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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.

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President's Message

Sandy Eichelberger

I recently had the honor of representing CWF at a reception hosted by Craven Community College to recognize this year’s scholarship recipients. The college reported that well over $200,000 was awarded to 373 students, which was an increase of 54 over the previous year. I am so pleased that CWF’s scholarship recipient was one of those 54 students.

Why am I sharing this with you? As a member of CWF, I feel an immense sense of pride that my membership, as well as all of yours, is changing the life of a member of our community. DeAnne Holliday, our first Craven Community College Scholarship recipient, was one of the many students who eloquently spoke at the ceremony. Listening to the students explain how their scholarships will provide them with the opportunity to positively change the direction of their futures and how they plan to work within their community after graduation, I recognized how much our CWF memberships mean. That sense of paying it forward comes to mind!

CWF is a growing organization. We come together twice a month to learn, network and encourage each other. Until now, I hadn’t realized how much more we give to one another. Many of our members are involved with a wide range of charitable organizations in New Bern. They often share information, as well as their experiences, at CWF events enabling all of us to participate. Many of our members are or have volunteered for the Board and give back in that way. Our Board was enthusiastic and eager to make the change in our scholarship program. And when we announced the change, our membership was very excited and supportive.

You, therefore, have so profoundly changed the direction of our first scholarship recipient’s life and we will continue to support a new student each year going forward. So now, do you understand why I had to share? We are a powerful group sometimes, but we sometimes lose sight of the impact of our contributions!‚Äč

Thank you all!

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