Roanoke Girl Friends induct new member

Girlfriends from left: Roanoke Chapter President Carolyn Patterson, inductee Beth Sinkler, and Marzetta Sinkler, sponsor.

The Roanoke Chapter of The Girl Friends, Inc. warmly welcomed new member Beth L. Sinkler during a beautiful, holiday-themed induction ceremony on Dec. 1, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Valley View.

Beth, a Texas native, currently resides in Fredericksburg, VA. She is married to William I. Sinkler, a Salem native, and is the daughter-in-law of Marzetta Sinkler and the late William (Bill) Sinkler. A graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, Beth is the Senior Quality Manager of the Continual Service Improvement division, General Dynamics Information Technology.

Founded in 1927, The Girl Friends, Inc. is one of the oldest social/civic organizations of African-American women in the United States, with 45 chapters across the country and more than 1,400 women in membership. Carolyn Patterson is president of the Roanoke Chapter.