ABOVE PHOTO: The members of the Bucks County Chapter of The Links Incorporated take a group photo prior to the start of the Links Legend Tea. The Tea was held at the Logan Hotel on Wednesday, December 27th. (Photo: Robert Mendelsohn)
By Linda Vancy
Congratulations to The Bucks County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated!
The chapter recently hosted its elegant “Legends Tea” on December 27 at The Logan Hotel on Philadelphia’s beautiful Parkway.
“This was a wonderful afternoon of honoring our matriarchs who have come before us, and a time to shine a light on the beautiful young women who will be our next global leaders,” said Chapter President Tanya Longino.
Other current officers of the chapter are: Mynetta B. Edwards; Nichole Farrior; Tracie Mattison; Tonya Jones; Tonya Hallett; Constance White; Clarice Taylor and Kathleen Holt Whyte. Deborah Camp-Frye is the chapter’s immediate past president.
The classic high tea featured dynamic keynote speaker Patricia Russell-McCloud, Esq.,National Vice President the Links, Incorporated, who was introduced by Clarice Taylor.
Her sincerity and delivery captivated the audience.
“It was an honor to attend for the 4th Links Legends Tea hosted by the Bucks County (PA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated,” said Jefferies Leonard.“The tea represented the values that The Links, Incorporated stand for — “Friendship and Service.”
It is fulfilling to know that a portion of the events proceeds will benefit students at an Historically Black College or University.”
Highlights of the afternoon included a recitation of the poem “We Speak Your Names” by Pearl Cleage by daughters of members and others, and a beautiful musical interlude by Melanie R. Hill.
The invocation was delivered by Minister Aliya Browne, DO; and there was an enjoyable, intergenerational activity led by Kathleen Holt Whyte.
“Legends Tea” co-chair Rosalind Williford welcomed an impressive group of lovely ladies supporting the event. Among those attending were former Philadelphia Acting District Attorney Kelley Hodge; Judge Lori A. Dumas, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas; Kimberly A. Lloyd, President/CEO Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation (OARC) and Catherine Hicks, Philadelphia Sunday SUN Publisher.
“The tea is multi-generational celebration of mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. Our hope is that attendees walked away empowered and respecting the journey that they are on and honoring those that came before them,”Legends Tea co-chair Rosalind Williford said.
Kudos to co-chairs Williford and Johanna Daye, Links Eastern Area Social Media Chair, and committee members Clarice Taylor, Kathleen Holt Whyte, Andrea Corpening, Carla Stinnette-Miller, Carla Walker and Rose Miller, who did an amazing job, and all members of The Bucks County (PA) Chapter Links, Incorporated!
Visit their website for information about programs and their 2018 fundraiser at www.buckscountylinks.org.