January 2022 Newsletter

  • 22 Dec 2021 9:08 AM
    Message # 12210525
    CWF Newsletter (Administrator)

    “Nothing happens until someone sells something.”

    ~Attributed to Henry Ford


    President's Message

    Nelda Coats

    Charting a New Course!

    Like it or not, no matter what your title is, you’re selling something. Some of us are literally selling services or goods. Others may be promoting a non-profit and encouraging people to donate or volunteer. No matter what your role is within an organization, good customer service is vital to keep people coming back. An essential part of growing a business or non-profit is attracting new customers, volunteers and donors. The first word in Coastal Women’s Forum’s tagline is “Networking”. Whether you joined CWF to specifically find new customers or just to meet new women, networking describes how this is done.

    I have belonged to many networking organizations during my career – from loose groups who met for breakfast once a month to more formal weekly networking groups such as BNI (Business Networking International). With formal groups, there is a stated structure and exact procedures to follow to get to know other members of the group and to provide referrals to each other. Referrals given and received are tracked, tallied and reported on. While this is not emphasized within CWF, I think we can learn some lessons from these groups on how to network.

    First and foremost, we all are a center of influence. We have friends, families, and co-workers that we interact with daily. When we are asked for advice or recommendations for service, who do we recommend? Generally, someone whose service we have used or someone we know who performs that service. As members of Coastal Women’s Forum, we have at our fingertips over 120 women who are resources for many goods and services and represent non-profit organizations. Aside from just checking the directory, how do we confidently recommend our sisters?

    There’s another old saying in sales that folks have to “know you, like you and trust you.” And it begins with “know you.” I would like to encourage you to get to know your fellow members in CWF beyond sitting together at our daytime and evening meetings. In BNI we were expected to participate in “one-on-one’s”. These were meetings outside the group meetings between two members. We even had suggested questions to ask each other to facilitate learning all about each other and our businesses. What could happen if you made a commitment to ask one person to coffee that you met at CWF? What if you met with one person a month? At the least you’d learn more about each other, you might even gain some new business, or even better, you may make a new friend.

    In January, our program coordinators have designed our meetings around Getting to Know You so that you will have an opportunity to learn more about your CWF sisters. Besides being a lot of fun, we’ll learn more about each other and I encourage you to be on the lookout for someone that you just might want to get to know a bit better!

    Let’s have coffee,



    Upcoming Events

    JANUARY PROGRAMS

    As Coastal Women’s Forum continues Charting a New Course, we’ll start the new year by getting to know our sister travelers!

    Coastal Women’s Forum will celebrate 2022 with Getting to Know You networking programs in January. We have welcomed several new members this program year and many of our members have embarked on new paths since they joined the Forum. The January daytime and evening meetings will feature different networking activities and provide the opportunity to get to know our Coastal Women’s Forum sisters a little better. 

    Please plan to join in these fun celebrations. The meetings will also be great opportunities to welcome guests and introduce them to our wonderful Coastal Women’s Forum sisters! We look forward to seeing you in January for the beginning of a great 2022!

    ________________________________________________________________

    Dessert Sponsors

    JANUARY 4th EVENING MEETING


    "Miss Julia" Hart

    RE/MAX Homestead

    Thank you to our January Evening Meeting Dessert Sponsor, "Miss Julia" Hart, of RE/MAX Homestead.


    JANUARY 19th DAYTIME MEETING


    Georgiana Bowman Bircher

    Edward Jones

    Thank you to our January Daytime Meeting Dessert Sponsor, Georgiana Bowman Bircher, of Edward Jones!

    ________________________________________________________________

    Updated Meal Cancellation Policy

    • If you made a reservation and cannot attend, please CANCEL your reservation for either evening or daytime meetings.
    • Cancellations for monthly evening meetings should be no later than noon on the Sunday before the evening meeting. Email cwfdinner@gmail.com
    • Cancellations for monthly daytime meetings should be made no later than noon on the Monday before the lunch meeting. Email  cwflunch@gmail.com.
    • If cancellations are not received by these deadlines, you will be responsible to cover the cost of your meal.
    • Please note the difference in emails.
    • While masks are not required, their use is greatly encouraged and appreciated.

    Thank you, all!

    ________________________________________________________________

    Membership

    Welcome New Members:

    • Shannon Adcock - United Bank
    • Anne Griggs - The French Bee Events
    • Christina Howerin - Farmasi & Park Lane Jewelry
    • Eileen Pacton
    • Margaret Pollock - Christ Church, New Bern

    ________________________________________________________________

    Member News

    Greetings! 

    Wishing you a Winter Wonderland this Christmas Season!

    All the Best,

    Elise A. Medenbach, LMBT #327 Massage Therapy

    Tyson Professional Center

    1425 South Glenburnie Road, Suite 6

    New Bern, NC 28560

    www.amtamembers.com/elisemedenbach

    252 474-6118

    ________________________________________________________________


    Martha Smith Massaad

    Become healthier with your product choices for your home & body. When you take care of YOU; it helps the environment. When you help the environment; it helps YOU.

    Find out about ingredients....some are really bad. I help busy professionals become more responsible for their self-care and health by teaching them about their lifestyle choices and the impact it has on their health. The bonus is when you transform your health, you become more people and planet friendly.

    Call Martha at 252.269.5171 for a no obligation review of your pantry, bathroom and kitchen products.

    There is one thing that matters & that is YOUR health"

    Saha - to your health

    Martha Smith Massaad

    www.riseradiantlywithmartha.com 

    252.269.5171

    _________________________________________________________


    Local Authors Luncheon

    Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 11:30 AM

    The Chelsea Restaurant

    Local Authors and Books

    • Nada Behr (Children) - We Want a Dog

    • Kim Rice Smith (Christian Literature) - The Heart of a Warrior

    • A.J. Clements (Historical Fiction) - Avonvale

    • Kyre Smith (Personal Development) - Unpopular Beliefs: Everyday Issues

    • Mellanie Crouell (Neo Soul) - 25 Days of Roses

    • Stanley Trice ( Young Adult Sci-Fi) - High School Rocket Science

    • Les Pendleton (Fiction) - The Bridges at Union Point

    • Todd Wetherington (Short Stories) - Savages

    • John Scirica (Murder/Thriller/ESP) - Deadly Dreams

    • Candace Williams (Japanese Historical) - The Earthquake Doll

    Have lunch with an author!

    Learn about their book as they speak for a few minutes. Autographed copies of the books will be available for purchase.

    $30 / ticket ($12 tax deductible)

    Tickets available at the Next Chapter Book & Art Store (Downtown New Bern) or

    by calling (252) 637-9499 or (252) 633-1931.

    Proceeds to benefit STEM Scholarships at Craven Community College.

    ______________________________________________________

    Submit!

    Remember to submit your 150 word blurb to cwfnewsletter@gmail.com along with a jpeg or png image by the 10th of the month for the next newsletter.

    Last modified: 22 Dec 2021 9:33 AM | CWF Newsletter (Administrator)

UPCOMING EVENTS

CWF Newsletters

“Nothing happens until someone sells something.”

~Attributed to Henry Ford


President's Message

Nelda Coats

Charting a New Course!

Like it or not, no matter what your title is, you’re selling something. Some of us are literally selling services or goods. Others may be promoting a non-profit and encouraging people to donate or volunteer. No matter what your role is within an organization, good customer service is vital to keep people coming back. An essential part of growing a business or non-profit is attracting new customers, volunteers and donors. The first word in Coastal Women’s Forum’s tagline is “Networking”. Whether you joined CWF to specifically find new customers or just to meet new women, networking describes how this is done.

I have belonged to many networking organizations during my career – from loose groups who met for breakfast once a month to more formal weekly networking groups such as BNI (Business Networking International). With formal groups, there is a stated structure and exact procedures to follow to get to know other members of the group and to provide referrals to each other. Referrals given and received are tracked, tallied and reported on. While this is not emphasized within CWF, I think we can learn some lessons from these groups on how to network.

First and foremost, we all are a center of influence. We have friends, families, and co-workers that we interact with daily. When we are asked for advice or recommendations for service, who do we recommend? Generally, someone whose service we have used or someone we know who performs that service. As members of Coastal Women’s Forum, we have at our fingertips over 120 women who are resources for many goods and services and represent non-profit organizations. Aside from just checking the directory, how do we confidently recommend our sisters?

There’s another old saying in sales that folks have to “know you, like you and trust you.” And it begins with “know you.” I would like to encourage you to get to know your fellow members in CWF beyond sitting together at our daytime and evening meetings. In BNI we were expected to participate in “one-on-one’s”. These were meetings outside the group meetings between two members. We even had suggested questions to ask each other to facilitate learning all about each other and our businesses. What could happen if you made a commitment to ask one person to coffee that you met at CWF? What if you met with one person a month? At the least you’d learn more about each other, you might even gain some new business, or even better, you may make a new friend.

In January, our program coordinators have designed our meetings around Getting to Know You so that you will have an opportunity to learn more about your CWF sisters. Besides being a lot of fun, we’ll learn more about each other and I encourage you to be on the lookout for someone that you just might want to get to know a bit better!

Let’s have coffee,

Upcoming Events

JANUARY PROGRAMS

As Coastal Women’s Forum continues Charting a New Course, we’ll start the new year by getting to know our sister travelers!

Coastal Women’s Forum will celebrate 2022 with Getting to Know You networking programs in January. We have welcomed several new members this program year and many of our members have embarked on new paths since they joined the Forum. The January daytime and evening meetings will feature different networking activities and provide the opportunity to get to know our Coastal Women’s Forum sisters a little better. 

Please plan to join in these fun celebrations. The meetings will also be great opportunities to welcome guests and introduce them to our wonderful Coastal Women’s Forum sisters! We look forward to seeing you in January for the beginning of a great 2022!

Dessert Sponsors


"Miss Julia' Hart


RE/MAX Homestead



JANUARY 4th EVENING MEETING

DESSERT SPONSOR


Thank you to our January Evening Meeting Dessert Sponsor, "Miss Julia" Hart, of RE/MAX Homestead.





JANUARY 19th DAYTIME MEETING

DESSERT SPONSOR


Thank you to our January Daytime Meeting Dessert Sponsor, Georgiana Bowman Bircher, of Edward Jones!


Georgiana Bowman Bircher

Edward Jones

Updated Meal Cancellation Policy 


  • If you made a reservation and cannot attend, please CANCEL your reservation for either evening or daytime meetings.
  • Cancellations for monthly evening meetings should be no later than noon on the Sunday before the evening meeting. Email cwfdinner@gmail.com
  • Cancellations for monthly daytime meetings should be made no later than noon on the Monday before the lunch meeting. Email  cwflunch@gmail.com.
  • If cancellations are not received by these deadlines, you will be responsible to cover the cost of your meal.
  • Please note the difference in emails.
  • While masks are not required, their use is greatly encouraged and appreciated.

Thank you, all!


Membership


Welcome New Members:

Shannon Adcock - United Bank

Anne Griggs - The French Bee Events

Christina Howerin - Farmasi & Park Lane Jewelry

Eileen Paxton

Margaret Pollock - Christ Church, New Bern

Member News

Greetings! 

Wishing you a Winter Wonderland this Christmas Season!


All the Best,


Elise A. Medenbach, LMBT #327 Massage Therapy


Tyson Professional Center

1425 South Glenburnie Road, Suite 6

New Bern, NC 28560

www.amtamembers.com/elisemedenbach

252 474-6118


Martha Smith Massaad

Become healthier with your product choices for your home & body. When you take care of YOU; it helps the environment. When you help the environment; it helps YOU.


Find out about ingredients....some are really bad. I help busy professionals become more responsible for their self-care and health by teaching them about their lifestyle choices and the impact it has on their health. The bonus is when you transform your health, you become more people and planet friendly.


Call Martha at 252.269.5171 for a no obligation review of your pantry, bathroom and kitchen products.


There is one thing that matters & that is YOUR health"


Saha - to your health

Martha Smith Massaad


www.riseradiantlywithmartha.com 

252.269.5171

Local Authors and Books

  • Nada Behr (Children) - We Want a Dog
  • Kim Rice Smith (Christian Literature) - The Heart of a Warrior
  • A.J. Clements (Historical Fiction) - Avonvale
  • Kyre Smith (Personal Development) - Unpopular Beliefs: Everyday Issues
  • Mellanie Crouell (Neo Soul) - 25 Days of Roses
  • Stanley Trice ( Young Adult Sci-Fi) - High School Rocket Science
  • Les Pendleton (Fiction) - The Bridges at Union Point
  • Todd Wetherington (Short Stories) - Savages
  • John Scirica (Murder/Thriller/ESP) - Deadly Dreams
  • Candace Williams (Japanese Historical) - The Earthquake Doll


Have lunch with an author!


Learn about their book as they speak for a few minutes. Autographed copies of the books will be available for purchase.


Proceeds to benefit STEM Scholarships at Craven Community College.


Local Authors Luncheon


Saturday,

January 15, 2022,

at 11:30 AM

_______________


The Chelsea Restaurant


sponsored by:



$30 ticket

($12 tax deductible)



Tickets available at the Next Chapter Book & Art Store (Downtown New Bern) or by calling (252) 637-9499 or (252) 633-1931.

Submit!

Remember to submit your 150 word blurb to cwfnewsletter@gmail.com along with a jpeg or png image by the 10th of the month for the next newsletter.

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