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It's hard to believe that the 2017-2018 program year has already come to a close. Yet, it was another tremendous year for CBW and our members.

I officially started my tenure as President on June 12, 2017 and would like to extend a thank to my newly elected executive team and executive board for being actively engaged in strategic planning and identifying new priorities for expansion within the communities we serve.  In addition, I would like to thank the immediate Past-President Nicole Cooksey for her dedication and work guiding CBW for the past four years.

In 2017, it was a ‘Year of Increase' for CBW. I am thrilled to highlight three examples from the long list of our service projects. 1) Nearly 200 guests attended our premier Annual Salute to Excellence Awards Luncheon and Scholarship Fundraiser, earning $8000 in scholarship funding; 2) We led the ground-breaking inaugural Minority Institute of Leadership and Excellence (MILE) conference which inspired and empowered 121 minority youth who attend Calvert County Public Schools; and 3) We resumed the dissolved Calvert Local Scholarship Application (CLSA) process. With 48 area grant providers, and 81 graduating high school seniors that competed for $94,000 in scholarship dollars.

Looking ahead, we have more to do, and I am confident that we are progressing in the right direction, by expanding our visibility, membership, and improving our programs are our top priorities. Each can be achieved through the 'Power of Sisterhood’, if we continue to connect and collaborate to build new levels of confidence with one another. 

Finally, I would like to thank you, the members, our sponsors, partners and friends for your continuous engagement and trust. Without you, our success today and tomorrow would not be possible.