| 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.
TOPS WA 1453, Lynden KOPS APPRECIATION DAYOn 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.
|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|
TOPS WA 0804, CENTRALIA KOPS CELEBRATIONSharon 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!
Young member: Derek Kendall
TOPS CA 0936, Clearlake Oaks Celebrates Three KOPS GraduationsThree 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.
Table decorated and Ceremony by Audrey Skinner
The honorees: Paulette Lyon, Bonney Jorgensen, and Beverly Beckly
Bonney Jorgensen 36.25 lb loss
Audrey reads Bonney's
Chapter Members and Guests
Roses for the honorees
All three with roses
Sashing the queen runner up
Beverly Beckly 20.25 lb loss
Audrey explaining something
Beverly and Audrey
|Mother and Daughter
Chapter Queen and Runner Up
10.5 pounds lost
Paulette thanking chapter
Audrey explaining more stuff
Leader, Rita, lighting the
candle of continuity
Bonney lights her candle
KOPS lighting candles
Beverly lights candle
Paulette lights candle
Beautiful Lit Candles
Saying KOPS Pledge
|CC's Weight Loss Challenge||
Frances Pounds receives
19 year KOPS award
RHODDIES KOPS SOCIETY PHOTOS MAY 2013KOPS 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!!
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)
Bernice Riippi, Carol Edwards, and Bev Satter
celebrate KOPS Anniversaries 06/2013
TOPS WA1147, GRAHAM celebrate their KOPS!!
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.
KOWBOYS and KOWGIRLS KOPS HONOR SOCIETY
submitted by: TOPS CA2165, Apple Valley Cheryl Goodsell
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.
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.
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.
Installation of officersLADS AND LASSIES
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.
Awards: Food Diary awardees: Dena, Agnes, Treesa, & Anna. For bonus three miles on Your Road to Success & A New Story, email Dena at email@example.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.
Judy Clowning Around
Carolyn V.K. receiving a crown and honors
|WA1135, Sequim, Celebrates Kops Graduation for Lynnette Baughman|
Lynnette Baughman and fellow KOPS Diane Frichette
Leaader Kellie Hanson
and new KOPS!!
|Lynnette and proud husband||Getting Pinned...it's official|
|Lynnette with roses|
(I love this photo-dk)