W. Lee Whitaker President

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Chartered May 24, 1950

Chapter Officers
W. Lee Whitaker, President

Kimberly Johnson, Vice President

Rosemary Hicks, Treasurer

Stacie Whitaker, Financial Secretary

Kimberly McCarley, Recording Secretary

Clarissa Moore, Corresponding Secretary
Carol Poole, Program Coordinator 

 & Crystal Boling-Barton
 Immediate Past President​

 

Chapter Members
Lisa R. Baines, Crystal Boling-Barton, Keisha Brandy,
 Josetta Chatmon, Tomasina Cook, Zola Crowell, Mary Ruth Davis, Linda Donalson,
Stephanie I. Dudley-Tillman, Felecia Hanesworth, Rosemary E. Hicks, Angela Johnson-Foster, Kimberly Johnson, Barbara J. Jones, Latrice Leonard-Hemphill, Alicia L. Lester,
Hattie M. McCarley, Kimberly McCarley, Carolyn D. McClendon,
Carrie Mitchell, Platinum, Clarissa E. Moore, Kareema Morris, Tiffany Nalls-Ford, Vernice Norman, Carol Poole, Theresa E. Pope, Joanne Sadler, Sheila L. Smith, Stacie Whitaker, W. Lee Whitaker,
Barbara Williams, Gradycia Williams

Alumna Members
Leona B Blackburn, Elizabeth F. Caffee, Julia Franklin, Linda Gray,
Laura Pleasant, Bennie Williamson Alumna Platinum

We are forever grateful to Margaret Rosell Hawkins and Sara Strickland Scott for their vision, friendship and willingness to serve.

What started as a social club around a kitchen table in Philadelphia has now grown to a major international philanthropic organization. Our more than 16,000 members are Margaret and Sarah's legacy.

We are The Links, Incorporated.
Cheers to 74 years !

Walk for Healthy Living our 25th Annual Walk-A-Thon,
Why do we walk? To take control of our health with the simplest form of exercise, walking. We encourage you to walk, and to keep yourselves healthy. Help combat cardiovascular disease, and improve your health and wellness! We challenge the community, our family and friends to join us in walking for healthy living. This year is different, we are encouraging you to walk on your own, maintaining social distancing, wearing mask appropriately with all guidelines put in place for everyone's safety.  

This year The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated has joined the Erie County (NY) Chapter and the Buffalo (NY)Chapter of
The Links, Incorporated  

for a series of virtual and walking activities, from virtual healthy cooking demonstrations, and safe distancing events like viewing the sunset at Canalside, and strolling beautiful Goat Island in Niagara Falls. We hope that you too will take the opportunity to Walk for Healthy Living. 

Here is our collaboration of the Walk for a Healthy Living

The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
"Community Link Up" provided our local communities with  food distribution of fresh fruits, vegetables, staple items of rice, beans and peanut butter. We also provided voters registration and PPE; mask for adults and children, gloves and hand sanitizer. We served the Lockport community at the Spires Apartments, Niagara Falls community at Wroebel Towers and a distribution location on Higland Avenue.   

The Niagara Falls Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
are deeply grateful to the healthcare workers at
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
who are relentlessly working to keep our communities safe! We wanted to take this opportunity to give back to you for your tireless work during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are deeply grateful for all of your sacrifices,
Thank you for all you do!

Niagara Falls Memorial
Medical Center

"Community Link Up Mask Giveaway" 
Mask, gloves, hand sanitizer and health flyers were given out at 
Community Missions in Niagara Falls.
We are doing our share to assist the communities in need.

It was an honor for The Niagara Falls Chapter of The Links, Incorporated to participate in  
Niagara Falls New York's First Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony, we also
were pleased to offer census and voter registration information to the public.

Women's History Month

Heart Health Month 
We wear red to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease 

Heart disease and stroke is the No. 1 killer in women, and stroke disproportionately affects African-Americans. Importantly, African-American women are less likely than other women to be aware that heart disease is the leading cause of death. Know your numbers and risk factors, see your doctor and get screened

Annual Love Your Heart Health Fair
at Henry E Wrobel Towers in Niagara Falls

During our annual heart health fair we engaged the tenants at Wrobel Towers with heart health activities, education and food. Niagara Falls Chapter of the Links Incorporated, member Felecia Hanesworth lead the group in yoga exercise; 
Dr. Jonathan Steiner from Niagara Falls Memorial spoke on heart disease and wellness, games were played, raffles drawn and prizes were given, this event was enjoyed by all!   

The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

Would like to thank you for your support of our 2019 Emerald and Ivory Gala
Return to Wakanda An African Themed Affair

Please enjoy our gallery of images taken the night of our gala event

In collaboration with Legislator Owen Steed we hosted a Voters Registration table to get he community registered

The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated encourage you to use your voice and your power and register to vote!  

Transforming Communities Through Our Voice, Our Vote, Our Power.

Alumna Member Linda Gray and
The National President
Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, Ph.D.

The 2nd Legislative Luncheon brought together leaders and policy makers from across the country! A national conversation was held to elevate the issues impacting the progress of the black community.   

US Representative John Lewis

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