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Coastal Women’s Forum (CWF) welcomes smart, savvy women of all ages, interests and abilities - women like you. We invite you to join us at our monthly lunch and dinner meetings, and take advantage of being a CWF member. 

Coastal Women's Forum Membership includes:

  • Meetings that fit your busy schedule
  • Business, professional, and volunteer networking opportunities
  • Informative and entertaining speakers
  • Opportunities to promote your passion
  • Career and self-development
  • Access to the support, knowledge, and experience of your fellow CWF members
  • Encouragement from women who have been there and done that
  • Your chance to give back and support other women in our community

 CWF Members are women who own businesses, or are following careers in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Other members are blissfully enjoying retirement or raising families. Some are new to New Bern and are seeking ways to establish themselves within the community. They are all energetically involved in pursuing their personal passions and often committed volunteers for the benefit of the community.

 Become a CWF member and share our mission of Networking, Education and Encouragement. Browse the website and understand who we are and what we are all about. But the best way for you to know us is to meet us in person. Sign up to attend a luncheon or dinner and meet the dynamic women of our thriving and constantly growing group. We’ve saved you a seat! For information on how to join CWF, click here

President's Message - January  2017
Jane H. Maulucci

We have the gift of a bright and shiny New Year! This is when we make ourselves crazy with resolutions to be better, stronger, and faster. We greet the starting line of the next 12 months focused on all the things that are wrong with us and we resolve to cure them.

We are ardent in our commitment to do or not do whatever it is and we zealously champion our personal cause; that is until we don’t. As soon as we slip off our resolution it is reported that we rarely get back on and ride it to success. We just figure we’ll give it a go next year or at some other more convenient point in our life when making a change is not so bothersome.

Let’s make a change about this whole resolution thing this year and start an immediate trend of success for everyone. Instead of tallying up what’s wrong with us and our surroundings, let’s start appreciating what is right. By starting with gratitude you will find your attitude is markedly improved.

Instead of grousing about your messy desk, be grateful that you have so many people and projects that need you. In order to serve them better and to manage your time better, you might decide you need an assistant to help you or an adjustment in your schedule to ensure things get more under control. That’s an attitude of success!

When you recognize the gifts in front of you (gratitude), you can then visualize the best way to use them (attitude).

We will have two speakers this month who are focused on Gratitude and Attitude. On January 3rd, our dinner speaker will be Michelle Benko who will teach us how the practice of gratitude can bring you peace and balance. At the luncheon on January 18th, Daynette Snead will speak to us about keeping an open and welcoming attitude in all aspects of our lives.

Resolve to join us in January for dinner or lunch to make the rest of your year outstanding. And while you are munching with your table mates, ask them what they are most grateful for.

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For only $40 per year, you can receive all the benefits of being a member of Coastal Women's Forum.  In addition to the networking and education opportunities CWF provides to all guests, members receive a $5 discount on the price of meals, have access to members-only content areas of the website, and can promote their business or cause for free at CWF events and in the CWF newsletter.  Join today!

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