Members of Links F.A.-Me (Fabulous Active Me) participated in the 31st Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival on Saturday, Febuaruary 8, 2020. The young ladies had a vendor booth during Grand Festival Day. Over a period of months they worked tirelessly to prepare earrings, bow ties, lapel pins and other African themed merchandise to sell at the festival.
The young ladies were there to explain prices and they helped customers make purchasing decisions.
The Savannah Links Chapter members donated dozens of pairs of socks to support the Equal Opportunity Authority (EOA) for Savannah-Chatham County, Inc., which has acquired a 40-unit permanent supportive housing facility to provide services to homeless men. This Links service project culminated activities in November 2019 for Friendship Month. Celebrating the donation (L-R) are EOA workforce development manager Arthur Best, chapter member, Patrece Grant, chapter President Angela Young, Ms. Tom McBeth, EOA Executive Director and chapter members Karen Bogans, Amii Best, and LaToya Brannen.
The F.A.-Me students continued their lesson in etrepreneurship through a session sponsored by the Savannah Chapter's International Trends and Services Facet. The girls used fabric and beads purchased in Africa to continue making products for their own business project.
International Trends and Services facet chair Dionne Hoskins-Brown led the F.A.-Me (Fabulous Active Me) program participants through an activity to learn some of the principals of economic sustainability and entrepreneurship. The activity launched a lesson in how to create content for sales. In this case, the middle school girls learned how to make corsages that will be sold at the Savannah Black Heritage Festival in February. They learned step by step how to make the colorful corsages with a white pearl center. The facilitator used a "cricut" machine ( which looks similar to a printer) that cut various sized circles for sewing them in a manner to form petals. The students learned how to thread a needle and knot a very long thread for tacking (sewing) the circles and pearl in the right form. Pointers for entrepreneurship were given throughout the lesson. (10/24/2019)
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Health and Human Services facet of the Savannah Links chapter presented "Links in Pink" at First Bryan Baptist Church on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Chapter members worshipped together and after the service they shared information about breast cancer detection and awareness, and also offered refreshments.
Congratulations to Link Latoya Brannen who was featured in “Beacon” magazine in the Sunday, September 22, 2018, edition of the Savannah Morning News. She is one of “Nine community connectors” who are “Bridge Builders.”
Congratulations to Wanda Lloyd (holding award), who was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame on August 9, 2019, in Miami, Florida. Lloyd's career has included her work as an editor at seven daily newspapers, including The Washington Post and USA Today, and teaching roles at four universities.