Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Greater Queens Chapter of The Links, Incorporated on March 9, 2021

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Senate Resolution No. 463

BY: Senator COMRIE

COMMEMORATING the 25th Anniversary of the Greater
Queens Chapter of The Links, Incorporated on March
9, 2021

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize that
the quality and character of life in the communities across New York
State are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those
organizations and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare
of the community and its citizenry; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Greater Queens Chapter of The
Links, Incorporated to be celebrated with a virtual event on Sunday,
March 21, 2021; and

WHEREAS, During this auspicious occasion, the members of this vital
organization will recognize 25 years of Community Impact, Sisterhood and
Service; and

WHEREAS, The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit
corporation, established in 1946; the membership consists of over 15,000
professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 42 states, the
District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the United
Kingdom; and

WHEREAS, It is one of the nation's oldest and largest volunteer
service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to
enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of
African Americans and other persons of African ancestry; and

WHEREAS, The Greater Queens Chapter of The Links was originally
organized as the Queens Nia Club, under the leadership of Juliette A.
Hansen, and was officially chartered as the Greater Queens Chapter of
The Links, Inc. on March 9, 1996; and

WHEREAS, In keeping with The Links, Incorporated mandate to enhance
the quality of life in their community through its volunteer community
service programs, the Greater Queens Chapter has focused its energies
and commitment to follow the four facet programming guidelines
established by The Links Incorporated which are National Trends and
Services, The Arts, Services to Youth and International Trends and
Services; and

WHEREAS, Some of the Greater Queens Chapter program initiatives
include working with battered women to restart their lives; adopting a
school in Senegal, Africa; hosting an Annual Health Fair at York College
for the prevention of kidney failure in cooperation with the New York
Kidney Foundation and North Shore LIJ Hospital Center; an adopt-a-school
program at Public School 116, to expose students to a variety of
educational and cultural events; and supporting the Jamaica Center for
Arts and Learning; and

WHEREAS, In April of 2009, the Greater Queens Chapter received a
National Trends First Place Award for its annual health fair program and
was recognized for Best Program Practices for our Adopt-A-School program
from The Links, Incorporated; and

WHEREAS, The members of the Greater Queens Chapter of The Links,
Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders; the
organization has attracted many distinguished women who are individual
achievers and have made a difference in their communities and the world;

WHEREAS, These distinguished women are business and civic leaders,
role models, mentors, and volunteers who work towards a common vision by
engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership; and

WHEREAS, Under the luminous leadership of President Paula Brown
Edme, the Greater Queens Chapter has contributed countless hours of
community service annually, strengthening their communities and
enhancing the nation; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Greater Queens Chapter of The
Links, Incorporated; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Paula Brown Edme, President, Greater Queens Chapter of
The Links, Incorporated.


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