Teachers, prospective members invited to Gables Woman’s Club Open House

As the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club celebrates the 75th Anniversary of its May Van Sickle Children’s Dental Clinic, the club is inviting all public and independent school teachers for an open house to tour the clinic and the clubhouse located at 1009 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables on Sept. 17, from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

The clinic currently provides more than $225,000 in free dental care annually to the working poor who fall between the cracks in the healthcare system.

For any women interested in learning more about the club and possibly joining, there will be a wine and cheese party from 7 to 9 p.m. During that time, guests will meet the board, committee chairs and other club members, to become acquainted with the many programs and projects the club supports in addition to the clinic.

Coral Gables Woman’s Club is a place where members can development leadership skills, serve the community, make a positive impact and meet lifelong friends. You do not have to be a Coral Gables resident to belong. All are welcomed.

To RSVP, contact Kate Swain after 4 p.m. at 305-527-6272 or Mayra Dominguez at 786-282-7886 or send email to Debi at <deborahvanstone1@ outlook.com> or Kate at <kmswain@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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