Claremont Area Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

Transforming Communities-Fulfilling Our Purpose

Linked in Friendship...Connected in Service

A Mind for Business and A Heart for Service

Claremont chapter elects new officers

Congratulations to our New Officers


Valerie Lewis-Corder - Financial Secretary; Renee Young -Treasurer; Victoria Morris-Ivie - Recording Secretary;  Amaryllis Watkins- President, and Pamela Chavira - VP Membership

MIssing: Juanita Dawson- VP Programs and Paulette Mostiller-Fredrick - Corresponding Secretary

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Local Nonprofit Supports Basic Needs Program

President Soraya Coley accepts donation to the Basic Needs Initiative from Claremont Area (CA) Chapt

The Claremont Area (CA) Chapter of The Links Incorporated, has partnered with the Bronco Care Basic Needs initiative to support students’ academic success and wellbeing.

Members of the chapter volunteered at the campus’ mobile food pantry in February and March, with plans to volunteer at the permanent food pantry, Poly Pantry. Additionally, the chapter recently made a donation of $1,000 to support the growing program.

The Claremont Links hope to extend their support of the university with a new mentoring partnership through the African American Student Center.

Bronco Care Basic Needs is a campus wide initiative hosted by the Division of Student Affairs that serves students experiencing housing instability, food insecurity and other emergency/crisis situations. Students are provided with food resources, housing support, emergency funds and case-management support.

For more information about the Bronco Care Basic Needs program, or to donate, visit the website.

We Welcome Our New National Officers

Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, Ph.D. ​National President Arlington (VA) Chapter


Ethel Issacs Williams ​National Vice President West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter


Crystal L. Kendrick ​National Recording Secretary Queen City (OH) Chapter


Ethelyn S. Bowers ​National Treasurer Essex County (NJ) Chapter


Raynetta Waters ​National Nominating Chair Asheville (NC) Chapter


Tyna D. Davis ​National Parliamentarian Montgomery (AL) Chapter


Claremont Links on the Go!!!!

The Claremont Area Links have been busy traveling this year. Please enjoy our slide show that highlights some of the events we have traveled to.

We honor our emeralds


What is an Emerald?


Emeralds are the Alumna, Platinum and active members who are eligible for Alumna status.


Emerald Celebration

On Friday, April 12, 2019, Link Monica Levy hosted a wonderful celebration to honor our Emerald Members in our chapter:  Links Amaryllis Watkins, Jessie Henry Thomas, Karen Little, Sylvia Phillips  Walker, Thelma Snow-Jackson, Margaret Crawford Jordan, and Nanci Spencer. The menu was seafood gumbo, spinach salad, and carrot cake for dessert.

HEART TRUTH Red dress fundraiser luncheon MARCH 2, 2019


Mistress of Ceremonies

Dr. Soraya Coley, 6th President of California State Polytechnic University at Pomona was the Mistress of Ceremonies.


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, 17th National President of The Links, Incorporated was the keynote speaker for our fundraiser on March 2, 2019

Dr. Joshua Coney, Cardiologist at Loma Linda University Medical Center was the guest speaker.

Guest Speaker

Dr. Joshua Coney, Cardiologist at Loma Linda University Medical Center was the guest speaker.

services to youth - claremont cares: sister to sister panel discussion


Panelists for  The Sister to Sister Talk Forum

Dr. Teri Davis, Rev. De Jeanne Taylor, and Ginger Logan Cannon.  

On Saturday, April 20th The Services to Youth Facet held their Sister to Sister Talk Forum. This is a event that the facet collaborates with The Claremont Colleges and Cal Poly Pomona State University. The Services to Youth Facet holds these events to give young African American college students an opportunity to network with successful women of color and to also provide an arena where they can comfortably ask questions and learn how different individuals have navigated through life and how they arrived at where they are now. It was a lovely afternoon and well attended. The Chapter would like to thank, Alumna Link Soraya Coley, President of Cal Poly Pomona Polytechnic University for graciously providing the setting and helping to make the event happen.


Can We Talk? Series


 Can We talk? Series is scheduled for April 20th and will be held on the Cal Poly campus. Contact The Claremont Area Links: for more information.

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Human Trafficking Initiative


Human Trafficking Awareness

Call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center

1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233733)

to report sex trafficking, forced labor, or to get help

President, Amaryllis Watkins


The Claremont Area (CA) Chapter of The Links Incorporated is a small but mighty chapter and we are  committed  to friendship and service. Please peruse our website and find out what we are about.

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P.O. Box 1372
Upland, CA 91785-1372

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