Dear Members of EEWN,
I know it’s been what feels like forever, but I wanted to write to you all to let you know – EEWN is Still Here!!
Our last meeting, which was scheduled for March 2020, and to be held at On the Docks in Aquebogue, was cancelled due to the pandemic. We couldn’t have been more disappointed, not only to not be able to bring you an interesting and amazing program to further our businesses, but to see all of you.
These times have been trying, I know, for all of us….however, we, as powerful and determined women in business, must continue to focus and strive to be the very best we can be everyday, to get through it in a successful way.
We, as your Board of Directors, myself, Barbara Lennon (Vice President), Tara Archer (Treasurer), Jennifer Meihofer (Secretary), along with our other amazing Board Members, Beth Hanlon, Donna Miness, Linda Beutelshies, Elaine Meyn, and Sharon Daffner-Bakes, have been in communication regularly, and at our most recent Board Meeting, we all agreed, it’s time to touch base with all of you to see what you have all been up to – good, and not-so-good……if not only to be able to re-connect, but to let each of us know so we can try to help if the need be.
Covid-19 has hit us and many businesses on the East End of Long Island in different ways, some very hard, and some, not-so-much. That’s where the camaraderie of EEWN should shine!! We have other business-related organizations, at our disposal, that are also available to all of us, in an effort to “come together” as powerful, creative and determined business women.
Another purpose of ours, is to be able to offer you a Membership in EEWN that is valuable to you! What do you need? How can we help each other? What are your struggles? What are your strengths? Is there something that has worked for you? Something that hasn’t worked? We ask you to share your experiences and disappointments – you never know how your experience can help someone else.
Always remember, we are all in this together. Right now, we are holding our own, however, our Scholarship Recipients will be depending on us once again when the spring comes around. Our enjoyable and prosperous Holiday “Gala” will not be held this year, due to circumstances, but we are hoping we can schedule something in the spring of 2021. We are always hopeful!!
In closing, and this is not the last time you will hear from me, please remember, we have a wonderful group of amazing women in business who have benefited from our organization before and will once again – as soon as we get back to what we are all calling our “New Normal” – and whatever that looks like, we want you all to know that we, as a Board, are committed to making it the very best it can be for all of us.
As an added PERK – Michelle Stark Hulse, of Stark Media, will be offering a FB & IG post for our members on a weekly basis”. If you would like her to advertise your company, just send her a graphic & information about your company to [email protected]. Please also attach your company’s social profile names so she can tag them in the post!!
We welcome your comments, suggestions, ideas, Covid-19 Stories, your struggles, your successes – let us hear from you in response to this email. You have my word, your Board is truly interested in hearing about your feelings and worries – it’s important that we stick together and get through these challenging times together.
Rosane L Cassella, President