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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.

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SOV Web Site Manager Martha E Rodriguez email

SOV.sitehost@gmail.com

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.

— Darcy Munford

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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.

 
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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.

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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.

 

Annual Luncheon 

Family Outing

Kwanzaa Celebration

Summer Fling

Spring Fling

OUR sisters

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

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Standing Committees

See membership directory for contact details




Hospitality
Debbie Hendricks
 
Membership Chair
Jackie Fisher
 
Newsletter, Brochure, ID Cards and Roster
Arlene Banfield, Jean Love Smith
 
Sunshine
Linda Clark and Geraldine Neal
 

 

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SOV Interest Group Chairs

Circle of Sisters                               Carol Gray
Desert Diners:                                 Jackie Fisher
Drama Queens:                               Greedy                                                                 Millions                                                     
Facebook Page:                              Carol Gray,
                                                        Teri                                                                      Hamilton

​Ladies Who Take Tea:                      Martha                                                               Stewart
Married Couples:                             Angela                                                               Harris
Moonlighters:                                   Debbie                                                               Hendrix

Page Turners:                                   Lillian                                                                 Hameed
Secret Sisters:                                  Linda                                                                 Clark
Sensational Single Sisters:             Liz Griffin
Sisters of Faith:                                 Wylene                                                              Bridgeman

Travelin' Sisters:                               Jerecia                                                               Patterson

 
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Jacqueline Jackson

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Judith Conley

Judith Conley

Linda Garrett

Linda Garrett

Edwina Chism

Edwina Chism

Jean Love Smith

Jean Love Smith

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Monique Mahone

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Kaye France

Kaye France

Niki Davis

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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.

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To Contact The Web Site
email Martha E Rodriguez
SOV.sitehost@gmail.com