Inglewood Pacific (CA) Chapter Founders
The year was 1978 when Vera Ricketts and Thelma Rice discussed their interest in organizing a chapter of The Links, Incorporated in the Inglewood, California area. A strategy session was held at the home of Thelma Rice with Irene Rush and Vera Ricketts in attendance. During the following months, several women of diverse talents were invited to attend a brunch at the Wilshire Hyatt hotel to discuss the organization’s goals and objectives. Leatrice Pride of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the Links, Inc. was the guest speaker. The fourteen women worked diligently for one year to meet the needs of the community through civic, social, and cultural endeavors.
On May 6, 1979, Marion S. Sutherland, Western Area Director, chartered the Inglewood Pacific (CA) Chapter (IPC) at the Los Angeles Hyatt Hotel. Officers were installed and Link Thelma Rice became the Chapter’s first President.
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