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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 - February  2017
Jane H. Maulucci

The month of February starts with hope for an early spring dependent upon a rodent and his shadow sighting. Then it becomes either loathsome or lovely because of Valentine’s Day. PLUS, the entire month is wrapped up in reminders about heart health. (Which, by the way, there is a new CPR method that we all need to learn; here’s a link!)

 The ancient Chinese called the heart the Supreme Controller. They deemed that the heart is the source of human wisdom, the center of our emotions, memory, soul, and even our personality. Understanding this makes sense when we’re told to follow our hearts to make tough decisions, that we become heartbroken and hard hearted when disappointed, and lighthearted when happy and joyful.

We are instructed to protect our hearts with diet and exercise and to only give our hearts to those who will treat it (and you) with tenderness. The idea of losing your heart to a new love can be rapturous, while having it stolen can also be enjoyable unless your organ is returned damaged.

It appears that even though we modern folk prefer to think of the brain as command central, we’ve maintained the heart mystique; wearing it on our sleeve so to speak.

Our theme this month is “Affairs of the Heart” covering both the practical and the whimsical parts of our nature. Business Coach, Lee Chaix McDonough will lead the dinner discussion on February 7 about following your passion as a professional or personal pursuit. On the practical side, Atty. Mary Skinner will speak to us at our February 15 luncheon meeting reminding us to keep our monetary affairs in order with all the necessary legal documents that every woman should have.

While you are munching with your table mates at either the dinner or luncheon ask them about the last time their heart fluttered with joy. 

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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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