Gables Rotary sponsors summer camp for Overtown Youth Center

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Gables Rotary sponsors summer camp for Overtown Youth Center
Gables Rotary sponsors summer camp for Overtown Youth Center
Coral Gables Rotarians (l-r) Sally Baumgartner, Bill Quesenberry, George Reeves, and Gloria Burns are pictured here with Overtown Youth Center campers sponsored by their club.

The Rotary Club of Coral Gables with a $2,000 matching grant from RI District 6990 sponsored nine children from the Overtown Youth Center. The $4,000 raised enabled the children to attend a two-week summer camp at Shake-A-Leg in Coconut Grove.

Coral Gables Rotarian and treasurer Bill Quesenberry has been a volunteer for Shake-A-Leg for years and has been the point person for acquiring the grants to make this experience possible for these children year after year.

Coral Gables Rotarians joining Bill Q on a visit to Shake-A-Leg’s summer camp recently were past president Sally Baumgartner, George Reeves and Gloria Burns. The four were met by some very appreciative youngsters who were sponsored by their club as they prepared to get on the water for the day.

This is a camp where children experience everything from sailing, paddle-boarding, and other aquatic sports to arts and science activities. Shake-A-Leg is an amazing community resource that provides water activities for people of all abilities for both adults and children.

It is located at 2620 S/ Bayshore Dr. For more information on the camp or how you can get involved and/or donate, visit www.shakealegmiami.org.

Coral Gables Rotarians (L to R) Sally Baumgartner, Bill Quesenberry, George Reeves, and Gloria Burns are pictured here with Overtown Youth Center campers sponsored by their club


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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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