Camp Conley CEOS news

The Camp Conley CEOS Club met May 16 at the Church of God for its regular monthly meeting.

The officers served the refreshments prior to the business meeting. President Becky Haer led the pledges to the American and West Virginia flags. Phyllis Hesson read the minutes from the April meeting and Darlene Haer gave the treasurer’s report.

Under committee reports the “Taste of CEOS” and Plant Exchange to be held at the Harmon Park Youth Center was discussed. The club was in charge of the salads. Each member decided what salad they would provide for the meeting on May 25. This was sponsored by the County Marketing & Membership Committee. Plants left from the Point Pleasant in Bloom perennial sale were donated to be used during the CEOS plant exchange. Mary Artis reported that each club was to do an arrangement of plants for the decorations. Molly Miller did an herb plant basket. The herbs will be planted later in the Herb Garden at the West Virginia State Farm Museum. Molly reported that members will work there around the first of June. As a fund raiser for County Council, a yard sale was scheduled for May 27. Several members signed up to work during the sale.

Darlene thanked Phyllis for helping with the Memorial Book Service during the recently held County Spring Luncheon. Attending from our club were Darlene, Isabelle and Phyllis. The club provided lunch for the May County Council meeting held at the Church of God Conference Room on May 9. Members served a baked potato bar with all the trimmings and dirt cake for dessert made in a clay flower pot. Each member received a package of flower seeds and a butterfly clip. Phyllis presented the devotions and included some information about butterflies. The room was decorated with pink and yellow table clothes with spring flower arrangements on the tables.

It was reported at the County Council meeting that volunteer hours are due to the County Committee chairperson by Aug. 15 to be counted in the yearly county report. Also, books read with the author’s names are due at the same time to the Purposeful reading Committee Chairperson.

Plans were made to sell tickets for the “Siege of Fort Randolph” held on May 20 at the Fort in Krodel Park. The club has done this for several years as a community project for the Fort Randolph Committee. Since some of the club members will be out of town at the time of the July meeting, plans were made to have the annual club trip in June. Several ideas were suggested and will be finalized and reported to the club members by telephone. Molly, the club Health Motivator, talked about the recent death of a young man from caffeine over-dose. It was the consensus of the group that you don’t let kids have caffeine because it can be harmful to their health. Since the lesson leader for the month was not present, the lesson will be presented at a later club meeting. The meeting was adjourned by the president.

Submitted by Club Treasurer and Secretary Darlene Haer.