Dressed in all-white, more than 40 members of the Jacksonville (FL) Chapter of the Links celebrated sisterhood and service at their annual planning session dubbed an “All-White Beach Chic Retreat”. Held at the Costa Verano Condominiums on Jacksonville Beach, this annual event showcased The Links, Incorporated at its best – friends serving the community, but doing it “fashionably.”
According to Terri Stepter, president of Jacksonville (FL) Chapter, the event’s success was due to members’ creativity, innovation and commitment. “We take risks! Our courage, enthusiasm and determination appear effortless when we deeply care about our services.”
At the retreat, Jax Links revealed a busy programming year, beginning next month with its partnership with the Cummer Museum and Arlington Middle School, called “Linking The Arts in STEAM,” which exposes youth to the benefits of the visual arts. The month of September will also feature the chapters National Society of Black Engineers, Jr. chapter program launch. In October, they will kick-off its partnership with Henry Kite Elementary School, created to reduce childhood obesity and juvenile diabetes. The organization will also focus on other critical issues including domestic violence among women and children. And on October 24th, these busy ladies will host a town hall meeting at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, featuring local and national community leaders, including former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.
One of two chapter in the city, Jacksonville (FL) chapter is an affiliate of The Links Incorporated, an international, not-for-profit organization established in 1946. Founded on the principles of friendship and service, The Links, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier volunteer service organizations of concerned, committed, and talented women who, linked in friendship, enhance the quality of life in the larger community.
For more information on Jax Links, please visit jacksonvillelinksinc.org or Facebook for upcoming events.