Zonta Club

The Zonta Club of Bradford met Wednesday at the Bradford Club. President Carol Ryan led the meeting.

District and International matters included upcoming events.

The Zonta D4 Workshops 2020, titled “Building For Our Future,” will be held the following dates: April 4, hosted by the Zonta Club of Brampton-Caledon; April 25, hosted by the Zonta Club of Oil City-Franklin; and May 9, hosted by the Zonta Club of Hamburg-Orchard Park.

Also, the 65th Zonta International Convention will be held July 4-8 in Chicago. More details will follow.

The new slate of officers for 2020-22 were announced: president, Tammy Haley; vice president, Fran Stewart; secretary, Patti DeFrank; treasurer, Carma Horner; and new board members Karoyln Graves, Patti Neidich and Holly Puglio will join Carol Shannon, Mary Boser and Sandra Green.

Carol Shannon introduced the guest presenters: Marie Troskosky and Debbie Deane of the Bradford Area Public Library.

Troskosky, who taught English for 43 years, began volunteering at the library after retiring in 2011, working with GED students through Career Choice. She also helps with the Missoula Theater Program, Kaleidoscope and the Children’s Theater Program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Deane was the library director at the Mount Jewett Memorial Library for eight years and started working at the Bradford library in October 2018. One of her main focuses was to improve and expand upon youth programs offered at the library.

Together, Troskosky and Deane spoke to the Zontians about the Teen Book Club, noting that in 2019, the library exceeded 10,000 participants in the youth programs, a first for the library.


TOPS PA #1704

The members of Take Off Pounds Sensibly PA #1704 met Monday night at 6:45 p.m. in the Hooker Fulton building.

Eight members weighed in, losing seven pounds. Silvana was the Best Loser and Lonnie was the Best Loser in Waiting as well as the Officer of the Week.

Dyvonte led the program with a challenging TOPS trivia game. The group was split into two teams and battled to see which one would come out on top of the TOPS game.

The nine-week contest wrapped up and the new kite contest begins next week. Members are to steer clear of potatoes (mashed or baked) and to try quinoa. Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a protein rich grain that is high in fiber and minerals like iron and magnesium.


TOPS #16

The weekly meeting of Take Off Pounds Sensibly #16 was held Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church on 54 E. Corydon St., Bradford.

The meeting was brought to order by Leader Vickie Johnson with the TOPS and KOPS Pledge.

The song was “When TOPS and KOPS Are Smiling” to the tune of “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.

Assistant Weight Recorder Barb Smead and Co-Leader Dianne Lewis weighed in 20 members with a loss of 20.2 pounds and two staying the same. Best Loser of the Week is Bev Retzer, Best Loser in Waiting is Nan Stoling and Officer of the Week is Dianne Lewis.

Secretary Sue DellaValle read the secretary report.

Fashion tip was shared by Dianne Lewis, healthy tips by Elaine Harris, a household tip by Chris McCracken and the weekly joke by Jeannie Millet.

Nickelodeon is peanut butter. The food to avoid is pizza. The fruit is bananas and the vegetable is beets.

The food chart was awarded to Jeanne Lowe.

The program was by Thresea Bond and was on “27 Secrets to Help Transform Your Life.”

The meeting was adjourned with the Friendship Circle and the TOPS Prayer.


BAHS Alumni Association

The Bradford Area High School Alumni Association held its February meeting at the Model T Inn with 18 members attending.

A report regarding the status of the 2020 membership renewal campaign showed that it had been progressing as expected, but with a number still outstanding. Once those are received, all other indications point to a successful year.

Members were brought up to date on the new memorial cards that had been introduced this year to acknowledge donations of any amount to the scholarship fund in honor of a friend or relative. Since coming into use, several donors have requested they be used to do just that.

A list of volunteer application readers for the scholarship program was drawn up, and it was announced that everything seemed to be in place for the spring kick-off.

The next meeting will be held March 26.


TOPS 623

SMETHPORT — The meeting of Take Off Pounds Sensibly 623 was held Tuesday evening at the East Smethport United Christian Church with nine members weighing in.

There was a loss of 1.8 pounds, with Ann the Best Loser. The “no-no” is cookies.

The group will begin collecting personal care items for veterans. They will take the items with them when they go to the Area Recognition Days meeting in April.