67th Annual GNY Chapter The Links Inc Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show-2017

By: Gloria Smith, Associate Editor  for  World Liberty TV

Links Incorporated National President

Centre Glenda Newell Harris Nt’l President Links with Links Members

The Links, Incorporated is a national organization with a membership of nearly 14,000 professional women of color in 280 chapters located in 41 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.

Congress Member of Harlem NYC

Congress Member Charles Rangel with Guests

Links members contribute more than 500,000 documented hours of community service annually – strengthening their communities and enhancing the nation. The organization is the recipient of awards from the UN Association of New York and theLeon H. Sullivan Foundation for its premier programs.

Finn Partners Public relations Co

Helen Shelton Links Member with Guests

The Greater New York Chapter consists of members from all five boroughs and Long Island and was chartered on May 21, 1949 in response to an invitation extended by Margaret Roselle Hawkins and Sarah Strickland Scott, the co-founders of The Links, Incorporated.

Pat Clevland Black Super model

Dr.Abbey with Pat Cleveland Black Super model

“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.

Black Hair Product Company

Dr.Abbey with Honoree Miko Branch Co-Founder Miss Jessie’s LLC

2017 Women of Distinction Spirit Awards Luncheon presented by The Greater New York Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.  Honorees were:

Marilyn F. Booker, Managing Director and Head of Urban Markets Group, Morgan Stanley

Miko Branch, Co-Founder and CEO, Miss Jessie’s LLC

Dr. Paula A. Johnson, 14th President of Wellesley College

Henri G. Moore, Global Leader for Philanthropy and Education and President of the DuPont Pioneer Foundation

Links Inc Fashion Show 2017

Live Fashion Show

Other distinguished guests  attended included:

Pat Cleveland, celebrated model and fashion icon, Hon. David Dinkins and Joyce Dinkins and more than 500 attendees attended.

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