Camp Conley CEOS news

The October meeting of the Camp Conley CEOS Club met at the First Church of God Ministry Center with Phyllis Hesson serving as hostess. She led a game in welcoming a guest and prospective member by repeating the member’s names and something related to it.

Becky Haer called the meeting to order and led us in the American and West Virginia flag pledges.

Phyllis gave the meditation from The Word in Season entitled “Blessings and Praise.” The secretary’s report was presented and approved. The treasurer’s report was also presented.

Committee Reports: Phyllis represented our club at the monthly CEOS visit to Pleasant Valley Nursing Home. She reminded to diligently keep our volunteer hours. The cancer walk was held on Oct. 21. The club was to provide two dozen cookies. During the Quilt Show held at the West Virginia State Farm Museum, Phyllis helped setup and placed with a ribbon on one of her quilts. Mary Artis worked on Sunday and Becky helped to take down the quilts and racks. We need to work in the herb garden by taking out the flowers and put it to bed for the winter. A schedule was made for workers in our booth at the craft show and our time to work in the kitchen during the show.

Molly Miller, health motivator, told members it was time to get over to the Wellness Center and talked about Silver Sneakers time and dates. She asked about our eating habits and closed with instructions how to prepare a spaghetti squash and to try new things.

Old Business: Final plans were made for the Fall Achievement Meeting the club was hosting. Darlene collected money for reservations for the dinner and talked about what to purchase for the door prizes. The participation in the program was finalized and name tags were decided on.

New Business: The Holiday Workshop was Nov. 10 at Faith Gospel Church with Wohelo CEOS Club in charge. Members were to get their reservation fee in by Nov. 1. County Council was Nov. 14 at Ashton Baptist Church.

Mary Artis presented the September program “Seven Wonders of West Virginia.” She was not present at the September meeting. Wild and Wonderful was first used by Governor Arch Moore in one of his speeches. The natural wonders she talked about was Seneca Rocks, Ice Mountain, Canaan Valley, Sinks of Gandy, Dolly Sods, New River and New River Gorge and Cranberry Glades. Members had not visited Ice Mountain and Sinks of Gandy. Then Becky Haer present the October program entitled “West Virginia Quilt Trails.” The history the American Quilt Trail Movement was given. Instruction were given as how to develop a quilt trail including materials needed. There are 10 Quilt Trails in West Virginia including the one in Mason County. Members talked about the location of various squares they are familiar with in their area of the county. Also discussed was a possible outing next summer to visit the quilt trails in Cabell and Wayne Counties.

Attending were Becky Haer, Phyllis Hesson, Darlene Haer, Mary Artis, Molly Miller and Cindy Litchfield.

Submitted by Club Secretary and Treasurer Darlene Haer.