Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) of Dexter held its annual awards and officer recognition banquet on March 28 at the . This year’s banquet had an Hawaiian theme, with room decorations provided by member Caryn Beck of Ann Arbor.
At the banquet, new officers were installed while other members of the club were honored for special achievements. The officers for the 2012–2013 year are: Debbie Donohue of Pinckney (leader), Pat Cousins of Dexter (co-leader), Margaret Clayton of Dexter (secretary), Gladys Dettling of Dexter (treasurer), Sherry Thackrey of Dexter (weight recorder) and Pat Cousins of Dexter and Pat Navarre of Dexter (assistant weight recorders).
Most Inspirational Member was awarded to Cheryl Green of Chelsea. Two members were recognized for their KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) status by reaching and maintaining their goal weight for at least one year. KOPS members recognized were Theresa Rutkowski of Dexter and Betty Davenport of Dexter.
TOPS meets every Wednesday evenings at the , 7720 Dexter-Ann Arbor Road. New members are always welcome. Weigh-in is at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting is at 7 p.m. Men and women learn health and diet tips during programs held at their chapter meetings. Weekly dues are only $1 with a yearly membership fee of $28. Membership includes a magazine subscription. For more information call Sherry Thackrey at 734-426-7072.