KOPS RECOGNITION
From the Tops News January 1963-THE HISTORY OF KOPS
KOPS, as the honor society of TOPS, was first established in 1954. By this time many TOPS had taken off pounds sensibly and reached their weight goal.
KOPS was established to encourage these members to stay in Tops and keep off pounds sensibly (and satisfactorily).
The first graduating class of KOPS was held at the TOPS Annual Convention held in Chicago in 1955. Official registration of KOPS started in 1957.
Kops registration card #1 was issued to Bertha Retzlaff of Milwaukee, WI who lost 110 pounds in 1951 to reach her goal.

WA 1147, GRAHAM CELEBRATES KOPS June 30, 2014

WA 1147 GRAHAM held an honoring ceremony today June 30, 2014 for their 3 KOPS. Lorraine Crandall celebrated 14 years, Carol Edwards 2 years, and Bev Satter 4 yrs.
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TOPS WA 804, Centralia KOPS

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L to R: Derek Kendall, Clara Pickens, Hollee Johnson, Rita Prat, Bev Davis, Kathy Hunter, Marcie Burke, JoAnn George,
Sandy Pickens, Jackie Ogilvy, Stephie Williams, Sharon Firth, Virginia Robertson.
Not pictured: Joyce Bates, Mary Blumenthal

TOPS WA0459, BREMERTON CELEBRATES KOPS

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Coordinator Carlene Wellington and Area Captain Gary Wellington visit the chapter to help celebrate their KOPS.

L to R: Carlene Wellington, Gerri Bachman, Leona Carr, Janelle Stewart, Buck Gartin, John Sipila and Gary Wellington


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KOPS REINSTATEMENT
IS A BIG DEAL

ALL THE MEMBERS OF WA459, Bremerton celebrate Gerri Bachman's KOPS Reinstatement. The KOPS gather around Gerri for a photo (below)
They are: WA STATE Q-RU: Ruth Vondersmith, John Sipila, Wt. Rec: Janelle Stewart, Leona Carr, Buck Gartin and Gerri Bachman.
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Doris McKibbon (CA 2311, Lucerne)
Wins the door prize.
A painted garden stone.
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LAKE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - KOPS SOCIETY MEETING
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GOOD BUDDIES
Marilyn Gartin and Gerri Bachman

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ALL THE KOPS IN WA459, Bremerton
KOPS WA 1147, Graham

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Receiving well deserved KOPS Alumni Award!
L to R: Bev Satter, Leader, LORRAINE CRANDALL,
14-year KOPS and Carol Edwards, Co-Leader

TOPS WA 1453, Lynden KOPS APPRECIATION DAY

On October 24, TOPS WA 1453, Lynden celebrated its second annual KOPS Appreciation Day… demonstrating our appreciation for our two KOPS, Marlene and Phyllis. The ladies actively participate in meetings, provide sage advice, and continually illustrate how to be a role model for all of us. TOPS members volunteered with the program; Donna organizing the program and creating certificates, Margo writing the words to a new song entitled, You’re the KOPS, Cheryl taking pictures for our TOPS scrap book, and all members contributing to a token gift basket for each KOP. New, homemade, and gently used gifts were shared and ranged from printed, online inspirational sayings to Bev’s handmade cards.
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However, the hit of the program was a skit performed by our KOPS themselves. Marlene wrote the script called, The Secrets of Becoming a KOPS. Taking place 30 years in the future, our KOPS pretended to be two elderly ladies sharing the secrets to their success. Along with very healthy tips such as joining TOPS, staying positive, exercising, and eating healthy snacks, they ended their skit with a hilarious segment directed at preparing to face the scale. It included silly weight reducing tips such as picking food out of your teeth, removing belly-button lint, eliminating ear wax, and more! We ended our KOPS Appreciation Day in laughter and an even greater appreciation for our KOPS. To our KOPS, Marlene and Phyllis, we thank you for being an inspiration to all of us.

CENTURY AWARD WINNER

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Hollee Johnston
Lost 134.50 pounds to goal

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TOPS WA 0804, CENTRALIA KOPS CELEBRATION

Sharon Firth, Kathy Hunter, Bev Davis, Joann George, Joyce Bates, Clara Pickens, Sandy Pickens
Our new Kop and second Century Medallion winner in the front row Hollee Johnston!
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Young member: Derek Kendall
TOPS biggest loser for the month of October. He also was awarded a 6 week consecutive loser charm, a 25 lbs off charm (down 31 since end of June,) and a half way to goal charm. What a big day to celebrate for him! I'm so proud of my amazing son! says his proud mom, Tina Kendall

TOPS CA 0936, Clearlake Oaks Celebrates Three KOPS Graduations

Three honorees...one of them is a mother of identical triplets...the other two who are mother and daughter are the chapter queen and queen runner up.
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Table decorated and Ceremony by Audrey Skinner
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The honorees: Paulette Lyon, Bonney Jorgensen, and Beverly Beckly
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Chapter Queen
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Chapter Members and Guests
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All three with roses
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Sashing the queen runner up
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Paulette Lyon
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Audrey explaining more stuff
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Leader, Rita, lighting the
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KOPS lighting candles
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RHODDIES KOPS SOCIETY PHOTOS MAY 2013

KOPS Honor Society Luncheon the end of May. The Graduate's name is Rosadel Floyd from CA1045 La Mesa, one is with her Leader and our KOPS Treasurer, Diane Westrup. Ko-KAPTAIN, Mary Hunt assisting our Senior KOPS, Joan Spaulding, light the Candle of Continuity. Carmen Luna celebrating her 1st Anniversary with Bernice Morrison in the foreground. Diane Westrup, then Edith Pollack KOPS KORRESPONDENT. Head Table. Laura Martin, Leader of CA2232 Poway, Edith and Suzanne Wright, Treasurer. CA0116 Escondido, Joan Spaulding, past KOPS KASHIER, CA0596 Ramona, Alice Spaugh, Past Area Queen, 2002, Raffle Basket made by host chapter CA2232 Poway and won, for the second luncheon in a row...by KO-KAPTAIN, Mary Hunt!!
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Bev Satter (Leader), Aila Vehkalahti (Reinstated KOPS 04/28/13), Laura Hoffman, Rhonda Divina (Reached goal 04/15/13), Carol Edwards, and Janet Peterson (Brand New KOPS 05/13/2013)
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Bernice Riippi, Carol Edwards, and Bev Satter
celebrate KOPS Anniversaries 06/2013
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TOPS WA1147, GRAHAM celebrate their KOPS!!

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NOVEMBER 2012
TOPS WA0538 Spokane Valley
honored their KOPS with a special program.
From left to right are 29 year KOPS Joyce Anderson, 1 year KOPS Donna Primmer, 6 year KOPS Jim Borgmann and 6 year KOPS Becky Borgmann. Not only are they KOPS, but they are also the Leader, Treasurer, Co-Leader and Secretary.

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December 2012

Golden Heart KOPS Society of Spokane held their annual Holiday Party in December with a luncheon at Barbara Groves home. Shown here are: Back row: Bob Snell, Barbara Groves, Dee Lyons, Bev Wilcox, Lee Keller, LaVerne Olm and Joyce Anderson Front Row: Tammy Postlethwaite, Pat Epler, Betty Ross and Ed Wormuth.

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KOWBOYS and KOWGIRLS KOPS HONOR SOCIETY

submitted by: TOPS CA2165, Apple Valley Cheryl Goodsell
Secretary, KOPS Honor Society of San Bernardino County
The KOPS Honor Society of San Bernardino County
met in December 2012 for their annual
Holiday luncheon. and for the third year, instead of
exchanging presents, each member brought
a gift to donate to a local convalescent hospital.

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PICTURES ON THE LEFT: One of the highlights of the December meeting of KOPS Honor Society of San Bernardino was donating gifts to the seniors at Desert Knolls Convalescent Hospital in Victorville, California. The representative at the hospital said that many residents have no family, so they were very appreciative of our gifts. says Kops Korrespondent Cheryl Goodsell. The gifts were delivered the week before Christmas by Society members. Pictured are Linda Brocker, photographer; Melanie Orduno, Desert Knolls assistant activity director: Area Captain Peg Hardy, Kaptain; Pat Orozco, member and Cheryl Goodsell, Korrespondent.

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WA O292, Snohomish
Our newest KOPS, Rachel Eyler, was honored on June 11th by our KOPS.
Thelma Niemi did a reading of "You Light Up My Life" while our other KOPS stood with her. Pictured: Inez Hawn, Margaret Huff, Rachel Eyler, Thelma Niemi, Marietta Gray, Bertha Holeman Picture taken by Phyllis Hand.
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Pictured left to right: Ed Wormuth, AC Joyce Anderson, LaVern Olm, Betty Ross, Pat Epler,
Coord. Barbara Groves, Lee Keller, Bev Wilcox and Shirley Ashbrook

The Golden Hearts Kops Society in Spokane celebrated Christmas in February with a luncheon at the home of
Coordinator Barbara Groves.
The luncheon was originally scheduled in December but had to be postponed because of bad weather.
This group of friends decided they enjoyed celebrating the holidays together so continued the tradition in Feb.
Following the luncheon, a regular meeting was held and election of officers too place for 2011.

Please join us. Our meetings are fantastic. Call your area captain for more information.


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90 year old JO WITTE from WA977, Silverdale
becomes a Kops after twenty four years of Tops membership!!!
CONGRATULATIONS JO!!!

Installation of officers
Anniversary Awards

LADS AND LASSIES
KOPS SOCIETY PHOTOS

Installation and Awards
Click on link to view photos


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New Board:
KAPTAIN Rhoddie Ludwig
KO-KAPTAIN Barbara Gouin
Korrespondent Edith Pollack
Kashier Joan Spaulding

ANNIVERSARY KOPS

ONE YEAR KOPS:
Ruth Iams CA0596 Ramona 12/3/2009
THREE YEAR KOPS
Carole Oakley CA116 Escondido 12/21/2007
FIVE YEAR KOPS
Bunni Billingsley CA1045 Lemon Grove 1/19/2006
SIX YEAR KOPS
Mary Perkins CA117 National City 12/29/2004
TEN YEAR KOPS
Edith Pollack CA858 San Diego 12/20/2000
ELEVEN YEAR KOPS
JoAnn Longergone CA556 San Diego 12/27/1999
Rhoddie Ludwig CA858 San Diego 12/29/1999
TWENTY FOUR YEAR KOPS
Barbara Gouin CA1626 Santee 12/24/1986
THIRTY THREE YEAR KOPS
Toni Todd CA556 San Diego 12/26/1977
Margaret Magnuson CA556 San Diego 1/4/1978
THIRTY FIVE YEAR KOPS
Joan Spaulding CA596 Ramona 12/31/1975

OR1114, Canby
Carolyn V.K. and Agnes presented the program celebrating the success of KOPS members, Verneice, Judy and Dena. It was a very special honor!! Judy was crowned our “Chapter Queen” and all three were given yellow roses. Carolyn V.K. was presented a crown since when she was Queen her crown was one passed around. Agnes was a former Chapter Queen and wore hers at the ceremony.
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Awards: Food Diary awardees: Dena, Agnes, Treesa, & Anna. For bonus three miles on Your Road to Success & A New Story, email Dena at denas.design@hotmail.com who the new leader and co-leader for 2011-12 will be. Must have both answers correct and email before Monday at 5:00 pm to receive the extra miles.
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Carolyn V.K. receiving a crown and honors


WA1135, Sequim, Celebrates Kops Graduation for Lynnette Baughman
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Lynnette Baughman and fellow KOPS Diane Frichette
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Leaader Kellie Hanson
and new KOPS!!
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DIPLOMA!!!
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