The Camp Conley CEOS Club met at the home of Vice President Phyllis Hesson for a recent meeting. Due to the absence of the president, Hesson opened the meeting with the members reciting the American and West Virginia flag pledges. A reading from “Peace With God” by Billy Graham was given for the meditations.
This was the first meeting of spring and since the secretary was not present, members reviewed the programs and happenings since the first of the year. The January meeting was held at the home of Darlene and Becky Haer. It was reported that Jeanette had made six baby blankets out of flannel and Adalee took them to the New Beginning Department at Pleasant Valley Hospital. The Lesson was Household Organizations. Several members reported that they had cleaned closets, drawers and other areas getting rid of a lot of “stuff.” The Health Motivator passed out information about strokes. There was no meeting in February because of the bad weather. The March meeting was held at the Church of God with Adalee and Jeanette as hostesses. Plans were made for attending the spring luncheon. Jane, the Health Motivator, passed out leaflets about the heart and signs of a heart attack. Isabelle presented the February lesson on “Homemade Cleaning Supplies” which saves money and uses less toxic and more environmentally-friendly ingredients. Several recipes were included with the lesson. Adalee presented the March lesson entitled ”Rethink your Drink.” The amazing fact learned was that four grams of sugar equals one teaspoon. The American Heart Association urges the public to look on the nutrition label and make healthy changes from the sugar-sweetened beverages.
During the April business meeting, plans were discussed about the club trip to be taken in July. Also, Jane will do the club scrapbook. She showed some of the scrapbooks she had worked on in the past. Darlene was asked to send the county president pictures of the herb garden to be included in her report. Club members helped sell tickets for the Siege or Fort Randolph, May 21. The annual plant exchange and Taste of CEOS was held on May 17. Camp Conley provided the bread. A list was made of the breads the members provided. Members voted to provide a craft for Camp Sunshine to be held June 18. Jane will bring an example to the May meeting. Members will work on the herb garden in May if the weather permits.
Health Motivator presented every member “The Heart Failure Handbook” and a copy of the article “Doctor, It’s My Arm.” She also demonstrated how to make an eight page little note book from a single sheet of paper.
Phyllis passed out the Club Connections and lesson sheets for the program entitled “How Glass Molded West Virginia.” Isaac Duval and Company was founded in Wellsburg in 1813. Glass companies were established in Wellsburg, Wheeling, Paden City, Moundsville, New Martinsville, Williamstown, Parkersburg, Star City, Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg and Weston. One of the most popular and well known of the various glass was the American pattern produced by Fostoria and still collected today. Several members told of their trips to various glass plants that are now closed and also talked about previous club trips to Fenton Glass at Williamstown and the Blenko Plant last summer.
Phyllis served refreshments to Jane Thompson, Jeanette McDaniel, Adalee Lynch, Darlene Haer and Becky Haer who arrived after the meeting started.
Submitted by Club Reporter Darlene Haer.