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Author Archives: Barb Cady

Freedom Is Priceless

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Our next Board member to weigh in with a lesson learned during the pandemic is TOPS Treasurer, Sandra Seidlitz. She is also a KOPS and hails from the province of Alberta. Sandra Seidlitz’s Lesson Freedom Is Priceless My mother said … Continue reading

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What If . . .

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Sharing one important lesson she’s learned during the quarantine period is TOPS Second Vice President and Service Program Administrator Deanna Bies. Deanna Bies Lesson What If . . . In listening to someone answer a question on TV regarding the … Continue reading

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Find the Way

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I’ll jump in here to share one of the many lessons that I’ve learned. It is my privilege to serve as Chairman of such a remarkable Board of Directors during this time. Barb Cady’s Lesson Find the Way Of the … Continue reading

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Overcoming Inertia

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The next contributor to our knowledge base is Gina Brueske, who is also TOPS Board Secretary, Retreat Assignment and Booking Director, and a KOPS. Gina Brueske’s Lesson Overcoming Inertia One of the first things I learned during the pandemic is … Continue reading

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Win with Positive Thinking

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The next person relating her lesson is our newest Board member, Carol Holtz, who is the granddaughter of Esther S. Manz, TOPS Founder. Carol is also the TOPS Online Facilitator. Carol Holtz’s Lesson Win with Positive Thinking Over this time … Continue reading

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Are You Listening?

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The first Board member to share “Lessons Learned” is TOPS President Rick Danforth, who is a Century Award winner. Rick Danforth’s Lesson COVID Communications: Are you listening? How often have you used the following phrases: “I didn’t know that.” “You’re … Continue reading

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Life is still a Cabaret!

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This was to have been a blog celebrating our wonderful KOPS and TOPS accomplishments at our final IRD in Niagara Falls. As all of us are well aware, things changed! In mid-March, as “Safer at Home” proclamations were made throughout … Continue reading

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