Members are encouraged to volunteer for one or more departments which support various causes. Each department sets its own meeting date and time and determines its own charitable contribution within the annual club budget. Our Departments are:
- Public Issues
- Home Life
Public Issues focuses on social problems that impact the New Bern and Craven County areas. We support with funds or gifts-in-kind collections. Since 2021 our donations have benefited Paws of War ENC, Possumwood Acres, Carolina East Foundation, RCS, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, and Craven County H.O.P.E.
Members strive to offer all segments of our community valuable opportunities for interaction and exposure to a wide variety of the visual and performing arts. Various groups are supported, such as collaboration with Craven Arts Council events and work with various schools to introduce students to art opportunities.
Goals are to address issues which affect the quality of life of our community’s citizens, especially those in need, through our physical presence as volunteers, donations of useful items and monetary assistance. Support, both physical and monetary is given o groups such as Promise Place, Guardian ad Litem, Coastal Women’s Shelter and the Bookmobile. Home Life also addresses issues such as mental illness, elder care, hospice and animal rescue groups.
The goals of the Education Department is to support the Backpack Blessings for all Craven County Schools, school supplies and books for the Coastal Women’s Shelter Children, Boys and Girls Club, Friends of the Library and administration of the NBWC’s scholarships.
Some of our standing committees are:
- Meals On Wheels
- Bike MS
- Sunshine Committee
- Holly and Ivy
These committees rely on the support of club members to function throughout the year. Each year special project committees are created to assist in fundraising and other club activities such as the Precious Purses Drive and SMART Girls Tea.