TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in the United Methodist Church, 201 E. Broadway Thursday, May 16, for their weekly weigh-in and meeting. 

Leader Sheryl Ann called our meeting to order and Carol led us in singing “TOPS Helping Hand.” We said our TOPS and KOPS pledges.

Marilyn then led us in some exercise.

Sheryl led us in roll call and walking report. Twenty-six weighed in today and the chapter had a net loss of 8.0 lbs. Traci was the best loser of the week with a loss of 3 lbs. Congratulations Traci. So glad you could be with us today.

Sheryl had everyone vote on the t-shirt design they liked the best. 

Sheryl read a thank you card from Marie for the flowers for her sister’s funeral.

Sheryl announced the spring workshop our Area Captain Claudia will be holding in Bolivar on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. It will be held at the United Methodist Church; same place Fall Rally was last year. All members are invited to go.

We sang Happy Birthday to Melissa who will be celebrating her Birthday on May 19. We sang to Susan as well as her birthday is the same day as Melissa’s but Susan was not here to hear us.

Sue C won the right to draw for the marble but did not get the winning one.

Contest report: Juanita got to draw again today, there are several who only need one more letter to get to select a gift, they are: Linda C, Susan, Carol, Linda H, Jean, Marie, Warren, Judy B and Robbie.

Judy B reported on the good time she had at SRD and is looking forward to going again,

Linda H told of a quote Rick Danforth gave during his speech: “I can’t change the direction of the wind but I can adjust my sails”.

The floor was turned over to Steve and Juanita for the program. They presented a skit they took from the TOPS web site. They gave each member a TOPS first aid kit. It was a very cute, enjoyable and fun program. Thank you, Steve and Juanita.

With no other business meeting was adjourned with our motto “IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME”.

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.