top of page
arizonabackground.jpg
PNG.png

S I S T E R S

 O F  T H E  V A L L E Y

Arizona's Premier Social Club

We empower, enlighten, encourage, and support women of African descent by providing multiple forums for social interaction and networking.

kwanzaa-sovlogo
USA_edited
sovgold
Red Blk Green Heart
arizona_flag_classic_round_sticker-rfbcf
AFRICA

SOV Web Site Manager Martha E Rodriguez email

SOV.sitehost@gmail.com

Leaf Pattern Design

OUR 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.

— Darcey Munford

20181014_165049.jpg

OUR 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.

history
arizona-landscape-ideas-1536x1025.jpg

OUR 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.

Linda SOV.jpg
SOV Luncheon pic.JPG

ABOUT US

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.  Now in 2021 we are nearly 300 members.

About us

OUR sisters

Select News Tab above, for newsletters  past and current events.
 

Comittees

Deborah Watson

Alice Murphy 

Sandra Henderson

Carol Gray

​Brenda Early

Patricia Wilson

​Martha Stewart

Angela Harris

Debbie Hendrix

Connie Montgomery

Muriel Hiller

Lillian Hameed

Carol Gray

Levada Moore

Wylene Bridgeman

Brenda Early

Anita Spears

Jerecia Patterson

pic4_edited.png
sov.JPG
60s2.JPG
usethisbackground.jpg

Standing Committees

See membership directory for contact details




Hospitality
Debbie Hendrix
 
Membership Chair

Jackie Fisher
 
Quarterly Newsletter
Arlene Banfield, Jean Love Smith
 
Sunshine
Linda Clark and Geraldine Neal

Annual Family Outing

Andrea Holmes

Annual Luncheon, Lilliana Brown

​Summer Fling, Anita Spears

Kwanzaa Celebration Dawn Conley

Special Event, Wanda Carroll


 


 
 

African-Textiles

  SOV Interest Group Chairs

Circle of Sisters             Carol Gray
Desert Diners:               Ardell Clay Daniels &
                                    Karen Alexander

Drama Queens:             Greedy Milliones                                                                                                      
Facebook Page:             Carol Gray,
                                      Terri                                                                      Hamilton

​Ladies Who Take Tea:    Kim Smith                      
                                     Shelly Brown


Married Couples:           Carol Gray                                                            
Moonlighters:                 Debbie Hendrix                                                               
Movie-Goers                  Ardell Clay-
                                     
Daniels & Kim
                                     Pearson


Page Turners:                 Lillian Hameed                                                                 
Secret Sisters:                Linda Clark                                                                
Sensational Single Sisters: Cynthia Perry &
                                     Ard
ell Clay Daniels

Sisters of Faith:              Wylene Bridgeman                                                                
Theater-Goers                 Anita Spears


Travelin' Sisters:             Jackie Fisher                                                               

Rosemary Whitson

Rosemary Whitson

kwanzaa

kwanzaa

Kim Pearson

Kim Pearson

Deanna Hearon

Deanna Hearon

Tresscella McCoy

Tresscella McCoy

Kay Francis-Recording Secretary

Kay Francis-Recording Secretary

Cynthia Perry

Cynthia Perry

Priscilla Echols

Priscilla Echols

Dorothy Napier

Dorothy Napier

Anita Spears

Anita Spears

Jacqueline Jackson

Jacqueline Jackson

SISTERS SNAPSHOT

Shiela Moore SOV Logo Creator

Kwanzaa is a Swahili word that means "first" and signifies the first fruits of the harvest. From December 26 to January 1st.

In Africa, there are many customs that are common among the various ethnic groups found on the continent. One of these is the celebration of the harvest. At this time of the year, people of the community/village come together to celebrate and give thanks for their good fortune. Working towards a successful harvest is a communal effort, as is the celebration.

KWANZAA

Celebration

An

Annual

Event

Shiela Moore -SOV Logo Creator.JPG
Sheila Moore Logo Designer
Slide1.JPG
Martha Rodriguez.JPG
To Contact The Web Site
email Martha E Rodriguez
SOV.sitehost@gmail.com
bottom of page