About Us

National History

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 over 14,000 professional women of color in 282 chapters located in 42 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 Chapter Officers 2015 – 2017

PRESIDENT, Deborah Stanton Burke


SECOND VICE PRESIDENT, Angela Stokes-Jolivette

SECRETARY, Paula E. Miles


FINANCIAL SECRETARY, Kathryn Dorsey Harris

TREASURER, Lillian Martin Jones


CHAPLAIN, Clarice Golightly-Jenkins


Current Members (Active)


Rosaland Guidry Anderson

Laura  Banks-Reed

Shawana Freeman Blair

Yonnie Blanchette

Deborah Stanton Burke

Jelynne Burley

Dianna Burns-Banks

Edra Bush

Sherrilynne Cherry

Yvonne Horne Clemons

Minnie Walker Collins

Marnice Cheryl Davis

Mary Peters Davis

Janice Dolliole

Clarice Golightly-Jenkins

Kathryn Harris

Sharalyn Johnson

Stacie Harris-Koonhow

Michelle Michiko Hayes

Tricia Hilliard

Yvonne Hilliard

Renee Horne

Doris Horne Ellison **

Kayla Jewitt Jackson

Lillian Martin Jones


Sharla Jones-Flaum

Angela Kaiser

Wynette Hadnott Keller

Harriet O’Banion Kelley

Jennifer R. Kelley

Margaret A. Kelley

Carmen Young Kelsey

Velma Willoughby Kemp

Alice Rose Kennedy

Ruth Jones McClendon

Paula E. Miles

Renee Thurston Moore

Kendahl Owoh

Bonnie Prosser-Elder

Francine Prosser-Johnson

Aissatou Sidime-Blanton

Barbara Spriggs

Angela Stokes-Jolivette

Tara Margin Sutton

Ivy Taylor

Joycelyn Theard


Dorathy Washington

Margaret Carmen Winn


Alumnae Members

Brenda Winborne Anderson

Thelma Taylor Andrews

Kaye Parsons Bennett

Ollie Sanders Bryant

Tessye Thomas Carroll

Deborah Collins Crawford



Jerlene S. Dean

Joan Hartfield Duncan

Maria Stevenson Greene

Clarice Thompson Jackson

Carolyn C. James

Barbara Price Lawrence

Aaronetta Hamilton Pierce