Welsh North American Association

August 29–September 1, 2019

Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave.,
Milwaukee, WI 53203
The Sarasota Welsh Society invites you to our
August 25th gathering at 1:00 pm.
Please join us at the British Open Pub at
367 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice, FL.
The restaurant is
at the end of the Publix plaza on Jacaranda.
To make a reservation email
or call 941-918-2318 and leave a message.
We look forward to seeing you and
even the Queen might be there to welcome you ???
In addition, on August 27th, it will be
Bonny Jones DiFiore’s birthda
lets help her celebrate her 80th year, with cards etc.?
        Looking forward to seeing you all there,
Maureen & Phil Jones.


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.

This fund was created to pay tribute to our loved ones
who have passed away.  We celebrate their lives by
honouring them with flowers on St David's Day and
publishing their names in the programme.

If you wish to contribute to this fund, you may contact
Don Hughes (Memorial Chair) on 941-374-1941
Lots of ways
to contact us:
The Welsh Dragon appears on the national flag of Wales. The oldest recorded use of the dragon to
symbolise Wales is in the Historia Brittonum, written around AD 829, but it is popularly supposed to
have been the battle standard of King Arthur and other ancient Celtic leaders. Its association with
these leaders along with other evidence from archaeology, literature, and documentary history led
many to suppose that it evolved from an earlier Romano-British national symbol. During the reigns of
the Tudor monarchs, the red dragon was used as a supporter in the English Crown's coat of arms.
The red dragon is often seen as symbolising all things Welsh, and is used by many public and private
institutions. These include the Welsh Government, Visit Wales, the dragon's tongue is in use with the
Welsh Language Society and numerous local authorities including Blaenau Gwent, Cardiff,
Carmarthenshire, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, and sports bodies, including the Sport Wales
National Centre, the Football Association of Wales, Wrexham A.F.C., Newport Gwent Dragons, and
London Welsh RFC. The Welsh Dragon is also one of The Queen's Beasts.
In Wales, the daffodil is a symbol of
our patron saint, David, (Dewi Sant in
Welsh) and of rebirth and faithfulness
because they bloom every year even
after the harshest winters.
Daffodil in Welsh is Cenninen Pedr
which means Saint Peter’s Leek. The
leek is the symbol of Wales and this
is Cenhinen in Welsh.
It is believed that the only
Welsh-born Prime minister of
Britain (1916-22), Lloyd George
popularized the daffodil as a
symbol of Wales as he wore it to
all public engagements in his
lapel. He even wore it when
Prince Edward was invested as
Prince of Wales at Caernafon in
North Wales in 1911.