May 2021 Newsletter

  • 21 Apr 2021 10:25 AM
    Message # 10335370

    President's Message

    Rose MacNeal

    We are Coming Round 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,

    Rose


    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.)

    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.


    May Meeting Sponsor

    Thank you 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 smile.amazon.com 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, 

    Rose

    Member News


    Greetings from Elise!

    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 

    www.amtamembers.com/elisemedenbach


    SPRING IS HERE AND SUMMER’S COMING!

    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, lucylaurens2@gmail.com. Visit us at www.NewBernYachtClub.com.


    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 www.NewBernHistorical.org/quest or call 252-638-8558. Submitted by Mickey Miller, Executive Director, director@newbernhistorical.org.

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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