Profit Inc. elects new officers and board members

By Gloria Burns….

Posing for photo at the Two Hundred Club dinner on Oct. 7 are John Murray, Richard Souviron, Edna Buchanan, Norman Kassof and Ed Swan.

Dr. Joseph Briggle, a Coral Gables dentist, recently was elected president of Profit Inc., one of Miami’s oldest business networking groups. Serving with Briggle on the board will be Louis DeSouza, who was elected vice president, and directors Robert Beans, Bob Kemper and Kemp Mobley.

Executive director Frank Obregon welcomes calls for those interested in joining this dynamic group of businessmen and women. For more information, send email to Frank at <>. This group meets every other Thursday with open houses on alternating weeks.

Gertrude (Dillie) Daly Mac Veany celebrated her 102nd birthday on Oct. 2. Her seven daughters, all of whom she raised with her husband, Dr. Arthur P. Mac Veany, in the Gables, marked the occasion with a tea party in her honor.

Daughter of famous horseman and trainer, “Father Bill Daly,” Mac Veany was raised in Brooklyn, NY, later married and moved to Coral Gables. She is the grandmother of 30 and great grandmother of 55 children who are her pride and joy.

The Two Hundred Club, an organization that supports the families of police and firemen killed in the line of duty, held its biannual dinner on Oct. 7 at Riviera Country Club. Edna Buchanan, Pulitzer Prize-winning crime journalist and acclaimed mystery novel writer, entertained the crowd comprised of police chiefs, judges, civic leaders and politicians from around town who support this worthwhile and little-known organization that has helped so many.

Among the many seen enjoying the evening were club president Susan Perry Fuhrman; president-elect, Dr. Richard Souviron; Dr. Al and Libby Smith; Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick; Hank Langston; Col. Jose Monteagudo; John Krutulis; Ed Swan; J.B. Spence; Norman Kassof; John Murray, and Alex Soto, to mention a few of the more than 200 in attendance.

Coral Gables Museum opened 10/10/10 with a daylong celebration from morning to night, free and open to the public. Among the day’s activities was a presentation by the project’s architect, Jorge L. Hernandez, followed by cake, ice cream from Wall’s Ice Cream, and then a dedication ceremony at 5 p.m. with mojitos by Bacardi and music and fun for all.

Among the many seen enjoying the affair were Marian and Bob Fewell, Lynn Bauer and Hal Wanless, the Jorge Hernandez family, children galore and many hundreds more.

Finally, congratulations also go out to Coral Gables resident Mark Grossman, of the Grossman Law Group, on his selection to the 2011 Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Information Technology Law and Technology Law. This is a repeat honor for Mark. He has been chosen by his peers to appear in the Best Lawyers in America every year since 2003.

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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