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President's Message: Charting a New Course!

Greetings, Sisters:

Spring has definitely sprung! I hope you are getting outside more, as I am, and enjoying this beautiful weather we are experiencing here in Eastern North Carolina. I am deeply grateful to live where the weather allows us to spend much of our time outdoors. As the above quote suggests, our perceptions are key to how we experience life and interact with others. Writing down things I am grateful for has been part of my daily routine for years. Sometimes it’s difficult to actually write something down but during those low moments is when it’s the most important. By focusing on the blessings in my life, I am less likely to harbor a negative attitude or outlook.

Today I am deeply grateful to have been your President for the 2021-2022 term of Coastal Women’s Forum. Our fiscal year is winding down with just a few meetings left before we break for the month of July and start looking forward to kicking off our new year in August. Mark your calendars now for our annual Hat Social, Tuesday, June 7 at 5:30 pm at The Flame. This annual event is our last meeting of the fiscal year and always fun! There is no charge to our members in good standing. Now is a good time to check your account and be sure you’re caught up! See our treasurer, Lisa Esposito, if you have any questions. Chrissie White and her team are planning a fun Hat Social – more details will follow soon with this year’s theme so you can start decorating those hats. This is my absolute favorite event of the year.

As I am winding down my presidency, Kelly Michaud is turning her attention to taking the reins of this great group of women on July 1, 2022. Kelly is planning her Board for next year and will be reaching out to fill the vacancies for our 2022-2023 fiscal year. Have you thought about serving on the Board of Directors? It’s a great way to really see what goes on behind the scenes and to get to know your sisters even better. I have formed some strong friendships through my terms on the Board and that’s just one more item to add to today’s gratitude list. Please reach out to any Board member or Kelly, in particular, if you are considering serving. We are all happy to answer your questions and address any concerns.

Looking forward to seeing you this week at our luncheon at The Flame on the 20th. We have New Bern’s only female firefighter, Elona Fowler, as our speaker. I know it

Happy Spring,
 will be a special program.




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