Member of the Month

Nominate a deserving person to be our next Member of the Month

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Do you know someone with an incredible story? It doesn’t necessarily have to be a weight-loss story — maybe someone within our organization who has overcome adversity, or who’s now defying the odds to live a healthier life.

Or perhaps it’s a person who has been with TOPS for ages? … Or someone who’s great at rallying the troops, and getting others to join our great group?

We want to hear from you!

Well, more accurately, we’d like to chat with that person. But we’d love if you were to “nominate” him or her! I put “nominate” in quotations because there’s no formal nomination process. But I’d love to learn more!

Maybe you’ve seen it, maybe not — but in July, I started a “Member of the Month” feature right here on the TOPS of Mind blog. The first post was about Doris McNabb Youngquist, and if you haven’t read it yet, I recommend starting there! Doris truly had such rich history to share. She was a joy to chat with. The blog entry all about her life and her past racked up 26 comments, many of you agreeing with me. 🙂 Thanks, to all of you who read it!

Our August feature was dedicated to the incredible members in Wright City, Missouri … and I so enjoyed writing that one, as well. You’ll see a slightly edited version in the next issue of TOPS News, so consider this a sneak-peek! My colleagues and I loved hearing about what this chapter is doing in terms of word of mouth, spreading the TOPS News, and family support.

My next Member of the Month blog hasn’t been written just yet, and I do realize the clock is ticking! I do have some ideas, and I’ve done two really fun interviews for the magazine that I could perhaps turn into the next “Member of the Month” posts.

So now I’ll ask you, dear members and friends: Who should I talk to?

Leave your suggestions as COMMENTS on this blog post, or email me any time —

(And yes, you can nominate yourself!)

I so look forward to hearing from you.

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22 thoughts on “Nominate a deserving person to be our next Member of the Month

  1. I would like to nominate Carol Holtz. Her dedication and motivation as a caring supportive leader through TOPS Zoom Meetings have helped keep me motivated and inspired. Thank you, Carol.

  2. Robin Liddle is such a great member, she volunteers for everything. She’s a great party planner, she decorated for the Tea we had to honor our KOPS, officer Installation was so beautiful. We just had an Open House where she was fantastic, we got two new members from it.

  3. I would like to nominate Ellen Anthony Flury from the online group. She has good insights to share during meetings without being a “know it all.” She has a sense of humor. She is always friendly to newcomers without being nosy or overwhelming. Ellen likes to suggest oldies songs for some strategies like “walk on by” or “Stop, in the name of Love.” Our online chapter is richer for having Ellen’s daily posts.

    1. Also she challenged herself by buying a bicycle and relearning to ride. Even though she took a spill this summer, she got back on after a few weeks!

  4. I would like to nominate Muriel Davies, Muriel had a goal and reached her goal ahead of schedule; she cooks traditional food and shared tips on how to reduce sugar, salt and portion sizes, most of all she’s actively engaged in sharing her experiences, hope and commitment

    Fort McMurray, AB2656

  5. I would like to,nominate Marianne Fullmer. She’s our weight recorder for OR O727 She has been a member for over 30 years and has been a real inspiration to everyone.

  6. Jackie Cooper currently is a kops of many years, a century sward winner and a state coordinator. she has an amazing story to tell and has lived Tops for several decades. she may be past state royalty but uncertain. definitely worth considering as an inspiration to others.

  7. I would love to nominate Pat Kemble from Prince George BC Canada #4972
    This is the most incredible women in our Chapter…she is not a KOPS but a incredible TOPS

  8. Hi Michelle, I would love to nominate Lois LePine of TOPS WI 311, Big Bend, WI. She has been in TOPS just short of when our club originated. She is a determined and dedicated person to TOPS and a great role model.

  9. I would like to nominate Gwen Chapman of Tops 2982 Edmonton! She is a 50 year Tops member. She has served on our executive for many years as leader, co-leader, and she has also been a Past Coordinator for Tops. She was a coordinator when Esther Manz was alive. She has been a good teacher and kind friend. She has dedicated to showing everyone the Tops ways. Thank you for your consideration.

  10. I would like to nominate Lois Lepine (TOPS WI 0311 Big Bend)
    She has been a member more than 50 years but has never reached her goal but has always said we’re would She be if she wasn’t in TOPS because what happened to some of her friends dropped out of TOPS. She has some special side stories. She fostered over 155 children with most of them being infants. She also made hand made cards for any person in TOPS or church members who had a birthday or anniversary. She had been riding her stationary bike 5 miles a until she sick late last year. She is doing better now but was able to come to church last week.

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