NOTE: TO FIND OTHER BRITISH EVENTS IN YOUR AREA of Florida not listed on this page: Look at the British Clubs, British Pubs and British Shops pages on this website. Then PHONE [not email] the ones near you to ask what British events are coming up in their area. ALSO for Scottish Festivals see the Scottish pages on this website.
►►► MIX WITH AUSSIES and KIWIS….our “family.” The Aussie Kiwi Club hold gatherings usually in Ft. Lauderdale. Annual Anzac Day party every April, usually in Broward County. For current details see website www.southfloridaaussiekiwiclub.com Or view their Facebook page facebook.com/aussiekiwiclub.com
►►► YEAR-ROUND THE BRITISH--AMERICAN Chamber of Commerce Broward/Palm Beach holds various business and social events throughout the year in Ft. Lauderdale, Boca and Palm Beach. Non-members welcome. Phone BACC President Roy Yates  942-7330 and he’ll email you an invitation. Year-round, call the office for latest calendar and membership details. Their annual Christmas gathering is always early December so contact them November 30 for details.
►►► TAMPA British-American Business Council holds various British business and social events throughout the year. Call  221-77438 and ask for Anabel Rodriguez and ask her to email you the latest info. Their annual Christmas gathering is always early December so contact them November 30 for details.
►►► ORLANDO British-American Chamber [BACC] holds business and social events throughout the year. Non-members welcome. For a current calendar and/or membership information phone the BACC office  226-7251 and they’ll email it. Every year they hold a super Christmas party—come and mingle with fellow British professionals in the area. Their annual Christmas gathering is always early December so contact them November 30 for details. Call the office to book. Say you saw it on www.britishflorida.com
►►► Northport British Club [Sarasota area] holds events throughout the year and its Christmas party in early December. To attend or join the club, call Barbara Bannard on  423-4483
►►► SARASOTA BRITISH CLUB holds events throughout the year. The club was established years ago and has 100 + British members. To join/details call the  706-1172 and ask for Gary Lee. Or Sandra Cherry on  927-2612. Their annual Christmas gathering is always early December so contact them November 30 for details.
►►► Gulf Coast St. David’s Welsh Society, based in Sarasota holds various events throughout the year, including a St. David’s Day celebration. They bring over a choir from Wales most years. To get involved call Amy Ferrell  349-6069 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
► Join local Irish residents at the Irish-American Ceili Club [IACC], which holds events throughout the year in South Florida only, usually Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale area. Call or email IACC President Patrick O’Dea–a real Irishman with accent to prove it! 921-4325 Email: email@example.com
► DON’T BE BATTERED BY BREXIT! DO YOU NEED TO TRANSFER CURRENCY OVER FROM THE UK? OR SEND TO UK FROM FLORIDA? BENEFIT FROM BREXIT! TRANSFER UK CURRENCY SAFELY TO/FROM the UK. At lower rates than any bank . For property/business transactions/pension funds transfer or other purposes. Or transfer to/from any other country worldwide. FABB you help you save considerable exchange fees via our partner Moneycorp. WE RECOMMEND MONEYCORP of the UK with an office in Orlando, Florida. Moneycorp is the only UK currency exchange company licenced to deal in 50 states. Many expat Brits here have used this currency service for years and report huge savings and satisfaction. Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin direct on her cell  207-6616 to ask all your questions. She is based at their HQ in Orlando. Or email your query to Kelly Cutchin firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Moneycorp has a UK office too so she may set up your account in the UK—whichever suits you.
►►► ARE YOU OVER 35? DID YOU PAY INTO A UK COMPANY/PRIVATE PENSION?
Do you know whether and how you can access your lump sum and bring it over to the USA?
For a FREE review of your UK pension contact Mark Solomons in Florida with Florin Pensions
direct on  793-1311 email email@example.com On Subject line put: “To Mark Solomons—UK pension query”. Include your name + city + phone + a sentence about the type of company/private pension you paid into.
NOTE: The UK’s decision to leave the EU has resulted in Gilt yields reaching all time historic lows, pushing up the transfer values of UK defined benefit pensions schemes. That means your unfrozen pension is worth MORE since July 2016. Mark is a longtime member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB]. As FABB’s UK pensions expert he has unfrozen many pensions for USA expats over the years.
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►► Every January SARASOTA SCOTTISH GAMES. Always a great day out, och aye, including bagpipers and drummers, live Scottish entertainers, highland dancing, Scottish clans, wannabe Scots, Scottish athletics like tossing the caber, sheepdog contests, beer and food vendors selling Scottish baked yummies. British expats come from miles around and I attend and sponsor the South Florida one annually. Each Scottish festival offers much to enjoy, so wear something tartan and go! Details phone  342-0509 or view website www.sarasotahighlandgames.com
►► EVERY JANUARY DO TRY A BURNS SUPPER….Celebrate Scotland’s world-famous poet Robert Burns. Saturday January 21, 2017. Join fellow English/Scottish/Welsh/Irish local expats for this unique event. People gather for Rabbie Burns suppers in all corners of the world with annually over 9000 such celebrations held. The best in Florida is presented by the Scottish-American Society of South Florida [SASSF]. I have been and it’s a truly convivial evening–PK. You are invited to a Dinner, Concert & Dance Commemorating the 258th Anniversary of the Burns’ Birth. Delicious and generous Buffet Style Dinner consisting of various items with dessert, and of course………HAGGIS. Scottish and regular dancing, with live entertainment . Plus the traditional Ode to the Haggis impeccably recited by a Scotsman. DRESS CODE: Evening attire with some tartan if possible. Kilts encouraged for men. LOCATION: Orangebrook Golf and Country Club  894-0555 at 400 Entrada Drive, Hollywood, FL 33021 just west of 95. Reception and Country Dancing 6 to 7. Dinner Served at 7pm prompt. TICKETS $40 if purchased by January 14th, $45 thereafter. Seating limited. Advance booking required by mailing a cheque made out to SASSF with S. A. E. , to 1301 NW 99th Ave, Plantation, FL 33322. Tel.  205-5350. For more info go to www.sassf.org.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, MATE!