Linked in Friendship and Connected in Service, the Gateway (IL) Chapter proudly celebrates “30+ Years of Friendship and Service” to the Missouri and Illinois communities. The Gateway (IL) Chapter was organized in May, 1986 by Dr. Lillian Adams Parks. The chapter has the distinction of being the “Original Bi-State Chapter” of The Links, Incorporated. The Links, Incorporated studied the growth of chapters throughout the United States and was interested in chapter growth in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area. To that end twenty-nine women from Missouri and Illinois were inducted into the Gateway Chapter at the Park Terrace Hilton Hotel in St. Louis, MO.
The chapter provides services to women and children of African descent located in the St. Louis, Missouri, East St. Louis, Illinois, and communities within a 50-mile radius of St. Louis, Missouri and East St. Louis, Illinois. Fourteen of the original Charter members are actively involved in the friendship and service programs that the chapter provides to the communities it serves.
Gloria Reno, President
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Scholarship Gala – The Little Black Dress Affair – HOUSE OF MILES
2016 usherd in the 30th Anniversary of the Gateway Chapter of the Links, Incorporated.
30 YEARS of FRIENDSHIP & SERVICE: Honoring the Past, Positioning for the Future
2017 begins a decade of unparalleled friendship and service to the sisterhood and to communities Gateway serves.