Shell celebrates Independence Day with Customer Appreciation Day

Shell celebrates Independence Day with Customer Appreciation Day

Pictured (l-r) are Shell Lumber’s Oscar Balarezo, Rotarians Gloria Burns and Yolanda Woodbridge, with Shell Lumber & Hardware President Jesus Guzman on Customer Appreciation Day.

While July 4th is celebrated as Independence Day for when the document was signed, our second U.S. President, John Adams, thought the day the document was passed, July 2, a better day to celebrate. Shell Lumber & Hardware President Jesus Guzman, thought that July 2 worked well as the start of a long holiday weekend but also a chance to celebrate America and to thank his costumers with free hot dogs, prizes, drinks and more. Former Rotarians stopped by to visit that day and to thank Guzman and Shell Lumber for their ongoing commitment to serving others.

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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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