2015 Scholarship Winner
Congratulations to our 2015
St. Andrew's Society
Scholarship Endowment Donors
Thanks to all who have made
our Scholarship Endowment Program.
Scholarship Endowment program
Read the details of our program
and consider making a donation.
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.
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.
variety of programs are presented covering such diverse
- 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.
All functions are open to members, their families and
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,
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.
events include a Tartan Day celebration in April.
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 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
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