TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in The Hill Church, 1300 S. Summer St, El Dorado Springs on Thursday, March 2, for their regular weigh-in and meeting and our annual Chapter recognition day.

Laura, our leader, called the meeting to order.

Pam led us in singing “Mark Another Loss For Me”

We said our TOPS & KOPS Pledges

Laura led us in roll call; Twenty-One members weighed in. We had a gain of 15.4 and a loss of 10.2 resulting in a net gain of 5.2 lbs. Best loser for the week was Sue C with a loss of 2.2 lbs. Congratulations Sue!

February Awards: Sheryl received Six Weeks Steady Loser Charm and certificate AND came in 2nd place with most inches lost she lost 7 1⁄2 inches from July 2022 to January 2022. Congratulations Sheryl

Sharron received her halfway to goal charm and certificate

Pam received 1st place for most inches lost, she lost 9 1⁄2 inches from July 2022 to January 2022. Pam also received her 35 lb. lost certificate and charm. Congratulations Pam

Best loser for the month of February was Pam with a loss of 3.6 for the month.

Winner of free dues was Warren H.

KOPS: Jean received her 18-year KOPS pin and certificate and KOPS in Black charm and certificate

Ray, Marilyn & Jean were all below goal for the month of February

Losses for February were 43 lb., gains were 40.6 resulting in a net loss of 2.4.

The floor was then turned over to Carol and Marilyn for our Annual Chapter Recognition Day Awards.

We are celebrating our 55-year anniversary as a TOPS Chapter. We are dedicating this year’s recognition day to honor Juda Fugate -Wosoba. Juda was one of the charter members that began our chapter in 1968. Juda remained a faithful member of TOPS till her death in 2023.

First, we honor our Division Winners. TOPS Divisions are broken down into four groups. To be a division winner you must have lost at least 10 lbs for the year.

Rachael B won 2nd place in Division 4, she lost 11.4 pounds in 2022 and received a certificate and charm.

Robbie C won 1st place in Division 3. She also lost 11.4 pounds in 2022 and received a certificate and charm

Stephany C won 1st place in Division 1. She lost 14.6 pounds in 2022 and received a certificate and charm

Constance S won 1st place in Division 4, she lost 15.4 pounds in 2022 and received a certificate and charm.

Pam L won 1st place in Division 2. She lost 26.8 pounds in 2022, she received a certificate and charm.

We then honored the KOPS. We have seven KOPS. Our KOPS members have lost a total of 280.6 pounds to their goal. Our chapter is so proud to have the Missouri State Queen Laura Hicks in our chapter.

Each of the seven KOPS were presented with a beautiful yellow rose. Each KOPS also received a rose to share. Seven TOPS are within 20 pounds of goal.

Ray B joined TOPS in April of 2021, he reached his goal in a week! Ray presented his rose to his lovely wife, Judy to encourage her to reach her goal.

Laura Hicks joined TOPS in May of 2019. She reached her goal weight 2 years later losing 120 pounds to goal and becoming Missouri State Queen for 2021.

Laura presented her rose to Judy D.

Marie B joined TOPS in 2000. She reached her goal in 2004 and was our Chapter Queen for that year. Marie’s rose went to Linda C.

Linda H joined TOPS in 1989. She reached her goal in 2005. Linda presented a rose to Rachael B

Marilyn D joined TOPS in April of 2011 and reached her goal that same year. She has stayed at her goal weight for 11 years. Marilyn presented her rose to Sue C.

Carol S. Carol joined TOPS in 2001 and reached her goal in 2002 and was Chapter Queen in 2002. Carol presented her rose to Margie O

Jean L joined TOPS in 2004 and reached her goal a year later, she was queen runner up that year. She has stayed at her goal weight for 17 years. Jean presented her rose of encouragement to Sheryl B

Carol said Juda Fugate-Wosoba kept the chapter going for 55 years. It is up to us to continue her legacy.

We thank Carol, Marilyn, and Linda Hall for the lovely Recognition Ceremony.

Marble game: Sue won the right to draw but did not get the winning one.

Remember the Potato Luncheon on Thursday March 16.

TOPS #MO 9319 meets each Thursday Morning in the “Hill Church” 1300 S Summer, 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 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.

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