June 2021 Newsletter

  • 19 May 2021 11:00 PM
    Message # 10524843

    President's Message

    Rose MacNeal

    A Happy Ending!

    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 my best,

    Rose

    Annual Hat Social!

    In-Person Meeting!

    Thurs, June 3, 2021 

    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    New Bern Golf & Country Club


    Everything Is Coming Up Rainbows

    Join us for this free annual event for members (in good standing). Dinner is included. Guests are welcome for $23 per person.

    Decorate your hat and/or mask. Prizes will be awarded by category! 

    Categories:

    FUNNIEST

    CRAZIEST

    MOST CREATIVE

    MOST DECORATIVE  HAT

    MOST DECORATIVE MASK

    You won't want to miss out on all the fun!


    June meeting Sponsor

    Thank you Carrie Gallagher!


    As a nonprofit organization consultant, I regularly collaborate with 501C3 leaders and staff. Recently I consulted with Craven-Pamlico ReEntry Council, the Neuse River CDC, and the Atlantic Dance Theatre.

    One multi-year collaboration is my support of the African American Heritage and Culture Center. This young 501C3 'presents the historic impact and progression of African American heritage and culture in our region'.  

    AAHC is currently developing an Oral History Library to capture personal stories and will relaunch its Monthly Community Forums later this fall. Upcoming is recognition of JUNETEENTH, a national celebration of the emancipation of formerly enslaved individuals.

    Local celebrations begin June 11 and conclude on June 20. Watch for information about local, regional, and state JUNETEENTH events on social media and in the press. 

    Contact AAHC with program ideas or questions or your online pledge of support at www.AfricanAmericanHeritageandCulture.org. Contact me directly at Carrie.Gallagher@gmail.com.


    Board NotesTime

    Current Open Board Positions for CWF 2021-2022

    Vice President

    Membership – 2 positions


    June is an exciting month for the CWF Board of Directors! It is the time to thank all of our board members who have served us in the current year and to welcome all those who will serve in the year to come.

    As your president-elect. I am in the process of putting my Board of Directors together for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

    Have you thought about serving on the board? It's an opportunity not only to serve but also to get to know others in CWF on a more personal basis. We are such a wonderful group of women, and I know when I joined the board it opened opportunities not just for my business but also for friendships.

    Please consider serving this year. Give me a call or shoot me an email and we can meet for coffee, lunch, or just have a nice chat to discuss openings.

    My cell is 252-639-1616; nelda.coats@movement.com

    Thanks so much,

    Nelda Coats, President-Elect

    Time to Renew!

    Spread the news that CWF is ready for our post-Pandemic 2021-2022 season and encourage friends and colleagues to join!

    Mark your calendars for July 1, 2021, and get the most out of your membership dues by registering and paying for the 2021-2022 CWF membership beginning July 1, 2021

    (Payments made prior to July 1, 2021 will go towards the current 2020-2021 season.)

    MEMBER NEWS

    Carolina Therapy Connection

    Pediatric therapy practice expands to New Bern! For over 10 years we have been providers for speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and educational services in Eastern North Carolina.

    With clinics in Greenville and Goldsboro, we are now providing pediatric therapy and educational services in our brand new New Bern sensory clinic located at 1314 Commerce Dr.

    All of our therapists are Certified Autism Specialists and we provide FREE screenings for kids birth to 21 years old. We specialize in feeding therapy for picky eaters, handwriting and school-related skill development, autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, developmental delays, language development, attention skills, social skills, adaptive equipment, and communication device evaluations and treatment.

    We are in-network with ALL major insurances and do not have a waiting list! Check out our website and follow us on social media platforms for more information: www.carolinatherapyconnection.com


    Just Chillin' Yacht ChartersJust Chillin' Yacht ChartersJust Chillin' Yacht Charters

    Just Chillin' Yacht Charters is pleased to announce the addition of two other vessels to my AirBnB (Bed and Boat) portfolio. The "Tipsea Tiki" is a 34' Luhrs Motor Yacht which sleeps two and can be rented privately for overnight stays. The 45' "Knotty Buoy" Motor yacht can sleep 2-4 persons and features a large upstairs flybridge for excellent viewing of beautiful sunsets, also rented privately. And of course, the Mad Hatteras 70' Motor Yacht, which started this all, features 3 staterooms with private attached baths and 70 feet worth of yacht! It is shared with other guests and myself and is large enough that there is privacy for everyone.

    Staying on a yacht is much more fun than staying in a hotel room! Invite your next guests to check it out or indulge yourself for your special occasion like birthday or anniversary. Contact me at 252-469-7523 or email me at justchillinyachtcharters@gmail.com. You can find the staterooms on AirBnB.

    Unleash your inner boater!

    Debi Wynn

    Just Chillin' Yacht Charters, LLC

    252-469-7523


    Just In From Arbonne!

    Don’t miss out on Arbonne's newest in skincare, nutrition, hair, and makeup. Some products are only available while supplies last! 

    Arbonne is proud to be recognized as a Certified B Corporation™. Our transparent business practices ensure that we empower people to flourish and help create a sustainable planet for the future.  

    If you would like more information on any of Arbonne’s product lines or would like to sample something, please text or call me at 860.307.5201 or visit my website at http://rosemariemacneal.arbonne.com.

    I look forward to helping you flourish!

    Rose MacNeal

    Arbonne Independent Consultant

    Last modified: 19 May 2021 11:05 PM | 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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