TOPS # 16
Take Off Pounds Sensibly # 16 met Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church at 54 E. Corydon St.
The meeting was called by Leader Vickie Johnson with the promise of TOPS and KOPS to order. The song was “Take Me Out to the Bakery” to “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”.
Weight recorder Carole VanSickle and assistant weight recorder Barb Smead weighed 16 members.
The best loser in the wait is Elaine Harris, and the Officer of the Week is Carole VanSickle.
The secretary’s report is from Dianna Lewis.
Household tips were from Chris McCracken, the fashion tip from Dianne Lewis, healthy tips from Elaine Harris and the joke from Jeannie Miller.
The food table was won by Carole VanSickle.
Food to avoid is sweets. The fruit is oranges and the vegetable is green beans. Nickelodeon is cake.
The bingo game was won by Virginia. Weekly phone friends were selected for the week. A new points competition has started for next week.
The program was created by Elaine Harris and Theresa Bond and they each read an article.
A business meeting was held.
The meeting was adjourned with the friendship group and the TOPS prayer.
The Zonta Club of Bradford held its Service Awards Luncheon at the Bradford Club on Wednesday. The meeting was also held virtually for members who were unable to attend in person.
Club President Fran Stewart opened the meeting with a promise of loyalty and the Zonta blessing. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved.
Stewart introduced the nominees for open office and board positions. The club voted and approved Holly Puglio, vice president, for a one-year term; Kim Proper, board member, one-year term; Karen Cassin, board member, two-year term; and Ronda Skoken, board member, two-year term.
Sandy Green, co-chair of the Service Committee, chaired the service awards ceremony. Each of the four organizations was recognized and given a check for $ 250 to aid their efforts.
Patti DeFrank presented the award to CARE for Children. CARE’s mission is to improve the lives of children of all abilities. Val Coast, finance manager, accepted the donation for CARE for Children.
Joan Piscitelli presented the award to CASA. CASA supports the local court by providing lawyers for abused or neglected children. Suzy Meyer-Page, member of the Zonta Club, member of the Service Committee and Executive Director of CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates of McKean County – accepted the award.
Holly Puglio presented the award to Destination Bradford. Destinations is a non-denominational, faith-based organization that helps feed the hungry, house the homeless, and is a resource for those in need. David Livingston, Executive Director of Destinations, accepted the award.
Suzy Meyer-Page turned down the award for the art department’s fundraising drive. Patty Colosimo, director of arts programming at the University of Pittsburgh in Bradford, accepted the award. The arts department held a “grocery collection” to support the friendship table in Bradford. Zonta is happy to be part of this fundraiser and to make a financial donation to the Friendship Table.
Sandy Green concluded by thanking all organizations for providing much-needed services in Bradford and the surrounding communities.
The club raised $ 9 in happy dollars. The next meeting will be practically at 6 p.m. on May 25th. President Fran Stewart adjourned the meeting.