TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in the Church of Christ Meeting Room on Thursday, March 1.

Leader Sheryl Ann Walker called the meeting to order and Kay led us in singing “TOPS Pals Go Marching Along.”

Sheryl led us in roll call. Twenty-Five weighed in today. The chapter had a net loss of 8 lbs. Sandi was the best loser with a loss of 13.6 lbs. over a two-week period.

Marilyn presented awards for the month of February.

Marilyn won the drawing for free dues but since she is a KOPS she gave her free dues to Chris.

Angie was the month’s best loser with a loss of 10.2 lbs. she won $4.90.

Marilyn presented an award to Sheryl Ann for back in black, perfect attendance, six weeks continual loss and a certificate for 15 lb. loss.

Chris received a certificate for six weeks continual loss with perfect attendance.

Juda received a certificate for a 45 lb. loss.

All KOPS are in leeway. Those below goal are Marilyn, Sharon, Juanita and Steve.

Jean received her 13-year KOPS certificate and charm and her KOPS all black charm.

We sang Happy Birthday to Juanita and to Angie.

We sang happy anniversary to Jean for her 13-year KOPS Anniversary

Warren reported on the contest, Sheryl is in the lead.

Jean read the minutes recap from February, they were approved as read.

Old business: Marie took some bags to the Christian Motor Cycle Chapter that are running the soup kitchen in the Park on Friday evenings. She said they were very much appreciated. Sheryl has a list of items they could use they are: Ziploc bags, water bottles, wet wipes, Chapstick, disposable razors, toothbrush, tooth paste, deodorant, bus pass, phone card, non-perishable food, hand warmers, hairbrush, extra blanket and face and body wash.

SRD reminder, SRD will be in Springfield at the Oasis on Friday, May 11, and Saturday May, 12. We have reservations at the Best Western across the street. Registration must be turned in no later than March 22. Remember, chapter pays for your registration and room. If you sign up to attend and are unable to do so you must reimburse the chapter. Jean will make copies of the information for everyone to have next week.

Potato bake: Susan passed out the sign-up sheet for desserts and baking of potatoes. Please be at the meeting on March 8 to pick up your potatoes if you have signed up to bake them. Remember have your delivery orders into Sheryl no later than Tuesday, March 13. If you get a delivery order later than that date call Susan to let her know. We will meet at the Community Center on Wednesday, March 14, at 5 p.m. to set up. We need all the help we can get so please plan to come and help if you possibly can.

We are trying to set a date for Chapter Recognition days. Sheryl will call Claudia to see if she can do her program another time and help us with Recognition days on March 29.

We are going to have a very busy March, April and May. Everyone make plans to get involved and let’s get busy and have fun.

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, Mo. 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, Linda Hall at 417 876 6467, TOPS toll free number 1 800-932-8677 or you can find us on the web at Come and join us.