Friendship

The April 2020 business meeting was held via Zoom!!! We conducted business and also bonded with a Brio session. We also donned our mask for an epic picture.

 #HHLinks #SALinks #Friendship365



Our April 2020 White Rose recipient is Doris Redmond Burns!  She is a blessing to our chapter. She always personifies "Friendship First". She will text, call or email to check up on sisters at any time. If needed, she is always a cell phone call away. As Financial Secretary, she is the perfect asset to our Treasurer. They are truly two peas in a pod.
Our young chapter joyfully recognizes Doris Burns for her 16 years of service and as our 
White Rose Honoree.
 



The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated proudly honors Janice Johnson Alexander as our chapter's Southern Area All Stars Praise Break Award Recipient. She is an inspiration to all!

The event was held at Lovely Hill Baptist Church in Ridgeland, SC on March 15, 2020. The Theme was a "Celebration of Sisterhood" with the message delivered by alumna member,
Reverend Marcia Lewie Thompson.
Our first Praise Break Celebration was a huge success with songs of praise and a sumptuous buffet.

On March 8, 2020, we The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated held our business meeting at Lovely Hills Baptist Church in Ridgeland, SC. We enjoyed friendship and fellowship afterward with a special Praise Break Program.
Membership Committee member, Link Gloria Statham hosted an afternoon Gumbo Party” in her beautiful home.  It was truly a feast with appetizers, salads, traditional and gluten free Gumbo and an assortment of deserts.  The attire was our HBCU gear and members shared facts about their HBCUs. At the core of each story was the blessing and heartwarming experience of having attended and having their children attend an HBCU.  We listened and danced to old school music.  What an awesome afternoon of sharing and BRIO( Bonding Relaxation and Intimacy Opportunity). Sister love!


President Marcy hosted the Executive Board Meeting at Link Jan Billingslea’s Hampton Hall Clubhouse. A continental breakfast was served. There was a limited agenda to allow for brainstorming and sisterly bonding. We paid homage to heart month by wearing red. Afterwards, we went to an afternoon Membership Committee hosted “Gumbo Party”. 


Happy Valentines Day from The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links!!! Please enjoy the pictures demonstrating the love we have for each other during our BRIO activity. These letters represent Bonding Refreshment Intimacy Opportunity. 




The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, celebrated Black History Month at our February 2020 business meeting. Many sisters wore amazing African attire.


The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated came together in friendship to create Valentine's Cards for our love ones. We appreciate Salyon Johnson, Hospitality and Amenities chair for her creative leadership. Her talent is awesome! It was such a fun and sharing experience. Thanks to Jan Billingslea for hosting at Steve Helwig's Allstate agency. We plan to take our new found talent to come together again to create cards for residents in a local nursing home. Community service certainly comes from friendship bonding!!!



The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated kicked off the New Year and Decade with the first business meeting and BRIO on January 12, 2020. Our first event for 2020 will be the Free Heirs’ Property Seminar taking place at Hilton Head Community Island Church on January 25th.




The Hilton Head(SC) Chapter of The Links celebrated the Holiday Season with friends, food and fun at Garibaldis restaurant in Savannah,  Georgia on December 8, 2019. Laughter, music and dancing was on the menu along with delicious food.  
 #Linkedinfriendship #SALinks #Collectiveexcellence #HHLinksInc

HIlton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links,Incorporated enjoyed our Holiday Party. What a blessing to be joined by a platinum member, Eunice Ponder, Alumna members, Joyce Patterson and Marcia Thompson and Sondra Johnson of the Magnolia (GA) Chapter. We are truly Linked in Friendship! 


What a Month of Friendship ... Friendship Abounded!

Friends who serve. The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated made a visit to the 14th District Victim Services Center on November 20th, 2019. We made a donation of children’s clothing and other items as well as a monetary donation. The outreach coordinator gave a tour of the facility and synopsis of the scope of services. The experience was enlightening and humbling. The coordinator thanked The Hilton Head Links for “your generosity and thoughtfulness will go a long way in helping and comforting the youngest victims of sexual assault and physical
abuse. 

#Linksinc #Linkedinfriendship ##collectiveexcellence


The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated celebrated their Chapter Anniversary, Founders' Day, and Friendship Month at their November 10th Business meeting.  The room was filled with Joy, Love, and most of all Friendship. Link sisters looking back on an awesome year and looking forward to new endeavors in supporting our community.
  
#Collectiveexcellence #Friendship365 #SALinks #HiltonHeadLinksInc


The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links Incorporated honored Platinum Member Eunice Ponder at our Intergenerational celebration. Her hair was done by chapter Member Lisa Williams. She loved it and kept touching it, as she strutted into the room. Her Daughter, Chapter Member Anna Ponder, shared the history of her mom and showed several pictures of her mom’s journey and travels as a member. Eunice thanked the chapter for honoring her and for welcoming her daughter. She also shared words of wisdom for our younger members. There was so much Love in the room as all members embraced Eunice. This was truly a special moment for our archives. 

#Friendship365 #LinkedinFriendship #CollectiveExcellence #SALinks


The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Celebrated 73 years of Friendship and Service at our Founders’ Day Brunch. We were elated to be joined by Felisa Van Liew and Hester Agudosi of the Raritan Valley(NJ) Chapter and Linda Gaines of the Kent Area (OH) Chapter.

A great time was had by all. Sisters Rock! #LinkedinFriendship #Friendship365 #CollectiveExcellence


The Hilton Head (SC) and The Savannah (GA) Chapters of the Links, Incorporated celebrated our sisterhood at a Friendship Luncheon in Savannah, GA.  We were blessed to have four Alumni members sharing in this good time.


The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Month at our October 2019 business meeting.  In tribute, a single pink rose and a bouquets of pink roses were given to our chapter member who is a breast cancer survivor. Also a lighted candle paid tribute to our loving sister who succumbed to Breast Cancer in September.  Plans were made to provide support to Hopeful Horizons for the Domestic Violence shelters.  Our sisterhood is strong in friendship!  #LinksInPink

The September 2019 business meeting of The Links Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was highlighted by the HBCU Theme. Each of our approximately 30 members represented an HBCU with pompons of the school colors, cookies with each campus logo, and wearing paraphernalia of their chosen college. Also included in the representation was a short historic overview and current best known facts, or well-known graduate, as well as the member’s connection to the college.

On August 25, 2019, The Hilton Head(SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated held the Second Annual Links Friendship Picnic . The event took place at the beautiful, rustic Sargent Jasper Park in Hardeeville,SC.

We were treated to a lovely meal served in the Banquet Hall of the facility. The meal was catered by Pinckney’s Food. It was quite the feast: Baked and Fried chicken, Mac/cheese, Potato Salad. Dirty Rice, Collard Greens and Tossed Salad.The Deserts were Strawberry Cake and Peach Cobbler. We were also treated to Old Fashion Leamonade and Tea.

In addition to the delicious dinner guest were treated to freshly popped popcorn and potato chips.

The venue was beautiful. It’s beauty was further enhanced by lovely center pieces on the white covered tables created by Darcel Werts. Marva Neal was our DJ for the day and she entertained us with great Soul music.

Members and guest enjoyed the lovely weather while sitting in rocking chairs on the screened in porch overlooking a pond. Others enjoyed walking on the outside deck and sheltering under the gazebo. Everyone was entertained by a alligator that was begging for attention.

The day was beautiful. Camaraderie and friendship was the true focus of the day!

Our time to rejuvenate and reset has come around again. It’s The Hilton Head(SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Retreat. The theme is relax, relate and retreat. This was a wonderful time at Ruby Lee’s South on Hilton Head Island on August 10, 2019.