CGWC raises funds at Seasons 52 with flatbreads and wine

CGWC raises funds at Seasons 52 with flatbreads and wine

Club women dressed as the Golden Girls were one of funnier sets during the 77th Annual “Fiesta” Luncheon.

No grass grows under the feet of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club which just held a major fundraiser for its children’s dental clinic and two weeks later members were raising funds once again for two additional charities: NPH USA and Relay for Life Cancer Walk.

Seasons 52 generously hosted an after hours event that raised more than $700 to be split between the two charitable groups. More than 35 guests enjoyed wine, beer and Seasons 52’s famous flatbreads while taking chances on numerous raffle prizes and meeting new people.

NHP’s Kristy Fueyo and this writer, both CGWC members, were delighted with the generous support of so many club members, Rotarians, friends and especially of Denise Erwin, of Seasons 52, who is a philanthropist in her own right supporting events for Charity Water and Global Medical Brigade. By the way, Seasons 52 Flights and Flatbreads are now being offered throughout the day and evening.

In other club news, the District Federation of Women’s Club held a “Star Studded” fashion show at Jungle Island on Mar. 22. Dressing up as various pop culture and historical women, models chosen from clubs in the district brought down the house with their show titled “Stars of Miami.” Especially memorable for this writer were “Dinah Shore” and “Cher,” among a handful that actually performed live with no rehearsal. All in all it was a great afternoon to benefit scholarships for UM medical students.

Dade Federation of Women’s Clubs president Charlyne Carruth expressed her thanks to the Fiesta Luncheon Committee chair Ann McAllister; Auction chair Heike Leibkuchler; Club Contest chair Mary Cross; Decorations chair Linda Hartwell; Ticket chair Nan Simon; fashion coordinator Sheffield MacIntrye; Programs and Vintage Show chair Dolly MacIntyre, and Treasure Chest chair Ruth Perry.

CGWC raises funds at Seasons 52 with flatbreads and wine

Seen here at fundraiser hosted by Seasons 52 in Coral Gables are Denise Erwin, of Seasons 52, with Kristy Fueyo, of the Coral Gables Woman’s Club and NPH USA, as they admire a nativity set made by children at NPH orphanage in Haiti.

Mark your calendars for two great upcoming charity events. On Saturday, Apr. 26, the Rotary Club of Coral Gables will host its annual charity event, a casino night at the Courtyard Marriott, 2051 S. LeJeune Rd., in Coral Gables, with proceeds being directed this year to NPH USA’s orphanage in Haiti. With a Kentucky Derby theme, guests are encouraged to dress the part and join the club for an evening of gaming, horse racing, food, dancing and chances to win some great travel packages and more, all for $100 per person. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. and tickets may be purchased on Paypal with any major credit card at www.coralgablesrotary.org.

Then, on May 1, golfers will want to join the fun at the third annual Woody Golf Classic at Miami International Links presented by the The Woody Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding persons with severe spinal injuries. Organizers from The Woody Foundation have announced that proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit The Buoniconti Fund, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. The Classic will begin with registration and lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Miami International Links, 1802 NW 37 Ave. in Miami, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. An awards dinner will follow at 5:30 p.m. Entry fee of $350 includes not only meals and beverages, but also signature prizes and games at every hole. Individual tickets to the Awards Dinner also may be purchased for $50.

For information on participating in or sponsoring the event, visit www.woodyfoundation.org , send email to info@woodyfoundation.org or call 305-790-9469.

Until next time, keep making each day count.

If you want to submit information for this column, send your news via email to gloriagalburns@aol.com .


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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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