Gloria Burns

A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Burns' volunteer activities led her to become a columnist writing Gloria’s Gab, a column that focuses on the non-profit activity. Burns was Executive Director of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee for 6 years and then served as the first Executive Director of Coral Gables Community Foundation for 14 years after which she helped the emerging Community Foundation of Pinecrest. Active in many non profits, she received the 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and the Rotarian of the Year Award. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education, co chairs the Doral Business Council Forum and is a DBC Ambassador, is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club and is on the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and sings in the choir of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

South Miami Rotarians looking for a busy summer

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South Miami Rotarians are looking to have a busy summer. South Miami Rotary President-Elect Gabriel DeArmas, of Home Instead Senior Care, is planning the Club’s upcoming installation dinner on June 14th at the Peacock Café in Coconut Grove. Tickets are $50 for guests and more information on that is available …

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Miami Lighthouse affair benefits eye care for underserved

Miami Lighthouse affair benefits eye care for underserved

The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind gathered friends and supporters to their location at 601 SW89 Ave. on Apr. 30 for the organization’s seventh annual event to benefit the Heiken Children’s Vision Program. The “Music Under the Stars: Bon Appétit Miami” affair, emceed by Nicole Maristany, media and community relations …

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Lorraine Sheldon: An oustanding volunteer and community leader

Lorraine Sheldon: An oustanding volunteer and community leader

Lorraine Sheldon is an outstanding volunteer and community leader whose interests are as numerous as her creative talents. As the principal of Quetzal Designs International Inc., Sheldon provides her clients with everything from interior programming and design to construction administration. Her attention to detail, creativity and professionalism account for her …

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Lots of Classes for Miami Christian Students

From left: Chris Abello, Naomi Granado, and Carlos Lopez, MCS Art students or Art Club members are participating
in the 2014 Annual Congressional Art Competition for District 25 with Congressman Mario Diaz
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Miami Christian School students are constantly participating in sports, music, creative and performing arts and academic competitions, trying every sport, art and music experience available. At the same time, they’re learning everything from robotics to Mandarin Chinese with dual enrollment and AP options as well. AMONG many successes achieved most …

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Doral Farmer’s Market is a real big hit!

National Association of Professional Women Miami President Aly Ramos addresses NAPW members at recent
meeting hosted by Victoria’s Collection.

 Doral’s Farmer’s Market continues to draw larger crowds and some great new vendors. It’s not only a great place to pick up fresh produce and great organic food items, but is always educational if one takes time to talk to the vendors. • • • After mass on Sundays, this …

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