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Valerie Reeves

Valerie has been a member of BPW/North Sarasota since 2005.  She has served two terms as president, and has also served as first vice president and secretary and has served on the membership and nominating committees for many years.  Valerie joined BPW “to collaborate with other women” and believes it is an organization that has been around a long time doing a great service to the community.  She also enjoys working with youth, empowering young ladies and setting good examples for them.
Valerie is a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where she is the part-time Church Administrator, a position she has held for the past two years.  She is very active in her church and serves as the chairperson of the youth and children ministry.
Valerie retired from the Sarasota Family YMCA.  She is a member of the Sarasota County Branch NAACP, and has been volunteering with Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity (SURE) for 23 years.  She has been working for justice since she was a teenager and was instrumental in integrating restaurants back in the 1960s in Ft. Myers, Florida, where she was born and raised.  She has participated in marches in support of justice for all, including a march on the Capitol.
In her spare time, Valerie enjoys decorating, gardening and likes to do word searches and listen to music.  She has three adult children, five grandboys and seven great-grands.

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