TOPS Events

No matter the occasion, TOPS Club members make it an event that is inspiring and fun for real people working toward real weight loss. Sure, there’s the annual International Recognition Days convention, but members across North America are meeting for workshops, rallies, recognition ceremonies, retreats, and other events throughout the year. Find out about upcoming events.

Save the Date—2019 Local Events

Check out events coming to a town near you!

Events—including rallies, workshops, fun days and walks—are taking place across the US and Canada. Join other TOPS members from your area for inspiration and camaraderie.

Don't see anything near you? Reach out to your local Field Staff.  Simply type your ZIP or Postal Code into the Find A Meeting page, and you'll see names and local contact information.

International Recognition Days

International 2018 King Neil M.
and Queen Monica M.

Why Come to IRD?

Among the most inspiring, uplifting experiences for TOPS members is attending the annual International Recognition Days celebration, known simply as IRD. Each year, this two-day convention moves to a different city in North America so that as many members as possible may attend. Nonmembers are also welcome to attend IRD and see what being part of the TOPS family is all about.

Highlights of IRD include crowning the International King and Queen and runners up and the KOPS Circle of Light that recognizes members who have maintained their weight loss—some for 50 years or more. Main features also include lively educational sessions as well as opportunities to make friends and meet people from all over the United States and Canada.

TOPS keeps the registration fee low, and many chapters do fundraising during the year to defray costs. Housing and registration forms for IRD are available each year in the December/January issue of the TOPS News member magazine.

Photos from IRD 2019

Check out our Success Stories page to see our newest International Royalty! Some of our best successes are on our Success Stories album on Facebook.

Like what you see from IRD?

You can find more photos by Terry Bonham, the official IRD photographer, on his website at: Any photo there is available for purchase.


beach and palm trees

Revive at a TOPS Retreat

Get away, relax and fire up your weight-loss motivation. You'll learn practical tips you can bring home, plus make new friends.

Join us for one of many upcoming weekend and week-long retreats. Remember to reserve your place; retreats fill up fast.

TOPS International
Recognition Days 2020
July 17-18 • Niagara Falls, NY


Kathy Konkle/ISTOCK

Come to TOPS Annual International Recognition Days in Niagara Falls, New York. Members, friends and family celebrate weight-loss achievements, learn how to make healthier choices and soak in inspiration.