The Williamsburg CEOS Club met Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the home of Barbara Deeds. Prior to the business meeting lunch was prepared and served by Barbara. Blessing of the meal was asked by Dorothy Hayes.
The meeting was called to order by President Deeds and began with a devotion “Break Free from Criticism and Judgement” by Virginia Hanna with scripture from 1st Corinthians 4:3 and 4.
Minutes of the September meeting were read and approved, with no additions or corrections. Members present were: C.K. Perkins, Virginia Hanna, Loretta Shirley, Blanche Knicely, Laura Rose, Dorothy Hayes and Barbara Deeds. Laura Sevy was present as a guest. They reported 126 volunteer hours, 149 motivational hours and 18 books read. The treasurer’s report was given by Dorothy Hayes.
BlancheKnicely gave a very interesting report on the CEOS Fall Conference at Jackson’s Mill. She told of the classes she attended and showed crafts that she had made. This was the first year that she attended the conference. It appears that she thought it a worthwhile event and would encourage others to attend in the future. Barbara Deeds also showed crafts that she made at the conference. This was her third year attending so it is evident that she enjoys the conference.
Laura Sevy from Retired & Senior Volunteer Program gave out pens, umbrellas and monthly planners for 2017. It is always nice to receive gifts and recognition for volunteer service.
Plans were discussed for Craft Day on Oct. 25 at the State Fairgrounds and the CEOS county meeting in Rupert on Nov. 11. Both of these events should be well worth attending.
The lesson “Healthy Eating for a Hectic Lifestyle” was presented by Barbara Deeds.
Next month’s meeting will be hosted by Blanche Knicely at her home on Nov. 15. The lesson will be “Yoga: Simple Stretches for Seniors.”
The club would welcome new members, if anyone is interested in joining or wants information about Community Educational Outreach Service, they may contact any of the members or Kay Davis at the WVU Extension Office in Fairlea.