SECT Women's Women's Network to Host May 20 Luncheon

SECT Women's Network Presents Wendy Bury,
Director of SECT Cultural Coalition

May 20th Luncheon

The Southeastern CT Women’s Network will hold its May luncheon at 11:30 am, Wednesday, May 20th at the Holiday Inn on Governor Winthrop Boulevard in New London. The program will feature the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition’s Executive Director, Wendy Bury.  Reservations required. For more information and to register, visit
Executive Director Wendy Bury will speak about how the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition fosters region-wide economic growth in New London County by optimizing existing and new arts and cultural activities to assure that cultural sector and creative business assets are central to the vitality of the region. The organization held one of the “Rising Tide Series” A Cultural Summit on Tourism and Coordinated Marketing, on February 25. This event provided a great opportunity to learn from the panelists. People shared their ideas and networked with other businesses and organizations in our region. Look for upcoming dates and topics in this series. Information about the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition can be found at
Wendy has lived in Stonington for 20 years. She has a B.A. Degree from Colgate University and a M.A. Degree in Art History from Case Western Reserve University. After living between Stonington and Puerto Rico, she served on the Board of Directors for La Grua Foundation during the development of La Grua Center in Stonington Borough. In 2008, she became the Founding Executive Director of La Grua Center, now a thriving arts and cultural center serving southeast Connecticut. She is currently the founding Executive Director of the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition.
The luncheon includes time dedicated for networking, an expansive lunch buffet and the featured program. In addition, guests and new members are invited sit in on an overview of member benefits, held briefly at 11:30, still allowing time to network and get to know members.
The Network is also pleased to announce that, thanks to the generosity of Bill Cornish, owner of Copperwood Grill, its luncheon attendees may park free in his parking garage entering on Governor Winthrop Blvd., between 11:15-12:15. Members/guests must show their SECT Women’s Network badge or registration confirmation email.
The Southeastern Connecticut Women’s Network May luncheon featuring Wendy Bury of the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition will be held on Wednesday, May 20th at the New London Holiday Inn. Networking from 11:30 am – 12:00 noon, with lunch and festivities from noon till 1:15 pm. The cost is $19. Guests are welcome, and reservations are required for all. Please reserve by 10 am, Monday, May 18th. For more information and on-line reservations, go to