TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in the Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, 1300 S. Summer St, El Dorado Springs on Thursday, Nov. 11, for their weekly weigh-in and meeting.

Linda Hall, Leader called the meeting to order.

Carol led us in singing “TOPS Pals Go Marching Along”

We said our TOPS and KOPS pledges.

Linda led us in roll call and walking report. Seventeen members weighed in, we had a Gain of 4.8 lbs. and a Loss of 9.2 resulting in a Net LOSS of 4.4 lbs. Best loser for the week was Pat with a loss of 5.4 #.  Congratulations Pat!

Marilyn presented Warren with back in black with perfect attendance award and Linda H with KOPS in black with perfect attendance award.

Laura had the program today; she took part of it from the TOPS Magazine in the Sensible Snacks and meals portion. There are several recipes in there that sound really good and very low calorie. She also gave each member a cookbook “Healthy to Go” and an apple. Thank you, Laura, for a great program and the gifts.

Robbie will have the program next week.

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

Marilyn reported on the contest. Team 1 had nine points this week and Team 2 had 11 points. Remember if one member of your team gains, every member of that team must pay 25 cents. Next week, to get points you must lose weight or if KOPS be at or below goal. Marilyn said you will get an extra point if you continue week one challenge of exercising during commercials of a 60-minute program or two 30-minute programs.

Team members are:

Team 1: Laura, Carol, Ray, Warren, Linda C, Sherron, Sheryl, Robbie

Team 2: Linda H, Marilyn, Jean, Judy D, Sue, Judy B, Rachael, Margie

Parade was discussed. As of today, we have about eight members who plan to attend. We will meet at Jean’s house on Friday to work on the float.

Linda read a letter from Area Advocate, Claudia

Linda read a letter from CMH Hospice asking for donations for their light of remembrance they do each month. If you wish to donate, please give a check to Sue.

We sang Happy Birthday to Robbie.

With no other business we closed with Linda’s thought of the week. “Friends are the bacon bits in the salad of life”

And our Chapter 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, TOPS toll-free number 1 800-932-8677 or you can find us on the web at

Come and join us.