Credit: (Margot L. Jordan photos)

On Sunday, June 30, a ladies friendship brunch honoring Alma Rangel and her longtime service to the Metro-Manhattan Chapter of the Links was held at the Lenox Terrace home of Valerie Kennedy Miller. Miller is a member of the Metro-Manhattan Chapter of the Links and wife of NYC One Hundred Black Men President Fitzgerald Miller. Nissa Walton Booker was also honored for her service in the chapter and contributions to the Metro-Manhattan Chapter’s Young Achiever’s program, a college readiness and enrichment program that targets young African-American men in the Harlem community.

Guests included Alicia Rangel-Haughton, Dr. Marcella Maxwell, NYC NAACP President Hazel Dukes, Elaine Griffin, Toni Fay, Dr. Ruth Kennedy and Barbara Martin. Warm tributes and fond remembrances were offered in recognition of the generosity, service and friendship of Rangel, who has now assumed alumna status in the Links, and Booker, who will be taking an extended leave. Miller remarked, “Alma and Nissa personify the values of friendship and service in a deeply impactful way. For anyone who has been fortunate enough to work with them on any community service project or initiative, their special dedication to the interests of others is memorable and inspiring.”

Catered by Harlem’s very own Settepani Restaurant, the brunch featured a delicious cranberry and black currant chicken salad, spinach quiche, a mixed greens and corn salad, and, of course, lots of joyous girlfriend laughter and toasts to the honorees. It was a special and fun-filled afternoon.

Congrats to Rangel and Booker for being such role models for friendship and service in the Harlem community