TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in the Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, 1300 S Summer St, El Dorado Springs on Thursday, April 1, for their weekly weigh-in and meeting.

Linda Hall, Leader called the meeting to order.

Carol led us in singing “Easter Song”

We said our TOPS and KOPS pledges.

Linda H led us in roll call and walking report. Sixteen members weighed in the chapter had a 12.8 gain and an 8.8 loss resulting in a 4.0 gain. Laura was the best loser of the week with a loss of 3.4, congratulations Laura!

Minutes were read and approved with corrections by motion from Robbie and 2nd from Judy B.

Sue C, Treasurer gave the treasurer’s report:

Treasure’s report was approved as read.

Linda Hall presented the awards for March

Best loser for the Month of March was Judy B. She lost 10.2 lbs. She won $3.85. Congratulations Judy B!

Robbie, Linda C, Laura, and Linda W all earned Back in Black with perfect attendance awards

Judy B is only 4.8 to goal

Sue C is only 11.4 to goal

Judy D had a back in black month, and is close to a new decade

Margie had a back in black month and is 8.8 to goal

KOPS: Carol S received her 13-year KOPS award and KOPS IN BLACK!

KOPS in leeway all month:

Marilyn, Linda H, and Juda all below goal

Marie, Jean and Carol all in leeway

We had a net gain in March of 5.2 lbs.

Thank you, Linda, for doing the awards for us along with everything else you do!

Linda reminded us Chapter Recognition Day will be April 15th. Please dress nicely as your photo may be taken.

Laura presented prizes for the contest we started last year but did not get to finish due to COVID.

Sue C won first place prize, 2nd place was Pam, and 3rd was Jan.

New contest: Laura presented the new contest “Eat Your Colors.” This will be a four-week contest starting today. She gave everyone a sheet with the ways you can earn 5, 10 and 20 points. Keep a food chart and keep track of your points. At the end of the four weeks there will be prizes for those with the most points.

She also had us put down a non-weight loss victory. She will use this later for a program or contest.

Warren made motion we accept this contest, Judy B 2nd motion passed.

Judy D won the right to draw for the marble, she got a red one so she got to draw again but did not get the winning one.

Today is Carolyn J Birthday, she could not stay but we still wish her a Happy Birthday, we sang Happy Birthday to Judy B.

Margie wanted everyone to know she sent card to Judy K.

Laura suggested we think about a TOPS Fun day she is willing to host at her home.

Robbie said we need someone to take care of the Wood’s receipts and turn them in at the proper time.

Sue C said she would do this. Thank you, Sue,

With no other business Linda H closed with her quote of the day.

“Knowing is not enough; We must apply. Wishing is not enough; We must do” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

And our motto: “IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME”

TOPS #MO 9319 meets each Thursday Morning in the Bethel Free Will Church 1300 S Summer, 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 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 Linda Hall at 417 876 7404. Or TOPS toll-free number 1 800-932-8677 or you can find us on the web at

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