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It’s time again for the popular PSWA Limerick contest!

This year's starting lines were submitted by last year's winners:
  • Ten Welshmen traveling to Spain
  • There once was a Bard without talent
  • A trainload of Welshmen from Bangor
Submit your entries to  including both your real name and a bardic name that will be used when submitting the entries to our impartial judge. If you submit multiple entries, please use the same bardic name for each one.
The deadline is February 15, with the winners announced at the St. David's Day celebration.

PSWA St. David’s Day Celebration.
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at 2pm
St. Andrew’s Church 111 NE 80th St., Seattle, WA 98122
This year our celebration will feature Three Pound Note, a folk group from the Portland area that has performed both there and up in Vancouver.  Eric and Sally Bowen will add some vocal variety, plus the winners of the *annual limerick contest will be announced.

*Attention all you limerick writers, please enter! We have lots of creative writers here in Puget Sound.  The starting lines are listed in the newsletter on page 1.  Submit your entries to Ellen Webber at

Grace Lutheran Church Gymanfa Ganu/Hymn Service Rescheduled*
*Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2 pm
22975 24th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198
Te Bach follows the program (although the ladies at Grace Lutheran Church do more than just a "little" tea!) :)  *Family-friendly for older children; no child care available.
This annual event at Grace Lutheran Church in Des Moines, WA has been a showcase of amazing local talent with Nerys Jones (Director, Mezzo-Soprano, and Harpist), along with Annette Dennis (Soprano), Kim Cooney (Tenor), Ken Labertew (Baritone), Brian Soushek (Musician), and many more accomplished musicians and singers.

Hope you can all attend.  Special Music will include Nerys singing two arias from the upcoming performance of Joseph Parry's "Blodwen."

This event is free; however, your generous donations allow Grace Lutheran to provide this line up of high caliber artists to delight and entertain, a copy of music sheets to follow along during the congregational singing, and a splendid array of food and drink to satisfy your appetite - well worth a gift of $10 or $20 per adult for this program!
*This is not a PSWA event, although we help with publicity and we are graciously invited to set up display tables and sales items.   Please contact Phil Wilkinson at: for more information.

Puget Sound Welsh Women's Meeting  
Meet on the 1st Friday of the month,  Bring a sack lunch. Call to confirm. location
RSVP to Carol Jones 425-429-6481

South Sound Night Out of Hwyl Dates:
 Sunday, January 27th 6pm at Black Bear Diner 10115 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499
        *New location! At intersection of I-5 and Hwy 512 behind the Great American Casino.
Sunday, February 17th 6pm at Elmer's Restaurant 7427 S Hosmer St, Tacoma, WA 98408
Sunday, March 10th 6pm at 1730 Melinda Ct NE, Olympia 98516 for a Welsh themed potluck with Cawl, bread and salad provided. 
            RSVP by noon day of to or 360.793.7256 or via FB event. 
Sunday, April 14th 6pm at Black Bear Diner 10115 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499

North American Festival of Wales (NAFOW), Milwaukee WI

Labor Day weekend 2019
Check website in coming months for developing details.

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Last updated 1/23/2019