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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

May 2016

April showers bring May flowers and the month is filled with the sounds of birds, the smell of fresh flowers and warm summer breezes. May marks the end of spring and the beginning of summer. There's growing anticipation of backyard barbecues, outdoor activities and beach trips. School age children anticipate the last day of school and families plan for summer vacations.   

Remember Coastal Women’s Forum takes a vacation too.  After our Hat Social on June 9th, CWF will take a brief hiatus until we kick off our new year at our dinner meeting in August.  The Hat Social generally our biggest event is free to all members but you must register to attend.  The theme this year is “If The Hat Fits Wear It.” Hats are not required but yours could be a winner.  Watch your email for details.

We also celebrate Moms on Mother’s Day, the second Sunday in May. Whether you have children or not, you have a Mom, so celebrate her with memories that bring a smile to your face.  For me personally, my mom passed away when I was 27 years old.  And a few years later I was given the gift of a wonderful step mom for another 20 years.  I consider myself blessed to have had two wonderful Moms that I celebrate every day.

And finally, let’s not forget Memorial Day.  Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868.   Memorial Day typically marks the start of the summer vacation season and the official beginning of white pants and white shoes (LOL)!!!   Take time during the holiday to honor those that gave their all for our freedom. 

Happy May everyone!


End of Year Annual Meeting andHat Social - Thursday, June 9, NBGCC

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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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New Bern, NC 28561

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