President’s Message

Welcome to a new year for NAWBO-Raleigh. Thank you to all who attended the Installation and Awards dinner on June 18. It was a fabulous event with an inspiring talk by Hope Bryant, Vice Chair of First Citizens Bank, and a fun celebration of outstanding NAWBO members.

As I write this letter, I am visiting a friend at Ocean Isle beach for the holiday weekend.  And I am reminded by the beautiful and ever-changing ocean that change is truly the only constant in life. The earth changes, individuals change and so do organizations.  

Last year, under the excellent leadership of Erin Cohen, the board listened to and acted upon our members' desire for more opportunities to socialize and network. Instead of 8 luncheons and 2 socials, NAWBO transitioned to a calendar of 5 luncheons and 5 social events during the  year.

In preparation for the new board's planning retreat in late July, we have crafted a brief survey about NAWBO's marketing and social media efforts. I encourage all members to participate in the survey and share your opinions about NAWBO. This is your organization and you matter!

Happy 4th of July and welcome to a new NAWBO year! I hope to see you at the August 27th social to be held at ExcelLase. Details will be on the website soon.

Susan Stanhope


Save the Dates

Summer Social
August 27th from 5:30 to 7:30PM

Luncheon "Living Your Dream From the Heart" presented by Stephanie McDilda
September 30th, 2015*

Fall Social
October 22nd*

Public Policy Luncheon
November 18th*

* Tentative Dates Subject to Change



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