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BRITISH CLUBS + BUSINESS Groups in Florida

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 information, send email to   britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com   Sign with club leader’s name + contact phone number.   Please also email any updates of new British clubs starting up.  


► ARE YOU A BRIT LIVING IN FLORIDA?  OR UK BRIT WITH PROPERTY THERE?  Sign up for our eBritnews email—invitations to local British events and info relevant to expats.  Send email to:   britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com      On subject line put:  Receive Florida eBritnews.
IMPORTANT:  Include your Florida city + contact phone.

     LIST OF BRITISH CLUBS IN FLORIDA…..scroll down 

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

►   MIAMI:   BRIDGE CLUB [ACOL] of MIAMI.  Alan Robinson is an experienced British Duplicate Bridge player living in Miami who seeks experienced Bridge partners.   Call Alan on [305] 215-2004 or email to alanrobinson2008@gmail.com  On Subject line put:    Bridge Players Miami

►   MIAMI British Women’s Club.  For British females resident in Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove and Miami Beach. To be invited to the next event, email your query to coordinator Tracie Fitzpatrick :   traciefitzy@me.com  Include your contact phone.  

►   MIAMI HQ: The Florida Association of British Business. Established 1997. The only all-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 britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com for info.  On subject line put FABB Florida.  Include your city and contact phone.  ALSO see FABB members pages on this website

►  MIAMI:  BRITISH MEET UP GROUP.  For details, send an email to British organiser Gavin Nathan: gavinnathan@gmail.com
On subject line put:  Re Miami Brits group.  Include your contact phone. Tell Gavin you saw it on this website.   

►  MIAMI BABC  [British-American Business Council] holds business and social events throughout the year.   For current  events and membership details,  consult their website  www.babcmiami.org    Local British professionals and business owners especially welcome.   

►   PALM BEACH.   ST.GEORGE’S SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH.  Meets for dinners in Palm Beach. Call 561-659-2045 and ask for Elizabeth or email her  sharlandjones@aol.com OR phone Marian Morgan on [561] 734-9417.

►  PALM BEACH COUNTY  The British Women’s Club of South Florida, formed in 2019 holds events around Palm Beach County. 
To attend, email your query to founder Alison Carpenter:  aliecarpenter@comcast.net  On Subject line put:  British Women’s Club
or consult their Meet Up page:  https://www.meetup.com/British-Womens-Club

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

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

 ►  BOCA RATON BRITISH WOMEN’S CLUB.   A flourishing and well-run club, with many daytime and evening events in Boca and Delray Beach areas.  I helped co-found this club in 1997.   Phone Ann Firth [561] 672-1041 or send email to club’s admin email: bwcbr@bwcbr.org 

►  BRANDON BRITISH CLUB.  Call John Crapper on [727] 644-6094.  Or send email to john.c.crapper@gmail.com OR brandonbritishclub@gmail.com 

►  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 BAY BRITISH CLUB Call [813] 549-9222. As for David Wilson-Wolfe. See website www.tampabaybritish.com 

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

►  TAMPA British-American Business Council holds various British business and social events throughout the year.
Call [813] 221-7250 and ask for the BACC office.     

►   BREVARD BRITISH CLUB  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 for details. Or email her to:  clytell24@gmail.com 

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

►   SPRING HILL.   Ladies of the British Commonwealth.  Meets monthly at the local library for afternoon tea. To attend please
call Tricia Whiteley [352] 515 1991.  

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

► DELRAY-BOCA RATON AREA. JEWISH BRITS CLUB. Socialize with 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 Call Shirley [941] 722-9840  

► 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

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

►   FT. LAUDERDALE area—Broward County  The British Women’s Club of South Florida, formed in 2019. https://www.meetup.com/British-Womens-Club
To attend, email your query to founder Alison Carpenter:  aliecarpenter@comcast.net who lives in Ft. Lauderdale. On Subject line put:  British Women’s Club or Join at their Meet Up page:  https://www.meetup.com/British-Womens-Club

►  BROWARD COUNTY:  THE BRITISH–AMERICAN Chamber of Commerce Broward/Palm Beach [BACC] holds various business and social events throughout the year in Ft. Lauderdale, Lighthouse Point,  Boca and Palm Beach.  Soccer evenings too, with famous EPL soccer players visiting from UK. Non-members welcome.   Phone BACC President Roy Yates [954] 942-7330 and he’ll email you an invitation, latest calendar and membership details. Please say you saw it on  www.britishflorida.com

 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.  Current info always on www.SASSF.org 

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.   Call [727] 457-4258

►   Ft. Myers and environs. The British-American Club of Southwest Florida. Large, active British club with many events.  Phone the Club’s Jan Corbett in Cape Coral on her cell (860] 550-4080 or Valerie Lynn [239] 313-0254  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 all-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 britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com for info.  On subject line put FABB Florida.  Include your city and contact phone.  ALSO see FABB members directory on Front Page of this website

►  MIAMI the British Women’s Club of South Florida, formed in 2019 holds events around Miami.  
To attend, email your query to founder Alison Carpenter:  aliecarpenter@comcast.net  On Subject line put:  British Women’s Club
or consult their Meet Up page:  https://www.meetup.com/British-Womens-Club

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

►   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 [407] 226-7251 and they’ll email it.  Mix and mingle with fellow British professionals in the area.  

►   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.  INFO send email to irish32@aol.com or call Irish President Patrick O’Dea [954] 926-6568.

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

► ARE YOU A BRIT LIVING IN FLORIDA?  OR UK BRIT WITH PROPERTY THERE?  Sign up for our eBritnews email—invitations to local British events and info relevant to expats.  Send email to  britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  On subject line put:  Receive Florida eBritnews.   IMPORTANT:  Include your Florida city + contact phone.  

£  £  TIP:  WANT TO SAVE WHEN TRANSFERRING over UK CURRENCY?   DON’T USE YOUR BANK!  Use Moneycorp.  [ I use Moneycorp myself–FABB President.]   The pound is shaky.  That affects all expats in Florida who still have UK dealings. To transfer your precious funds, we highly recommend you use the services of Moneycorp.  At lower rates than any bank!  This will save you fees and grief, as we Londoners say!  What your own bank won’t do is save considerable  exchange fees, like Moneycorp.    THE BEST WAY:   Moneycorp, the UK company with an office in Florida and droves of satisfied Florida clients. It 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.   TO FIND OUT MORE:    Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin on  [863] 207-6616 at their USA HQ in Orlando to ask all your questions.  Or email your query to  kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com.   Moneycorp’s HQ is in England.   Posted by the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  Moneycorp have been trusted members since 2005.  

flagman►►+   YOUR UK PENSION:  ARE YOU OVER 55?  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 [561] 793-1311 or via email  msolomons@florinpensions.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. Mark is a longtime member of the Florida Association of British Business.  As FABB’s UK pensions expert he has unfrozen many pensions for USA expats over the years.