Service organizations in South Florida hard at work

Rotarians in South Miami, Coral Gables, Miami, Kendall and Coconut Grove and Rotarians around the world are committed to “Serve Before Self” volunteer service.

Clubs are looking for like-minded people to join them in their community outreach efforts. In addition to making a positive impact, Rotary is a great way to make new friends and make a difference in so many people’s lives.

South Miami Rotarians are gearing up for their 38th annual Arts Festival, which will take place February 25-26 in downtown South Miami on Sunset Drive (SW 72nd Street) from US1 to Red Road (SW 57th Avenue). Browse 129 featured Artists showcasing their creations. You’ll also find an expanded food court and beer garden, and live jazz on stage. For more information, visit [email protected] or call 305-769-5977.

Coral Gables Rotarians have several local and international projects that have a positive impact. That club meets every Thursday for lunch at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables and enjoys great programming featuring authors, business leaders, scientists, doctors, and more. RCCG President Ana Fournaris is lucky to have former President Félix Pardo return this year to schedule keynote speakers. Recent speakers have included notables such as David Lawrence of the Children’s Trust, as well as author and writer William Castro and Jackson Health Systems CEO Carlos Migoya.

Coral Gables Rotary has been joining forces with the Coral Gables Woman’s Club to host monthly Game Night fundraisers at Bay 13 in Coral Gables. This past event was held on January 24th and raised funds to support the efforts of volunteers at the MIA Airport Military Lounge where former RCCG President Yolanda Woodbridge volunteers every week to serve those men. and women and their families who sacrifice so much to preserve our freedom. .

Speaking of charity events, the Coral Gables Women’s Club held a “free” Children’s Festival at their clubhouse attended by children from all over South Florida on February 4 and chaired by Saesha Tennyson. Next, Seasha’s mom, Rita Tennyson, is hosting an even bigger event, CGWC’s Centennial Fashion Show & Brunch, as event chair.

Save the date, Sunday, February 19, noon to 3 pm, at their clubhouse, 1009 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd. Browse fashions from Bloom Boutique, designer Natalie Moya and jewelry from Leticia Matheus (Lele Reis).

Book now for a day of hip, bubbly, brunch bites and fun with event proceeds to benefit CGWC Children’s Dental Clinic. This free clinic provides over the years an average of $200,000 in free dental care to children of the working poor. For tickets, visit Eventbrite or

February 11 will be a busy day in the nonprofit world with the Coral Gables Community Foundation’s 14th Annual Tour of Kitchens kicking off the day at The Shops at Merrick Park at 9am. .
Guests will have the great opportunity to visit the most exquisite private residential kitchens in Coral Gables while enjoying snacks and drinks from the best restaurants and merchants in the city.

Later that night, Paws4You will host their annual Gala at the JW Marriott with a Motown Gala that will provide plenty of excitement and hilarity with a grand dinner, dance, and live and silent auction. It was a guaranteed great time… who doesn’t love Motown? More on these two events in the next issue.

Until next time, keep making each day productive by sharing an act of kindness and counting your blessings, not your challenges.


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