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Pasadena-Altadena Links, Incorporated Celebrate 50 Years of Leadership and Service

Black news from Pasadena - Community News - Pasadena-Altadena The Links galaOn Sunday, December 8, 2013, the Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will host their Golden Anniversary Gala at the historic Langham Huntington Hotel celebrating 50 Years of Leadership and Service.

The luncheon will feature greetings from Western Area leadership, milestone dances from the 60's through 2000s, and delectable luncheon fare. Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway, an eight-time NAACP Image Award nominee will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies.

Chartered in 1963, The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of the Links, Inc. has served the community for 50 years with community service programs covering the arenas of education, health, the arts and social issues.

The charter members who began the chapter's legacy were: Lucille Bartlett, Mary Gale "Polly" Buggs, Flora Grant, Myrrhene Hall, Dorothy Martin, Regina Moses, Phyllis Nelson, Kathleen Pitts, Effie Sapp, Jane Strong, Helen Traylor, and Ruth Valentine. Today , two of these members, Lucille Bartlett and Dorothy Martin are active alumna members of the chapter and Platinum members — the highest distinction of membership in The Links, Incorporated.

Since the chapter's inception, the Pasadena Altadena Chapter of The Links, Incorporated has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to community service in the Pasadena-Altadena community. One of the major programs of the chapter is the "Links-Up for Success: Connecting Through Mentoring" program which prepares high school girls for college. Over the last four years, more than 40 workshops have been conducted, in addition to numerous one-on-one mentoring and guidance sessions with students.

The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of the Links, Incorporated has an abounding legacy of serving the Pasadena-Altadena community over the past 50 years. Join them as they celebrate 50 years of Leadership and Service on December 8 at the Langham Huntington Pasadena Hotel, beginning at 11:30 am with a cocktail reception followed by a delectable luncheon and powerful program presentation. For more information or tickets call (818) 636-7306 or visit pasadenaaltadenalinksinc.org.


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