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Save the Date

SOV General Meeting

April 13, 2014

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grace Lutheran Church

1124 N. 3rd St

Phoenix, AZ

SOV Luncheon

"Pearls & Royal-Tea

March 22, 2014

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Crowne Plaza Hotel

2532 W. Peoria Ave

Phoenix, AZ

Derby Day

May 3rd, 2014

10:00 - 2:00

Turf Paradise

1501 W. Bell Road

Phoenix, AZ

 

History:

Sisters of the Valley [SOV] evolved from a conversation between Muriel Hiller and Jan Jones who were discussing a forum for Valley Black women to get together and enjoy one another. With assistance from Shirley Wade, Yvonne McFadden and Monyette Greene, a list of women was compiled. Each invitee was encouraged to bring a friend. Jan offered her home for this one-time event [so we thought], which was held March 7, 1992. Approximately 60 women were in attendance! We enjoyed letting our hair down, meeting our “homies”, networking, sharing names of places for shopping and getting our hair done, and doing lots of socializing. It was such a powerful afternoon. It was from this delightful gathering that Sisters of the Valley emerged.

On June 4, 1992, Sisters of the Valley was registered with the State of Arizona. A logo was designed by one of our sisters, Sheila Moore, and in 1993, a poem written by Darcy Munford became our creed.

The first slate of officers included Muriel Hiller, Executive Chair; Opal Evans, Vice Chair; Loreine Davis, Program Chair; Shirley Shaw, Secretary; Joan Williams, Treasurer; Shirley Wade, Historian and Wylene Bridgeman, Parliamentarian.

Creed:

We are Sisters of the Valley; we empower one another. We see who we are through the faces of our sisters. Although our shades may vary, and our backgrounds may differ, We come together to acknowledge one another’s existence. We participate to enlighten, support, encourage. We reach out our hand if one is sick or discouraged. We are Sisters of the Valley; we empower one another. —Darcy Munford

Mission:

SOV’s diverse membership is a conglomerate of women from various professional and social backgrounds. Our mission is to maintain a forum for networking, socializing and sharing information.