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Chartered May 24, 1950

Chapter Officers
Linda Billups Donalson, President

Stephanie Dudley-Tillman, Vice President

Mary Ruth Davis, Treasurer

Stacie Whitaker, Financial Secretary
Keisha L. Brandy, Recording Secretary

Sheila Smith, Corresponding Secretary
Alicia Lester, Parliamentarian 
Carol Poole, Program Coordinator 

 & W. Lee Whitaker
Immediate Past President​

 

Chapter Members
Lisa R. Baines, Mia Billups, Keisha Brandy, Josetta R. Chatmon,
Tomasina L. Cook, Leah Daniel,  Mary Ruth Davis, Platinum,
Pamela A. Deans, Linda L. Donalson, Stephanie I. Dudley-Tillman,
Rosemary E. Hicks, Angela Johnson-Foster, Kimberly Johnson,
Latrice Leonard-Hemphill, Alicia L. Lester, Hattie M. McCarley,
Kimberly L. McCarley, Carolyn D. McClendon, 
Clarissa E. Moore,
Carol E. Poole, Theresa E. Pope, Joanne Sadler, Jamie Smith, 
Sheila L. Smith, Stacie D. Whitaker, W. Lee Whitaker,
Gradycia L. Williams, Vernice S. Williams

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

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Thelma Nixon Griffin 4/9/1902 to 9/24/1953

The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, honor charter member Thelma Nixon Griffin.
Mrs. Griffin was a great asset to the community, she was active in
the civic, social, educational and economic life of our area. In 1950, ten concerned Black women in Niagara Falls and Buffalo came together to decide how they could make a difference in their communities. It was a time of great need for the Black community. Thus, the Niagara, Buffalo Chapter of the Links, Inc. was chartered. Thelma was the first Corresponding Secretary of the chapter. Their motto was "service thru friendship" In fact, these women were already friends. 
Mrs. Griffin was very active with the Niagara Community Center and the Niagara Falls Chapter of the Links, Incorporated when she became ill and passed away, September 24, 1953. We recognize and honor her deeds; her legacy of community service and friendship is carried on through her daughter
Laura Griffin Pleasant an active Alumna member who still serves the Niagara County Area, of the Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated.

In honor of the red carpet Premier of The Color Purple,
The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter, showcased a "Linking the Community with Literacy" table. We provided literacy bags containing flashcards and site words. Phenomenal show,
thank you, Tina Schultz Productions!

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
May the gifts of Peace, Love and Joy be yours

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The Links, Incorporated National Impact Day of Service
"Celebrating Those Who Give Care and Service to Others"

We participated in celebrating the Healthcare Staff at Schoellkope Health Center in Niagara Falls
We provided meals and accolades to the wonderful staff for all they do, thank you!

Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated 
"Emerald Nights, Sequins & Sneakers Gala" is back and as fabulous as ever! Thank you to all of our guest from near and far. Thank you to our Gala Chair, Josetta Chatmon, what an outstanding job. Thank you LMC Photography, Sabou Oasis, DJ EZ Ed, The Niagara Falls Convention Center, all of the vendors and everyo
ne who supported us. Thank you we will see you all in 2024.

#EALinks #NiagaraFallsNYLinks #NiagaraFallsLinks #LinksInc

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The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated had the pleasure of donating nearly 50 pairs of sneakers, which we collected at our Annual Emerald and Ivory Gala. Our theme this year was Emerald Nights, Sequins & Sneakers. The sneakers were donated to Tiffany's Closet at Harry F. Abate Elementary School.
The closet is named in honor of our beloved member Tiffany Nalls-Ford, who was known for her kind giving heart.

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The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter, the Buffalo Chapter & the Erie County Chapter Joined together to walk for our 28th Annual Walk for Healthy Living!!

#NiagaraFallsNYLinks #BuffaloLinks #ErieCountyLinks #LinksStayActive, #GoatIsland #LinksImpactDay #LinksInc #LinksOnTheMove #2023WalkForHealthyLiving #ElevatingandEmpowering #EALinks

Chapter Retreat
The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter of The Links Incorportated, took some time out for our Chapter Retreat, a time to refocus, and reenergize and renew ourselves. The retreat focused on friendship, sisterhood and meeting our community needs in Niagara County.  

Aquarium of Niagara "Party on the Plaza"
The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter participated as one of the many community and cultural organizations. We provided Voter's Registration opportunities, Books, School Supplies and Colgate Dental Bags, what an awesome event.

Celebrating the end of the program year at Lockport Head Start Program, we gathered throughout the year to read to the Head Start students up to age 5, looking forward to the start of the new Head Start year.

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2023 Niagara Juneteenth Celebration
We participated in this years Juneteenth Celebration in Niagara Falls (NY). The community came out and celebrated our culture with the Flag Raising, Parade and Festival at Legends Park! 

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Mobile Van returned to Niagara County to service the Lockport School District. We are grateful to Colgate, our volunteer dental team from UB's Dental School and the support of the staff at the schools visited! visit our area. June 6th and June 8th we visited 3 schools in Lockport, NY. #EALinks #niagarafallsnylinks #linksinc

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Celebrating Friendship, Service , & Linkdom 
The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter The Links, Incorporated added 3 new links to our Chain of Friendship. Congratulations and Welcome Ladies! We are thrilled to have you and look forward to the many things you will do to help transform communities!

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