Chapter Chartering

 

The Pine Bluff Chapter, The Links, Incorporated was chartered on May 17, 1969 by Link Evelyn Harper, an officer of the Central Area of The Links, Incorporated.  Link Mallye T. Russell was the organizer and leader of the charter group.  Link Gwendolyn Floyd, President of the Little Rock Chapter (the sponsoring chapter) assisted Link Harper in the chartering ceremony.  Other members of the Little Rock and Memphis chapters were in attendance.  

Since May 1969, the chapter has sponsored numerous programs and activities that have had a very positive impact on the Pine Bluff community and its citizens, as well as on the educational, medical, and social needs of people in developing countries, especially from the African continent. 

          

Chapter History

Chapter Program Awards

  • Area Conferences

  • National Assemblies

Sustainable Programs

  • Darfur Project

  • Heifer International

  • Animal Distribution Program

  • Home-based Business

  • Project Lead High Expectations

  • Plan H.O.P.E. (Healthy Outcomes Promoted Through Education)

  • ITS-LIFE (National Signature Program)

  • Women's Issues and Empowerment

  • World Vision International

  • Breast Health and Heart Health

  • Diversity and Multiculturalism

  • Political Awareness and Education

  • L.I.N.K.S (Lifting Individuals through New Knowledge and Skills)

Chapter Leadership

The Pine Bluff Chapter has flourished under the able leadership of several chapter presidents.

May 1969 – April 1971         Link Mallye T. Russell

May 1971 - April 1973          Link Mildred Evans

May 1973-   April 1975         Link Cassa Lawlah

May 1975 - April 1977          Link Margaret Spearman

May 1977 - April 1979          Link Della Phipps

May 1979 - April 1981          Link Elaine Shannon

May 1982 - April 1983          Link Adell Matthews

May 1983 - April 1985          Link Jacquelyn McCray

May 1985 - April 1987          Link Laura Chanay

May 1987 - April 1989          Link Mary Dell Parker Johnson

May 1989 - April 1991          Link Virginia Littlejohn

May 1991 - April 1993          Link Juanita Torrence

May 1993 - April 1995          Link Blanche Haynie

May 1995 - April 1997          Link Juana Johnson

May 1997 - April 1999          Link Bettye Wright

May 1999 – April 2001         Link Rosemarie Word

May 2001 - April 2003          Link Gardenia Ambler

May 2003 - April 2005          Link Dorothy Holt

May 2005 - April 2007          Link Carolyn Blakely

May 2007 - April 2009          Link Barbara Akins

May 2009 - April 2011          Link Juana Johnson

May 2011 - April 2013          Link Eva McGee

May 2013 - April 2015          Link Bettye Wright

May 2015 – April 2017         Link Eula Liddell

May 2017 - April 2019          Link Jerilean Brewer

May 2019 - April 2021          Link S. Yvonne Blevins

Charter members were Links Mallye T. Russell, Cassa Lawlah, Mildred Evans, Elaine Shannon, Mary Dell Parker, Letha Molette, Jane Ramos, Laura Chanay, Rachel Davis, E. June Dawson, Renette Doggett, Martha L. Flowers, Bessie Jordan, Della Phipps, and Margaret Spearman.

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