For Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) Clubs all over the county and the state, July was Reorganization Month.
Election of officers and appointment of committee chairs for the coming year was at the top of the agenda when members of the WoHeLo CEOS Club met recently in Ashton Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall.
The following officers were elected for the coming year: Marie Mayes, president; Patricia Flora, vice president; Desiree Sparks, secretary; and Janelle Erwin, treasurer. Educational Committee Chairs were appointed as follows: Marketing & Membership, Marie Mayes; Family Issues, Betty Mayes; Continuing Education, Letha Rice; and Purposeful Reading, Doris Duncan. Special committee chairs include: Quilt Show, Marie Mayes and Desiree Sparks; Craft Show, Letha Rice; Memorial Book, Beverly Buckle; Meditations, Janelle Erwin; Reporter, Desiree Sparks; Telephone, Beverly Buckle and Emma Long; “Club Connections,” Doris Duncan; and Cards, Beverly Buckle.
Preceding the reorganization phase of the meeting, eleven members and one guest sang the Grace Song in unison before partaking of lunch hosted by Patricia Flora and consisting of appetizers and desserts.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Marie distributed copies of the “West Virginia CEOS Member Code of Conduct” for the members to sign and turn back in. They will be passed on to the WVU Extension Service.
Janelle Erwin gave the Meditation entitled “The Unchanging God” by Helen Gleason with scripture from 1st Corinthians 13:13: “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” That is to say, “love”.
April Pyles called the roll and asked for the number of books read since the last meeting. Attending the meeting: Beverly Buckle, Judy Chapman, Doris Duncan, Janelle Erwin, Patricia Flora, Emma Long, Betty Mayes, Marie Mayes, Betty McCoy, April Pyles, Desiree Sparks, and guest, Jason Mayes. A total of 42 books had been read, including two from the Purposeful Reading List provided by CEOS.
Minutes and the Finance Report were read and approved.
· Patricia Flora, Health Motivator: The lesson was “Celebrate Summer Safely” by keeping cold foods cold, hot foods hot, keeping hands and surfaces clean when preparing food, and properly using your outdoor grill. Members stood and exercised in place. Everyone was reminded to keep a log of their physical activity hours which will be turned in at the end of this calendar year.
· Betty Mayes, Family, Health and Volunteer Hours: Betty reminded the members that Community Volunteer Hours for the past year are due to her by August 10 so that she can meet the Aug. 15 deadline.
· Betty McCoy, Marketing and Membership: Betty and Marie reported on the following items: 1) a CEOS float will be in the upcoming Fair Parade; 2) members interested in purchasing CEOS T-shirts were asked to add their names to the list; 3) volunteers were asked to sign up for a shift to oversee the Culinary Exhibits at the Fair, and 4) everyone was reminded that August 9 is Senior Day at the Fair, with free admission for seniors, and it is also CEOS Day. The program this year is a presentation on Fairy Gardens, which will take place in the 4-H Barn, beginning at 1 p.m..
· As WoHeLo CEOS will be in charge of the Craft Show Kitchen in November, Marie is checking to see if the Health Department can hold a Food Handler’s Class at Ashton Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The price is $10.
· WoHeLo’s Six Week Walk Challenge ended July 14.
· Janelle, April, and Betty Mayes entertained the residents of the Pleasant Valley Nursing & Rehab Center on June14th with singing and BINGO. WoHeLo will also visit the residents on the 2nd Monday of September and December.
· As Mason County’s Folk Festival Belle for 2016, April will speak about her weekend in Glenville on Aug. 4, beginning at 1 p.m., at the Mason County Library.
· Copies of the WoHeLo Constitution (June 8, 2016 Revision) were distributed to the members.
· Several members expressed an interest in having a computer class at the Valley Fire Department with details to follow after the Fair is over.
· Catherine Yauger of the Pleasant CEOS Club has offered to give the WoHeLo Club free quart jars to be used in the Craft Show Kitchen. New lids and rings will need to be purchased.
· Due to the Fair being held during the second week of August, WoHeLo’s Annual Outing was moved to Aug. 3, taking place at the K&D Diner in Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
The September meeting of WoHeLo CEOS will be held at Ashton Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, beginning at 11 a.m. on Sept. 14.
Submitted by Club Reporter April Pyles.