JOBC Auction on Oct. 2 moving to new location

The Junior Orange Bowl’s annual fundraiser is just around the corner. With a “Beach Blanket Bingo” theme, this year’s event will be chaired again by Cecilia Dubon Slesnick.

The action on Oct. 2 will move to a new location, the Miami Rowing Club. Junior Orange Bowl Committee executive director Mark Pidal and the Event Committee still are accepting donations of auction items as well as sponsorships. For more information, call 305-662-1210 or check the website at <www.jrorangebowl.com>.

The Blue, a new upscale all suite hotel in Doral, recently hosted a Donor Appreciation Reception and Auction for the Community Foundation of Pinecrest (CFP). Guests enjoyed an open bar, great hors d’oeuvres and an opportunity to bid on more than 45 auction items.

Among the many helping make the event a success and enjoying the evening were chair Steve Beiley; CFP secretary Pam Schaefer; CFP board members Pierre Apollon, Dan Scipione, Rick Tonkinson, Dan Heller, Jennifer Wollmann, and Luis Boue. Among the Pinecrest village officials present were Vice Mayor Jef f Cutler, and council members Nancy Harter, Bob Ross, and Joe Corradino. Volunteers that night were Jo Burke, Yolanda Woodbridge, Candy Hertsch, Dannaliz Segrera and Sandy Schaefer.

This reception hosted by The Blue is the first of many upcoming events for this newly created foundation. In fact, CFP also presented an “Estate Planning Check-Up” on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Pinecrest Branch Library with featured speakers estate planning attorney Dan Heller, of Heller Waldman, and Carol Nobles, Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist, of Young Stovall & Company. This is one of a series of free events to be sponsored by CFP.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will hold its 12th Annual Bebe Rebozo Golf Tournament presented by Carmen Rebozo Foundation on Monday, Oct. 12, at La Gorce Country Club. Tournament registration begins at 11 a.m.; putting contest at noon; shotgun start at 1:15 p.m. All golfers receive a gift bag, complimentary parking, green fees, cart, range balls, box lunch, on-course beverages, and will enjoy gourmet banquet and awards ceremony. For registration, contact Barbie Villacis by email at <

bvillacis@bgcmia.org >, or call 305-446-9910, ext. 14.

Rotary Day at LandShark Stadium is scheduled for Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. Rotarians and their guests may join the fun as the Miami Dolphins play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rotarians are planning a tailgate party for $15 per person catered by Char-Hut starting at 10:30 a.m. To purchase tickets, go online to or contact Thomas Eugene at 305-626-7296 or by email at < teugene@dolphinstadium.com >.

Speaking of Rotary, longtime honorary Rotarian and generous donor Josephine Burke was installed as an active Rotarian by the Rotary Club of Coral Gables on Sept. 3. On hand to participate in the ceremony were past district governor Robin Shelly; club president Wiley Hicks, and Burke’s sponsor; past president Yoli Woodbridge. The Rotary Club of Coral Gables meets every Thursday, noon, at the Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables. Visiting Rotarians always are welcome to attend.

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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