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Historic service organization inducts nine community leaders

LINKSHistoric service organization inducts nine community leaders

The Fort Lauderdale (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated inducted nine prominent community leaders into the prestigious organization on May 30, 2015. The new members bring with them exceptional experiences and talents that will allow the Fort Lauderdale Chapter to provide extended services within Broward County. The new members are Mary Jenell Blake, Donise Brown, Jaronica Byner, Yvokia Davidson, Janice Hayes, Sylvia Jones, Mia Merritt, Venessa Walker and Cassandra Wig-gins.

Prior to becoming official Link members, these professional women worked as a team to render an impactful community service  project to the children currently in foster care and residing at the SOS Children’s Village-Florida. Their primary goal was to engage the children in activities, workshops and physical exercise with a focus on life skills, health and nutrition. Wish list items were donated to the children by the members.

The Induction Luncheon Ceremony, held at the Signature Grand in Davie, Fla., was attended by an extensive guest list of family and friends, as well as church affiliates and community leaders. Special guests in attendance included the Southern Area Director of The Links, Incorporated, Anne Herriott, and members of the North Broward County, Greater Miami and Miami-Biscayne Chapters of The Links, Incorporated.

Damita Salters, president of the Fort Lauderdale Chapter, stated, “Our members are life-long friends and our efforts and contributions are strategically planned to make a significant difference in the greater Bro-ward County community.”

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of over 14,000 professional women of color in over 281 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.

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