Tuesday, September 12, 2017

WACO, Texas: Members of the Waco Central Texas Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, are excited to present their annual fundraiser, “Classy, Clicks and Kicks,” from 8 p.m. to midnight on Sept. 30 at the Waco Convention Center, McLennan Ballroom! This fun, classy event is a celebration of Women's Health National Women's Health Day on Sept. 28!

Activities held during the week preceding Classy, “Clicks and Kicks," will include daily events meant to inspire and encourage healthy living. No matter where you are, you can participate. Hashtags are provided for participants to post selfies of themselves engaging in our activities!

The week’s Women's Health Focus culminates on Saturday with the “Classy, Clicks and Kicks, an evening of great music and dancing! Tom Joyner’s Old School Cruise jazz band, Natural Change, will headline the night with a great lineup of music to keep the dance floor packed!!!

Come out dressed in cocktail attire and tennis shoes. Whether they are Nikes, Converse or Adidas, it is your choice and chance to shine!! You will not have to worry about sore feet as you dance the night away in your comfy kicks! Tickets are $60 each and include light hors d'oeuvres.

There will be a cash bar and giveaways throughout the night. Tickets are available via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/classy-clicks-and-kicks-by-the-waco-central-tx-chapter-of-the-links-inc-tickets-37287211052.

For more information, contact event chair Carolyn Scott at drscott3@yahoo.com or visit the Waco Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, chapter website: wacolinks.org.

Proceeds from this event will go to chapter programming efforts and scholarships.

A Week of Hashtags:
#MondayMania: Participate in aerobic exercise such as Zumba, kickboxing, etc.!!
#TouchBaseTuesday: Take a mental break with meditation, massage and/or a yoga class
#WednesdayWalkDay: Strive for 10,000 steps
#TakeTheStairsThursday: Use the stairs instead of the elevator
#FridayNightLights: Participate in any sports-related activity with friends such as flag football, tennis, 3-on-3 basketball, etc.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sixth-Annual Santa’s workshop

The Waco Central Texas Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, sponsored its sixth-annual Santa’s workshop at the Doris Miller Y in Waco. The event included refreshments, pictures with Santa, storytelling and crafts. 

The event was free for children of all ages. 

The Links, Inc. founded in 1946, is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.  

The Waco Chapter of the Links, Inc, was founded in 1974 and is proud to be a contributing member of the Central Texas community.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Bullies Aren't Tolerated!

The Waco Central Texas Chapter of The Links, Incorporated hosted our third annual "B.A.T." program at the Liberty Hills Middle School in Killeen, Texas, on Saturday, May 14th.

 Students in the 6-8th grades participated in a 4 hr workshop on recognizing and defusing bullying! Workshop presenters included 2 local police officers, counselors and students. 

The morning was insightful, educational and cathartic as the attendees and their parents addressed feelings about being bullied, being a bully and being a bystander while others were bullied. ‪#‎WacoCTlinks‬ ‪#‎WALinks‬ ‪#‎LinksInc‬

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month activities sponsored by the Waco Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, included a special presentation by Dr. Paula Pollei, a mental health professional.

Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus

Members of the Waco Central Texas Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, had an awesome time participating in the 2016 Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now. 

Proceeds will benefit lupus research and help increase awareness of lupus. An estimated 1.5 million Americans suffer from the impact of the disease. ‪#‎WALinks‬ ‪#‎linksinc‬ ‪#‎WacoCTlinks‬

Highlights from the 2016 Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now. #WALinks#WacoCTlinks #LinksHHS

Congratulations to ‪#‎WacoCTlink‬ member Davette Quinones and her group, "Another Quinones Production," for winning first place in donations, first place as team captain, and first place for best outift at the 2016 Walk To End Lupus Now. ‪#‎WacoCTLinks‬ ‪#‎linksinc‬ ‪#‎WALinks‬ ‪#‎LinksHHS‬

Restoration Haven

Members of the Waco Central Texas Chapter of the Links, Incorporated volunteer several times each year at Restoration Haven. Restoration Haven, Inc. is a community support organization located in Waco, Texas. RHI has a vision to see at-risk communities restored.

Think Pink with The Links

Each year, our chapter supports the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Cancer survivors in the chapter are recognized. Below are photos from the 2013 event.