Mission Statement

The Valley Women’s Association is dedicated to bringing together women from all walks of life so that they may share and support each others 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.


The purpose of the Valley Women’s Association is to bring together women of all walks of life for personal and professional growth, to initiate contact between women, to provide a comfortable environment for sharing common career and social concerns, and to offer self-development opportunities.

Women have come to our Network to meet other 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 any cause or idea.


The Valley Women’s Network began in 1980 and is modelled loosely after other national networking groups and was designed to meet the special needs of women in the Fraser Valley. Associate Chapters began forming in 1992.

The White Rock South Surrey Chapter was founded in 2001.

We became a Society under the Societies Act in 2018 and became the Valley Women’s Association.

Core Committee Members

The VWA is run by a Core Committee elected annually at the May meeting. If you wish to be a member of the Core, you are very welcome! Please indicate this on your membership application and fill out a nomination form when they are dispensed in the Spring.

Vacancies do arise and if you are interested, please contact the coordinator at vwawrsscoordinator@gmail.com.  We would love to have you!

Elected for the 2018-2019 Year

Position Name Contact
Coordinator Tanya Lyn Werk vwawrsscoordinator@gmail.com
Assistant Coordinator Michele Cartwright vwawrssassistant@gmail.com
Reservations & Tables Kristina Sinclair vwawrssreservations@gmail.com
Website Coordinator Jackie MacDonald vwawrsswebsite@gmail.com
Secretary Michelle Traynor vwawrsssecretary@gmail.com
Treasurer Connor Brodie vwawrsstreasurer@gmail.com
Hostess Coordinator Barbara Feuring vwawrsshostess@gmail.com
Publicity Coordinator Shawn Bearman vwawrsspublicity@gmail.com
Newsletter Tanya Lyn Werk vwawrssnewsletter@gmail.com
Membership Tammy Sagar vwawrssmembership@gmail.com
Historian Jacquelyn Johnston vwawrsshistorian@gmail.com
Member at Large Lorna Davies vwawrssmemberatlarge@gmail.com