2015 Events Schedule:
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - Poultney, Vermont, worship at Welsh Presbyterian Church. Address: Grove Street (Vermont Route 30), Poultney. [The services are in the English language.] Welsh Presbyterian Church currently seeks a Sunday and special services pastor, as well as an organist/accompanist.
“Gathering of the Clans” 2015 events - in this 27th anniversary year of Poultney Area St. David’s Society.
**March 1, St. David's Day, around the world.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 and 2 September, 2015 - public events with Côr y Penrhyn (the Penrhyn Welsh Male Voice Choir) while in the Vermont / New York Slate Valley and in Queensbury, Warren County, New York.
Growing 2015 Choir events sponsors list
Poultney Area St. David's Society extends a public thank you -
Poultney Area St. David's Society extends a public "thank you" (diolch yn fawr) to the co-hosts, sponsors and volunteers whose participation recently enabled a very successful third return visit to our northeast region by Côr y Penrhyn, the Penrhyn Welsh Male Voice Choir, from Bethesda in northwest Wales. It was the third time since 1993 for our society to host this choir for events in Poultney and the Slate Valley; and it was the first time for the choir to visit the Glens Falls / Queensbury, Warren County, New York region.
Thank you also to the public who joined with us for the activities on Tuesday, September 1st in the Poultney (Slate Valley) community as well as at the concert event on Wednesday, September 2nd in the Queensbury Union Free High School Auditorium. We trust you enjoyed it as much as we all did!
Detailed alphabetically below is the list, to-date, of the co-hosts, sponsors and volunteers from the extended communities for this September 1st and 2nd, 2015 northeastern USA tour of Côr y Penrhyn (the Penrhyn Welsh Male Voice Choir). All sponsor monetary contributions have been, and continue to be, dedicated to the choir's lodging and travel costs and to all of the activities while they were here. All are posted on our website and will be updated, when additional contributions are received.
BigApple'achia Bluegrass Band;
Cartref Taid (Grandfather's House) (R);
City of Glens Falls Mayor's Office;
Debonis, Joseph, Jr.;
Evans/Griffiths/Edwards/Williams: Abt, Kenneth J.;
Evergreen Slate Company, Inc.;
Fair Haven * Poultney Auto Supply;
First Baptist Church of Glens Falls;
Flower Murals and Fine Art;
Hermit Hill Books,;
Hughes: Idris Hughes, Bud & Margaret Davies, Jeff & Denise Davies, David & Pam MacConnell, R. Kyle Hughes, Margaret McIntyre, Meribeth Hughes, Karen Conners, Bill & Cindy LaFleur, Greg & Melissa Mosley, Gary & Rhonda Davies;
Hughes: Stephenson, Barbara and Michael;
Hughes: The family of the late Hayden A. Hughes
Hughes/Roberts: Russell, Joyce Hughes;
J. Claire Carmody Post #39 American Legion Color Guard;
Jones/Davies/Cartwright: Hall, Anne Jones and Anne E. Agura;
Jones/Evans/Griffiths/Thomas/Edwards/Roberts/Williams: Janice Edwards, William Bruso, Ian Bruso, Ira Bruso, Khloi and McKenzie, Thomas Bruso, Michael Bruso, Brandon and Jasmine, Tanya Love-Forrest, Ryan and Alexa, Robert Bruso, Tammy Goodman, Alexandra, Cari and Rebecca, Sandy Haight and Evan;
Jones/Griffith: Carol J. Denniston, Ruth Jones and Michael Denniston;
Jones/Price/Edwards/Thomas/Wilson: Jones, Helen T.;
Jones/Williams: Janice B. Edwards;
Jordan, Father Daniel, Saint Raphael the Archangel Parish;
Lloyd/Roberts: Czar, Natalia Woodman;
McCoy, Patricia A., Representative, State of Vermont;
Morris: Michelle Morris Kaufman;
Morris, Robert and Susan;
Morris: William D. (Anna) Morris, David W. (Jane) Morris, Neil W. (Nora) Morris, Cynthia Morris (Mike) Suprenant, Suzanne G. (John) Schiavoni, William D. (Lisa) Morris;
Morris/Harker/Owen/Thomas: Warren, William H and Caroline M.;
Morris/Roberts: Morris, Richard H. and Linda, Brian and Elizabeth Balducci, Douglas G. and Laura F. Davies Tilley;
Morris/Williams: Morris, Hayden and Louise;
Paintings by Suzanne;
Pelletier's Maple Products;
Pine Marten Press;
Pritchard/Jones: Alun & Mary D'Ercole Pritchard, Mike & Joan Pritchard, Amy Pritchard, Evan Patrick Pritchard, Jillian Nora Pritchard, Daniel Rhys Pritchard, Katheryn Lupien, Abgail Lupien;
Poultney High School;
Poultney Public Library;
Riggs, Gladys Jean;
Roberts: Roberts, Jessie, Gwen and George Schneider;
Roberts/Evans: Duke, Clifford S and Marilyn R.;
Roberts/Owen: Roberts, Gary and Debbie;
Severance, R. Scott and Wendy;
Shuler, Don and Meg;
Slate Valley Museum;
Stephenson Agri Sales Co., Inc.;
Stone Valley Arts Association, Inc.;
The Bentley House Bed and Breakfast;
The Durkee Agency, Inc.;
The family of the late Gwilym Roberts;
The Frame Shop and Gallery;
The Original Vermont Store;
The Reverend David Adams;
The Wheat Missles;
Town of Poultney;
United Baptist Church Of Poultney;
United Methodist Church: Poultney, Fair Haven and Wells;
Vermont Slate Quarry Association;
Village Baptist Church, Fort Edward;
Weis, Richard D. and Nancy P.;
Welsh Presbyterian Church;
West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.;
Williams, Gary and Mary;
Williams Hardware, Inc.;
Williams/Pugh/Owens/Williams/Roberts: Williams, J. Ronald and Kathleen J.;
Williams/Pugh/Owens/Williams/Roberts: Williams, John L.;
Williams/Roberts/Griffith/Owens: Williams, John Gary and Mary E.;
Williams, Robert N., Jr.;
Williams, William Glyn: Kevin, Terry, Joel, Melissa, Nan and Jo;
Wilson Homestead Old Books and Antiques;
York Street Auto;
All sponsor names are included in the list above; memorial names in which those sponsor gifts have been given are detailed on our society's website. Please visit our website often as new names will be added to it over time.
With grateful appreciation to the many media outlets who published our pre-event press releases, and with special thanks to the below media who were with us September 1st for the Welcome-Back day events:
The Rutland Daily Herald: Emily Cutts and Albert J. Marro;
WVNR/WNYV Radio: Judy Leech.
With grateful appreciation of: Poultney Area St. David’s Society’s Officers, Board of Directors/Choir Committee:
Thomas A. Hughes, President; Hayden Morris, Vice-President; Marilyn R. Duke, Treasurer; Janice B. Edwards, Secretary;
The Reverend Dr. R. Raymond & Mrs. Gretta Lloyd, Carol J. Denniston, Helen T. Jones, Louise Morris, Shirley J. Scott, Lorraine Jones, Ken & Nancy Williams, Una Jean R. Capman, Emmett & Phyllis Thomas.
Poultney Area St. David's Society, Inc. is a 501( c)(7) fellowship organization founded in Vermont in 1988. Donations to it are not tax-deductible by donors.
Website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtpasds/ .
Click on the below link for details in the growing sponsor list.
Growing 2015 Choir events sponsor list
Poultney Area St. David’s Society is a 501( c)(7) fellowship organization founded in Vermont State in 1988. A Welsh heritage cultural society, it is comprised of many descendants of families and friends from North Wales having emigrated to the Vermont / New York “Slate Valley” region during the 19th and 20th centuries. The society’s members and friends live in many locations throughout the world. The society is a member of Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce, the National Welsh American Foundation and of the Welsh North American Association (formerly the Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association).
Mark the dates, places and times and we hope to see you there.