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!

Robert head shot 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

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 CALEDONIAN MEMBERS ARE OFF TO THE LAND OF HAGGIS AND SCOTCH

Scotch and HaggisThe Caledonian Club’s  30th Anniversary” Tour of Scotland” is underway, as 14 hearty members embark for a two-week tour of beautiful, historical Scotland.

Under the direction of Sioux Hurley, Caledonian Membership Director and professional travel agent, the group will see Scotland from the highlands to the low, where they’ll search for Nessie on Loch Ness, Ride Harry Potter’s “Hogwarts Express,” Sip a few (hundred?) drams of Scotch while enjoying a lovely Scottish evening of singing and story-telling and visit the castles, battlefields and monuments that define Scotland’s vivid history.

Members off to magical Scotland include Robert Howard and his two bairns (children), Leslie and Maxwell, Chuck and Pat Borland, Sue Eltonhead and her daughter Laura, Pat Finnegan, Paul and Caryn Johnson, Frank MacIntire and Mary Ellen McMahon, and Jim Hurley, Sioux’s husband.  . . .  Bon Voyage All, we’ll expect lots of stories upon your return!

 

OUR SEPTEMBER 530 SOCIAL WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 22rd

More details regarding this event will be available after our fellow Caledonians return from Scotland

Fish and chipsThe July social was a great success and a good time was had by all.  Hopefully we will have photos to post on the events page soon

THE FIRST “530 SUMMER SOCIAL” OF THE SEASON 

It was  held at Beckham’s on the Trail on June 23rd at 5:30.   This was the first of 3 Summer “Pub Socials” to be held throughout the county and is intended to give our members old and new the opportunity to get to know each other in a casual atmosphere, without the formalities of a normal event.

See the Past Events page for the slide show, courtesy of Mary Thompson

ENJOY THE YEAR IN REVIEW VIDEO FROM THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 

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Check here for details as soon as they are available so we can welcome our new board members.  Also apologies for the glitches in the annual slide show. Mary Thompson has sent a link to the correct and wonderful slideshow.  You can access it below.  It has sure been an great 30th anniversary year.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – YEAR IN REVIEW

OUR 30th ANNUAL THISTLE BALL HAS COME AND GONE

Mary Ellen McMahon and Frank MacIntire will chair the Caledonian Club’s 30th Anniversary Thistle Ball, was held April 2, 2016 at the Venetian Golf and River Club. we all certainly enjoyed our festive evening of dinner and dancing. “The Caledonian Award” was awarded to Jeff LaHurd and a good time was had by all. Photos and updates are  on the Past Events Page

 

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THE CALEDONIAN CLUB OF FLORIDA WEST WELCOMES THESE NEW MEMBERS

Keith and Sheena Martin, Pauline Blackwood-Shea, Janice Landauer, Bill Dalgarno and Wilda Meier. Colette Penn, Michael Ward, Therese Pilot, Peg Tonn, and Duncan Paul and Liz Campbell

MEMBERSHIP NEWSLETTER MAY 2016

Old Membership Newsletters and membership lists are Posted on the “Members Only Page” in the information for members section.