Club calendars and climate change lead news

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Club calendars and climate change lead news

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The National Association of Professional Women recently gathered for a joint networking breakfast hosted by IKEA in Doral for the Miami and Coral Gables Chapters, coordinated by chapter presidents respectively Aly Ramos and Yessenia Moreno. Members and guests enjoyed the morning that included a speed networking session of more than two dozen impressive business women. Among the crowd were South Miami Rotarian Raquel Hickey and former JOBC President Marti Bueso, who was promoting the Safe Haven for Newborns Walk coming up that weekend. NAPW holds several events during the month with interesting programs.

University of Miami’s Dr. Hal Wanless and a list of impressive scientists presented a day long seminar on Climate change On February 11.

The event, “Empowering Capable Climate Communicators 2017”, packed UM’s Cox Science Center with those interested in receiving latest updates on climate change as well as those seeking a better understanding of its global impact. Aside from being treated to an information packed program, attendees enjoyed an amazing breakfast and lunch buffet prepared by Lynn Bauer, of Bauer Financial.

The very next day, Coral Gables Woman’s Club gathered new members who come from all over South Florida for an orientation luncheon during which new members got to become better acquainted with the board and their big sisters. President Debi Van Stone Moore, of Gulliver Schools, welcomed guests thanking all those who sponsored new members and applauding Membership Chair Susie Tilson on her efforts to coordinate the day and communicate with the numerous new members joining the club.

Off to a busy month, new and old member of the club met days later on February 15 for an art program making tote bags from last year Coral Gables Rotary Chili Cook Off t-shirts. The women will volunteering at several charity walks in the coming weeks as well as Rotary Club’s Chili Cook Off . More on those activities in upcoming issues.

Among the March events coming up, look for the UN Women’s (USNC-UN Women) 5K Run/Walk to Break the Silence… Stop the Violence Against Women & Children on March 11, 2017, at Florida International University – Biscayne Bay Campus – 3000 NE 151st St, Miami, Florida 33181 . This is a wonderful way to support the cause and spend a morning on this beautiful campus setting. The bib/shirt distribution begins at 9:00 am and race start is 10:00am. Admission is $30 and $20 Student Admission (With Valid Student ID) and free for FIU Students with valid Student ID The US National Committee for UN Women (USNC-UN Women) is an independent non-profit, 501c3 organization that supports the global mission of UN Women and social, political and economic equality for women and girls around the world.

Until next time, keep making each day count.


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A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel , non profit consulting and management. Before joining Miami's Community Newspapers as a columnist and marketing specialist, Gloria was the Executive Director of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee (6 yrs.) and first Executive Director of the Coral Gables Community Foundation (14 yrs.) and the Pinecrest Community Foundation (1 ½ yrs) . Burns' volunteer activities led her to become a columnist for Community Newspapers writing Gloria’s Gab, that focuses on the non-profit activity, and a host of an online show, Gloria's Gab LIVE. Gloria serves the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables as Civic and Charity Chair, and is involved in the club's International Committee. She is an active Life Member of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee and is Secretary of the Merrick Festival. She serves on the board of directors of the Coral Gables Woman' Club as Publicity Chair and also coordinates the club's monthly fundraiser for various charities with Gringo Bingo at Clutch Burger. In addition, Gloria participates in numerous other charitable events and is a member of the Business Forum Group, Profit Inc., the Greater Miami Festival & Events Association and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. In other volunteer activity, Gloria helps Miami Christian School with fund-raising and PR; is an Ambassador and volunteers for events for A Safe Haven for Newborns. She is an active member of the Music Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where she enjoys singing in the choir every weekend.

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