What's Happening This Week in The Arlington Links?
Check out what we will be up to this week of January 20, 2020
This Week's Communication
Contains The Following:

  1. Mark Your Calendars
  2. Chapter Updates
  3. National Headquarters Update
  4. Prayers, Blessings and Celebrations
  5. New Member Spotlight
  6. January Birthdays
MARK YOUR CALENDAR

12 th ANNUAL LINKS DMV RED DRESS EVENT
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 
February 7, 2020
Vendor Expo and Reception 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Speakers and Panel Discussion 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

ANNUAL LINKS DMV RED DRESS SUNDAY
Ebenezer AME Church
7707 Allentown Road
Fort Washington, Maryland 
February 9, 2020
Links arrive in Red for reserved seating 10:15 a.m.
Worship Service 10:45 a.m.
Reception held immediately following the service.

Arlington (VA) February Chapter Meeting
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 
February 8, 2020
11:00 a.m.
CHAPTER UPDATES
Join Arlington (VA) Chapter's
Health and Human Services
75 MILLION STEPS CHALLENGE TEAM
Step up with your Link Sisters to continue the Walk for Healthy Living: 75 Million Steps Challenge. As we prepare for our Red Dress Event and Monte Carlo 2020, put on your pedometer or smart device and track your steps.

We are asking each Link to take at least 5,000 steps a day. For those members where walking might be a challenge, we still encourage you to move — even if it is just a few simple stretches while at home. Every bit of movement is a step in the direction of greater health.

Download the easy to use worksheet to start tracking your steps and keep an eye out over the coming weeks from our the Membership Committee about opportunities to walk together.

Download the tracking sheet below and log your steps!!! At the end of each month, send your totals to our HHS Co-Chair, Link Yolanda Holmes at yolholmd@verizon.net. Link Yolanda will compile our stats and send our chapter totals to Eastern Area HHS Chair each month, as requested.
We've got this!

2019 Wings of Hope (Danglers) Campaign
Ends January 31, 2020

The International Trends and Services (ITS) Facet extends a heartfelt thanks to the generous donors and dedicated volunteers who supported the campaign to provide meals at school for 300 poor and vulnerable children in Carries, Haiti. More than $7K has been raised to date which will feed the children breakfast and lunch for approximately half of the school year.

$35 = 2 meals a day for 150 children for 1 day
$70 = 2 meals a day for 300 children for 1 day
$175 = 2 meals a day for 150 children for 1 week
$350 = 3 meals a day for 300 children for 1 week
$700 = 2 meals a day for 150 children for 1 month
$1400 = 2 meals a day for 300 children for 1 month

There is still time to make a donation by mailing a check payable to The Links Foundation, Incorporated to:

Arlington Links Chapter
P.O. Box 6252
Arlington, VA 22206-0252

Donors and volunteers will receive an official “thank you” from ITS after the Wings of Hope: Danglers for Service Campaign closes at the end of the month. 

Thanks again Arlington Army...you are Angels!

Links Elaine Bush and Deborah "Gogo" Foster, Co-Chairs, ITS Facet

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS UPDATES
Celebrate American Heart Month:
A Heart-to-Heart Link-to-Link Conversatio n
February 4, 2020 | 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. EST

Hosted by: Nicholette Martin,
Director, Health and Human Services

Please join Arlington Chapter's Link Nickie Martin, and the HeartLinks/Walk for Healthy Living Committee to learn more about how you can prevent heart disease by following a heart healthy lifestyle. It will be a great opportunity to learn about resources and tools that we can use for our program efforts to raise awareness about heart disease and encourage heart healthy lifestyles in our chapter and in the communities we serve.
PRAYERS, BLESSINGS, AND CELEBRATIONS
Prayers for the Loss of a Grandmother

We send our thoughts and prayers to Link Mary Dunaway-Kumi and her family for the recent loss of beloved grandmother, Beulah Houston, on January 19th. Beulah was blessed to reach 105 years of age and resided in Jonesboro, LA. The services will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2:30 pm at the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Saline, LA. Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro, LA. is handling the arrangements.

You may send cards and words of encouragement to:
Richard Kumi and Mary Dunaway-Kumi
4500 S Four Mile Run Dr., #1029  
Arlington, Virginia 22204


Update on our Alumna Member Link Donna Ramsey

Great news! Link Donna Ramsey's knee replacement surgery was successful and she is on the mend. She has completed her stay at a local rehabilitation center and is now at home continuing her physical therapy as an out-patient.

You may send cards and words of encouragement to:
Donna E. Ramsey
P.O. Box 1045
Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060


Prayers for our Link Sisters and Connecting Link

Please extend your thoughts and prayers to former Arlington (VA) Chapter member and current Southern Area Alumna member, Link Cynthia Samuelson, and Connecting Link Laurence " Sam" in your prayers, as he continues to recover from a serious illness over the holidays. Connecting Link Sam is currently in a rehabilitation facility after a several week stay at Ohio State University Hospital.  Thankfully he is being released soon and they will be driving back to Destin, Florida over the next several days.

You may send cards to:
Lawrence and Cynthia Samuelson
408 Kelly Plantation Drive, Unit 912
Destin, Florida 32541

JANUARY MEMBERSHIP UPDATES
Rachel English January 7
Robin Barclay January 9
Cheri Larkins January 28
Carol Johnson January 30
UPDATE WRW

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Forward your WRW contributions to Kimberly Parker Pinder at

ArlingtonLinksCorSec@gmail.com
Arlington (VA) Chapter of The Links, Inc.
P.O. Box 6252
Arlington, VA 22206
ArlingtonLinksCorSec@gmail.com
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