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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

President's Message - July 2017
Sandy Eichelberger

On The 30
Have you ever wondered why the number 30 often has a negative connotation? “Never trust anyone over 30.” “As soon as you hit 30, you start going down hill.” But when it comes to CWF’s 30th birthday, the exact opposite is true. CWF can be trusted to provide the best in networking, education, and support for women of all ages, occupations and stages of life. And we keep on getting better every year.

I am absolutely thrilled to be the CWF President of our 30th year! Yes, 30 years of women getting together for the sake of Networking, Education, and Encouragement. The need for women to continue doing this is as strong now as it was 30 years ago.

CWF is a well-known and powerful organization in New Bern – just ask our members and they will agree.

When I moved to New Bern three years ago, CWF was one of the first organizations I heard about, and I was quickly welcomed. Last year, we added over 60 new members and so many of their stories are the same – CWF is the place to feel welcomed and the place to network!

I think back 30 years ago to what I was doing personally and professionally – how I wish there had been an organization like CWF to support me as I moved up my professional ladder. The ability to have an organization that is inclusive of women of such a broad range of careers, ages, skills, and abilities is so unique. Just the thought of having so many interesting women to help mentor and support each other makes me proud to stand before our membership.

We will spend time this year reflecting upon the wonderful gifts the women who founded this organization have given us over the years. As we celebrate our 30th, we will garner all the “Pearls of Wisdom” from the women who so boldly established this organization, our community leaders, and other speakers who  will support our 30th year.

Our first dinner of 2017-2018 will be held at The Chelsea on August 1, 2017. We will introduce our concepts for our 30th year, talk about our special 30th celebration and of course, welcome our current and new members. Be prepared to be wowed at how CWF supports and provides mentoring opportunities for all our members. Don’t miss the first meeting of our 2017 year and be ready to share your summer stories with your CWF sisters.

And remember... July 1st is the date to renew your membership!

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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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