Hello and Happy New Year to all! I’m Bernie Hoban, the new NFWFWF President for 2019.
l’ve been a supporter of NFWFWF for many years and in 2013 when my wife Marianne and I bought a house in Greenport, we were happy to become more involved in the organization . A few years later, while attending a Narrow River Singers concert, I was asked to join the board and the rest is herstory!
In the early 90’s, while visiting friends in Southold, I learned about the wonderful women of NFWFWF and still remember attending my first Jan Swanson Benefit Auction. I was enamored by the wonderful community of women and so impressed by the mission of NFWFWF. The sense of community and caring I felt stayed with me all these years and the presence of such a community was a key factor of why we chose the Northfork as a place to live in retirement.
Over the past few years through NFWFWF, we’ve reconnected with old friends and made many new friends. It is amazing we are able to keep up the pace!
Speaking of NFWFWF events, I hope you can attend our upcoming Annual Meeting on Saturday January 19th, at 4 PM in its new location at Paces Restaurant in Mattituck. Best of all, a hot buffet will be served!
The year is young and we have a full calendar of events planned. There will be many opportunities to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. There are also opportunities to get involved through volunteering.
If you need a ride to any NFWFWF event, please send us an email and we will get you there. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email or leave a message on our phone at (631) 477-8464.
I am both honored and humbled to hold the position of President for 2019. I am proud of all the amazing women who accomplished so much throughout the years to build NFWFWF into the wonderful organization it is today.
We are living our mission daily. Our founding members were the true trailblazers, and for that I am very grateful!