Seven highly accomplished women spent the last several months calling themselves “chains.” That changed last week at the Deerwood Country Club where the ladies were formally inducted into the Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated The new “Links” – as they are now called – include a former college vice president, three HR managers, an information technology exec, a corporate fund raiser, and an AME Church elder. They began the membership intake process in January. Over the next three months, they completed three membership workshops and organized a service project for special needs children and teens. The Jacksonville Chapter under the leadership of Mrs. Betty Cody will soon celebrate their 50th anniversary. Their flagship program dubbed the “GEMS” enhances the lives of innercity girls in addition to others projects throughout the city. The new members are: Marti Chapman, Marietta L. LeBlanc, Melanie Messer, Lavonne Mitchell, Jualiana Mosley, Michelle Singleton, and Elizabeth Yates. Links1 pic – Pictured are newly inducted members of the Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated (l-r): Juliana Mosley, Lavonne Mitchell, Melanie Messer, Michelle Singleton, Marietta L. LeBlanc, Elizabeth Yates and Marti Chapman.