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As President, I greet you on behalf of the outstanding women of the notable North Broward County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Since 1995, we have donated thousands of documented community service hours and monetary donations to our local and international communities to help improve the lives of those who need our aid.
Our organization is committed to making a difference in the lives of others through the leadership of professional women providing programs that: eliminate disparities by reducing barriers to service through advocacy and education; are responsive to the academic, cultural, health, social awareness, career development, mentoring and scholarship needs of youth; provide opportunities for tangible services to under-privileged countries; facilitate and support the maintenance of good health and the elimination of chronic health disparities and; support appreciation and expand opportunities for involvement in performing and visual arts.
The Links, Incorporated is an international not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. Membership consists of over 12,000 professional women of color in 276 chapters in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The Links, Incorporated is an organization of accomplished, dedicated women who are active in their communities as proven-leaders, newsmakers, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers.
Please peruse our site to learn more about The Links, Incorporated and the North Broward County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated including our history, community events, and excellent programs of service.
We encourage you to partner with us because together we can make a positive difference in the lives of the deserving children and families we serve.
Earlene S. Horne, President
North Broward County Chapter
The Links, Incorporated
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership is comprised of 12,000 concerned, committed and talented African-American women with 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 women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other person of African ancestry.
The various chapters and The Links Foundation, Inc. have awarded over ten million dollars to charitable organizations. The members are civic leaders, role models, mentors and activists who work towards a common vision by engaging like minded organizations and individuals for partnership. Link members contribute over 500,000 documented hours of community service annually. For over 60 years the organization has gathered momentum, continuously refined its purposes, sharpened its focus, and expanded its program dimensions in order to make the name “Links” synonymous with not only a chain of friendship, but also a chain of purposeful service.
History of North Broward County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
The North Broward County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated had its beginning in 1990 when three friends, Dorothy Ruffin, Margaret Roseburr and Gloria Butler (who has since moved away from the area) voiced their concerns about issues affecting the Northern Broward community. These three dedicated women realized that the majority of services and civic organizations emanated from the central area of Broward County. They found themselves constantly commuting to central Broward in order to participate in organizations and events which impacted the lives of African Americans.
Perceiving that there were enough concerns to be addressed within their own community, this original group invited other women with similar feelings and experiences to join them. They organized as the North Broward Women's Group. The North Broward Women's Group met monthly to plan and implement various successful projects. This committed, progressive group of ladies recognized the need to affiliate with a prominent national organization in order to be more effective. In May 1995, the North Broward Women's Group was chartered as a chapter of The Links, Incorporated.
The Chapter continues to sustain the vision of its founding members and to fulfill the legacy of The Links, Incorporated, by promoting friendship and providing service in the community.
National Links Website
The Links, Incorporated founded in 1946, is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. For more information, visit out National Website at http://www.linksinc.org.
Southern Area of The Links Website
For more information, visit out Southern Area Website at http://www.salinksinc.org.
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