The Caledonian Club was formed to promote Scottish Heritage in western Florida and to provide a social venue for anyone with Scottish Heritage or is interested in things Scottish

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The Caledonian Club of  Florida West

Welcome to our Website!

Bill for web2If you haven’t heard of us before, we’re glad you found us on line. If you’re already a member, browse through our site to see what’s happening, visit our past event page to see what we have been doing, or  follow the past newsletters link to view more information regarding our events and activities.

The Club also contributes greatly to Sarasota County by providing our unique collection of Scottish Tartans at a variety of functions. Our charitable Foundation also contributes funds for the preservation our community’s Scottish Heritage.

If you’re interested in things Scottish, the preservation of Sarasota’s Scottish heritage and good fun, I hope you’ll join us for our festivities and fellowship. Feel free to contact us directly anytime.

President, William Wallace

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ANNOUNCING OUR NEXT “530” SOCIAL EVENT!

Baby piperThe second of our series of summer socials will be held at  Truman’s Tap & Grill on August 20th at the usual 5:30 pm.  About Truman’s Tap and Grill

Truman’s is located at 11161 E. State Road 70 at the end of the Publix Shopping center on the northwest corner of State Road 70 & Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Click here for details

If you plan on attending, please call Ellie at 941-351-3937 or email her at: Ellie Stoll.  This social will replace the previously announced August Picnic.

CHECK OUT OUR PAST EVENTS PAGE FOR A GREAT SLIDE SHOW OF OUR FIRST SOCIAL AT BECKHAM’S

 MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES WERE HELD IN ARCADIA

May 25, 2015

Al and Caledonian Wreath, Arcadia 2015 -3Each year a commemorative Memorial Day Service is held  at the British Plot n Arcadia’s Oak Ridge Cemetery to honor the 23 Royal Air Force cadets who died while in training at U.S. flying training fields in South Florida during World War II.    During this special service, the honor of placing a wreath on behalf of the Club was given to Al McIlraith, a former Royal Canadian Air Force pilot.

After the service, Caledonian Club members met for lunch at Mary Margaret’s Tea Room in Arcadia.

To see photos and more about the service go to our Past Events Page.

 

The Heritage Luncheon   Please Save the Date – Sunday October 25th

Caroline David and Walda Taylor are already hard at work planning for this event.  Please mark your calendars for a lovely luncheon program at The Meadows Country Club.  They are looking forward to greeting old friends and new as well as visitors.  Details will follow in upcoming Thistles.

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Newsletter:  A REVIEW OF FUN AT OUR NEW MEMBER TEA

Newsletter:  NEW MEMBER BIOS

 As promised in the New Member Bios Newsletter enjoy some videos as some of our new members tell their stories at the “New Member Tea”.

Tom the Celt    Bert the Scientist    Bob the Economist   Frank the Bird Carver