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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

November 2015

I just wanted to use this opportunity to say thank you and to recognize each and every one of you for being the outstanding women that make us strong! Coastal Women’s Forum is growing every month and all of you are amazing women contributing to that growth by spreading the word and inviting guests to each event. At every meeting I am honored to meet all the new members and guests and still try to take time to greet and chat with all of our current members too. We had over 70 women at our October dinner and the lunches are averaging 55-60. Attendance is better than ever and the positive energy is contagious.

One of the messages that Cindy Blot - Community and Economic Development Manager for the City of New Bern, shared with us as she discussed the growth and economic development in the City, was to get involved. I know that sometimes that is easier said than done, but you can make a difference; your voice matters. I also encourage you to get involved with CWF. We have two major events every year and look forward to the ideas of our membership to make them successful. If you would like to volunteer for either the Trade Share (April) or Hat Social (June) please contact one of the Board members. We are also looking for members who are interested in serving on the Board next year. I know it seems early to be asking, but it’s better to plan ahead and keep the ball rolling forward.

In closing, the holidays are just around the corner and I want to wish all of a Happy Thanksgiving. When giving thanks and counting your blessings, family and friends, tell them how thankful you are to have them in your life. I value you, thank you for being in my life!

Happy Thanksgiving - MaryAnn

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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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PO Box 15392
New Bern, NC 28561

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