Scottish Cultural Society with the people that will become NEW Citizens of the U. S.
St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society, Inc. (SPIFFS), founded in 1975, presents
multi-cultural events throughout the year,
culminating with a four-day Folk Fair in downtown St. Petersburg in October.
Are you a member of a local ethnic group or club? Would you like to get
in touch with your ethnic roots?
Congratulations to our
"2018 PERSON OF THE YEAR"
Rosemary Graham Doyle
representing the Scottish Cultural Society
at the SPIFFS International Ball
Rose was escorted by former POTY
Ambassador: Gary Fuller
SPIFFS International Ball
Saturday March 2nd, 2019
at the Gulfport Casino.
SCS FEATURED VENDOR & NEWEST SPONSOR
McTavish's Highland Shortbread Cookies
FINEST TRADIONAL BAKED GOODS
MADE WITH LOVE!
The best Scottish baked goods in Florida. Say hello to Sheila & Fred at the many festivals
and events in the Tampa Bay area. Stock up on your favorite treats!
THANK YOU TO OUR TERRIFIC SPONSORS
Through their support and donations, they have helped us to provide music at the
St. Petersburg International Folk Fair and help to make the Scottish Village the
wonderful experience that you see each year!
Say HELLO to our VENDORS at the Scottish Village!
In addition to our SPONSORS, these are fine Celtic vendors are at the Scottish Village during the
St. Petersburg International Folk Fair.
Gifts & Tartans
.Woad Hill Corner.
Kathryn Waddell-Jetter creates unique gift items that represent the many facets of Scotland and its amazing culture.
Come to Woad Hill Corner at the next SCS
meeting and to the SPIFFS Folk Fair
to choose your future keepsake!
Scottish Cultural Society of St. Petersburg
NEXT SCS MEETING
SUNDAY FEB 23, 2020
1908 4th Street North / St. Pete
GREAT NEWS FOR OUR SCS!!!
Since our Holiday Gathering, membersVirginia Thompson and
Skip deMontozon have said they will consider being our 2020 President
& Vice President.
They will be meeting with the 2019
SCS Officers very soon.
Please keep an "AYE" out for the next membership meeting notice by email. Be prepared to pay 2020 annual dues and cast your votes for these wonderful folks that will lead us thru another Folk Fair.
STRAZ Performing Arts/ Riverwalk
FEBRUARY 28th 6:30 - 9:30 pm
A Fond Farewell to
Dale Mackenzie Gross
It is with great sadness that we let you know of the passing of Dale Mackenzie Gross.
He was the founding president of our Scottish Cultural Society of St. Petersburg and remained
so until his retirement 3+ years ago.
He was the founder, along with his wife Sara Jean Buie Gross, of Caberfeidh Productions.
Dale was also an Officer and Director of SPIFFS, (St. Petersburg International Folk Fair) for many years.
Our hearts and condolences go out to all of Dale's family and friends.
SPIFFS FAIR MEMORIAL for DALE
Saturday, Oct 26th, 2019 4:00 pm
Following the Parade of Nations & the New Citizen Swearing-in Ceremony, a memorial was held for Dale during the SPIFFS FAIR. Attendees met at the waters edge by the Scottish Village.
To Quote Kevin Cardwell of
"When Dale took sick, it left a big hole in our Celtic
music scene in Tampa Bay. Dale and Sara Jean seldom made money on these shows; they treated the musicians like royalty.
Dale told me he did it for the love of the music and sharing the music with the audience.
I would say may he rest in peace, but I would rather say
may he rest in a non-stop Ceilidh !"
Yours in Celtic Harmony,
Scottish Cultural Society of St. Petersburg, Inc.
It is with heartfelt thanks that we say a grateful Slainte' to Mr. Dale Gross. He has retired as our longtime president of the
Scottish Cultural Society of St. Petersburg.
He and his wonderful wife,
SaraJean Buie-Gross, have done many great things and have been supportive of all things Celtic... including promoting Celtic music through their company...
Dale is also a founder of the Scottish Cultural Society as well as
a member of the Board of Directors at SPIFFS for
CARDS & LETTERS
They can be mailed to:
5011 Windmill Palm Terrace NE
St. Petersburg, Fl 33703
Your 2019 Officers are:
President: Goody Haines
Vice President: Rosemary
Sec/Treas: Colleen McGinn-Cardwell
Director: Kathryn Waddell-Jetter
Sgt-At-Arms: Gary Fuller
Membership Chairperson/Vendor Liaison:
Historian: Kathryn Waddell-Jetter
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