"CHARTING A NEW COURSE"
President's Message: Charting a New Course!
Dear CWF Sisters,
Wow, what an experience the last 16 months has been! We have all been touched in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic and the forced lockdown. Even as we begin to resume our lives and normal activities, things are not quite “normal”. As I reflected on the past months and spoke with each board member about our hopes and ideas for Coastal Women’s Forum, the words “new course” kept coming to mind. My husband and I have sailed and travelled on our various sailboats for many years. In our division of duties, I am the navigator. It suits my logical and numbers-oriented brain. I love to plot our course on the chart, figure out the proper heading and determine the best way to navigate to our destination. At least that’s how we did it in the early ‘80’s when we were cruising and living on our sailboat! Now, with today’s technology it’s a bit easier to punch the destination into the chart plotter and instantly see the proper course.
Coastal Women’s Forum exists to network, educate and encourage each other in all aspects of our lives – whether it’s in our businesses, our volunteer activities or our personal lives. My hope is that we will continue to support each other as we all figure out this new course into which we are emerging. Your new board will be brainstorming ideas to bring exciting and meaningful programs that will enrich your lives.
We have challenges ahead of us as well. Due to the pandemic our membership is down considerably. Won’t you join me in renewing your membership right away? You should have received your renewal email already, if not, reach out to one of our membership coordinators. Invite friends and colleagues to our meetings whom you feel may be interested in our group. Mark your calendars for our first meeting on August 10 – one week later than usual, due to scheduling with The Chelsea. Start thinking now about those folks that you could invite – it would be wonderful to see a full room at our kick-off.
I’m excited to be your president this year and really quite humbled by the task. But with your help and encouragement, we’ll tackle this year and I’m confident that Coastal Women’s Forum will be as strong as ever. Have a wonderful summer and I’ll see you on August 10!
Coastal Women’s Forum (CWF) welcomes smart, savvy women of all ages, interests and abilities...
Women just like you!
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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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