The Chapter's signature event, the 14th Annual Mothers' Day Luncheon, was held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Venetian in Garfield. The event also celebrated the chapter's 45th anniversary. The chapter was proud to host the Link's National President Dr. Kimberly Jefferies Leonard and National and Area officers Ethelyn Bowers , Barbara Burton and Lisa Lomas Loury. The event also featured great food and drink and area high school scholars were recognized and awarded scholarships. This year's Mother of the Year was Theresa Johnston, CEO/Founder of Never Alone Again, a domestic violence organization and resource center Watch the video above to learn more about our 2019 Mother of the Year. Save the date for 2020!
Chapter Celebrates the Holidays in Grand Style
It was a sold out crowd at the chapter's annual Holiday party held this year at Seasons in Washington Township. The festive evening included fabulous music by SIr Charles "Mixin" Dixon and incredible food and drink.
2020 Mothers' Day Luncheon New Date
Our 2020 Mother's Day luncheon will be held on May 2, 2020 (ONE week prior to Mother's Day weekend). Please put this in your calendars!
For over a decade the chapter has participated in the Bergen County Housing & Health Human Service Center’s ProjectHomelessConnect. We purchase and serve lunch to those in need while the homeless in the county learn about services offered.
Chapter Members Attend Links Legislative Luncheon
The Third Annual Links Legislative Luncheon was held at the JW Marriott in Washington DC on September 12, 2019. The Legislative Luncheon brought together thought-leaders and featured a one-on-one conversation with Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Boston). Rep. Pressley, a member of the Boston (MA) chapter of the Links Incorporated, spoke on the luncheon’s theme of Transforming Communities Through Our Voice, Our Vote, Our Power. She emphasized the power of Black women in choosing leaders and asked those present to continue to get out the vote in their communities. Georgia Representative and civil rights icon John Lewis received the organization’s Trailblazer Award and talked of his struggles as a young leader in the civil rights movement. North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley received a Presidential Citation from Link President Kimberly Jeffries Leonard and Legislator Links were recognized during the three hour event. Four members from the Bergen County (NJ) Chapter of the Links Incorporated were in attendance. They were Diane Ashley, Allison Davis, Shirley Deering and former president Bettye Easley Bailey.
A recording of the livestream of the luncheon can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0O3ldb0VCU
Links in the Pink
At its monthly business meeting, chapter members wore pink to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. About one in every 8 women will develop breast cancer.
Sold out at TIFF
It was a sold-out crowd at the opening of the Teaneck International Film Festival. The chapter sponsored the Friday evening event which featured a short film tribute to Arthur Mitchell who was the founder of The Dance Theater of Harlem. The main film was a profound documentary about the late Toni Morrison entitled, ‘The Pieces I Am’. The screenings were followed by an intriguing and engaging talkback moderated by Links member Darla Miles , news reporter of Channel 7 News with Dr. Farah J. Griffin, professor at Columbia University. Dr. Griffin who was a friend and colleague of Toni Morrison appeared in the film.
Founders' Day Luncheon
Welcomes NJ Links
Maredia Dionne Warren
Beverly Baker Jackson
Dedra Tate and Althea Avery
Christine Fowler Phillips
Teresa Oakley Smallwood
Welcome to our website!
As the newly-elected President of the Bergen County (NJ) Chapter of the Links Incorporated, I’m delighted that you’ve come to this space to learn more about our active chapter and the incredible women who are "Linked in Friendship and Connected in Service".
I begin my term as President as we celebrate our 45th year. From our involvement in the Teaneck International Film Festival to the generous scholarships we provide to graduating high school seniors, our rich history in Bergen County is known throughout the community and beyond. We will continue those efforts and we will look for additional ways we can serve those who need our aid.
As you look through our site, we hope that you will take part in many of the activities we sponsor. We invite you to learn about health issues that effect all of us, join in as we dance away the evening for a healthier heart and we hope that you’ll continue to support our Mothers’ Day Luncheon held each May to benefit our young scholars as they transition to college. Thank you for visiting our website and thanks in advance for your support!
All the best,
President, Bergen County (NJ) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
Check Out National's Website!!
In recognition of The Links National Friendship Month, The chapter hosted a friendship evening on
Wednesday, at MK Valencia Restaurant & Lounge
in Ridgefield Park. It was through friendship that The Links, Incorporated was established. Its founding members, Margaret Hawkins and Sarah Scott, were friends and, on November 9, 1946, they invited seven of their friends to join them in organizing a new type of inter-city club.
Friendship month – a time to reflect, appreciate, celebrate and strengthen the bonds of friendship
We've Gone Social!
The Rancocas Valley Links hosted the FoundersDay celebration for the nine (9) New Jersey chapters of The Links, Incorporated! Founded on November 9, 1946, the Links celebrated 73 years of friendship and service.
Are you on the social networks? So are we and we invite you to connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.
Accessing Eastern Area Website
The Eastern Area of the Links, Incorporated has its own website and recently it announced a members only section where you can find documents unique to our region as well as a place to put our calendar items and learn about events in other parts of our region. There's also a photo gallery and member directory. Please head to our "Members Only" section to get directions on how to access the Eastern Region site.
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