May 2021 Newsletter



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“You must weather the storm and come out on the other side stronger than before."

- Morgan Rhodes

President's Message

Rose MacNeal

We Are Coming Around the Mountain.

It’s funny, but for some reason the old children’s folk song, She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain When She Comes, sticks in my head when thinking of where we have been and where we are heading. We seem to have made it through the hardest times during the pandemic where we were unable to meet up with each other and network the way Coastal Women’s Forum sisters usually do. With more of us getting vaccinated, the potential of being able to get together in person is now something we can look  forward to doing again starting with our April daytime meeting! I don’t know about you, but I will be glad to break out my spring clothes and show off my painted toes in my sandals!

I am not going to lie; it has been a difficult year. Working with our Program Coordinators to come up with speakers to help engage our members was not an easy task when you think of how we had to put it together doing it via Zoom. But you know what? We did it! We managed to have a monthly speaker sharing different topics. We learned about Promise Place and what services they offer. We learned about different types of meditation and how to manage stress. We had a few interactive demonstrations on how to stretch and relax practicing yoga, what to plant in our gardens, and even one on how to cook special treats with our St. Patrick’s Day leftovers! Speaking of cooking, I hope that you were able to utilize our Quarantine e-cookbook. There are some different dishes for all to try—and cocktails too! This will remain a permanent part of our website so no need to print anything out.

Although none of us will be “riding six white horses” to our meetings, I do know that we are all excited that we can meet again in person. I hope that you will be able to join us as our CWF sisters get together to network, educate and empower each other!

Continue to stay safe and healthy!

All my best, 

Upcoming Events

Emerging from the Pandemic: Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead

Join us for an open panel discussion on how a variety of businesses have managed through the pandemic and their methods for moving forward. 

Monthly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Where: In-person at the New Bern Golf & Country Club and via Zoom.

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Zoom begins at 6:20 p.m.)

Virtual Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to our May Meeting Sponsor

 Anna DiNisio

I started my Tupperware business 26 years ago just as a way to make a little bit of extra money, and no one sold where I lived in WV. That was a life changing decision for me. It turned this shy young lady into the confident businesswoman that I am today. I started at the consultant level and moved up to owning my own $300K Franchise with Tupperware until I moved to NC a few years ago. I have earned free cars and many wonderful trips with this business, including Mexico, Hawaii, and Ireland, and I helped bring added income into our household. Tupperware is a wonderful company that Empowers Women and gives them the confidence they deserve and sometimes lack in their home lives. With the mentorship and support of this company, any Woman can change the future for themselves and their families and I have been witness to so many. Tupperware is celebrating 75 years this month and is continuing to change lives not just in the U.S. but all over the world. Tupperware is also a great proponent of the environment and is always looking for ways to help the environment including recycling materials for use in production. The products themselves are reusable and that alone fosters the mindset of saving the planet.

President's Charity

Thank you to the many members who have supported Promise Place. If you haven't yet had a chance to, please join us in supporting Promise Place. Promise Place provides three branches of service to support their vision--Community and Systems Outreach, Advocacy and Mental Health.

Promise Place's Mission is to build safer communities free of sexual violence and impact through support, education, and advocacy in Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties.

Promise Place envisions a community where sexual abuse will not be tolerated. Their staff and advocates are in their office and available most weekdays, and there is also a 24/7 crisis line.

Can I count you in for your support? Donations may be made online via the Coastal Women's Forum website: Click here to donate!

Thank you for your donation!

If you shop online on Amazon, you can go to to register and add Promise Place as your charity. Every time you shop on Amazon, Promise Place will receive a donation. There is no cost to you! It's a win, win!

Thank you, 


Member News

April showers bring May Flowers. Behold the beautiful signs of spring. 

Take the time to enjoy the beauty. 

Elise A. Medenbach,  LMBT Massage Therapy 

Glenburnie Professional Center 

1425 S Glenburnie Road, Suite 6

New Bern, NC 28562

252 474-6118

History, Mystery, Clues & Fun!

Can You Solve a Clue? The New Bern Historical Society and Sherlock T. Bear invite you to test your sleuthing skills in the History Quest, an all-new, family friendly outdoor history hunt! On Saturday, June 5 at 10am, teams will gather at NB Battlefield Park to receive their clues. Hop in your car and follow the clues to find historical places in and around New Bern. You’ll be amazed at what you'll learn about our past!

Those who complete all the quests by 4pm will be eligible for great prizes. 

Gather your teams and join the fun! They can be family, both adults and children; friends and co-workers; or any other group. Who has the best sleuthing skills? Your office team, or mine? The Smiths or the Joneses?

Information and Registration at or call 252-638-8558. Submitted by Mickey Miller, Executive Director,


Ideally situated on picturesque Brices Creek, the New Bern Yacht Club offers a unique event venue for Social or Corporate occasions, with your budget in mind:

  • Unique property with 250 feet of waterfront footage
  • Panoramic views of scenic Brices Creek to the Trent River
  • Charming clubhouse accommodates up to 85 people
  • Fully appointed warming kitchen for ease of catering
  • Secure Wi-Fi and audiovisual; large-screen TV for computer/internet presentations
  • Outdoor entertaining on screen porch and spacious lawn, plus room for waterside tents
  • Ample off-street parking
  • Surprisingly affordable rates!

To tour the property, contact CWF member Lucy Lichty, 252/649-9780, Visit us at


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