Rotary Club of Coral Gables gets proclamation from city

The City of Coral Gables presented the Rotary Club of Coral Gables with a proclamation declaring Feb. 14 to be Rotary Club of Coral Gables Day during that day’s commission meeting.

Commissioner Frank Quesada presented the proclamation on behalf of Mayor Jim Cason, Vice Mayor Bill Kerdyk and Commissioners Ralph Cabrera and Maria Anderson to Rotary president Debbie Swain and president-elect Walter Alvarez.

Past-president Yoli Woodbridge and club administrator Terry Long also were in attendance.

Quesada thanked the club for its many contributions to the city, South Florida and internationally, as well as for honoring the Employee of the Month at Rotary luncheons.

Swain accepted the award and invited the commission and the audience to visit the club. She noted that the entire commission is made up of either current or former Rotarians.

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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. Active in many non profits, she received numerous awards across the community. 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 she sings in the choir. She can be reached at

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