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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 - December 2016
Jane H. Maulucci

Be the Light

December is filled with holidays that celebrate light, literally and figuratively. Whatever you are celebrating this month be mindful that each us has our own way of honoring our seasonal traditions. The commonality is that at this time of year we are all reminded to be kinder to others, to share our bounty with those less fortunate, and to wish everyone well.  Everyone.

This is tough. We have family, friends, and colleagues who may be on our personal naughty list right now and just thinking about them dims our holiday spirit. Let it go. Think kind thoughts and visualize the best possible outcome of your next encounter. It may actually go as you hoped.

Remember that this time of year is not all Hallmark moments for many people. The holidays can leave people longing for those who are far away or recently passed. Others may be feeling Grinchy because the grand expectations of gifts and joyful get-togethers have never been or are not now part of their reality.  And for the introvert, the office party is as close to Hades as she ever wants to get.

So don’t feel that it is a personal affront if your enthusiasm for antler headbands and wild sweaters is not shared with everyone you meet. Understand that for some among us, getting through the holidays and into the New Year takes some effort. Just keep sharing that “cup of kindness” and we’ll all see the light.

At our December events, dinner on the 6th and our luncheon on the 21st, we will be in holiday mode. Both the Chelsea and the New Bern Golf & Country Club will be festively decked out so come join us to lighten up and hear our speaker from the Craven Literacy Council, the President’s Charity of the Year.

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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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