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President's Message: Prism of Possibilities

July 2020

President's Message

Rose MacNeal

Prism of Possibilities

With all that is happening in the world today, you may be wondering, “Ok, what’s next?” Many say that the way of life as we see it now will be the “new normal." At Coastal Women’s Forum, our “normal” continues, status quo. We are a diverse group of strong women that provide an array of knowledge that supports us all, whether it’s on a personal or professional level. Even though we didn’t meet in March and April due to COVID-19, our members still provided opportunities for networking, education, and encouragement.

There are endless possibilities in the world, and they say good things can come from bad. For example, my husband and I welcomed our healthy new grandson, Logan, born during the pandemic! The word possibilities kept coming to me as I thought about what to choose for this year’s theme. 

When you hold up a prism up to light, you see a rainbow of colors. To me, those colors represent the possibilities that come from being a member of the Coastal Women’s Forum. “Prism of Possibilities” is my theme. The possibility of new friendships, the possibility of creating a new business, the possibility of sharing your business with others and educating our members, the possibility of personal development and growth, the possibility to build a future you are excited about, just to name a few.

We come from all different walks of lives. Although we are all different, we are a group of women who genuinely help build each other up with all the opportunities and possibilities CWF provides. The theme continues to resonate with me in so many aspects of my life. My hope is that it will resonate with you too.

I'm not sure where this year will take me, but as president, I'm going to challenge myself to help our members expand their Prism of Possibilities. I am excited to have you join us at our first kick-off evening meeting on August 4! I am hoping it will be in person, but if we can only meet virtually, it would be wonderful to get as many members as possible join us. Regardless, I promise it will be a fun meeting! Until then, please have a safe and wonderful summer!

All my best,



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