Is the Online Chapter experience right for you?

Online members attend virtually, and have many of the same benefits as those who attend in-person chapters.

Online Membership is now open to all — transfer at no charge!

(Last updated Feb 15, 2023)

With more Zoom meetings and more seats at each meeting, the Online experience is now open to members who would like to switch. If your needs change, you may change chapters at any time ... there's no additional charge to transfer from one in-person meeting to another or to online. 

How Online Meetings Work

  • Live Zoom meetings are scheduled on five separate days and times weekly. Topic changes each Monday.
  • Recordings of the Online Meeting Programs can be viewed in the Video Library.
  • Meeting runs about 30 minutes long.
  • Meeting starts with members sharing both scale and nonscale challenges, successes or goals (if they want).
  • Members discuss a TOPS Program presented by one of our Meeting Facilitators. Additional discussion may center around guest speakers who are invited from time to time to share their expert views on fitness, nutrition and more via webinar.
  • Meeting closes with action steps related to the program presented.
  • A private Facebook group for online members to share support, obstacles and ideas between meetings is also available.
PLEASE NOTE: It may take a few days before you are able to attend your first Online meeting.

Online Chapter Meeting Schedule

(Last updated Aug 31, 2022)

Online members can join Zoom Chapter meetings up to three times weekly. Members can choose whether or not to share their video.

  • Monday evenings: 8:00 p.m. Central
  • Tuesday midday: 1:00 p.m. Central
  • Wednesday morning: 11:00 a.m. Central
  • Thursday evenings: 6:30 p.m. Central
  • Saturday morning: 11:00 a.m. Central
  • All meetings are listed in Central time. Please use to check the times in your area.
  • The Program portion of recent Online Chapter meetings can be found in our Video Library for all members. For privacy, Check In and Discussion are not recorded.

Additional Meeting FacilitatorsNEW

Mary Layman

Mary Layman

Jim Parker

Jim Parker

Terri Ord

What to Know Before Transferring to Online Membership

  • There is no cost to switch to online membership or to transfer from one in-person chapter to another.
  • All members receive the same access to web-based and electronic member tools.
  • Online members may visit in-person chapters as outlined on pages 19-21 of the TOPS Guide for Members. 
  • Online members may attend events such as walks, rallies and recognition days. (Fees and registration deadlines apply.)
  • It may take a few days before you are able to attend your first Online meeting.
  • Make sure your local Field Staff member is aware of your transfer, and moves your weight chart as needed (especially if you’re a KOPS). For questions, ask Online Meeting Facilitator Carol Holtz.

How to Transfer Chapters

  • Use one of the buttons below
  • Be sure to provide your full name and address, as well as your email, and your membership ID and chapter number, if you know them.
  • Headquarters staff will update your information within two business days and set you up to attend the online meetings.
  • If you’re just looking to change physical chapters, ask your current chapter for the necessary paperwork to present to the new chapter. They will send it forward to the Coordinator to make the transfer.

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