About VWA

MISSION STATEMENT

The Valley Women’s Association is dedicated to bringing together women from all walks of life so they may share and support each other’s goals and interests, exchange ideas, and encourage both learning from their peers and set a good example for others. We provide a platform to members for business networking and informative discussions on promoting a positive self-image, health, safety, well-being and successful business practices.

OUR PURPOSE

The purpose of the Network is to initiate contact among women to reduce isolation, provide a comfortable environment for sharing common career and social concerns, and to offer self-development opportunities.

Women come to our Network to meet other successful women, to make business contacts and to make friends. The Valley Women's Association is a non-partisan, non-religious, non-affiliated group and does not have any particular single focus interest. It does not lobby for cause or idea.

HISTORY

The Valley Women's Association is modeled loosely after other national networking groups and was designed to meet the needs of women in the Fraser Valley. Associate Networks have been formed since 1992.

The Tri-City Chapter was formed in the fall of 1999, with their first meetings held in Port Coquitlam. Our meetings are held monthly - September through June - on the 3rd Friday of the month. We are currently meeting at the Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam (with occasional posted exceptions). Check the Events page for updated details.

STRUCTURE

The Tri-City Chapter is run by a Volunteer Core Committee or Board, which is elected annually. Members can become involved by serving on any of several committees, which manage the various tasks of the organization. If you would like to volunteer to be part of the Core Committee, please email the Coordinator for more information.

Current Volunteer Positions

Coordinator
Janice Carr
vwatricitycoordinator@gmail.com
Assistant Coordinator
Jennifer Lloyd
vwatricityasstcoordinator@gmail.com
Secretary
Gillian Yardley
vwatricitysecretary@gmail.com
Treasurer
Lise Liebich
vwatricitytreasurer@gmail.com
Membership Coordinator
Cheryl Kathler
vwatricitymembership@gmail.com
Registration Coordinator
Gina Best
vwatricityreg@gmail.com
Registration Assistant
Erin Johnstone
vwatricityregasst@gmail.com
Reservation Coordinator
Leanne Carder
vwatricityreservations@gmail.com
Spotlight Coordinator
Rowena List
vwatricityspotlight@gmail.com
Spotlight Coordinator
Chantalle Moerman
vwatricityspotlight@gmail.com
Website Coordinator
Susan Jarema
vwatricitywebsite@gmail.com
Hostess
Linda McLeod
vwatricityhostess@gmail.com
Hostess Assistant
 
vwatricityhostasst@gmail.com
Publicity & Promotion Coord
Anastasia Olson
vwatricitypublicity@gmail.com
Social Media Coordinators
Michelle Castillo/Gail Crosby
vwatricitysocialmedia@gmail.com
Magazine Coordinator
Daniela Torres
vwatricitymagazine@gmail.com
Member at Large
Pam Drake
vwatricitymemberatlarge@gmail.com