Tops OH 1487 held an awards ceremony at their meeting on May 20. Special Guest, Area Coordinator Tana O’Donnell, joined our ceremony. Juanita Larson was the chapter’s 2013 Queen, losing the most weight to her goal weight. She lost 77.5 pounds. Our chapter King and State King was Phil Carstensen who lost 58.5 pounds to goal. Chapter royalty were given a certificate, banner, and a gift.
Division winners were also given awards, divisions are determined by the person’s starting weight of the year. The division winners in 2013 were: Division 3 Male 1st place, Phil Carstensen losing 61# in 2013; Division 3 Female 1st place, Cindy Fedor lost 10#; Division 4 female 1st place, Juanita Larson losing 18.75#. Division winners were given a certificate, banner and a pin. We had three members who were awarded pins and certificates for perfect attendance for the entire year, they were Phil Carstensen, Cindy Fedor, and Pat Schraidt.
Our KOPS (those who have reached their goal weight and are keeping that weight) were awarded for their years of being a KOPS with a pin and numeral pin. Those KOPS recognized were Tana O’Donnell 40 years; Karen Hull 31 years; Pat Schraidt 27 years; Nancy Leiter 6 years; Clara Maag 5 years; Juanita Larson and Phil Carstensen less than 1 year; and our newest KOPS Louise Matta 1 week. Each member who participated in the walking challenge were given a certificate acknowledging the number of miles walked. Many members have walked over 200 miles.
TOPS OH 1487 meets on Tuesday nights at the Catawba Community Hall 3307 NW Catawba Rd. Our weigh-in starts at 6 p.m., our meeting is 6:45-7:45 p.m. Our chapter is open for membership and welcomes both men and women. If you have any questions or would like to talk to a chapter member, please call Janine Dress at 419-265-7298 or Marylue Carroll at 419-797-4283. Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge.