TOPS Chapter 319 El Dorado Springs (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) met in the Church of Christ Meeting Room on Thursday, June 1.Co-Leader Linda H opened the meeting in the absence of Robbie whose husband had a doctor’s appointment. Kay led us in singing “Hand In Hand.”

We said our TOPS & KOPS pledges.

Linda led us in roll call we were asked to say what helped you this week.

Twenty-nine weighed in. The Chapter had a net gain of 2.8 lbs.

Best loser for the week was Steve. He lost 3.4 lbs.

Susan won the right to draw for the marble but did not get the white one. There is over $100 in the pot now.

Marilyn presented the awards for May.

We had a net loss of 61.2 lbs for the month of May.

Winner of drawing of perfect attendance was Marilyn. Since Marilyn is a KOPS and does not have to pay dues she passed this on to Melissa.

Sandi B was the month’s best loser with a loss of 5.2 lbs. She won $13 and change since there was no best loser last month.

Sue received certificate and charm for her 40 lb. loss.

Juda W received certificate and charm for her 30 lb. loss.

Steve received certificate and charm for his 30 lb. loss.

Melissa received certificate and charm as a new member; she also received a 5 lb. loss certificate and a 10 lb. loss certificate.

Susan received a certificate and charm for bringing in a new member, (Melissa).

KOPS in leeway and below goal are:

Marilyn, Paul, Marguerite, Sharon, Jean, Juanita and Melanie.

KOPS in leeway: Marie, Dorothy and Carol.

There are several members who are getting closer to the 10 lb. loss for the Million Pounds Lost challenge.

Linda H, LJ and Steve are near the top of “the stick.”

Contests reports:

Warren reported there is still time to get your entry form for the June contest.

For the summer contest you need to see Juanita for the forms and rules.

Linda pointed out Fall Rally is in Rich Hill on Oct. 7; however, if you are unable to make it that date there are others in the area you can attend.

Election forms were passed out today. Please indicate if you are willing to run for an office or be willing to do one of the many “jobs” needed to keep our chapter running smoothly. Please return the completed form to Linda or Robbie.

We will go over the bylaws next week when Robbie is back.

Jean reported on SRD. We will get rooms at Best Western as the Oasis is already sold out. Some will be staying Saturday night as well. If you decide you want to stay Saturday night (at your own expense) please let Jean know so she can reserve rooms for this. SRD is May 11 and 12, 2018.

We sang Happy Anniversary to LJ and to Jean L.

We welcome anyone who is interested in learning about a healthy lifestyle. We welcome women and men of all ages. 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. Membership and dues are very inexpensive.

For more information call Robbie Chase at 417-876-0233, Juda at 876-4888, TOPS toll free number 1 800-932-8677 or you can find us on the web at

Come and join us.