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During the TOPS OH 1573 Nashville meeting on Jan. 15, Mary Burgett reached her weight goal.
Eight members lost 6 pounds.
Geneva Pringle and Leo Tope were best weekly losers and said to keep busy, drink water and exercise.
Lana Rush was best weekly KOPS and Kaitlyn Chukwunede was best loser in 2013; she lost 35 1/2 pounds. The top three losers in 2013 lost 80 1/4 pounds.
For the program Janice Tope read the "Top 10 Reasons Why TOPS Club Inc." works in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It helps you Take Off Pounds Sensibly, provide support, and supply the tools for success. TOPS empowers you at weekly meetings, celebrates your achievements, enables you to reach your weight goal. TOPS support obesity research, is affordable, benefits your family and has staying power.
Chukwunede told members of an app on her smart phone that reminds her to drink water.
Mary Burgett will have the program at the next meeting.
The group meets each Wednesday at Nashville United Methodist Church at 5:45 p.m. with weigh-in at 5:15 p.m.
Moreland Garden Club
The January meeting of Moreland Garden Club was held at the home of Becky Mullen with Jean Flickinger as co-hostess. Thirteen members were present.
Paula Huffman opened the meeting with a reading from her mother's book, "Garden Lovers Quotations."
Roll call was sharing something you have recycled or upcycled.
Flickinger read the December minutes.
Vicki Puster gave an updated treasurer's report and asked for a vote to renew the annual nursery license for the Plant Sale in May.
The sunshine committee reported JoAnn Graham had knee surgery and the club will send cards.
Galloping Susie went to Nancy Gray.
Huffman passed pictures of Valerie and Cole Huffman's winning junior horticultural entries at the Region 14 fall meeting. Raffle tickets were available to purchase for one free trip to the World Trip to Ireland with the Ohio Association of Garden Club Inc., June 11-20.
The club will give gift cards to Deborah's Garden for graciously opening her shop for the meeting.
Huffman read a 'thank you letter from ATI concerning the club's Scholarship Fund there. This year's recipients are: Marie Arnold of Smithville, in floral design and marketing; and Steven Ferullo of Ashland, in greenhouse and nursery management.
The February meeting will be held at the home of Pat Rodgers, with Deb Watkins as co-hostess. Neel Summers will do the program on " Did You Know ... All About Birds."
The arrangement of the month for February will be "Our Winter Friends" by Anita Roller.
Deb Watkins presented the program "Upcycling for the Garden." Flyers were passed out and members broke into two-member teams; games were played for points to spot what was upcycled in the photos, listing as many items as they could that were used for containers in planting, what to do with two old-fashioned light covers and a candleholder. Winners were given an upcyled push pin flower made by Watkins from recycled silk flowers that no longer stay on the stems.
Orrville Exchange Club
Dr. Marchelle Suppan, CEO of Aultman Orrville Hospital; and Matt Stewart, chief financial officer; gave a program on "Meeting Community Health Needs," Jan. 16 to Orrville Exchange Club when members met for lunch at the Orrville YMCA.
In Stewart's Powerpoint presentation he told members the hospital has done a Community Health Needs Assessment learning what needs to be addressed in the community. The top three were: Access to health insurance; obesity and how to change lifestyles; and mental health services.
Prior to the presentation Suppan thanked Lynn Horner, Exchange Club member, who was the former CEO of Dunlap Memorial Hospital and instrumental in the building development; Dr. Doug Brown, who has been on the hospital's medical staff for 37 years; and to Alan Auble, whose son, Mark, is the new hospital board president.
In other business, President Darlene Morrison told members the board discussed upgrading the Student of the Month program and will be meeting with committee members to discuss new ideas; and the club is still working on plans to serve food at the Orrville Firefighters Association-sponsored Girls' Softball Tournament in June.
Morrison will also be working on stories for Orrville's 150th anniversary for the newspapers. She will seek assistance from other club members on history, research and photos.