Evening R-Weigh group recognizes weight loss winners, learns about new beginnings

SALEM- The Evening R-Weigh group met Aug. 5 at the First Friends Church, with the meeting being called to order by Rosemarie Martinez. Joan Schafer led the group with the R-Weigh prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The group sang the song “Take Me Out to The Ballgame.” Ruth Miller prayed for family and friends. Patty Pim gave the treasurer’s report and told a joke.

There were 30 members that weighed in and Honorable mention in Group 1 went to Lois Wood and Rosemarie Martinez. Good Loser in Group 2 was Susan Cain with Birdie Reinhart as runner up. Honorable mention in Group 2 went to Judy Smith. Goalie good losers were Ruth Miller and Nancy Stryffeler. The runner up was Janel Anderson. Susan Cain was also awarded for losing four weeks in a row.

Calorie Chart winners were Judy Smith, Susan Cain and Colleen Wafler. Goalie calorie chart winners were Ruth Miller and Lisa Smith. There were no winners in the regular Can Do Contest so it will be $10 next week. There were no winners in the Goalie Can Do, either.

Peggy Kurtz read an inspiration entitled “A New Beginning.” “Tuesday morning will start a new month and beginning. You have a clean slate to work with. Don’t let yesterday’s failures bankrupt tomorrows efforts. Set small goals for yourself. Inch by inch it’s a cinch. Before you know it you will reach your goal. It took seven years for Peggy to get her weight off. Only you have control of what goes into your mouth. It’s your choice what goes into your mouth. It’s your choice to choose to lose. Make this your month.”

The highlight of the evening was the final baseball game. The Rainbow Dolls beat the Pink Posies 19-14. The Rainbow Dolls won the total games 6 to 3. The Pink Posies have to cook for the picnic. Pizza and covered dishes by the Pink Posies will be served. Members will bring own plates, silverware and drink.

New members are welcome, weigh ins are from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. with the meeting starting from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday evenings at the First Friends Church on Jennings Avenue.