As we begin 2023, LexSeeHer’s Speaker Series continues honoring our Visibility Banner Honorees. On Jan. 26 we will enjoy a conversation with Living Legend Melanie Lin, and we will recognize the 30+ years of contributions Elizabeth “Bettie” Clarke made to Lexington.

Melanie Lin is President of the Chinese American Association of Lexington (“CAAL”), and an active volunteer in many community initiatives – from helping supply masks during the shutdown to the 300th Anniversary Dance Around the World. Melanie was nominated for her work organizing events that bring the entire community closer, and for her vision of sharing cultural traditions in an inclusive way.

Bettie Clarke was nominated for, and is being recognized for her contributions as a Community Official, having served on the School Committee in addition to serving as a Town Meeting member for 30 years. Bettie advocated for the establishment of the METCO program in Lexington, and was instrumental in establishing the METCO College Scholarship Fund of Lexington. In addition, Bettie was an avid proponent of civic engagement, and a leader of the League of Women Voters of Lexington in the early 1950s.

Find details on each event on the program’s page at Cary Library and on

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