TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in the United Methodist Church, 201 E Broadway on Thursday, May 2, for their weekly weigh-in and meeting.

Kay led us in singing “When Your Smiling.” We said our TOPS and KOPS Pledges.

Marilyn led us in a series of exercises

Leader Sheryl Ann led us in Roll Call, 28 weighed in today and the chapter had a net gain of 1.2 lbs. for the week. Best loser of the week was Robbie with a loss of 3.6 lbs.

We sang Happy Anniversary to Judy and Les Knight who are celebrated their anniversary on May 1 and to Judy and Ray Bozarth who will celebrate their 40 anniversary on May 8.

Judy D won the right to draw for a marble but did not get the winning one.

Contest report: There is a three-way tie between Susan, Carol and Juanita they all have three letters.

Stockton Chapter of TOPS will hold an open house on Tuesday May 7.  Please call 417 955 0689 if you plan to attend.

Jean reported on the up- coming State Recognition Days in Springfield. Let her know if you need a ride and have a request to room with a friend as she is just assigning rooms that can be changed if needed. We have five rooms with two double beds each. Those signed up to go on Friday are: Linda and Warren Hall, Judy and Ray Bozarth, LJ Bishop, Judy D, Sue C, Kay S, Marie B, Linda C and Jean L. Judy K is going but she and husband have a room elsewhere. Marilyn and Sheryl Ann will be attending the Saturday session.

Floor was turned over to Marilyn to present awards for April.

The chapter had a net loss for April of 2.2 lbs.

Free dues were won by Judy B since she is a KOPS, she passed this along to Judy D.

Best loser for the month was Sheryl Ann, she lost 12 lbs. and won $5.56.

Those with a back in black month were: Juda, Marie, Judy D, Carolyn, Angie, Linda C, Chris, Mary and Sheryl Ann.

KOPS in leeway and under goal were: Marilyn, Jean, Juanita and Steve, those in leeway were, Judy B, Linda H and Carol.

Linda C received a certificate and charm for her 20 lb. loss, and certificate and charm for half way to goal.  Linda C is now “on the stick” which means she has less than 20 lbs. to lose to goal.

Susan S received a 6-week steady loser certificate and charm.

Linda Hall received a certificate and charm for 9 years as a KOPS and a certificate and charm for KOPS in Black. Congratulations Linda especially for the KOPS in Black.

Those on the stick are: Marie, LJ, Margie, Susan, Juda and Linda C.

We thank Marilyn and Carol for doing the weight recording and awards for us.

Sheryl displayed some ideas on shirt design.  She had a sample of the type of material Travis could furnish and can possibly do them in what- ever style each person wants.

More on this next week.

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, 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.

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