Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers, Florida

St. Andrew's Society
of
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Celebrate Scotland in Florida with the St. Andrew's Society

 

2014 Scholarship Winners

 

Congratulations to our 2014
St. Andrew's Society
Scholarship Winners!

 

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tartan day Slideshow

 

Single Malt and Wine Tasting
Food Stations

April 4, 2014.
 

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Burns' supper

 

Slide Shows
January 18, 2014.
 

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 scholarship
endowment program 
 donors 

 

Thanks to all who have made
donations to
our Scholarship Endowment Program.


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 our scholarship
endowment program 

 

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History
St. Andrew’s Society of SW Florida, Inc. is the result of informal gatherings of a few hearty Scots during the early 1990s. The Society was incorporated in the state of Florida as a nonprofit corporation on April 24, 1998.
 

Purpose
The purpose of the Society is twofold.

  • To preserve and promote Scottish heritage, culture, literature, its visual and performing arts.
  • To educate the public and the membership regarding the history and culture of Scotland by promoting programs and events for these purposes.

Programs
A variety of programs are presented covering such diverse subjects as:

  • Scotland’s geography
  • Clans, tartans and Scottish country dances
  • Scotland’s contribution to the world and its geo-political standing
  • Musical components with Scottish songs, Scots’ singers and the popular bagpipe and drum band

With the support of several local churches the Society members have annually provided as many as seven “Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans”. Approximately 1500 or more worshipers enjoy this symbolic, colorful and moving event highlighted by an impressive forty or more tartan banners and bagpipe band.
 

Other Activities
All functions are open to members, their families and guests.

 

Two long standing traditions have been the St. Andrew’s Ball held late in the fall, and the year’s high point, the Robert Burns’ Supper coinciding with the anniversary birthday of the poet, on January 25, 1759.

 

A kilted Golf and Croquet Outing, the Highland Games motor coach trip, as well as the occasional Scot’s concerts at the Naples Philharmonic, are activities enjoyed by members and guests.

Anticipated special events include a Tartan Day celebration in April.
 

Organization
The Officers and Board of Directors are elected at the annual meeting of the Society, held in November. Persons eligible to hold office are required to be active members in good standing. Currently, membership is approximately two hundred enthusiastic Scots, including spouses.
 

Membership
Membership is open to any person twenty-one years of age or older who is either of Scottish birth or descent or who is interested in the history, customs and culture of Scotland.

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