HISTORY OF THE ERIE COUNTY CHAPTER OF THE LINKS, INCORPORATED

The Erie County Chapter has a rich history which began with its chartering on October 3, 1987 as the 63rd Chapter of the Eastern Area and the 222nd Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Link Carolyn H. Allen, Link Pauline M. Clay, Link Shirley L. Courton, Link Eunice D. Jackson, Link Hortense B. Nash, Link Rose H. Sconiers, Link Pamela Seay, Link Mildred Stallings, and Link Lisa T. Yokley organized the Erie County Chapter of twenty-five dedicated and committed women under the dynamic leadership of the founding president, Link Eunice D. Jackson. The site of the Chartering was the Sheraton East Hotel on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga, New York. The Erie County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated has continued through the years to serve and impact on the health, education and welfare of this area through love, attention, volunteerism, education, contributions to charities and unwavering dedication and commitment. Yes, we have changed many lives in Erie County.

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Annual 'Nite On The Town' Scholarship Dinner Dance


The Chapter's Annual 'Nite On The Town' Scholarship Dinner Dance which has a different theme each year is the primary fundraiser that has enabled the organization to award over $350,000 in college scholarships to deserving young people in area high schools. The Erie County Links are proud of our commitment to the education of African American youth within the Western New York community. We thank the community for their continued support.

 

2016–2018 Membership

CHAPTER PRESIDENT:
Janet E. Barnes

CHAPTER OFFICERS:

First Vice President
Gladys J. Diji

Second Vice President
Felicia R. Beard

Recording Secretary
Donna Mitchell

Asst. Recording Secretary
Mary Ruth Kapsiak

Treasurer
Judine Agostini

Financial Secretary
Deborah Williams

Corresponding Secretary
L. Jean Adams

Parliamentarian
Rose H. Sconiers *

Chaplain
Donna Mitchell

Immediate Past President
Joyce Harrington *

CHAPTER MEMBERS

Lois Alexander
Carolyn H. Allen *
Patricia Baxter
Fern E. Beavers
Shonda Brock
Cullie Brown
Marilyn Chapman-Allison
Pauline M. Clay *+
Karen Stanley Fleming
Agnes D. Fletcher *
Charlene M. Galloway
Barbara D. Glover *
Eunice Jackson *
Catherine Lewis
Miriam D. Locke *
Devorah C. Maclin
Andrea D. Mays
Elizabeth A. Morse
E. Jeannette Ogden
Mattie L. Rhodes
Redahlia Riggins
Esther M. Rudolph *
Susanna Turner Schenk
Se'Vaughn K. Silver Herrera
Betty J. Smith *
Rhonda Spates-Benton
Tanya Staples
Jacqueline Stover-Stitts
Betsy M. Strother *
Nancy W. Thompson
Parette Walker
Kathy L. Wood
Lisa Tolbert Yokley *

ALUMNAE MEMBERS

Shirley Courton*
Nancy J. Hargro *
Nancy L. Laws-Griffin *
Hortense Nash *+
Madeline O. Scott
Mildred J. Stallings *+

PAST PRESIDENTS

Eunice Jackson
Rose H. Sconiers
Marva Daniel
Nancy J. Hargro
Carolyn H. Allen
Catherine Lewis
Mattie L. Rhodes
Tanya Staples

DECEASED

Dorothy Phillips *
Marva Daniel *
Evian Trammell*
Pauline Childers *
Evelyn C. Akiwumi
Verna T. Morton


* Charter Member
+ Platinum Member