TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in the United Methodist Church, 201 E Broadway Thursday, Nov. 8, for their weekly weigh-in and meeting.

Leader Sheryl Ann called our meeting to order and Kay led us in singing “OUR TOPS” We said our TOPS and KOPS pledges.

Sheryl reported 27 weighed in today. The chapter had a loss of 6.8 lbs.  a gain of 16.8 leaving a 10.0 lb. net gain.

The week’s best loser was Sandi with a loss of 2.4 lbs.

We sang Happy Birthday to Robbie and to Margie.

Marble game:  Marie won the chance to draw for the marble but did not get the winning one. The pot was at $118.50 and will be more next week.

Sue read the treasures report for October. Beginning balance $4,644.73. General fund balance of $2,305.88, recognition day fund balance of $2,305.88 for a total ending balance of $4,663.44. Treasure’s report was approved as read.

Sheryl reminded us we will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 20 as Thanksgiving falls on Thursday.

Christmas parade was discussed.  The date is Saturday, Nov. 17. Line up is at 1:30, parade starts at 3 p.m.  Steve and Juanita will be riding in car with LJ. driving rest of members that can will walk and pass out cards with lifesavers on them. Linda and Warren will pull a wagon with a Christmas tree in it and Marie will make signs to go on sides of the car.

Our chapter Christmas party was discussed, Sheryl asked which date we wanted to have it, Dec. 13 or Dec.20. Carol made motion we go with Dec.13, motion carried.

Remember if school is closed due to bad weather, we will not have TOPS. There may be times when we feel it is too bad even if school is going on there will be messages on Facebook and Email. If you feel it is not safe for you do not try to attend.

Sheryl then turned the floor over to Robbie who gave a wonderful program on Veterans Day. She recognized members in our chapter who are Veterans. Warren Hall, Army 1967-1969, Steve Scoville, Air Force 1981-1992 and Melissa Sandel, Air Force 2006-20017. She thanked each of these members for their service to our country.

Then she gave an interesting talk about what is a veteran?

On Nov. 11 we will mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of WW1.

She said we should honor our veterans and if you see someone in uniform or someone who you know is a veteran take the opportunity to thank them for their service.

With no other business meeting was adjourned with our motto “IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME”.

TOPS #MO 9319 meets each Thursday Morning in the Methodist Church at 201 E Broadway, El Dorado Springs. Weigh-in starts at 7:45 a.m. the meeting begins at 8:45 a.m. and is over by 10 a.m.

Are you ready to stop dieting and start making real changes? TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals by providing you with the tools, information, support, and accountability you need to be successful. After all, this has been a winning formula for TOPS members just like you for 70 years. We welcome women and men of all ages and couples are encouraged to join. We currently have two couples in our group who have found it fun and encouraging. We encourage healthy eating and offer support through our chapter and the National Chapter of TOPS. We have a lot of fun in our weight loss journey and make lifelong friendships. First visit is free with no obligation.

For more information call Sheryl Walker at 417 876 5699 or Linda Hall at 417 876 6467. Or TOPS toll-free number 1 800-932-8677 or you can find us on the web at