Charles "Chuck" Gugliuzza
Homestead, Florida, USA

Gugliuzza, Chuck

Charles “Chuck” Gugliuzza, Homestead, Florida, USA, was elected to a three-year term as trustee of Kiwanis International in July 2017 at the 102nd Annual Kiwanis International Convention in Paris, France.  

Chuck has been a member of the Homestead/South Dade Kiwanis Club for 17 years.  

He is a George F. Hixon Fellow, a Walter Zeller Fellow and is a member of the Tablet of Honor. He is a member of the Kiwanis Children’s Fund Founder’s Circle and has ridden on the Rose Parade Kiwanis Float. He holds The Eliminate Project Centennial Award, The Eliminate Project Recognition Award and along with his wife, Emilia, is a major donor of The Eliminate Project. He also is an Eliminate Project District Advocate and participated in a site visit to Senegal for The Eliminate Project. 

Chuck has served as a distinguished club president and has been Kiwanian of the Year. He has been a distinguished lieutenant governor and governor and holds the Florida District Honorary Lifetime Award.  

He has received the Florida Key Club Key of Honor Award. He has attended 16 district conventions – missing only the 2017 district convention as he was attending the New England & Bermuda District district convention at the same time - and has served as a Formula Team Counselor. He is a Ralph Davis Fellow, Diamond Level, and a Robert W. Thal Lifetime Sustaining Member Fellow. He and his wife, Emilia, also have funded a perpetual US$1,000 annual CKI scholarship.   

Chuck has worked with the Formula & Eye of the Tiger teams to open numerous new clubs.  He continues to sponsor new members each year into Kiwanis, and is a charter member of the Pinecrest / Palmetto Bay Club – and – Centennial EClub that he helped to open.  

Outside of Kiwanis, Chuck is a business owner with interests in accounting and property management. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and Toastmasters.  He received the Homestead/South Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award, the Homestead City Council Community Service and Kindness Award and is a past board member and director of the Chamber of Commerce. 

He is a graduate of Moravian College and holds an MBA from Seton Hall University.  

With his wife Emilia, he has organized a Holiday Santa Program that provides gifts to more than 10,000 children in South Florida and Colombia. Chuck plays Santa every year and his wife is Mrs. Claus.  He also enjoys reading, travel and of course, community service.

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