TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in The Preferred Family Healthcare building, 700 E. Hospital Rd, El Dorado Springs on Thursday, Nov. 9, for their regular weigh-in and meeting.

Warren, our leader, called the meeting to order.

Carol led us in singing “TOPS Drinking Song”

We said our TOPS & KOPS Pledges

Laura Hicks’s trip to TOPS Headquarters for the 75th Anniversary. Laura visited the “Garden“ where our deceased member Juda (Green) Fugate Wosoba’s, memorial brick is placed.

Warren led us in roll call; 17 members weighed in. The chapter had a Gain of 13.4 lbs. and a loss of 12.0 with a net gain of 1.4 Lbs.

We had three members who were “best losers” this week. Pam lost 4.6 lbs., Rachael lost 2.6 and Sharron lost 2.4. Great Job!

Laura presented the program today. She made the trip to Milwaukee, WI, for the TOPS 75th Anniversary Party. She showed pictures of her trip and talked about all the things they did for the celebration. The founder of TOPS was Esther Mantz. She started the first TOPS meeting around her kitchen table and it grew from there. There is now a “TOPS garden” in honor of Esther and members and chapters are memorialized by engraved bricks in the garden. Our local TOPS Chapter was started by Juda (Green) Fugate- Wosoba around her kitchen table. She was a member of our chapter for over 40 years. A few years ago our chapter had a brick placed in the garden for her. Laura was able to locate the brick and take a photo of it. She reported a very interesting trip.

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

New business: Warren read a part of a letter from our TOPS Coordinator Randy Given. This newsletter is sent to each member that has an email address on file with TOPS headquarters.

Warren reminded us we meet on Tuesday, Nov. 21, instead of Thursday the 23.

We sang Happy Birthday to Kaelin.

We welcomed the El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce President, Heather Brown. She stopped by to take some photos of our chapter for the chamber. Thank you for promoting us, Heather!

With no other business meeting was adjourned with our motto


It’s weight loss, done right.

For 75 years, TOPS Club has helped people take off, and keep off, the weight. We are all about doing things by the book – we have strong ties to the medical community, and believe in healthy living from the inside, out. It is a holistic approach to wellness. No fad diets. No gimmicks. No shortcuts. With us, it all comes down to accountability, unwavering support, and top-tier resources.

Are you …

Ready for a healthier lifestyle?

Feeling ignored by your current program?

Not getting the support that you need?

Open to the idea of committing to yourself?

Craving a stronger network of people who have similar goals as you?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, TOPS is ready for you. We were the first weight loss organization of this kind when we opened our “doors” in 1948. And we intend to stick around the longest. If you commit to us, we’ll commit to you.

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

Come and join us.

TOPS #MO 9319 meets each Thursday Morning in the “Preferred Family Healthcare building at 700 E. Hospital Rd, 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.