The Chartering of the Wichita (KS) Chapter of Links, Incorporated took place at the former Lassen Hotel on Market and 1st Streets in Downtown Wichita, Kansas. The Chapter was organized on Saturday, December 7, 1968. Mrs. Evelyn Harper, Central Area Director, presided during the Chartering Ceremony. She was assisted by Members of the Sponsoring Chapter, Mrs. Joy Williams, President of the Topeka (KS) Chapter and the Wichita (KS) Chapter Organizer, Mrs. Alyce Christopher Ballard.
Charter Members were: Mrs. Annabel Bell, Mrs. Dora Bronson, Mrs. Josephine Brown, Mrs. Anita Burney, Mrs. Pauline Gardner, Mrs. Xavia Hightower Howard, Mrs. Mildred Ingram, Mrs. Maxine Jackson, Mrs. Maude Jackson, Mrs. Vashti Lewis, Mrs. Ruby Parker, Mrs. Josephine Stewart, and Mrs. Wilma Turner. Mrs. Alyce Christopher Ballard served as the Chapter’s First President; the other First Officers included: Mrs. Pauline Gardner, Vice President, Mrs. Vashti Lewis, Recording Secretary, Mrs. Ruby Parker, Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Mildred Ingram, Financial Secretary, Mrs. Anita Burney, Treasurer, and Mrs. Annabel Bell, Historian.
Celebrating 50 years of excellence, we are an organization of professional women who are linked together in friendship and service. Defined as a group of friends committed to educational, cultural and civic activities, with the singular purpose of serving community needs for the improvement of life and pursuit of excellence. Ours is a legacy of leaders committed to effective and impactful service.
These are exciting times in our Chapter and our community. With goals to continue delivering quality local programs, that support the National goals of The Links, Incorporated, we will work to build relationships with corporations, businesses and other social organizations as we address social issues to bring about positive change. The Wichita (KS) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is proud to continue the purposeful work of serving others while “transforming our communities– fulfilling our purpose."