GA Chapters Of The Links Gather At Capitol To Rally And Fight Against Childhood Obesity

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    Rahn Mayo and Virgil Fludd.

    Following lunch in the Coverdell Legislative Office Building, special recognition and honors were given to several deserving public servants and elected officials, including Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who was celebrated for his support of Atlanta’s children through his efforts to establish the new Centers for Hope, and State Rep. Nikki Randall, who was also honored for her work with Healthy Children in Georgia

    Service awards were also given to Dr. Henrie Treadwell, a member of the expert panel and chairperson of the National Links Childhood Obesity Program; and  Immediate Past Southern Area Director Mary Currie, for her foresight in starting The Links’ Childhood Initiative in 2007 during her administration as the 17th Southern Area director.

    Georgia Links Day at the Capitol 2012 was chaired by Dr. Ruth Simmons-Herts, a member of the Magnolia Chapter of The Links  Dr. Simmons-Herts stated, “I did not do this alone. I had the best team of Link Sisters working with me. The entire team did a  superb job.  This 2012 Day at the Capitol was the largest delegation of members to participate in our program here in Georgia. We thank all Georgia Links who joined us here today.”

    The Links, founded in 1946, is an international organization consisting of 12,000-plus women committed to leadership, friendship and service.  The group’s 274 chapters, throughout the United States, have positively impacted the lives of children and families globally since its inception. Links Day at the Capitol is a project of the 77 chapters in the Southern Area of The Links, Incorporated.

    The members of this organization hope to have an impact on their state capitols and flex the collective organizational strength and influence of their membership.

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