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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

August 2015 President's Message
MaryAnn Jordan-Yates

The Year Ahead

Last year was so much fun! I learned so much about CWF and each of you that I couldn’t refuse when asked by the Board of Directors to serve again as President for another year.  My theme for this year is:  The Complete Coastal Women’s Forum WOMAN. 

 As president it is my responsibility to ensure that our members feel that there is value to their membership. 

The question is: What do you really get for your $40 membership?

It’s really simple; as much as you possibly want! As a CWF member you have so many opportunities to connect with and meet people, to learn more about our members and their passions, and to get involved in a way that fits your schedule and works best for you.   

 I also know that great connections happen all the time with Coastal Women’s Forum ladies.  Many of us at one time or another has been asked about or sought an accountant, stylist, web designer, or florist (among others services) and the answer comes back: “Yes, there is this great woman in CWF and she sounds like just what you are looking for!” 

 BINGO! Another successful referral because you came to a meeting, sat next to someone new, networked a little, and made a connection. Or, you advertised your business or event for free with 150 words or less in the monthly newsletter

 And for those looking to get involved in volunteer projects there is no greater resource than the ladies of CWF. From history to theater, food banks to bank of the arts, community outreach to community orchestras, we have someone in our group that can connect you.

 To get more members to be complete CWF women, we are hosting a contest this year. It’s called 40 for $40.  It’s simple; participate in every way possible in CWF and you’ll earn points. The first person to 40 points gets their membership paid for next year (2016-2017)!

 1.Update your member profile on the website: 2 points, add a current profile picture: 3 points
2. Order a name tag – We need to know who you are! 3 points  (Learn about nametag sale below!)
3. Wear nametag  to meeting : 1 point each time (21 possible points)
4.  Submit your 150 word blurb to the newsletter. About you, your business, your favorite charity or upcoming non-profit event. Let people know about the things that are important to you.  5 points first one,  1 point all others
5. Attend Meetings: 1 point (21 possible points)
6. Bring a guest to a meeting:   2 points
7. Your guest joins:  3 points

We are a strong group and have so much to offer to each other.  Each of us has a story to tell, an idea to share, and success to celebrate.  I look forward to seeing you at the monthly lunch and dinner meetings and remember to bring a guest or two!

 Also, know that the CWF Board and I are here to serve you and make this year dynamic and fun.  Let’s make it happen together!
MaryAnn Jordan-Yates

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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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