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BRITISH CLUBS + BUSINESS Groups in Florida

 

There are numerous British/Scottish/Welsh/Irish and British-American clubs and associations around Florida. Only the British Bureau maintains files on them. They wax and wane constantly!  Members often break off and form splinter groups. Some have changed to a MeetUp format.  NOTE:  To have your club listed here or update current information, send email to   britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com   Include current club leader’s name + city + contact phone number. Please also email any details of new British clubs starting up in Florida. —PK, Publisher or call our office [305] 371-9340.  


 LIST OF BRITISH CLUBS IN FLORIDA…..scroll down  [Not in any order]. 

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

►  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–PK].   Contact the current president Karon Clark in Boca on cell [561] 504-9036 or email to  karon@karonclark.com  Cell [561] 504-9036 or send email to club’s admin email: bwcbr@bwcbr.org 

►   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

►   PALM BEACH AREA [ New group launched April 2021] BRITISH LADIES OF THE PALM BEACHES. Holds local events. To join see their website www.britishladiesofthepalmbeaches.com 

►  PALM BEACH:   British meet-up group.  For details contact Katya on [561] 301-8745 or email katya1000@gmail.com OR call Sharon [561] 346-7134

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

►   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 to:  clytell24@gmail.com

►    FT. LAUDERDALE area—Broward County  The British Women’s Club of South Florida. Holds regular events. [I am a member–PK, Publisher].   To join, email your query to founder Alison Carpenter:  aliecarpenter@comcast.net .  On Subject line put:  British Women’s Club . Include your city and phone.

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

►   MIAMI:   BRIDGE CLUB [ACOL] for British players.  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 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 email your business details 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.  FABB office: [305] 371-9340  NOTE:   Their popular monthly event  THE BRITISH NETWORK for British professionals, which ran for 25 years is on hold for now.

►  MIAMI:  BRITISH MEET UP GROUP.  For details, send an email to current 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.

►  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.

►   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 or [941] 346-1104 Email to: sarasotawelsh@gmail.com 

►  SARASOTA area Northport British Club holds events throughout the year and its Christmas party in early December.  To attend or join the club,  call Barbara Bannard on  [941] 423-4483

►  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. Holds regular events. [I am a member–PK, Publisher].   To join, email your query to founder Alison Carpenter:  aliecarpenter@comcast.net .  On Subject line put:  British Women’s Club . Include your city and phone.

►  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

 BROWARD COUNTY:  The Scottish American Society of South Florida, established  in 1983.  Current info always on www.SASSF.org

►  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

►  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  Call  [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.]   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]. 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.    Moneycorp have been trusted members since 2005.  

►   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.