Our Mission

Our mission is to serve the unmet needs of the community providing educational, civic, and cultural activities and transformational programs that enrich the lives of our community and our members

History of The West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

In the fall of 1968, Ella S. Clayton suggested to some of her friends that The West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter, The Links Incorporated program was needed in the West Palm Beach Area.  And so it was the fourteen social and civic-minded women, enchanted by the ideals of the national organization, soon met at the home of Italia S. Walker.  With optimism, enthusiasm and the guidance of Link Southern Area Director Maud K. Reid, they began preliminary plans for the establishment of the West Palm Beach Chapter.

On Saturday, February 8, 1969, the West Palm Beach Chapter was chartered and fourteen members were inducted, at the home of Clifton G. and Hisetta S. Dyson, 801 3rd Street, West Palm Beach.  Link Lillie W. Fannin, Greater Miami Chapter President, assisted Link Reid with the chapter chartering and membership induction ceremonies.  The Greater Miami Chapter was the sponsoring chapter.

Recognition Timeline

Recognition at the 35th Southern Area Conference
Recognition from the School District of Palm Beach County
Recognition award for “Best Practices” for Umbrella Programming
Certificate of achievement at 44th Southern Area Conference
3rd place Program Award at the 41st National Assembly
1st Place (National Trends and Services) for Our Voice, Our Vote
2nd Place (Health and Human Services) for ‘Shades of Pink’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
Awarded several recognitions at the 35th Southern Area Conference on April 9th, 1999 in Charlotte, North Carolina
Received recognition from the School District of Palm Beach County for the Services to Youth Facet’s Links Young Ladies Program. The award was presented as part of the Non-Profit Business Awards Breakfast on October 19th, 2005 at the Kravis Center of the Performing Arts.
Chapter received recognition award for “Best Practices” for Umbrella Programming at National Assembly in Detroit during the Southern Area’s Breakfast’s “Parade of Stars” along with other chapters with Childhood Obesity programs. 2010
Received a certificate of achievement at 44th Southern Area Conference in Atlanta, GA in May 2017 for our integrated program, "Art About Us and By Us”.
Received a 3rd place Program Award at the 41st National Assembly in Indianapolis, IN in July 2018 for the "Shades of Pink" Breast Cancer Awareness Program.
Empowering the Next Generation - 45th Southern Area Conference in Orlando, FL (May 2019)
Dedicated to Reducing Racial Disparities - 45th Southern Area Conference in Orlando, FL (May 2019)

The West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Past Presidents

Current West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter, The Links Incorporated Members

AL – Alumna P – Platinum PP – Past President

Chan Abney
Karen Alleyne-Means
Lynda Augustus (AL)
R. Eileen Baccus
Rosalyn Baker
Verdenia Baker
R. Destinie Baker Sutton (DOL)
Sia Baker-Barnes (PP, DOL)
Courtney Beacham
Antoinette Bond
Tiffany Britton
Juliet Byrd
K. Montine Butler (AL, P)
Delores Oliver Calloway (PP)
De Anne Collier
Whitney Michele Cunningham (DOL)
Nicole Daggs
Sheree Davis Cunningham (PP)
Chioma Deere
Kalinthia Dillard (PP)
Judith Edwards (PP)
Constance Gonzalez (AL, PP)

Carole DeGraffenreidt-Willis (AL)
Shawn Henderson
Flora Jackson
Jessie Jenkins (AL, PP)
Dwinette Johnson
Beverly Jones (DOL)
Lisa Jones
Dolores Keys (AL)
Paulette Keys
Jacquelyn Knowles (AL, PP)
Gillian Ebanks Knowles
Lillian Lewis (AL)
Rosalind Lewis
Jennifer Mazyck-Brown
Jerilyn McCall-Corlew (DOL)
Barbara McCray (AL)
Brenda Moore-Pirtle
Pamela O’Neal
Ava Parker
Dorothy Peck (AL, P)
Sandra Powery Moses
Kianta Prince-Bryant

Penelope Rahman
Carmen Richardson
Kori Searcy
Upendo Shabazz
Marlene Shaw (AL)
Jacqueline Smith
LaVoise Smith
Virginia Smith (AL)
Salesia Smith-Gordon
Angela Sweeting (DOL)
LaMargo Sweezer-Fischer (PP)
Tricia McDermott Thompkins
Donna Towns (AL)
Marilyn Walls
Constance Ward
Sharon Warren
Carolyn Wiliams
Ethel I Williams (PP, NVP)
Cynthia A. Williams
Rojean Williams
Lillie Wilson (AL, P, PP)
Sonya Wofford