What happens when phenomenally professional women - who are close friends -
gather for a purpose? Change happens and lives are transformed. Although we are
nearing 60 years’ post civil rights movement, it has become ever more evident, in
the last several months, that too many people are lacking in mental and physical
wellness; economic empowerment; international plight and blight; political clout
and presence; artistic creation; and educational equality for our youth.
The phenomenal women of the Treasure Coast (FL) Chapter of The Links,
Incorporated invest more than 5000 volunteer hours annually, to effect change and
improve the lives of those who reside within our Treasure Coast communities of
Indian River, Martin and Saint Lucie Counties. Notably, our Health and Human
Services Facet won the first place award at our Southern Area Conference for our
Linking Together Against Syndrome X programming.
Our International Trends Facet donated school supplies, medicines and toys to
hundreds of children in Haiti and raised building supply funds for rebuilding of their
school and orphanage after the devastating earthquake of 2010 and hurricane
The Services to Youth Facet engaged elementary and middle school age children in lessons and activities to teach
them healthy living, eating and food selection. These children eagerly participated in the afterschool activities
by making healthy snacks; writing their healthy eating cookbook; and organizing a field day event full of outdoor
Our National Trends Facet worked to “Get out the Vote” during the 2016 presidential campaign; co-sponsored forums on Knowing Your Rights and Black Lives Matter; organized local candidate forums in
Indian River and Martin Counties; and participated on local panels concerning various community issues.
The Arts Facet, along with community partners, encouraged the artistic talents of high school youth in
the national poster contest and by supporting various musicians in their local performances.
We are truly grateful for the opportunity to share our talents and we are blessed with the wisdom
and insight to recognize the increasingly pressing needs of those throughout our Treasure Coast
The Treasure Coast (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is committed to doing our fair share of
transforming lives and the quality of life in our communities.
“Ain't No Stopping Us Now”—the Treasure Coast (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is on the Move!
MESSAGE FROM CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Phyllis Gillespie, Esq.
Elizabeth Jackson, Th.D
Immediate Past President
Arlena Benton Lee
First Chapter President
1976-1980 Arlena Benton Lee
1980-1982 Cora Monroe
1982-1986 Zanobia Jefferson
1986-1990 Arlena Benton Lee
1990-1994 Carnelle Clifton
1994-1998 Jovita Williams
2002-2004 Veronica Pino, Ph.D
2004-2006 Myrna Bridges
2006-2008 Taunya Bryant
2008 Velma Mobley, Ed.D
2008-2010 Marilyn Dawson, Esq
2010-2012 Margaret Benton, Esq
2012-2017 Elizabeth Jackson, Th.D
2017-Present Phyllis Gillespie, Esq