Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of
The Links, Incorporated

The 284th Chapter of The Links, Incorporated





Service Through Transformational Programming
2022

National Trends and Services
Wills Clinic

On October 15, 2022, members of the Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links Incorporated hosted a Wills Clinic at Lovely Hill Baptist Church in Ridgeland, SC. Attorneys and volunteers from the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation of North Charleston, SC completed free wills for the community. The focus of the event is to prevent the loss of heirs’ property due to the lack of intent surrounding its distribution that is provided by a will. Facilitated by our National Trends & Services Facet, under the leadership of Laura Singleton-Fogleman, the Chapter partners with the organization several times throughout the year to provide this service as well as financial literacy training to our community.

Links in Pink and
Celebrating Breast Cancer Survivors

The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated held its first Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar on October 8, 2022. Chapter members were joined by friends, family and residents of the community at Agape Family Life Center in Hardeeville, South Carolina.

The attendees gathered in the beautifully decorated room adorned in pink and listened to presentations from our supporting partners from Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Volunteers in Medicine of Bluffton. The highlight of the event was the breast simulator which demonstrated how to detect a lump. At the conclusion of the event, guests were treated to a delicious meal prepared by the Okan Foodtruck.

Breast Cancer Survivors Celebration with Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church & The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. - Health and Human Services Facet on Sunday Oct. 23rd, 2022.

Health and Human Services
Keeping Heart Heathy With
Our Walk For Healthy Living

Members of the Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated were joined by their families and friends as they participated in the annual Walk for Healthy Living. The walk is a national program that encourages members and their communities to walk more to improve their health. Our members and guests enjoyed the warm, balmy weather as they walked along the sandy seashore of Hilton Head Island. Thirteen members of our Chapter participated and logged almost 160,000 steps. The fellowship was enhanced by meeting new friends while enjoying an array of healthy snacks and drinks. Special thanks are given to the Health and Human Services Facet for spearheading this event under the leadership of Gloria Statham. Plans for next year’s event are already in place.


A Joint Service Project
National Trends and Services and
Services to Youth

The Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated participated in the Voters’ Registration and Voters’ Education Fair on April 15, 2022 at the Bluffton Gullah Market. The event was sponsored by Campbell Chapel AME Church Christian Social Action Organization and Black Voters Matter. Our chapter joined other partners such as Iglesia Torre Fuerte, First Zion Baptist Church, Bible Missionary Baptist Church, League of Women Voters, Lowcountry Indivisible, Lowcountry Coalition Against Hate, Beaufort County Treasurer, Beaufort-Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission, HHIBAC Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Nu-Delta Omega Chapter, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Lowcountry Immigration Coalition. In addition to sharing the importance of voting down ballot, members were able to share our Chapter’s Voting Impacts Student Awareness Program (V.I.S.A.) The purpose of this program is to educate and mentor high school students on the importance of registering to vote, casting their vote, engaging in critical thinking when voting and becoming poll workers in their communities. The goal is to increase the number of voters in Jasper, Hampton and Beaufort counties as students share their knowledge with family and friends.

Even a few of our alums joined in this most worthy event - (Toni Bailey, Jan Billingslea, and Anita Miles)!

Services to Youth

The Linked To Success program is designed to increase students' ability to listen effectively as a skill to improve reading success. In March and April of 2022, the Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated partnered with the James Davis Early Learning Center in Beaufort, South Carolina to bring Linked to Success to their kindergarteners. Our members

have become volunteer reader to their kindergarten classes.

Let's thank the Services To Youth Facet for a job well done and all the sisters who read to children.


National Trends and Services

In March 2022, the Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated gave back to the community today by partnering with the Center For Heirs’ Property Preservation to host a drive-thru Wills Clinic at Queen Chapel AME Church. Having a Will is one the ways to ensure that title to property will cleanly pass to known heirs and will not be subjected to the myriad of problems that come with having unclear title.

If you missed this event and are in South Carolina, please contact the Center For Heirs’ Property Preservation at

https://www.heirsproperty.org/

International Trends and Services

On April 29th, members of the International Trends and Services Facet supported Tania Thomas by attending her graduation ceremony held at the University of South Carolina (Beaufort Campus). Tania, an international student from Jamaica, has been mentored by the Chapter for a couple of years as she pursued her degree in Biology. Other means of support provided by the Hilton Head (SC) Chapter has been hosting a panel discussion to introduce her to other pharmacists and providing monetary gifts and words of encouragement during various periods in her academic career. Her future goal is to enroll in a pharmaceutical school. Plans are currently being made to maintain a long-term relationship with Tania.

Services to Youth

National Trends and Services

International Trends and Services

Health and Human Services

Sisters Celebrating Sisters!

We are so proud of our sisters who are serving our communities!

We are so proud of our very own The Honorable Laura Singleton, newly appointed Associate Judge for Chatham County Juvenile Court. However, she still finds time to serve as Chair of the National Trends and Services Facet!

Our very own Anna Ponder was featured in the October 2022 Pink Magazine. To read the article in its entirety please click on the following link:

https://itsallpink.com/features/item/anna-ponder-phd

Friendships That Endure

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