Club calendars and climate change lead news

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The National Association of Professional Women recently gathered for a joint networking breakfast hosted by IKEA in Doral for the Miami and Coral Gables Chapters, coordinated by chapter presidents respectively Aly Ramos and Yessenia Moreno. Members and guests enjoyed the morning that included a speed networking session of more than two dozen impressive business women. Among the crowd were South Miami Rotarian Raquel Hickey and former JOBC President Marti Bueso, who was promoting the Safe Haven for Newborns Walk coming up that weekend. NAPW holds several events during the month with interesting programs.

University of Miami’s Dr. Hal Wanless and a list of impressive scientists presented a day long seminar on Climate change On February 11.

The event, “Empowering Capable Climate Communicators 2017”, packed UM’s Cox Science Center with those interested in receiving latest updates on climate change as well as those seeking a better understanding of its global impact. Aside from being treated to an information packed program, attendees enjoyed an amazing breakfast and lunch buffet prepared by Lynn Bauer, of Bauer Financial.

The very next day, Coral Gables Woman’s Club gathered new members who come from all over South Florida for an orientation luncheon during which new members got to become better acquainted with the board and their big sisters. President Debi Van Stone Moore, of Gulliver Schools, welcomed guests thanking all those who sponsored new members and applauding Membership Chair Susie Tilson on her efforts to coordinate the day and communicate with the numerous new members joining the club.

Off to a busy month, new and old member of the club met days later on February 15 for an art program making tote bags from last year Coral Gables Rotary Chili Cook Off t-shirts. The women will volunteering at several charity walks in the coming weeks as well as Rotary Club’s Chili Cook Off . More on those activities in upcoming issues.

Among the March events coming up, look for the UN Women’s (USNC-UN Women) 5K Run/Walk to Break the Silence… Stop the Violence Against Women & Children on March 11, 2017, at Florida International University – Biscayne Bay Campus – 3000 NE 151st St, Miami, Florida 33181 . This is a wonderful way to support the cause and spend a morning on this beautiful campus setting. The bib/shirt distribution begins at 9:00 am and race start is 10:00am. Admission is $30 and $20 Student Admission (With Valid Student ID) and free for FIU Students with valid Student ID The US National Committee for UN Women (USNC-UN Women) is an independent non-profit, 501c3 organization that supports the global mission of UN Women and social, political and economic equality for women and girls around the world.

Until next time, keep making each day count.


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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 2015-16 President's Best Member Award from the GFWC Coral Gables Woman's Club, 2012-13 CGWC Leadership Award, 2012-2013 Rotarian of the Year Award as RCCG Public Relations Chair and Fund raising Co-Chair, 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and honored by the City of Doral as one of their first recipients for the Doralian Women's Award. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education; helps coordinate charity partners for the Westin Colonnade's Annual Give Kids the World Breakfast; serves on the board of directors of Doral Business Council; is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club; serves the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and is Publicity Chair; and is a member of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee. Gloria is also an active member of the Music Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where sings sings in the choir. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

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