Angelique Euro Café to host wine dinner for Gables Rotary Foundation

Angelique Euro Café to host wine dinner for Gables Rotary Foundation

Italian artist Enzo Carnebianca is welcomed by members of the Coral Gables community including Christine Rupp,
director of the Coral Gables Museum; Adolfo Barattolo, Italian Consul General; Gloria Porcella, Galleria Ca’d’Oro;
Gables Mayor James Cason, and Claudio Pastor, Dante Alighieri.

Last chance to purchase limited number of seats still available for the Rotary Club of Coral Gables’ next Wine and Dine for Charity dinner at Angelique Euro Café on Tuesday, Feb. 26, with 6 p.m. champagne reception and dinner at 7 p.m.

Guests will enjoy a four-course menu with wine pairings for an all inclusive price of $125 per person with the net proceeds benefiting the Coral Gables Rotary Foundation. Event chair Rodney Langer notes that additional beneficiaries of the series include the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club May Van Sickle Children’s Dental Clinic, Shake- A-Leg and The First Tee Foundation.

For reservations, call Rod at 786-251-8459 or Gloria at 305-968-3090.

Angelique Euro Café to host wine dinner for Gables Rotary Foundation

Soul of Miami presentats a certificate of appreciation to Betty Alvarez for her contributions to the community at
birthday party on Jan. 29 at CRAVE at the Village of Merrick Park. Pictured (l-r) are James Echols, Betty Alvarez,
Clara Serrano, Christina Ward and Annette Peikert.

Another fun event coming up soon will be GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club annual casino night and silent auction fundraiser to take place Mar. 9, 7 p.m., in the clubhouse at 1001 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd., to benefit the club’s free children’s dental clinic. This certainly is the best deal in town with tickets priced at only $25 per person. Guests will enjoy games, music, an opportunity to bid on great prizes, and awesome hors d’oeuvres and desserts. There will be a cash bar.

For tickets visit online at

Those interested in learning more about climate change are invited to attend CLEO’s “Empowering Capable Climate Communicators” training series at the University of Miami’s Cox Science Building. This training series will be taking place Feb. 23; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Angelique Euro Café to host wine dinner for Gables Rotary Foundation

The Giving Tree’s Joan Reitsma and Lynn Bauer are seen here
with what appears to be a flammable flower in a cake.

The training series will provide material explaining to participants what must be done to mitigate, adapt to and work toward reversing the adverse effects of human-induced climate change. This is a free event and it is open to all concerned citizens, students, professionals and legislators. To register, visit Space is limited.

On the cultural front, the Coral Gables Museum celebrates the Year of Italian Culture kicking it off with the installation of the sculpture Spiral by Italian artist Enzo Carnebianca in the Museum Plaza

Several other exhibits and events also are planned as part of this Year of Italian Culture celebration including a beautiful new exhibit, “Italy in Motion,” opening Mar. 8, which will feature Italian designed modes of transportation including Ferraris, Vespas, Fiats, Ducatis and custom made bicycles. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased by calling the Museum at 305-603-8067.

Coral Gables Museum also will be hosting the UNESCO Italian World Heritage Sites photography exhibit and two exhibits featuring Italian architecture curated by UM professor Carmen Guerrero. Look for additional events planned by the Museum including a trip to Tuscany, lectures, an Italian themed bike tour, wine tastings and musical performances.

The Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon Ave. in downtown Coral Gables. Please call 305-603- 8067 or visit for more information.

Finally, January had lots of specials birthdays. Joan Reitsma, of The Giving Tree, who does so much to support myriad nonprofits, was surprised at her store recently with cake, flowers and balloons. In addition, Betty Alvarez, who seems to be everywhere taking photos for various publications and charities, gathered a crowd of her closest 200 friends for her birthday party at CRAVE. Music, showgirls, and more made this a very festive event for all with lots of media people and nonprofit representatives on hand to join in the fun.

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

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