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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 - October 2016
Jane H. Maulucci
I'm Not Busy

Occasionally I’ll hear a somewhat snarky “Oh, you’re so busy...” and it makes me twitch. Since “busy” rhymes with “dizzy” just hearing the word brings up the vision of Lucy & Ethel in the chocolate factory where everything is totally out of control.  I prefer to think that I am not “busy” but involved and engaged in my life and community.

We’re all involved with our businesses, causes, and hobbies and have no reason to apologize for actively participating in the world. We are engaged with families and friends as well as our book clubs, gardens, and sports. These are wonderful and rewarding ways to be occupied.

But every now and then you’ll get that look and that comment that makes you hesitate for a moment on your conviction. Or you’ll look in the mirror one morning and think, “What the heck am I doing?” Some little voice will nag at you that your time could be better spent sitting on the couch watching a reality show rather than living your reality.

Don’t listen! Instead reflect on what you truly want to achieve. Maybe you are spinning your wheels and you need to adjust. If there is no positive return on the investment of your time and energy then take a step back and make better choices.

You want a full life; a life that is stuffed with joy and filled with love. You want to surgically select what you allow into your life so that you wake up every morning raring to go!

This month our theme is Organizing Mind & Matter. We have two speakers who will guide us to clarity. At dinner on October 4, Peggy Walker Barnes will direct us through our mental morass and give us the tools to focus on what is important.  Then at the luncheon, October 19, Tanya Roberts will provide tips and tricks to keep our stuff in order so that we can better control our physical environment.  

We are involved and engaged women. At this month’s meetings take a moment to ask your tablemates what they do in their “spare” time. Expect to hear a wide variety of activities that are interesting and rewarding. You may even find something that you’d like to become involved in; if you’re not too engaged!

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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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New Bern, NC 28561

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