The Teter CEOS club met June 20 at the home of Debbie Kittle. Her home was decorated in a patriotic theme in honor of the 150th birthday of the state of West Virginia.
Lunch was served to the following members: Judy Beer, Carol Biser, Caroline Carpenter, Cathy DeBarr, Joyce Hoover, Millie Hornbeck, Betty Oldaker, Janet Smith, Jerry Stankus, Iris Mae Swecker and Justine Woody.
Following lunch, the meeting was called to order with the flag salute, which was led by Cathy Carpenter. President Cathy DeBarr led the devotions.
Le Huyen Thao Uyen, a foreign exchange student from Vietnam, will be attending West Virginia University on scholarships provided by West Virginia CEOS clubs. She plans to become a math teacher and hopes to further her education by going to law school.
In honor of West Virginia Day, church bells rang 35 times to announce West Virginia becoming the 35th state. West Virginia is known as the Mountain State. The state seal was designed by Joseph H. Diss DeBar, and it tells us that "Mountaineers are always free." Our industry is tourism. Our state bird is the cardinal. Our flower is the rhododendron, and the capital is Charleston. During World War II, the Greenbrier was used as an Army hospital.
The club watched a video, "Our Home Among the Hills."
Janet Smith gave a report on "Angels Among Us." Jerry Stankus reported on the hospital visit. Justine Woody and Janet Smith reported on the litter pickup and the award the club received from the Department of Environmental Protection for its walk.
Debbie Kittle reported on all of the items being sent to the Rosenbaum House in Morgantown.
Thank you notes were read from Pearl Vincent, thanking the club for the flowers and care following her husband's death. A thank-you card was read from Project Graduation regarding the club's donation.
A picnic for a foreign exchange student from Vietnam was held at the community building on Brushy Fork Road on July 6. A County Council meeting was held July 11 at the Lorentz Community Building. The Upshur County Fair will be held July 19-21.
The club members need to think about volunteering to be an officer or committee member next year. The re-organizational meeting will be held in August.
Cathy DeBarr presented the lesson, "Welcome to Vietnam." It was the very interesting story of an exchange student and her life in Vietnam, as well as her life here in America.
The next meeting will be held at 5 p.m., July 18, at the home of Justine Woody.