After answering these questions, does your chapter have enough officers and members to hold a weigh-in and/or meeting?
How many members is enough to meet?
Any number of MEMBERS at a regularly scheduled meeting is a quorum (TOPS Rule 12.a).
However, to return to meetings, MEMBERS must be able to answer "No" to all the statements in the questions above and be willing to follow these guidelines.
TOPS MEMBERS and CHAPTERS are:
- required to comply with any laws, restrictions or legal orders in their jurisdiction
- required to honor the wishes of, and any rules set by, their meeting place
- encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask
- encouraged to stay home if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or the flu, or if they know or suspect they may have COVID-19, the flu or another contagious condition.
What if our Weight Recorder isn't available to serve?
The LEADER may appoint someone to fulfill these duties in the interim.
What if our Leader isn't able or willing to come back yet?
If another CHAPTER OFFICER is willing and able to lead the program and discussion, you may meet.
If no CHAPTER OFFICERS are available, a MEMBER may facilitate a meeting/program. Please let your COORDINATOR know that no CHAPTER OFFICERS were available.
What if I have other questions not answered here?
Please contact your COORDINATOR. You can find his or her contact information on the back cover of every issue of TOPS News membership magazine or by typing your ZIP or Postal Code on Find A Meeting.
Be sure to let your Coordinator know when your chapter begins meeting again!