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President's Message: A Happy Ending!

June 2021

Dear CWF Sisters,

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since I took on the role to lead this amazing group of women! Looking back, I am so glad we made it through despite the challenges we were faced with because of the pandemic.

There is a saying that “the real happy endings come after a story with lots of ups and downs.” I have definitely experienced some ups and downs.Through it all, our dedicated board members stood by me and supported me. We tried to make the best with what we were able to do given the circumstances. Even if only through Zoom, we were able to bring you speakers that I hope helped to educate, empower, and encourage you.

Although my term is ending, it does not mean I will not be around. As I assume the role of past president for one additional board term, I will do my best to help guide our new president, Nelda Coats. You can rest assured that Nelda will do a great job as she takes on the role. I am excited to see what Nelda has in store for us as we begin our new year July 1. I hope that you will continue to be an active member of Coastal Women’s Forum and join us for our kick-off meeting in August. I know we all missed the networking at our monthly meetings. We will hopefully return to a more normal format having both day and evening meetings each month—following COVID protocols, of course.

I look forward to seeing you at our year-end meeting/Hat Social on June 3. Everything will be coming up rainbows! You can decorate a hat, a mask, or both. This is sure to be a fun evening for all of us!

In closing, I would like to say that I am so proud to be a member of this incredible organization, and it has been an honor to serve as president this year! I knew from my second meeting I attended back in February of 2017 that CWF is an amazing group of powerful, strong women that I wanted to be a part of.

Signing off one last time--continue to stay safe and healthy!

All the best,


Coastal Women’s Forum (CWF) welcomes smart, savvy women of all ages, interests and abilities...

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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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