Greetings! Welcome to the West Towns Illinois Chapter of The Links, Incorporated website. We appreciate you visiting our site to see some of the transformative projects and initiatives we are

Our chapter is built on a legacy of gifted, spiritual, hardworking and collaborative women. This year we celebrate 45 years of friendship and service. We continue to challenge ourselves to develop creative ways to deliver service to the communities we
serve during a global pandemic (COVID-19 and Social and Environmental Injustice).

Each member of our chapter is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community and our world. We are making a difference. We are proud of what we have accomplished, and we are determined to make transformational change through friendship and service.

Thank you to our community partners, friends and guests for sharing our passion to create a better future for all of us. None of what we do, would be possible without you. Please continue to visit our site, follow us on social media Facebook and Instagram @WestTownsLinksInc). Stay tuned for amazing chapter events and programs that epitomize how we honor our legacy and create a brighter future for our community, chapter and one another.

In Friendship and Service,
Gina Banks Eanes

Members of the West Towns IL Chapter of the Links, Incorporated.


The Arts

Facet Co-Chairs:
Lauren Robinson Kirk, Val Penn

The Link’s support of the arts began very early in the formation of the organization and was formally recognized as one of our facets in 1964 at the 14th National Assembly.

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Health and Human Services

Facet Co-Chairs:
Barbara Suggs Mason, Terri Norman

Health and Human Services Facet is actively involved in the following National Initiatives.

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International Trends

Facet Co-Chairs: 
Melissa Engram, Tiffany Hope

Supporting Communities Internationally and Nationally.

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National Trends

Facet Co-Chairs:
Stephanie Miller, Janene Marshall-

National Trends and Services is the lead facet for West Towns’ Umbrella Program “Committing to Academic Excellence” at Lincoln Elementary School in Bellwood, IL. The facet coordinates the Chapter’s activities at the school, with lead responsibilities for Family Involvement and Engagement activities and a Library Enhancement project at Lincoln.

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Services to Youth

Facet Co-Chairs:
Stacey Harvey, Mary Hawkins

West Towns (IL) Chapter, chartered in June 1976 held their first Services to Youth Facet activity in May 1977. The Chapter Co-sponsored a “Career Conference for High School Students”. Since then the Chapter has sponsored a variety of transformational and life changing programs and activities for the youth in the surrounding Western Suburbs of Chicago.

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In Memorium of

Link Sherlynn Dudley Reid, Link Flora Green, Link Marlene Rickmond, and Link Barbara Smith