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
CALEDONIAN MEMBERS HAVE RETURNED FROM THE LAND OF HAGGIS AND SCOTCH
The Caledonian Club’s 30th Anniversary” Tour of Scotland took place in this past August. Fourteen hearty members embarked for a two-week tour of beautiful, historical Scotland.
Members who took off on this magical Scotland tour 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 Sioux and Jim Hurley. thanks to Sioux for all her efforts in putting this trip together . We’ll expect lots of stories next time we see you. Perhaps at the next social.
OUR ANNUAL HERITAGE LUNCHEON IS COMING SOON
This is the first event of the season and will be held at River Strand Golf and Country Club on Sunday October 23rd. This is the time we welcome all our snowbirds and summer travelers home as well as a time to enjoy and reflect on some of our Scottish traditions and culture.
Our speaker for this event is Jeff LaHurd who will talk about the history of the Scottish Colony that arrived in our area in 1885.
THE “530 SUMMER SOCIAL” SEASON IS UNDERWAY
The first was held at Beckham’s on the Trail on June 23rd at 5:30. The socials are held durning the summer at locations throughout the county and are 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 a slide show of the first social, courtesy of Mary Thompson, as well as a few photos from the second social which was held at t j Carneys in Venice.
ENJOY THE YEAR IN REVIEW VIDEO FROM THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Mary Thompson has sent a link to the her wonderful slideshow. You can access it below. It has sure been an great 30th anniversary year.
There are photos of the festivities on the Past Events Page.
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
Old Membership Newsletters and membership lists are Posted on the “Members Only Page” in the information for members section.