MASON COUNTY — Members of Community Educational Outreach Service recently met with the Mason County Commission which proclaimed May 20-26 as CEOS week across the county.
Though CEOS has been in the community for years, many still are unaware of how the group positively affects Mason County. CEOS is committed to strengthening families and in building leadership skills in men and women. It is also committed to giving back to its community by volunteering in numerous ways.
CEOS Member Phyllis Hesson addressed Mason County Commissioners Rick Handley, Miles Epling and Bob Baird about the club at the commission’s most recent meeting. In a statement she prepared, Hesson said the West Virginia CEOS program is education and the basis for its existence is the desire of people to improve the quality of their living and to inspire families and individuals to make learning an adventure as they advance through life in the home and in their communities.
Other purposes are to further strengthen, develop, coordinate and extend adult education in cooperation with the West Virginia University Extension Service to increase knowledge and understanding. Hesson said the person who continues education and seeks to broaden their horizons is fulfilled and satisfied when serving the family and community.
Hesson also explained in partnership with West Virginia University Extension Outreach Service, members of CEOS pledge to be productive contributors to meet the needs of a changing and diverse society. She also encouraged anyone who wished to join CEOS to contact Lorrie Wright at the WVU Extension Office at 304-675-0888 or go to www.ext.wvu.edu, or www.ceos.ext.wvu.edu. There are currently five CEOS Clubs in Mason County.
Hesson also announced the CEOS Spring Fling will take place from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Friday, May 25 at Main Street Baptist Church. There will be a plant exchange and luncheon served.
Commissioners acknowledged the work the CEOS clubs do in Mason County and the positive impact on the community.