The Caledonian Club of Florida West
Welcome to our Website!
If 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, Robert Howard
SAVE THE DATE FOR FRUGAL NITE
Frugal nite will be held on January 9th at Southgate Community Center. This year’s theme is “What’s my Line”. More information will be available soon.
THE HIGHLAND GAMES ARE COMMING SOON
They are scheduled for February 4th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Saratota Fairgrounds. Also, don’t forget the “Ceilidh” to be held the friday before the games at The Potter Building on the fairgrounds from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. These will be much merriment, music, dancing and food.
Also, as in the past we will have our own tent at the games. Alice Flint is organizing this and is still looking for volunteers.
Click on the Scottish Heritage Society Link to learn about all the events.
PIPER IN THE PARK HAS BEEN AN ACTIVE EVENT FOR THE CALEDONIAN CLUB
Every Sunday evening before sunset, a “Bagpiper “, members of the Caledonian Club of Florida West, along with members of our local community, gather downtown at Bayfront Island Park beyond the marina and across from Marina Jacks restaurant to celebrate our city’s founding by the Scots. Please remember this takes place just before sunset and adjust for the fact that we are not longer on day light savings time.
This weekly event will allow us to educate our townspeople of Sarasota City’s historical Scottish past & allow them the opportunity to participate in our wonderful organization. Each week we will be able to inform Sarasota of our upcoming Scottish events.
Please plan to participate in Scottish attire with your club name badges and help let Sarasota know we truly are a “Scottish City”
If you plan on attending, meet at Bayfront Park front entrance (near O’Leary’s Restaurant) Warm up, proceed to “Sister Cities Walk” led by kilted Caledonian Club member waving Saltire or Rampant Lion Flag; play in grassy, open area 10-12 minutes; walk to Dolphin Fountain, across from Marina Jacks, 4 minutes prior to sunset. At sunset, play “Amazing Grace” through twice.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE THISTLE BALL
The Ball is scheduled for March 25, 2016 at Palm Aire Country Club and big plans are already underway. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
THE CALEDONIAN CLUB OF FLORIDA WEST WELCOMES THESE NEW MEMBERS
Chris and Janice Webber, John and Terri Tumlin, Laura Kiah and her son Ryker, Lis and John Marshall, Sue and Tom Pound, Jennifer Meinert, Jackie and John Hall
Old Membership Newsletters and membership lists are Posted on the “Members Only Page” in the information for members section.