Shown above are Jacksonville area Links during their visit to the House of Representatives during the 2012 Links Day at the Capital L-R): Majoria Manning, Ava Parker, Alice Venson, Kia Kemp, Pat Mitchell, Barbara Darby, Terry, Karen Smith, Diana Spicer, Pam Prier and Jaquie Gibbs.
The Bold City and Jacksonville Chapters of The Links, Incorporated, joined chapters from around the state in Tallahassee, FL last week for the annual Links Day at the Capitol (LDAC). The organization’s show of solidarity for their initiatives - Childhood Obesity and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education, served to apprise Legislators of their need to continue funding and support of these initiatives. Throughout the day, the 65+ Links in attendance participated in seminars in conjunction with the Florida Black Caucus in addition to Government News Government News a luncheon. A “Senate Resolution” recognizing the efforts of The Links, Incorporated was introduced by Senator Arthenia Joyner. “This is an opportunity for members of our organization to advocate the causes we serve with lawmakers,” said Dr. Thelecia Wilson, State Coordinator for the event. “LDAC brings Links face to face with our state’s decision makers.” The event’s theme was: “Linking Arts, Mentoring and S.T.E.M. Education: Empowering Students to Achieve,” and coordinated by Dr. Thelecia Wilson of Jacksonville’s own Bold City Chapter.