TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in the Church of Christ Meeting room on Thursday, Dec. 7.

Leader Sheryl Walker opened the meeting and Kay S. led us in singing “TOPS IS GREAT”.

We said our pledges and Sheryl led us in roll call. Twenty-Three weighed in today.

Linda W. was the week’s best loser with a loss of 1.4 lbs. Marilyn led us in some exercises by leading dancing to music.

Marilyn presented awards today for the month of November.

We had a net loss of 10.8 lbs. for the month of November.

Those with perfect attendance were Sandi, Robbie, Linda H., Warren, Carolyn, Kay, Pat, Jan, Sheryl, Marilyn and Juanita. Sheryl won the drawing for free dues.

Sheryl was the month’s best loser with a loss of 9.6 lbs. She won $4.50. Congratulations Sheryl.

Kadeana Manes received a certificate and charm for her 10 lbs. loss.

Melissa Sandel received a certificate for her 35 lbs. loss.

Pat Summers received her certificate and charm for her 10 lbs. loss with perfect attendance.

Steve Scoville received a certificate for his 55 lbs. loss.

Sheryl Walker certificate for a 5 lbs. loss and for a 10 lbs. loss.

Susan Sandel received the “clothespin” to put on the “Stick”. She is within 20 lbs. to goal. Congratulations Susan.

Carol went over the Million-pound challenge board. Those in our chapter who have made the “lose 10 lbs. in 2017 challenge” are: Steve, Juanita, Pat, Angie, Lynda, Warren, Kadeana, Susan, Juda and Melissa. Remember you still have till Dec. 31 to do this. Also, if you gain you may not have time to lose back before Dec. 31.

Kay thanked our weight recorders, Marilyn and Carol for all the hard work they do.  They make a great team.

Again, reminder of the Christmas party next week. Marie will read a story as we pass the gifts around the circle. This will be followed by healthy and low-calorie snacks.

Sheryl read a newsletter from Claudia Gaylord our area captain.

She said there will be a resume workshop on Dec. 30, at her home 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. we are to RSVP if anyone from our chapter plans to attend.

She recognized our KOPS December Anniversaries: Dorothy, Marie and Marilyn.

She said to remember the KOPS Society meeting will be March 4 in Springfield.

Claudia wished us all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

With no other business we closed with our song “The More We Get Together” and our motto “IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME”.

TOPS #MO 9319 meets each Thursday Morning in the Church of Christ Meeting room at 302 E Hospital Road, 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 nearly 70 years. We welcome women and men of all ages. 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

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