Kelly Michaud, President
Spring is in the air, and it feels amazing! Warm temperatures and a bit of rain in February makes me anticipate everything beginning to bloom. I hope the vibrant colors, spring air flowing into your home ( I love open windows), and amazing sunrises and sunsets that are on their way will empower you in new ways.
As members of CWF we help empower our fellow sisters, the recipients of the President's Charity, and women attending Craven Community College.
Empowering women has always been at the heart of the CWF’s mission. Through our Scholarship Program, begun in 2017, we have empowered DeAnne, Christine, Jennifer, Sylvia, Tabita, and Albina to complete their area of study at Craven Community College. It is our goal to continue this important program, however, due to price increases and budget constraints, our ability to do so is at risk.
To help fortify the future of this program, we have opened a donation page on our website, https://coastalwomensforum.com/Scholarship for any member who would like to personally contribute to this fund. Historically, we have provided an annual scholarship of $2,000 and hope to meet that level this year. We must decide on the amount we are able to donate to next year’s scholarship soon and any donations made by our members will significantly impact our ability to do so. I thank you for your consideration and will keep you all updated on the status of our scholarship program.
One final note, I offer each of us a March challenge: intentionally slow down, to whatever degree you can, and acknowledge that it is okay to do so. We are often our own worst advocates, putting needless pressure on ourselves that we don't deserve. Be Kind (to yourself) and engage in things that add value to your day.
Look forwarding to seeing you all at our March daytime meeting and of course, CWF's Annual Trade Share Event!