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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
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  • Career and self-development
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  • 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 - September 2016
Jane H. Maulucci
Looking Both Ways

We had to move our overstuffed dining room hutch so that some repair work could be done to our ceiling. That meant taking many of the precious things out and plopping them in a box. Some of what I found in the hutch was not as precious as I first thought. I am not sure why I chose to store my 1960’s Dale Evan’s style cap gun in my breakfront, but there it was.

This same thing happens when I clean out my closets. I’ll pull out a favorite something that I just can’t part with, put it on and realize that we’re no longer friends.  Some good byes are teary, others much more abrupt.

My mental closet also comes up with attitudes and ideas that no longer fit me. I remember a younger and dumber me thinking anyone 20 years my senior was old, until I reached those milestones. Now I just think they are lucky!

Our theme this month is “Build For the Future; Preserve the Past”. Since September is one of those transitional months it seems like the right time to look both ways for our community and ourselves.

Moving forward we need to keep our literal and figurative closets ready to accept new additions, while still lovingly preserving our personal heirlooms whether they are mom’s pearls, your cap pistol, or your fervent belief that chocolate is a vegetable.

Let our speakers this month educate you on the possibilities of simultaneously building and preserving. And as you speak with other CWF members at the dinner and luncheon, find out what future adventures they have planned and what precious items and ideas they are preserving.

By the way, if you want a little help cleaning out a closet, either in your home or in your head, I’d bet that at least one of your table-mates would be willing to assist. Just ask!

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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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