File #: 210871    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/28/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/4/2021
Title: Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee 75th Anniversary of The Links, Incorporated.
Sponsors: Councilmember Parker, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Thomas
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21087100, 2. Signature21087100
Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee 75th Anniversary of The Links, Incorporated.

WHEREAS, The Links, Incorporated was conceived when a small group of friends in 1946, led by co-founders Sarah Strickland Scott and Margaret Rosell Hawkins of Philadelphia, organized a service-oriented women's club. Today, their visionary actions have expanded from a modest group of nine women to a membership of more than 16,000 women of African descent in 292 Chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom; and

WHEREAS, The Links, Incorporated 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; and

WHEREAS, The Links, Incorporated's Core Values are Friendship, Integrity, Honesty, Service, Commitment, Family Relationships, Courage, Respect for Self and Others, Legacy, Confidentiality, Responsibility, and Accountability; and

WHEREAS, The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders. The Links, Incorporated has attracted many distinguished women who are individual achievers and have made a difference in their communities and the world. They are business and civic leaders, role models, mentors, activists, and volunteers who work toward a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership; and

WHEREAS, Links members contribute more than 1 million documented hours of community service annually - strengthening their communities and enhancing the nation. The organization is the recipient of awards from the UN Association of New York and the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation for its premier programs. In 2019, The Links, Incorporated was nominated for a Luxembourg Peace Prize by the Schengen Peace Foundation and recognized by the late Congressman John Lewi...

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