Myrtle Wilson

Virginia Calvin

Angela Logan

Jann Joseph

Cristal Brisco

Roz Byrd

Virginia Chism

Imogene Harris

Tina Patton

Otha Reese

Ida Watson

 The South Bend Area ​(IN)  Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

Virginia Chism

 Angela Logan, Chair, 25th Year Anniversary Gala


25th Gala Committee Members:

Teresa Phillips


Otha Reese

To continue with our mission to provide cultural and educational enrichment opportunities, the community was invited to enjoy an evening of celebration, commemorating 25 years of service and friendship.

 The evening started with greetings, invocation, welcome and introductions. It was an honor to have our Central Area Vice Director, Monica Boone Allen and our 19th Central Area Director, Glenda Masingale-Manson to join us for the evening to share in this celebration. A delicious dinner was served followed by a recognition of Charter Members and their Connecting Links, Charter Members no longer active and Charter Members in Memorial.

 Corporate Sponsors were recognized: Lexus of Mishawaka; NIPSCO; The African American Community Fund of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County; Ernestine M. Raclin, School of the Arts, Indiana University South Bend; Nonprofit Professional Development, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame; 100 Black Men of Greater South Bend; Indiana Trust & Investment Management Company; Saint Joseph Health System-Mishawaka; Office of the Chancellor, Indiana University South Bend; and Centier Bank. Thank you to all of our sponsors.

Eight of the 24 charter members were in attendance for the gala celebration at which they were honored. All active members, one member on leave, connecting links, and heir-o-links were in attendance. Chapter members were adorned in their beautiful long green evening dresses and connecting links wore green bow ties or green neckties. It was an outstanding evening and if you missed this celebration, you missed a treat.

 The program booklet was a showcase in itself. Please ask to view a copy if you get the opportunity. It makes for a historical keepsake.

 The next upcoming event will be the Annual Holiday Brunch which is held the first Saturday of December each year. Watch this website for details and plan to join us.

Photo Shots from the Gala