Wednesday , 10 February 2016

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

Church Celebrates Fest Day; Releases New CD

Church Celebrates Fest Day; Releases New CD

On the Dec. 12 Feast Day for Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church of Doral held a massive bi-lingual celebration at the Firefighters Memorial Building in Doral. A standing room only crowd was moved as they passed through the archway entrance beautifully adorned with flowers by …

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Championship celebration continues day after big game

Championship celebration continues day after big game

The Southeastern Conference continues its reign over NCAA football. Congrats to Alabama fans and condolences to the Irish. The day after the BCS Championship Game, thousands of Crimson Tide/SEC fans were still enjoying South Florida’s fun in the sun following their impressive victory over Notre Dame. Two such Alabama Tide …

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MCS Celebrates Season, Prepares for 2013

MCS Celebrates Season, Prepares for 2013

Music, drama, sports and giving marked a busy December at Miami Christian School as a holiday band concert under the direction of Derek Shute showcased various bands and played to a packed house. At the concert, the audience enjoyed hearing the school’s first guitar ensemble perform under the direction of …

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Dr. Hal Wanless easily mixes science and fun

Dr. Hal Wanless easily mixes science and fun

Last seen in full Santa regalia at Burger Bob’s to the delight of several children there to celebrate Lynn Bauer’s birthday on Christmas Eve was Dr. Hal Wanless. That this renowned professor would willingly don the costume for the occasion speaks volumes and shows the character of a man who …

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South Miami Rotary elections, parties and musical highlights

At the South Miami Rotary Club recent meeting, elections were held for 2013, beginning July, giving the group time to plan their upcoming terms. Those voted into office include Gabriel De Armas, president-elect; Karen Vassell, vice president; Rooney Brodie, secretary; David Jacobs, treasurer; and Mike Sutta, sergeant- at-arms. Others serving …

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Local service clubs share holiday spirit of giving

Local service clubs share holiday spirit of giving

The Rotary Club of Miami-Brickell kicked off the holiday season on Nov. 21 hosting and catering a Thanksgiving Banquet for the women and children currently residing at the SafeSpace North Women’s Shelter. These Brickell Rotarians have a young club, still trying to find their preferred partners for community service. Nonetheless, …

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