In response to an invitation extended by Margaret Roselle Hawkins and Sarah Strickland Scott, co-founders of The Links, Incorporated, Greater New York Chapter was chartered on May, 21, 1949.
“The Chapter was honored by the presence of Sarah Scott at the installation of the charter members at the Hotel Theresa. Organizer Dorothy Reed joined seven other members – Links Bernia Austin, Myrtle Howard, Estelle Jarrott, Ethel Lowry, Emilie Pickins, Mable Trent, and Marie Vidal. Link Lowry, while serving as national corresponding secretary, designed The Links national emblem.” -A History of The Links, Marjorie Holloman Parker, 1992.
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 270 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.
Greater New York Chapter consists of members from all five boroughs and Long Island. On behalf of Greater New York Chapter, thank you for visiting our web site. Our plan is to keep you aware of our activities in the greater New York community throughout our anniversary year, so come back to our web site, stay informed and we wish you all the best in 2009!
Thank you and best wishes, Gerri Warren-Merrick President, Greater New York Chapter, The Links, Incorporated