Friendship

  
The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated had a different but fun holiday celebration. Membership Committee members, Gale Brown and Andrea Grant- Guess as hosts introduced “Oprah’s Favorite Things” with suggested snacks, refreshments, and holiday attire. The sisterly and unique items shared were received with glee.  The highlight was this year’s virtual viewing of member Darcel Werts’ Christmas Village. Traditionally, we have physically viewed this awesome display; however, though downsized, it was still amazing. We look forward to returning to a somewhat normal 2021.

Member Darcel Werts wrote special notes about the display. 

Christmas Village

Over the last 23 years this Christmas Village has brought me such joy during the holidays. The village has grown as I have acquired new pieces, some from family and some from friends.  My display contains porcelain village buildings from Dept 56, Dickens, Lemax, Annie Lee and others that are hand painted and sculpted.  I have incorporated many scenes with towns, churches, schools, farms, mountains with ski slopes and diversed figurines and accessories in addition to our son’s Matchbox car collection. I’ve also included a water scene with a bridge and several lighthouses which reminds me of Hilton Head. With Covid this year, I ‘ve downsized the village and placed it in a different location.  I look forward to next year when I can expand it back to its original form and one can experience it even more.  During the holiday season, the village becomes a focal point as we listen to Christmas music and reflect on our blessings (and enjoy a glass of cheer).   

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year!

Happy National Friendship Month Week 3: Beyond Boundaries: Our Sister’s Keeper

The Hilton Head Chapter and The Savannah Chapter of The Links, Incorporated hopped aboard the friendship train and celebrated our annual night of fun. Although virtual, the event included an introductory ice breaker with lots of laughter and a FRIEND Scavenger  Hunt with prizes. The refreshment recipe was also greatly received. We began and ended with toasts and a commitment to get together again! Thanks to the two Vice Presidents, Denise Cooper (Savannah) and Jan Billingslea (Hilton Head) for organizing.

The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated held our monthly business meeting on November 8, 2020. We celebrated our National Day of Friendship and our chapter anniversary. All members wore the Friendship Rose that was gifted by the Membership Committee as “My Sister’s Keeper” always. Happy Friendship month!!!

The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated delivered pizzas to our Bluffton Finest Police Officers. The surprising random act of kindness was well received. Covid-19 has certainly changed things, as we could not enter the building and quick photos were taken.
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Happy Friendship Month!!! Week 2: Leading by Example!

We celebrate our President, Marcy Johnson, Vice President, Jan Billingslea, Correspondence Secretary Anita Miles, and Alumna member, Joyce Patterson as true friends and organizers of the Magnolias of Hilton Head, SC to become The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. While hanging out in their usual manner, the idea of chartering came up. The rest is history and the beat goes on in friendship!
The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated had a virtual Halloween party with DJ Teeramz. What a wonderful afternoon! Gift certificate prizes were awarded in 4 categories. Lots of fun, dancing, and fellowship can occur virtually! It has been tried and proven in the new normal.

In celebration of October Domestic Violence Month, The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated delivered Walmart gift cards to Hopeful Horizons Domestic Violence Agency for distribution to the victims in their shelters. Our chapter has an ongoing and much-needed partnership with this agency!

The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated participated in a Be Woke: Vote partnership with Black Voters Matter, Bluffton MLK Group, and Hilton Head MLK Group.  


The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated honored four phenomenal women during Breast Cancer Awareness month. The recipients were excited to learn of the tribute via a phone call from VP Jan Billingslea. Four members dressed in pink delivered the beautiful floral arrangements to two Bluffton residents and another team of four members delivered to two Hilton Head residents. All Hearts were warmed by this tribute, especially our 92-year-old recipient.

The Hilton Head (SC)Chapter of The Links, Incorporated held their monthly business meeting and Brio virtually on October 11, 2020. Vice President and Membership Chairperson Jan Billingslea lit candles and offered acknowledgment of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month, National Domestic Violence Awareness, and remembrance of our dear friend and sister Janice Cannon who passed from Breast Cancer. She also acknowledged the members of our chapter who are survivors of Breast Cancer. 
The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated held its annual Chapter Retreat August 8, 2020. The Membership Committee, led by VP Jan Billingslea, presented a fun Retreat Icebreaker, Quick Questions. Much enthusiasm occurred as our members learned fun facts about each other. To further enhance membership engagement, the committee presented plans for keeping Friendship First during the chapter year. Our main Friendship Activity was a Virtual Links Scavenger hunt. Members scurried throughout their homes to find unique articles beginning with the letters
L-I-N-K-S. Prizes were awarded to the winners.
Our signature BRIO (Bonding Refreshment Intimacy Opportunity) followed after the adjournment of the Retreat. It was a fun day of service through friendship.