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A Message From Our President

Ernestine WilsonDear Link Sisters and Friends,

Welcome to the Website of the Petersburg Chapter, The Links, Incorporated!

The year of two thousand and thirteen was a very special year, as we celebrated 65 years of friendship and service to the Greater Petersburg community.  As one of the 276 chapters of The Links, Incorporated, we join the more than 12,000 professional women of color located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in a stellar commitment to enriching the cultural and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

The Petersburg Chapter is actively engaged in the implementation of the organization’s National Theme, “Leading with Excellence; Serving with Grace.”  Through the outstanding leadership of our National President and Petersburg native Margot James Copeland, we find ourselves moving in a new direction as we seek to meet the particular needs of our community. Our Chapter currently sponsors programs in each of the Five Program Facets:  Services to Youth, National Trends and Services, The Arts, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services.  Each program not only addresses matters of well being, but impacts the quality of life for participants.

None of what we do would be possible without the support from those in our community.  To those who have provided financial resources, who have offered places to hold meetings and activities, who have served as facilitators for various activities and in countless ways over the past 65 years have enabled the Petersburg Chapter, The Links, Incorporated to not only survive, but to thrive, we say thank you.  Our success is your success.  Let us continue to work together to make our community a better place to work, to learn and to live.


Most sincerely,
Ernestine Gregory Wilson