Women of Vision Young Adult Club,
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc.
"Lifting as We Climb"

Local History

    While the history of the Women of Vision Young Adult Club (WoV) at Purdue University is brief, it originates from a tradition of heritage and distinction.  Being an extension of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC), America's Oldest African American Women's Organization, WoV has the honor of being the second of only three young adult clubs in the nation.  The founding club being at University of Texas at Arlington and the newest at Tennessee State University "Sisters of Empowerment."

    Women of Vision was founded by three determined young ladies who felt the need for the presence of an African American Service Organization in the Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana community.  On March 5, 1997, their vision became a reality when the Women of Vision Young Adult Club was officially recognized by Purdue University.  WoV was established with the purpose of promoting the quality of life by inspiring the respect of others; enhancing the growth and development of our youth; encouraging education and responsibility, and establishing friendships.

    On April 19, 1997, the inaugural members of WoV were inducted into the sisterhood by none other than Dr. Marie Right Tolliver, the 2nd Vice President of the National Association of Colored Women's Club.  That day the association added ten new sisters to its roster.  The membership included:

Founder Johnette Gore
Founder Dana Kelly
Founder Kimberly Wright
Sister Gina Allen
Sister Courtney Robinson
Sister Janet C. Jackson
Sister Nicolette Westby
Sister Devonia Barnes
Sister Tiyi Morris
Sister Jennifer Vannoy


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