About Us

Officers of The Bucks County (PA) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated

President
Tayna Y. Longino

Vice President
Mynetta B. Edwards

Recording Secretary
Johanna W. Daye

Treasurer
Tonya T. Jones

Corresponding Secretary
Tracie Mattison

Financial Secretary
Tonya Hallett

Historian
Kathleen Hoyt Whyte

Parliamentarian
Constance White

Program Coordinator
Clarice Taylor

Immediate Past President
Deborah Camp-Frye

2016-2017 FACET COMMITTEE CHAIRS

THE ARTS - Tracie Mattison

INTERNATIONAL TRENDS AND SERVICES - Andrea Corpening
 
NATIONAL TRENDS AND SERVICES - Tonya Hallett

SERVICES TO YOUTH - Constance White
 
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Gwen Scott-Hodges

PRESIDENTS OF THE BUCKS COUNTY CHAPTER OF THE LINKS, INCORPORATED
1966-1968 Link Jennie Jeter
1968-1970 Link Betty Taylor
1970-1972 Link Eloise Livingston
1972-1974 Link Edna Watts
1974-1976 Link Vivienne Harris
1976-1980 Link Anne Garrott
1980-1982 Link Leontine Scott
1982-1986 Link Mary Bass
1986-1988 Link Cornelia Camp
1988 -1992 Link Rose Miller
1992-1996 Link Pearline Greene
1996-1998 Link Cleopatra Figgures
1998-2002 Link Linda Bodley
2002-2006 Link Jackie Neal
2006-2010 Link Clarice Taylor
2010-2014 Link Deborah Camp-Frye
2014-Present Link Tayna Longino

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of nearly 14,000 professional women of color in 283 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders. The Links, Inc. has attracted many distinguished women who are individual achievers and have made a difference in their communities and the world. They are business and civic leaders, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work towards a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership. Links members contribute more than 500,000 documented hours of community service annually – strengthening their communities and enhancing the nation. The organization is the recipient of awards from the UN Association of New York and theLeon H. Sullivan Foundation for its premier programs.

The outstanding programming of The Links, Incorporated has five facets which include Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services. The programs are implemented through strategies such as public information and education, economic development, and public policy campaigns.

Our Mission
Founded in 1966, The Links, Incorporated Bucks County Chapter is a volunteer service organization of concerned, committed and talented women linked in friendship. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life of African-Americans and those of African descent, in our communities and globally, by providing programs that focus on cultural enrichment, education, health and wellness, and economic prosperity.

History of Our Chapter

The Bucks County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is committed to improving the quality of life in our community and abroad. The members demonstrate their dedication through volunteer participation in community service projects and the granting of college scholarships to African-American students who excel academically and have financial need.

In the words of the first Bucks County Chapter President, Link Jenny Jeter, from 1966:
A meeting was called at the home of Josephine Booth, Trevose, PA. On Sunday October 31, 1965. Being concerned primarily with the problems of our youth, we readily organized to encourage and motivate youth activities. A name for our group was suggested by Florence Johnson "Ladies of Bucks County." This was accepted and the following officers elected:

Jennie Jeter - President
Dorothy Stratton - Vice President
Eloise Livingston - Secretary
Florence Johnson - Treasurer
Anne Garrott - Chairman of Public Relations
With Vickie Marcos and Betty Taylor as member (sic) of the committee
Other members: Clarice Logan and Louise Nelson

We sat to work with the word "involvement" leading us into action. Our first venture was in the field of Art Appreciation, given in New Hope, June 12, 1966. The Y.W.C.A. of Langhorne for creative arts and the Doylestown Treasure Chest building fund for retarded children were the beneficiaries.

Word came that we had been accepted at the Links National Assembly in Boston. Plans were made and in the quaint town of Doylestown, PA in the beautiful parish auditorium of the St. Paul Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 29, 1966 we were installed by the Philadelphia Links. The ceremony was most impressive and included the three-fold aim- social, charitable, and inter-cultural which strengthened the fervor of the new members. Attending were members of the Delaware Valley Links. The enjoyable and delightful lunches was (sic) served at the Cock and Bull Restaurant of Peddlers Village.

From Chapter Historian, Link Maxine Carson, 2009:
During the early years, The Bucks County Links sponsored a fundraiser and several projects and volunteered at the Eastern State School and Hospital for Emotionally Disturbed Children. On June 12, 1966 they sponsored their first art show in New Hope, PA. The proceeds from this endeavor went to the YWCA of Langhorne and the Doylestown Treasure Chest. As we enter our 43rd year we continue to serve Bucks County and the larger community.  Listed below are at least two outstanding projects for each of the facets:

The Arts 1977
Art Show at New Hope and Montgomeryville, PA
Art Show at the George School

National Trends
Holiday baskets
Checks or gift certificates

Services to Youth
Scholarships every year since 1967
College seminar and fair

International Trends
Teas at the International House at the University of PA
International picnic
Presented African sculpture made by Jim Camp to the African American Museum in Philadelphia.
The Bucks County (PA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated continues to look toward the future by increasing its participation nationally and internationally for a stronger participation with people of good faith and deeds.

 
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