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

Fifth Friday in May a good reason to party

Kelly Garces, Greg Martini and Bonnie Blaire attended the Coral Gables Rotary’s Fifth Friday Social at 2655 LeJeune Rd., home to offices of many of the Rotarians hosting the event.

Coral Gables Rotarians celebrated their most recent Fifth Friday Social on May 29, hosted by several members who work in the same building at 2655 Le Jeune Road. This was a great way to celebrate the upcoming close of the Rotary year, a year that included some incredible outreach projects …

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Even out of office he still serves city

Even out of office he still serves city

William Kerdyk Jr. was the first Gables Great of 2014 but deserves another look as the Rotary Club of Coral Gables’ Citizen of the Year, an award presented to him by the club on May 21. Kerdyk’s public service as commissioner and vice mayor for almost two decades continues the …

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South Miami Rotarians ‘Strike a Cause’

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On April 30th, Gabriel De Armas, the President of the Rotary Club of South Miami and Director of Business and Community Development for Home Instead Senior Care, orchestrated the South Miami Rotary Club’s “Strike A Cause” Bowling Tournament that raised $1,400. The event, held at Splitsville in South Miami, combined …

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Organizations welcome new boards, host spring programs

Organizations welcome new boards, host spring programs

Ladies in saris, along with elephants of all sizes and materials, adorned brightly colored table covers providing a magical setting for the Coral Gables Woman’s Club Annual Installation Dinner on May 6. The club’s beautiful historic clubhouse was decorated with an Indian theme that carried through to the dining experience. …

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