The Pleasant Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) club met at the court house annex on July 13 with Clinedda Austin serving lunch. Favors were a USA badge.
While members were enjoying their lunch, Mark Kincaid, gave a report on his recent trip to Washington, D.C. with the 4-H Citizenship Forum. It was a one-week trip and they visited all the monuments and memorials with the exception of the Washington monument which was closed. They witnessed how the legislative branch of the government works and even created four bills to present: Young Farmers Incentive, Cyber Bullying, Media Conglomerate and Term Limits. The only one of the bills passed was the Media Conglomerate. They attended “The Sound of Music” at the Kennedy center and toured Mount Vernon.
Clinedda Austin, called the meeting to order by asking members to stand and give the salute to the United States flag. Mary Sue Kincaid presented the meditations from a book entitled “Living Life as a Thank You” written by Mary Beth Sammons She commented that one paragraph fit so well with the volunteer activities of CEOS clubs.
Mary Sue, who is also chairperson of the Purposeful Reading Committee had four books on display from the CEOS Library to encourage members to read. She had also made a graph indicating the progress of members in this area.
This meeting was used to reorganize the club for 2018 and no lesson was presented.
Mary Sue handed out an itinerary for the August outing which will be on Aug. 17. First stop will be the Jones Museum in Jackson, Ohio. They will eat at The Tea Caddy, visit the Tender Fluff bakery and shop at Guhl”s.
The Pleasant Club will be in charge of activities at the Pleasant Valley Nursing/Rehab Center on Aug. 21.
The club made plans to host the September Mason County CEOS County Council.
In attendance: Clinedda Austin, Carolyn Litchfield, Mary Sue Kincaid, Linda Craig, Catherine Yauger, Faye Meadows, Frankie Bumgarner and Mason County Extension Agent, Lorrie Wright.
Submitted by Club Secretary Catherine Yauger.