April 2021 Newsletter

  • 22 Mar 2021 12:41 PM
    Message # 10224410

    President's Message

    Rose MacNeal

    It’s About Time!

    We all know that saying when it comes to changing our clocks – “spring forward and fall back.” When we spring forward, it’s when the clock turns ahead, and we lose one hour.  So how are you doing so far with the new time change? As we are in a new month, let’s take time to take in what is around us. 

    It is important to take time to listen and engage with the world around you. Sometimes you are inspired and there are other times when you just need to welcome those uninspired moments as moments to simply be. Be gentle with yourself and take time to process things. Listen, observe, and take time to take things in. Let the quiet moments fill you up because maybe sometimes, that’s enough.

    There is a well of life inside of us all. There are ideas and dreams ready to be visualized and put on paper or brought into the conversation. But we might have to dig to find them. Some of us might have to spend years doing a lot of ordinary things to find the extraordinary. Work your way into the extraordinary. Do the digging and the searching. This is all a part of the journey. This is all a part of our becoming. Sometimes that takes time.

    Our sisters at Coastal Women’s Forum have definitely shown that we are indeed extraordinary women who inspire, encourage, and understand each other. As the world is changing and we all begin to get vaccinated, it will soon be time for us to be together in person again so that we can continue to network, educate, and empower each other more effectively. 

    Take time to think about what you have been doing since March of 2020. Some of you worked from home and some home-schooled your children. I know we all tried to make more home-cooked meals. Perhaps you picked up a new hobby, read some great books, or saw some great movies. It will be time to share all that with our CWF sisters as we look forward to meeting in person again.

    It’s about time we look ahead to a brighter future! I look forward to seeing you at our April meeting. Continue to stay safe and healthy!

    All my best,

    Upcoming Events

    Monthly meeting. 

    Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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

    Time: 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Zoom to begin at 12:00 p.m.)


    Resources for Caregivers of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

    Join us on Wednesday, April 21, for a conversation via Zoom with Rachel Rhine, Manager of the New Bern Walk to End Alzheimer’s, about the resources available to help patients and caregivers.

    Many Coastal Women’s Forum members have been long-time participants and supporters of our local Walks to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Since most caregiving for patients with Alzheimer’s rests with women, many of our members may be caregivers themselves, or know friends and family members who are caring for others.

    Our discussion with Rachel will focus on highlights of the latest news about Alzheimer’s Disease and resources made available with the assistance of donor support. Throughout coastal North Carolina, resources include educational sessions, support groups, and a 24-hour telephone help line. With these resources, no one should feel alone in the caregiving process.            

    Rachel is excited to be entering her second year with the Alzheimer’s Association. She presently manages the Walk to End Alzheimer’s for New Bern, Jacksonville, and Wilmington. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and has a master’s degree in Art History. Rachel and her husband live in Wilmington, North Carolina.     


    Meeting Sponsor

    April Meeting Sponsor

    Thank you to Eileen Nonemaker!

    As a former educator and sales manager, I work closely with business leaders, sales professionals, & non-profit organizations to fine-tune individual and organizational goal-planning strategies.

    Is it time to reinvent yourself??  Let’s meet for coffee and discuss the possibilities!

    Breakthrough Thinking for Your Real World - Think, Strategize, Lead, & Sell Differently


    Board Notes

    Remember the days of meeting in person?! They're back . . . We are thrilled to offer a virtual and in-person option for our April 21, 2021 meeting. In keeping with in the COVID-19 guidelines, we will be able to host up to twenty-five people at the New Bern Country Club and will have Zoom set up for all you viewing from home. 

    We encourage you to attend based on your comfort level! It's going to be wonderful to see some of our CWF sisters in person!

    CWF Board of Directors


    Member News

    Lunch and Learn

    Join me Eileen Nonemaker on Thursday, April 29th from 11:30 until 1 pm at the CC Small Business Center’s Lunch and Learn. This event is held in conjunction with the Havelock Chamber of Commerce.

    My topic is “What does it take to be successful in Sales? Learn the qualities and skills that will help you find success.”

    Because the world of sales and business development is changing so profoundly, fully grasping the need to reinvent ourselves and our processes is not an option.

    • ·         Understand how to tap into your sales potential
    • ·         Better preparation in 6 areas creates more opportunities for success.

    This workshop is free and due to continued COVID-19 restrictions, it will be held virtually.

    You can register online at https://cravencc.edu/sbc/


    Hallowed Ground Lantern Tour

    Ready for spring and some safe, family-friendly outdoor fun? The New Bern Historical Society invites you to an exciting new storytelling event, the Hallowed Ground Lantern Tour, April 9 & 10, 6-9pm at New Bern Battlefield Park.

    The tour takes you on a 60-minute guided lantern-lit walk through the wooded battlefield trails, where spirits from New Bern's past will share their inspirational stories of courage and conviction.  You'll meet an unlikely Medal of Honor winner . . . a plucky lady spy . . . escaped slaves who fled to the mecca of New Bern . . . and more.  End your evening with more stories and music in the tent.

    While you're waiting for your tour, enjoy a look at Civil War military camp life displayed by the NC 26th Infantry reenactors. 

    Tickets and more information at www.newbernhistorical.org.

    Submitted by Mickey Miller, New Bern Historical Society; ph. 252.638.8558; email director@newbernhistorical.org


    A SHREDDING DAY EVENT ON MAY 22, 2021

    The New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club will sponsor a Shredding Day on Saturday, May 22nd at two locations. From 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, the truck will be parked at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1605 Neuse Blvd., and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, the location will be at the Community Center in Fairfield Harbor. The first box will be free, with a suggested donation of $10 for each additional box. Proceeds support the Rotary Club’s charitable projects and contributions in our community. For additional information, contact CWF member Deedra Durocher at 252-670-1907.


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    Last modified: 21 Apr 2021 9:43 AM | Beth Cooper

UPCOMING EVENTS

CWF Newsletters

"Whatever community organization, whether it’s a women’s organization, or fighting for racial justice…you will get satisfaction out of doing something to give back to the community that you never get in any other way."

~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg


President's Message

Nelda Coats

Charting a New Course!

Approaching Thanksgiving, our hearts turn to gratitude and treating others with kindness. During December, we are given many opportunities to give back to our community through donations to community organizations, service charities, sponsoring children for Christmas gifts, and on and on. Many religions celebrate significant days in December – from Hanukkah to Christmas to Kwanzaa and others I’m sure I’m not aware of! All emphasize the importance of supporting our community through our service, support, and giving financially.

December is traditionally the month that Coastal Women’s Forum allows the President to present her charity for the year and request donations to show our support as an organization. In the October newsletter, I introduced you to Sound Rivers. Sound Rivers is a nonprofit organization that guards the health of the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Basins. They unite with concerned citizens to monitor, protect and preserve the watersheds covering nearly one quarter of North Carolina. They do this through water protection, community engagement, and pollution reduction. Their mission statement is to monitor and protect the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River watersheds covering nearly one quarter of North Carolina, and to preserve the health and beauty of the river basin through environmental justice.

There are many ways we can support them – monetary gifts, volunteering, participating in a river clean-up, and promoting them through your social media. I’m excited to hear from Corinne Belch, Director of Development and Katy Hunt, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper, at our December meetings, where they will educate us on their work and how we can become involved in keeping the beautiful Neuse River healthy and flourishing for years to come.

There is a link under President’s Charity on our website where you may read more about Sound Rivers and how to donate. If you wish, you may bring your checks and cash to the December meetings and donate directly there. Make your check payable to Sound Rivers.

Thank you for all you do in supporting our community.

Fondly,

Upcoming Events

DECEMBER MEETING SPEAKERS

Welcome, Sound Rivers!

Sound Rivers is a nonprofit organization that guards the health of the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Basins. Sound Rivers unites with concerned citizens to monitor, protect and preserve the watersheds covering nearly one-quarter of North Carolina.

Founded in 2015 with the merger of two of the state’s oldest grassroots conservation organizations, Sound Rivers combines the deep history of advocacy of the Neuse River Foundation, established in 1980, and the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation, established in 1981. This union to become Sound Rivers creates a powerful advocate protecting North Carolina’s most cherished waterways. 

Donations to Sound Rivers support all these programs, and giving means Sound Rivers Riverkeepers can continue working for our clean water. Together, we can make a clean water future possible!

DECEMBER Evening Speaker

Tuesday, December 7

In January 2017, Corinne Everett Belch joined Sound Rivers as the Director of Development. Corinne grew up just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has a lifelong passion for the environment.


Thank you, Corrine!


Corrine Belch

Director of Development


Katy Hunt

Lower Neuse Riverkeeper

DECEMBER Daytime Speaker

Wednesday, December 15


Katy joined Sound Rivers as the Lower Neuse Riverkeeper on June 26, 2017, and is based in New Bern. As Lower Neuse Riverkeeper, Katy is Sound Rivers’ primary representative for the Neuse River basin from the Lenoir-Wayne County line eastward to the mouth of the Neuse River.


Thank you, Katy!

Dessert Sponsors


Jean Leslie


Massage Therapy


DECEMBER 7th EVENING MEETING

DESSERT SPONSOR


Thank you to our December Evening Meeting Dessert Sponsor, Jean Leslie, owner of Jean Leslie Therapeutic Massage!



DECEMBER 15th DAYTIME MEETING

DESSERT SPONSOR


Thank you to our December Daytime Meeting Dessert Sponsor, Nelda Coats, Mortgage Loan Officer of Movement Mortgage!


Navigate with Nelda!


Nelda Coats

Movement Mortgage

Updated Meal Cancellation Policy 


  • If you made a reservation and cannot attend, please CANCEL your reservation for either evening or daytime meetings.
  • Cancellations for monthly evening meetings should be no later than noon on the Sunday before the evening meeting. Email cwfdinner@gmail.com
  • Cancellations for monthly daytime meetings should be made no later than noon on the Monday before the lunch meeting. Email  cwflunch@gmail.com.
  • If cancellations are not received by these deadlines, you will be responsible to cover the cost of your meal.
  • Please note the difference in emails.
  • While masks are not required, their use is greatly encouraged and appreciated.

Thank you, all!


Membership


Welcome New Members:

Heather Thornburg

Meg Wethington - New Bern Good News

Marianne Waldrop - Retired Military

Bonita Simmons - Tried by Fire, Inc.

Mary Chester - Pruitt Health

Susan Chesson - Buckingham Strategic Wealth

Haley Salmons - Creative Chromosomes

Member News


Is Santa bringing you new luggage for your holiday travel?

Remember that Anita English, My Travel Agent, (travelto@suddelink.net) and Debby Lutz, Travel by Debby L, (tbtravel075@gmail.com) are collecting gently used luggage for Foster Kids… because no one should carry their belongings in a trash bag.


Anita English

My Travel Agent


travelto@suddenlink.net

252-638-4134 Office

252-670-4263 Mobile

www.mytravelagentinc.com

Debby Lutz

Travel by Debby L


tbtravel075@gmail.com

877-493-3048 Office

252-500-4183 Mobile

www.travelbydebbyl.com

Jeanne Crockett - Crockett's Critter Care

Yah! We did it! Over 1,000 unsolicited happiness reviews. Feeling grateful. I am so proud of our team members and the hard work they do every day to make our company great! Dedicated, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and professional are just a few of the words that describe our team. We are grateful to our clients for their positive feedback and reviews. Thank you for continuing to choose us.

Dog Training (New)

Our new signature service is a unique program designed to help reactive, fearful dogs and their owners. It consists of eight, forty-five-minute, in-person training sessions that are supported by videos and handouts. Throughout the process you will discover the whys, develop good handling skills, and gain insights that will help you and your canine partner achieve an unbreakable bond.

For services and rates, testimonials, pet gallery photos, and more:

Visit: www.crockettscrittercare.com

Call: 252 635-2655

Where your critters count!

Elise Medenbach, LBMT

Take time to take care of YOU this Christmas Season! 

We are usually so busy taking care of others that we forget the most important person. If we do not take care of ourselves, who will take care of us?

Merry Christmas!


Elise A. Medenbach, LMBT #327 Massage Therapy


Glenburnie Professional Center

1425 South Glenburnie Road,   Suite 6

New Bern, NC  28560

252 474-6118

www.amtamembers.com/elisemedenbach

Entertaining friends, family, or clients over the holidays?

New Bern Yacht Club, ideally situated on picturesque Brices Creek, offers you a unique and relaxed setting for social or corporate entertaining -- with your budget in mind:

  • Unique property with 250 feet of waterfront footage
  • Panoramic views of scenic Brices Creek to the Trent River
  • Private, 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, plus spacious lawn with room for waterside tents
  • Ample off-street parking
  • Surprisingly affordable rates!

To tour the property, contact CWF member Lucy Lichty: 252/649-9780 | lucylaurens2@gmail.com.  

Visit us at www.NewBernYachtClub.com


New Bern Yacht Club

Submit!

Remember to submit your 150 word blurb to cwfnewsletter@gmail.com along with a jpeg or png image by the 10th of the month for the next newsletter.

Upcoming Events

DECEMBER MEETING SPEAKERS

Welcome, Sound Rivers!

Sound Rivers is a nonprofit organization that guards the health of the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Basins. Sound Rivers unites with concerned citizens to monitor, protect and preserve the watersheds covering nearly one-quarter of North Carolina.

Founded in 2015 with the merger of two of the state’s oldest grassroots conservation organizations, Sound Rivers combines the deep history of advocacy of the Neuse River Foundation, established in 1980, and the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation, established in 1981. This union to become Sound Rivers creates a powerful advocate protecting North Carolina’s most cherished waterways. 

Donations to Sound Rivers support all these programs, and giving means Sound Rivers Riverkeepers can continue working for our clean water. Together, we can make a clean water future possible!

DECEMBER Evening Speaker

Tuesday, December 7

In January 2017, Corinne Everett Belch joined Sound Rivers as the Director of Development. Corinne grew up just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has a lifelong passion for the environment.


Thank you, Corrine!


Corrine Belch

Director of Development


Katy Hunt

Lower Neuse Riverkeeper

DECEMBER Daytime Speaker

Wednesday, December 15


Katy joined Sound Rivers as the Lower Neuse Riverkeeper on June 26, 2017, and is based in New Bern. As Lower Neuse Riverkeeper, Katy is Sound Rivers’ primary representative for the Neuse River basin from the Lenoir-Wayne County line eastward to the mouth of the Neuse River.


Thank you, Katy!

Dessert Sponsors


Jean Leslie


Massage Therapy


DECEMBER 7th EVENING MEETING

DESSERT SPONSOR


Thank you to our December Evening Meeting Dessert Sponsor, Jean Leslie, owner of Jean Leslie Therapeutic Massage!



DECEMBER 15th DAYTIME MEETING

DESSERT SPONSOR


Thank you to our December Daytime Meeting Dessert Sponsor, Nelda Coats, Mortgage Loan Officer of Movement Mortgage!


Navigate with Nelda!


Nelda Coats

Movement Mortgage

Updated Meal Cancellation Policy 


  • If you made a reservation and cannot attend, please CANCEL your reservation for either evening or daytime meetings.
  • Cancellations for monthly evening meetings should be no later than noon on the Sunday before the evening meeting. Email cwfdinner@gmail.com
  • Cancellations for monthly daytime meetings should be made no later than noon on the Monday before the lunch meeting. Email  cwflunch@gmail.com.
  • If cancellations are not received by these deadlines, you will be responsible to cover the cost of your meal.
  • Please note the difference in emails.
  • While masks are not required, their use is greatly encouraged and appreciated.

Thank you, all!


Membership


Welcome New Members:

Heather Thornburg

Meg Wethington - New Bern Good News

Marianne Waldrop - Retired Military

Bonita Simmons - Tried by Fire, Inc.

Mary Chester - Pruitt Health

Susan Chesson - Buckingham Strategic Wealth

Haley Salmons - Creative Chromosomes

Member News


Is Santa bringing you new luggage for your holiday travel?

Remember that Anita English, My Travel Agent, (travelto@suddelink.net) and Debby Lutz, Travel by Debby L, (tbtravel075@gmail.com) are collecting gently used luggage for Foster Kids… because no one should carry their belongings in a trash bag.


Anita English

My Travel Agent


travelto@suddenlink.net

252-638-4134 Office

252-670-4263 Mobile

www.mytravelagentinc.com

Debby Lutz

Travel by Debby L


tbtravel075@gmail.com

877-493-3048 Office

252-500-4183 Mobile

www.travelbydebbyl.com

Jeanne Crockett - Crockett's Critter Care

Yah! We did it! Over 1,000 unsolicited happiness reviews. Feeling grateful. I am so proud of our team members and the hard work they do every day to make our company great! Dedicated, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and professional are just a few of the words that describe our team. We are grateful to our clients for their positive feedback and reviews. Thank you for continuing to choose us.

Dog Training (New)

Our new signature service is a unique program designed to help reactive, fearful dogs and their owners. It consists of eight, forty-five-minute, in-person training sessions that are supported by videos and handouts. Throughout the process you will discover the whys, develop good handling skills, and gain insights that will help you and your canine partner achieve an unbreakable bond.

For services and rates, testimonials, pet gallery photos, and more:

Visit: www.crockettscrittercare.com

Call: 252 635-2655

Where your critters count!

Elise Medenbach, LBMT

Take time to take care of YOU this Christmas Season! 

We are usually so busy taking care of others that we forget the most important person. If we do not take care of ourselves, who will take care of us?

Merry Christmas!


Elise A. Medenbach, LMBT #327 Massage Therapy


Glenburnie Professional Center

1425 South Glenburnie Road,   Suite 6

New Bern, NC  28560

252 474-6118

www.amtamembers.com/elisemedenbach

Entertaining friends, family, or clients over the holidays?

New Bern Yacht Club, ideally situated on picturesque Brices Creek, offers you a unique and relaxed setting for social or corporate entertaining -- with your budget in mind:

  • Unique property with 250 feet of waterfront footage
  • Panoramic views of scenic Brices Creek to the Trent River
  • Private, 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, plus spacious lawn with room for waterside tents
  • Ample off-street parking
  • Surprisingly affordable rates!

To tour the property, contact CWF member Lucy Lichty: 252/649-9780 | lucylaurens2@gmail.com.  

Visit us at www.NewBernYachtClub.com


New Bern Yacht Club

Submit!

Remember to submit your 150 word blurb to cwfnewsletter@gmail.com along with a jpeg or png image by the 10th of the month for the next newsletter.

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