About Us

National History

founders
Founders Sarah Strickland Scott and Margaret Roselle Hawkins

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of nearly 16,000 professional women of color in 292 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

The Links, Incorporated is an organization of accomplished, dedicated women who are active in your community. The Links members are newsmakers, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work toward the realization of making the name “Links” not only a chain of friendship, but also a chain of purposeful service.

For more details about the national organization of Links, click here.


Local History

Charter Members 3
With fourteen civic-minded women comprising its charter membership, The San Antonio Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was formally installed during a chartering ceremony on December 10, 1960. The Charter Members of the San Antonio (TX) Chapter are: Ophelia Aycock, Josephine Bellinger, Helen Booker, Bella Cameron, Christine Clardy, Doris Horne Ellison**, Anna Harris, Vernis Hudgins, Myrtle Hurd, Alma Inge, Marion Johnson, Lillian Story, Julia Taylor and Augusta Whittier.

**Active Charter Member
Link Doris Horne Ellison


San Antonio (TX) Chapter

The Links, Incorporated

Officers

2021 – 2023

PRESIDENT, Deborah Stanton Burke

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT, Paula E. Miles

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, Angela Stokes Jolivette

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT, Jeanine Martin

RECORDING SECRETARY, Karen Trotty Douglas

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY, Yonnie Blanchette

FINANCIAL SECRETARY, Michelle M. Hayes

TREASURER, Tina Tatum

PARLIAMENTARIAN, Margaret C. Winn

HISTORIAN, Lillian Jones

CHAPLAIN, Velma Kemp

SERGEANT AT ARMS, Rhonda Harris

Current Members (Active)

Rosaland Guidry Anderson

Laura  Banks-Reed+

Yonnie Blanchette

Danese Blankenship

Aissatou Sidime-Blanton

Deborah Stanton Burke

Jelynne LeBlanc Burley

Dianna Moseley Burns-Banks

Marnice Cheryl Davis

Sharon Crockett-Ray

Mary Peters Davis

SchRhonda Dunn

Doris Horne Ellison*+

Kathryn Dorsey Harris

Rhonda Harris

Tricia Hilliard

Yvonne E. Hilliard

Renée Horne

Kayla J. Jackson

Melinda Jenkins

Sharalyn Johnson

Yolanda Michelle Johnson

Angela Stokes Jolivette

Lillian Martin Jones

Sharla Jones-Flaum

Angela Kaiser

Wynette Hadnott Keller

Harriet O’Banion Kelley

Jennifer R. Kelley

Margaret A. Kelley

Alice Rose Kennedy+

Stacie H. Koonhow

Jeanine Martin

H. Donna Millhouse

Melissa Monroe-Young

Devethia Nichols-Thomposon

Kendahl Owoh

Bonnie Prosser-Elder

Francine Prosser-Johnson

Dionne Roberts

Geneé Schexnayder

Aisha Smith

Tara Margin Sutton

Sharon Gardner Swisher

Tina Tatum

Joycelyn Theard-Battles

Monique Bell Verson

Christine J. Warren

Dorathy Washington

Tina Rawls Wright

Mattie Lynette Young

Alumna Members

Brenda Winborne AndersonThelma Taylor Andrews

Shawana Freeman Blair

Ollie Sanders Bryant

Minnie Walker Collins

Deborah Collins Crawford

Joan Hartfield DuncanMaria Stevenson Greene

Clarice Thompson Jackson

Carolyn C. James

Barbara Price Lawrence

Aaronetta Hamilton Pierce

*Charter Member

**Western Area Nominating Committee Member

***Western Area Nominating Fund Development Chair

+Platinum Member