We invite you to explore the Central Area of The Links, Incorporated and the transformational, sustainable and replicable programs to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities served in the 15 states by our 69 Chapters. Located in the Midwest, we are the “Heart of Linkdom” delivering national award winning programs developed and produced by more than 2,000 members. The Links, Incorporated, founded in 1946, is a women’s volunteer service organization committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African-Americans and other persons of African-American ancestry. A premier international service organization with more than 14,000 members in 281 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, continues its legacy of friends providing service that changes lives, established by the original circle of nine friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With over 2 million service hours recorded in the past three years, members regularly contribute more than 500,000 documented service hours in their respective communities annually. The Links Foundation, Incorporated, the philanthropic arm of The Links, Incorporated, has made more than $24 million dollars in charitable contributions since its founding. Working closely with its sponsors and supporters, The Links, Incorporated are ‘Linked in Friendship – Connected in Service’. For more information, visit www.linksinc.org.
The 40th Central Area Conference is designed for Links to be in a collaborative and inclusive environment that will foster creativity with real tools.
Meet Us In Minneapolis, MN! Table of Contents 2 Letter to Vendors 3 About the Links, Incorporated and the Central Area of the Links, Incorporated 4 Conference Schedule 6 Accommodations, Transportation and Parking 9 Rules Governing Exhibits 12 Ve
Link Up is the Official E-Magazine of the Central Area of The Links, Incorporated. This Spring 2016 issue highlights the history of the Central Area.
Introducing the new e-magazine of the Central Area of the Links, Incorporated, exemplifying the Power of One. Collaborate, Include, Create
Keep up with the your next event, plenary or play time with the 2015 Central Area Conference Schedule-At-A-Glance.
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Join us for the 2015 Central Area Conference of The Links, Incorporated, June 17-20 on the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati, OH. Meet us in one of the top 25 cities to visit this summer, the Queen City of the Midwest, for a stompin' good time!
page 2 | Central Area of The Links, Incorporated | Linked Up! Celebrate! We wish you a joyous holiday season shared with family, friends and neighbors. When you need a pick-me-up full of friendship and cheer, please take a moment with our Sisters from the ‘Heart of Linkdom’. Just click the tree and Enjoy!
page 2 | Central Area o The Links, Incorporated | Linked Up! Seated (L-R) Cokie Diggs, Area Conerence Chair; Marianita Porterfeld, President, Northern Indiana (IN); Glenda Masingale Manson, Area Vice Director; Alice Strong Simmons, Area Director; Janice Hall, President, South Bend (IN); and Jackie Morson, Area Treasurer Standing Row 1 (L-R): Tracy Williams, Gladys Hankins, Area OE Chair; Otha Reese, Angela McFadden, Monica Allen, Imogene Harris, Virginia Chism, Rosamond Byrd, Myrtle Wilson, Consuela Wilson, Delta Jones Walker, Francene Gilmer, Area Transportation Chair and Vanessa Latimer, Area Protocol, Co-Chair. Standing Row 2 (L-R): Virginia Calvin, Ida Watson, Myrtle Campbell, Lesley Wesley, Debra Carrington, Kathryn Brantley, Gwen Taylor, Angela Nelson Deuitch, Tina Patton and Shirley Thomas Welcome! The Northern Indiana (IN) and South Bend Area (IN) Chapters, our host chapters, along with members rom the Central Area Planning Team, look orward to welcoming you to the Heart o Linkdom in Merrillville, IN or the 2014 Central Area Summit, Empowering 21st Century Change Agents: Phase II . 2014 Central Area Summit Sponsors Our deepest apprecition to our partners and sponsors o the 2014 Central Area Summit. 2014 Central Area Summit is One Click Away 2014 CENTRAL AREA SUMMIT REGISTRATION RADISSON HOTEL AT STAR PLAZA RESERVATION Registration Closes Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Join us for the 2014 Central Area Summit in the Heart of Linkdom, October 24-26, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville, IN. We will renew our spirits, gain new insights and celebrate our endeavors with Excellence, Elegance and Ethics as we remain Linked in Friendship, Connected in Service.
December 2013 Link-Up! e–magazine Volume 6, Issue 2 A publication of The Central Area of The Links, Incorporated Celebrating Excellence, Elegance, and Ethics December 2013 Link-Up! e–magazine Volume 6, Issue 2