Local Links Convene in Indy for Annual Confab

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Shown are members of local Jacksonville area Links’ Chapters in attendance: (L-R) Melissa Adams, Dr. Elizabeth Yates, Kenyonn Demps, Sylvia Perry, Pam Prier, Terri Stepter, Ruth Waters and Lisa Moore.
Shown are members of local Jacksonville area Links’ Chapters in attendance: (L-R) Melissa Adams,
Dr. Elizabeth Yates, Kenyonn Demps, Sylvia Perry, Pam Prier, Terri Stepter, Ruth Waters and Lisa Moore.

Members of The Jacksonville (FL) and Bold City (FL) Chapters of The Links, Incorporated joined thousands of their sisters from around the globe in Indianapolis, IN, last week for their 41st National Assembly. The Links Incorporated is an an international service organization comprised of professional women of color.

The Assembly kicked off with a Community Health and Safety Fair that provided free dental screenings, water and bike safety sessions and accident prevention tips for the elderly among other activities.

“As a volunteer service organization, we wish to leave a piece of our legacy in every community that we touch,” said immediate past national president Dr. Glenda Newell–Harris.

Throughout the week members attended workshops and panel discussions designed to further enhance the efforts of the nearly 15,000 members globally. The theme for this year’s assembly was “Linking our Legacy, Owning our Future.”
The Links’ motto is “Linked in Friendship, Connected in Service” and as one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer organizations, the group does just that.

“Our sisters provide more that one million documented hours of community service each year,” said Jacksonville (FL) Chapter President Kenyonn Demps. “We energetically infuse our time, talent and treasure domestically as well as in areas like Jamaica where we have invested significantly in schools. We also interject fun events designed to increase bonding and friendship. Who could ask for more!”

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