NORTHERN VIRGINIA (NoVA) Section SVA003 of NCNW
NORTHERN VIRGINIA (NoVA) Section SVA003 of NCNW

NORTHERN VIRGINIA (NoVA) Section SVA003 of NCNW


NoVA LEADERSHIP
The Northern Virginia (NoVA) Section Executive Officers:

Officers of Community Based Section of NCNW are elected for a two year term. Each position carries specific responsibilities on behalf of the section. Below is a list of officers and elected members who fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

NoVA Executive Officers

• President Sharon Goode
• 1st Vice President, Programs Josephine Rigmaiden
• 2nd Vice President, Membership Devera Barnhart
• 3nd Vice President, Youth Karita Richardson
• Corresponding Secretary Rita Graham
• Recording Secretary Cathy Riddick Brown
• Treasurer Monique White
• Financial Secretary Deneen Davis
• Historian Sana Pretlow
• Chaplain Lucy O'Dell

NoVA Executive Officers

» Standing Committees

• Bylaws
• Finance and Budget
• Membership
• Ways and Means

NoVA Fashion Show & Luncheon Committee Chair

» Non Standing Committees

• 41st Anniversary/2017 Jazz Brunch
• Bethune Recognition
• Cheerios
• Communication / Website
• Education
• Fashion Show & Luncheon
• Health & Nutrition
• International
• Legislative and Political Action
• Community Outreach (Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Springfield)
• Publicity
• Social
• Youth Section

- Arlington Community: Lucy O'Dell, Leader
- Falls Church Community: Mary White, Leader
- Springfield Community: Carolyn Rucker, Leader
- Alexandria Community
- Fairfax Community
HISTORY

The Northern Virginia Section was originally established as the Falls Church Section in 1975 by Mrs. Barbara Williams, assisted by Mrs. Bernice Tate and Mrs. Ora Lawson; serving the Falls Church Community. Later in 1976, it was decided that combining various local sections would better serve the community at large. Thus, the National Headquarters chartered the NoVA Section, bringing together Arlington, Falls Church, Alexandria, Springfield, and Fairfax, to address local needs while impacting communities area wide through volunteer efforts; improving conditions within communities one project at a time. The NoVA section community support efforts to date include, but are not limited to the following:

• Scholarship 2017 Jazz Brunch
• Education Scholarship Workshop to educate Parents on preparing their children for college funding
• Donation of School Supplies for doorways for Women and families (formerly the Arlington Community Temporary Shelter (TACTS)
• Alexandria Community Partner for the Children’s Christmas Toy Drive
• Christmas Poinsettias delivered to our Young at Heart and Sick and Shut- In
• Thanksgiving Baskets to families in our community
• Center of Domestic Violence
• Falls Church Winter Shelter
• Collection of eyeglasses for the vision impaired
• Partnering with Black Women United for Actions’ Teen Improvement Program
• Supports the James Lee Community Center
MISSION

Northern Virginia (NoVA) Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. is a nonprofit (501)c community and church based organization that is committed to contributing to the solution of the problem of human welfare, human rights, social planning and action on nation and international levels. The purpose of the Northern Virginia Section is:

• To give Scholarship Awards
• To develop leadership and promote personal growth
• To build a common fellowship among person members
• To concentrate on the needs of children , youth and aged
• To disseminate information concerning the activities of organized women
• To work to achieve equality of opportunity in a society free of discrimination and segregation based on race, creed, color, sex, or national origin
• To collaborate and cooperate with other organizations in achieving the above goals

Contact Us:

NoVA Section SVA003 of NCNW
P.O. Box 119,
Merrifield, VA 22116

NEED HELP? Email us at novasection@novancnw.org

NoVA NCNW LogoNORTHERN VIRGINIA (NoVA) Section SVA003 of NCNW (National Council Of Negro Women,Inc.)
P.O. Box 119 Merrifield, VA 22116
Advocacy for health, education, and economic empowerment for women.