Transforming Communities-Fulfilling Our Purpose
Linked in Friendship...Connected in Service
A Mind for Business and A Heart for Service
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
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.
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.
Emeralds are the Alumna, Platinum and active members who are eligible for Alumna status.
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.
Dr. Soraya Coley, 6th President of California State Polytechnic University at Pomona was the Mistress of Ceremonies.
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.
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.
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
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.