| 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.
WA276, Silverdale Celebrates first KOPS Ceremony in ten years!!!"Cathy WIlliams, new KOPS, joined Tops October 17, 2011 and lost 89 pounds to goal. She became a KOPS on August 14, 2017. She graduated in chapter on Dec 18, 2017. Our celebration was titled "Cathy's Carnival of KOPS". We played games....jacks, pinball and mini bowling. Had sugar free snow cone samplers, popcorn samplers, sugar-free lemonade and we blew celebratory party horn spinners every time she had an accolade and for applause. We did the Candle of Continuity, the yellow rose ceremony, gave her a beautiful corsage and a bouquet of roses." Leader, Karen Elton explained. Chelsie Riccardi and Barbie Luppino helped with the ceremony.
Tops WA1032, Belfair member, Betty Weber receives her well deserved
25 year KOPS award from Area Captain, Maria Goss.
WA1147, GRAHAM CHAPTER'S FIRST KOPS CELEBRATION of 2017
Forty-year Anchorage AK0048 KOPS, Jani Burkhead, celebrates her 71st birthday with 2014 Alaska State Queen, Christine Stanford by walking 50 miles in Anchorage, June 16, 2016. Christine created the shirts they are wearing for the occasion. Christine is also a certified Leslie Sansone walk instructor.
Mary Phillips, receiving her 50 year Consecutive KOPS Award from Coordinator Margie Fisher. WAY TO GO MARY!!
|June Bodenner of OR430 Roseburg, Oregon received her KOPS Diploma at the Yellow Rose KOPS Honor Society meeting on October 3, 2016. The 'Rose' Ceremony was performed by long time friend and Area Captain, Lyn Schuller. June was presented with a dozen long stemmed Yellow Roses to mark the occasion. |
NEW KOPS, Pat Ellis (3rd from right) attends Kops Society Meeting
CELEBRATION OF KOPS FOR CHAPTER WA1147, Graham
Our chapter, Tops WA1147, Graham celebrated 6 KOPS anniversaries in June. This celebration was held on the 27th of June 2016.
The ceremony was emceed by our 2015 Chapter Queen, Judy Carr and Queen runner-up, Monica Hemenway.
L-R: Lynne Selvidge - 13 yrs., Sally Coleman - 3 yrs., Lin Callendrillo, 12 yrs., Bev Satter - 6 yrs., Laura Hoffman - 4 yrs., Lorraine Crandall - 16 yrs.
TOPS WA 1090, Bothell Celebrates KOPS with Pat Ellis
Pat joined Tops on March of 1968. After many ups and downs
along the way, she has lost 35 lbs to goal.
Pat's fellow member and wonderful friend, Steph Dellachiara, surprised Pat with note cards from other members in Tops land.
Drain, OR TOPS Members Recognized at Honor Society Meeting
For Full Story, click photo.
Queens of Weight Loss
This article is still running on "Boomer Senior News." Area Captain Jo Tegge says, "I received 5 calls today
and several over the weekend from this. In my chapter alone we have 5 new members since January first.
Click on below as there is more than the two full pages. Hopefully other areas have a newspaper like this too."
Cutie, Fern Michel KOPS
23 Year Anniversary!!
HURRAY FOR NEW KOPS!!
On Jan. 18, 2016, WA1147 Graham honored two new KOPS with a yellow rose ceremony.
PHOTO 2: Monica turns her tassel (from right to left) over her heart as Bev presents her with a KOPS graduation diploma signed by Barb Cady.
Bev Satter, Leader with New Kops
KOPS, you may turn your tassel.
Judy Carr will graduate
officially June 3 in Yakima at SRD
Monica shares her success story
after lighting her candle
KOPS WELCOMING NEW KOPS
Judy Carr and Monica Hemenway
Laura Hoffman pins Judy Carr
with a KOPS Ribbon
Judy tells her "KOPS Story" and presents
her yellow rose to Jean...HUGS!!!
Monica presents her yellow
rose to Rhonda Divina
New Kops, Deb Kuney and
Reinstated Kops Marilyn Gartin
WA1407, LongviewBetty Busby's KOPS Graduation was held Wednesday April 29th 2015. Betty was also our Chapter Queen for 2014. As you can see, her favorite color is purple. All of our Kops graduates are asked what their favorite color is and then it's combined with KOPS gold color at their ceremony.
WA1147, GRAHAM CELEBRATING KOPS July 2015
WA 1147 Graham Celebrates KOPS Anniversaries
15 year KOPS
12 year KOPS
3 year KOPS
Six KOPS in attendance recite the KOPS Klosing
(Laura, Sally, Lynne, Carol, Lorraine & Beverly)
3 year KOPS
LORRAINE presents a yellow
rose to LINDA Possin
BEV presents her yellow
rose to JULIE Day
Leader, BEV presents LORRAINE with
15 yellow roses
YELLOW ROSE RECIPIENTS
Linda, Julie, Nancy and Nora (background)
|41 year KOPS
NORMA HOUSE (Oregon)
(not sure why all those cans of food are there)
Mary Ellen Lewis receives her ten-year KOPS longevity pin from Area Captain, Nancy Rich. WONDERFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT!!
Glenda (Suzie) Adamson, Leader and Mary Ellen Lewis, ten year KOPS
|KLASSY LASSIE KOPS SOCIETY |
welcomes two visitors
Left: Nancy Veazie from WA state and
Bonnie Snelling's daughter. Seated in the middle: Audrey Skinner
Yellow Rose Kops Society, Tacoma, WA
L to R: Pam Harper, JoAnn Hagala, Carol Oak,
KOPS CLOSING CIRCLETake my hand, and your hand I'll hold,
We need to take this moment, to remind us of our goals.
As TOPS we dreamed dreams; Now as KOPS we strive
Reach out my friend, never let your dreams fade
|LOVA WOOD (left) helps
Tops Pal, Candy Folden
TOPS WA0109, SEATTLE'S RECOGNITION of NEW KOPS
Tops Member, Cynthia Allen sent these photos of the chapter's newest Kops.
TOPS WA 0109, Seattle Celebrates KOPS
These KOPS all share in the celebration as they know becoming a KOPS is
something wonderful to achieve. Candles, Flowers, graduation caps!!!
NEWEST KOPS GRADS
L-R: Mary Barton, Dorothy Bierman
and Marian Thomsom
Dorothy (middle) is Mary's mother
Other Kops pose with New Kops
L-R: Mary Barton, Betty Sussmand, Dorothy Bierman
Mira Schoening and Marian Thomson
|This chapter has a membership of 23 and 11 KOPS...almost 50% have reached their goals. AWESOME!!|
KOPS...OFFICERS...DIV WINNER...ROYALTY...CELEBRATION CA2311, LUCERNENever having had any recognitions for Officers, Division Winners, Royalty, or Kops, Weight Recorder Deb Kuney took it upon herself to get the chapter recognitions up to date. These photos are
of the humble little chapter's honorees and vistors. Deb chose an "It's Good to be..." theme. Certificates were giving out according to award...It's good to be KING, it's good to be KOPS,
it's good to an OFFICER, it's good to be SWEET and it's good to be a WINNER. Other certificates given were for members who presented programs throughout the year.
Congratulations to everyone!!!
Richard VanCaster 10.50 lb loss
|OFFICERS (outgoing and incoming)
Doris McKibbin, Leader Vi Witt & Deb Kuney
| Four Year Kops |
Chapter King Jim Weaver
KOPScakes with real strawberry frosting!
One to keep and one to present to a Tops
|IT'S GOOD TO BE...|
Certificates presented to honorees
|Nine Year Kops|
|OUR LOVELY VISTORS
From CA936, Clearlake
|CANDLE OF CONTINUITY
||12 Year Kops|
|Jeanie presents yellow rose|
Audrey Skinner accepts Jeanie's yellow rose.
INTERESTED IN THE YELLOW ROSE FELT BOARD PRESENTATION????
Look over to the right
Click on links below for instructions for making the yellow rose felt board.
|Klamath/Lake County Kops Society|
Members represent 188 pounds lost
L to R: Area Captain, Linda Shann: 8 yrs,
Kathie Collins: 2 yrs, Vickie Eznecker: 6 yrs, Betty John: 24 yrs, Pat Shann: 8 yrs,
|AT THE LADS AND LASSIES KOPS SOCIETY|
Candle of Continuity
WA 1147, GRAHAM CELEBRATES KOPS June 30, 2014WA 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.
Kops Awards and Certificates
Bev Satter, Lorraine Crandall and Carol Edwards
Bev gives yellow rose to
Lorraine give yellow rose to Nancy Hinkson
Carol gives yellow rose to
THREE LOVELY KOPS
TOPS WA 804, Centralia KOPS
L to R: Derek Kendall, Clara Pickens, Hollee Johnson, Rita Prat, Bev Davis, Kathy Hunter, Marcie Burke, JoAnn George,
TOPS WA0459, BREMERTON CELEBRATES KOPS
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
Doris McKibbon (CA 2311, Lucerne)
Wins the door prize.
A painted garden stone.
LAKE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - KOPS SOCIETY MEETING
It's the Klassie Lads and Lassies
ALL THE KOPS IN WA459, Bremerton
|KOPS WA 1147, Graham|
Receiving well deserved KOPS Alumni Award!
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)