An invitation from the Welsh Government for us to attend a conference on the UN’s 2019 “Year of the Indigenous Languages” prompted three members of the WSWNE Board to travel to New York City in February, 2019. The conference was titled: Promoting Multilingual Societies: Prospectives from Wales, The Basque Country, Flanders and Quebec.
On December 6, 2018, 3 Board members, plus member Don Sit who kindly drove us into NYC, attended a holiday cocktail party at the residence of the British Consul at the invitation of the Welsh Government. The British Consul, Anthony Phillipson, (who is also Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for North America) and his wife Julie greeted us warmly.
The Welsh Society of Western New England celebrated St. David’s Day 2016. Everyone enjoyed Welsh music, culture, the Welsh language and very importantly each other’s company. Member Leslie Spencer gave a wonderful presentation of “Wales - Land of Song: A look at the choral tradition from yesteryear to today.”