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BRITISH CLUBS + groups across Florida

flag-uj-moving.gif There are scores of British/Scottish/Welsh/Irish and British-American clubs and associations around Florida. Only the British Bureau maintains files on them.  NOTE:  To have your club listed here or update current info, send email to   publisher@britishflorida.com   Sign with club leader’s name + contact phone number.

►  WEST PALM BEACH:   A new British meet-up group. British of all ages are welcome.  Call Sharon [561]346-7134

►   MIAMI:   BRIDGE CLUB [ACOL] of MIAMI.  Alan Robinson is an experienced British Duplicate Bridge player living in Miami who seeks ACOL partners.   Transition from ‘kitchen’ or rubber bridge into Duplicate.  All players need to be average-to-expert,  but there is also the possibility of ‘ad hoc’ lessons in ACOL.  Call Alan on [305] 215-2004 or email to alanrobinson2008@gmail.com On Subject line put:    Bridge Club Miami

►   PALM BEACH.   ST.GEORGE’S SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH, formed October 2012, meets once a month for dinner at the Chesterfield Hotel in Palm Beach.  INFO call 561-659-2045 and ask for Elizabeth or email her  sharlandjones@aol.com OR phone Marian Morgan on [561] 734-9417.

►    PALM BEACH the Jane Austen Society, for those who love England’s celebrated novellist. Call Susan Jones [561] 803-2263.

 ►  BOCA RATON BRITISH WOMENS CLUB.   A flourishing and well-run club, with many daytime and evening events in Boca and Delray Beach areas.  I helped founder Laurie Ross-Fielding get it going in 1998. INFO: Phone Sue Tempest [561] 715-4365 or Marie Rose [561] 994-6877 .Officers change so always consult their website www.bwcbr.org     

►  BRANDON BRITISH CLUB.  Call founder Jennifer Johanson on [813] 654-1682 or send email to brandonbritishclub@gmail.com 

HERNANDO in NW Florida. British-American social club. Call Scottish President Vincent Wallace. [352] 746-4157 

►  TAMPA area British Commonwealth Society. New members welcome.  Call fellow Brits President Pearl Royer on [813] 401-5711 or Membership director Dorothy Derrick [813] 886-3437 for details.   

►  TAMPA BAY and Dunedin area St. Andrews Society for Scots and Scotophiles. www.standrewsoftampabay.org   Call boardmember and true Scot Fiona Prosser [813] 317-6039.  

►    TAMPA AREA BRITISH CONNECTION CLUB Call [813] 634-4218 Ask for Tony or Pamela

►  TAMPA AREA BRITS MEET UP GROUP Call Caroline Harper on [727] 540-0775 or Hilary on [813] 909-8316

►   BREVARD BRITISH CLUB [Eastcoast Florida/Cocoa Beach]  President Alexandra Gravakis  [321] 544-1766 safarired1@aol.com 

►  JACKSONVILLE The British Group meets for a monthly luncheon usually at a local pub. Call Carole Lytell on [ 904] 722-1474 landline for details. 

►   DUNEDIN and all Florida TBPA TransAtlantic Brides and Parents Association. A nationwide association of English people [or Americans of English heritage], whose original members were GI warbrides. Most members are over 50. Branches across Florida–phone (727) 735-0076 ask for Pat for one nearest you.

►   SPRING HILL AREA British-American Ladies Club.   Call Maria Elena 352-678-8138.

►  LAKE MARY BRITISH-AMERICAN CLUB, Brits in the Lake Mary/Longwood/Sanford Area, has just formed. Call Debbie Arrigall-Watkins [407] 416-7779 for info. 

► DELRAY-BOCA RATON AREA. JEWISH BRITS CLUB. Established March 2004. Meet, socialize and get to know your fellow British Jews, male and female. INFO: Call Andrea Glen [561] 865-9558 or Daphne [954] 593-0623 

► LAKELAND New World Celts group for Scots, Welsh and Irish. Contact Donald Ryburn. [863] 660-3131 

► SARASOTA Welsh Society. Call David Rees (941) 951-6407 or Pam Edmunds on [941] 485-5348. 

  SARASOTA–St. David’s Society for all Welsh people in Florida.  Established over 20 years with 200+ members.  They hold an annual St. David’s dinner each March 1st.  Call Susanna Pugh (941) 951-6407 or email Don Hughes on donwy@aol.com 

►  SARASOTA Welsh Club established in 1984.  Call President Amy Ferrell on [941] 349-6069

►  SARASOTA The St. Andrews Society for Scots in Florida.[941] 722-9840 Shirley 

► SARASOTA BRITISH CLUB has hundreds of members. Call Gary Lee [941] 706-1172 or Steve Adams [941] 580-6458 or Sandra Cherry [941] 921-3162

►  PORT CHARLOTTE/PUNTA GORDA AREA:   The British-American Club.  They meet in Port Charlotte.  Call Membership Secretary Jim Butler on [941] 235-9306.    

►  ORMOND BEACH BRITISH CLUB Call Club organiser Elizabeth (386) 671-2830  

►  MIAMI:  THE BRITISH NETWORK [305] 371-9340. Meets monthly in Miami. For next event see BRITISH EVENTS page on this website. Or for an invitation send email to: britishflorida@aol.com. On subject line put:  British Network next event.  

►   FT. LAUDERDALE and BOCA: The Royal Society of St. George, celebrating all things English. One of England’s oldest clubs with branches around the world and Patron Her Majesty the Queen. Events from Broward to Boca. For next meeting phone club president Roy Yates [954] 942-7330

 FT. LAUDERDALE area the Jane Austen Society. For next gathering call Arnie on [954]  647-6154.

►  BROWARD COUNTY:  the Scottish American Society of South Florida, established  in 1983. ago. Info on www.SASSF.org  or call President Eddy West on [954] 548-9545

►   FT. LAUDERDALE  [east] BRITISH WOMEN’S CLUB formed 1995. Call Shirley Hillman at (954) 390-6494 for next meeting.  New members welcome.

► FT. LAUDERDALE [west ] BRITISH WOMEN’S CLUB of Weston.  Formed 2009.  For next gathering call Dawn Rolfe  [954] 305-8400.

JACKSONVILLE British Club.  None now.  Used to be 2 great ones in the 90s. Needed for all the Brits still living there in 2016!  If you wish to start and run one I will help you launch it.  Phone my office on [305] 371-9340 to discuss—Patricia Kawaja. 

 ►  CLEARWATER Welsh Society of the Suncoast, for really Welsh people with Welsh accents and  Americans of Welsh heritage.  Call [727] 457-4258

►   CAPE CORAL AREA Lee County. The British-American Club of Southwest Florida. Large, active British club with many events.  Call Valerie Fulks [239] 454-5017  or see club website www.swflabrits.com 

►   SUN CITY CENTER [south of Tampa] The British Connection Club has about 100 members age 50 and over, many UK snowbirds. Call [813] 634-4218 Pamela or Tony for info.

►  OCALA area [in The Villages, Lady Lake] The BritBunch Club restricted to Brits living in the Villages only. Call  [352] 753-9636 Doreen Bradford

►  OCALA area [in The Villages, Lady Lake] The British-American Club [352] 750-9109 Jean Haslam

►  VILLAGES AREA [near Ocala] ….British Club meets monthly.  Contact fellow Brit Linda Raspel via email lindaraspel@usa.net  

►   MIAMI HQ: The Florida Association of British Business. Established 1997. The only British Business Association in Florida.  British members in all parts of Florida. If you are a British professional/British business-owner call [305] 371-9340 or email britishflorida@aol.com for info.  Put FABB Florida on subject line + include your name and phone. See FABB members directory on Front Page of this website

►  ORLANDO:    For Scottish football fans the Celtic Supporters Club. Call John Howley (386) 441-1657.

►   ORLANDO British Ladies of Orlando Club   Call [407] 731-9365 Leave message for Glynnis

 ►  VENICE AREA The Caledonian Club of west Florida. For Scottish expats and people with Scottish roots. Call Pauline Mitchell President [941] 485-5199

►  DAYTONA BRITISH CLUB   Call [386] 756-0896 Ask for Jean.

►  VILLAGES AREA British Club   [352] 753-9636

► FERNANDINA BEACH  The European-American Club, which has lots of British members. Call British President Tim Burningham [904] 654-1707

►  PALM COAST [Daytona area]  BRITISH CLUB [386] 446-5912 ask for Elspeth 

► PENSACOLA The British Club of Pensacola, established 1982.   INFO:   Send an email with your contact phone to John Askill at  fiziks7152@yahoo.com  or call current President Debbie Connors on [850] 512-8550 

►   PORT CHARLOTTE AREA: The Northport British Ladies Club, founded and run by Barbara Bannard. They meet for lunch in Northport. Call Barbara on [941] 423-4483 to attend.   

►  ACROSS FLORIDA Daughters of the British Empire, for ladies of British heritage or British Commonwealth ancestry . Chapters across Florida. Call the State President for one near you:   Claire Fairclough [561] 691-9916.

►  FT. LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD Irish Club.  Call Irish President Patrick O’Dea [754] 281-7202

►  MIAMI: The Emerald Society of South Florida, for Irish and Irish-Americans.  Call [305] 274-3858 John Doherty

►  MIAMI AUSTRALIAN-KIWI CLUB…wonderful “cousins” to the British family. Call Aussie Greg Maxwell for details [786] 201-9102