Teter CEOS met March 21 at the home of Justine Woody. After a delicious luncheon served by Woody and and co-hostess Sheila Dowell, president Cathy DeBarr called the meeting to order.
The Pledge of Allegience was led by Caroline Carpenter. Prayer concerns were shared. Meditations were led by Dowell using "Jelly Bean Blues" as a theme and saying that sometimes too much of a good thing can be too much.
The lesson "Gardening with limited mobility" was led by Dowell. She said gardening can be a fulfilling endeavor. Gardening can provide physical, mental and social benefits. Studies show that no matter how small the garden, the benefits show stress relief, blood pressure regulation, better joing motion and emotional benefits.
Teter CEOS gather for their March meeting. In the front row from left to right are Vonnie Hager, Betty Oldaker, Justine Woody and Barbra White. Standing in the back row from left to right are Shelia Dowell, Caroline Carpenter, Joyce Hoover, Annette Blake, Janet Smith, Joyce DeBarr, Millie Hornback, Cathy DeBarr and Iris Mae Swecker.
Dowell suggested that small planters, window boxes or hanging baskets can help a person overcome limited mobility or vision impaired problems.
Minutes of the February meeting were read and approved. The treasurer's report was given and placed on file for audit.
Debbie Kittle reported that the poster is ready for the spring achievement judging. Janet Smith reported that the yard sale is on the calendar for April 19 at the Episcopal Church Hall. Baked goods and other items will be sold and everyone is urged to have all their items marked and ready.
Janet Smith also reported on the bake sale that the club will have on May 11 on Main Street in front of Whimsical Treasures. It is the same day as the horse and buggy parade. Volunteers have signed up with items that they will bring.
Millie Hornbeck, Judy Beer, Jerry Stankus and Vonnie Hager played bingo and had a St. Patrick's Day party with residents on the third floor at St. Joseph's Hospital on March 14.
The club voted to sponsor Project Graduation.
DeBarr reminded everyone to be working on their entries for the achievement awards. All crafts need to be presented for judging between 9 and 10 a.m. on April 8 at the Way of Holiness Church.
The banquet, awards program and dinner will start at 5 p.m.
The county council meeting will be at 7 p.m. on April 11 at Rock Cave.
Discussions were made about members of the club who aren't able to attend meetings any longer and need help.
Debbie Kittle made a motion, seconded by Caroline Carpenter, that the group would be called "Angels Among Us" and members would find ways to serve each other. Janet Smith volunteered to be the chairman and Joyce Hoover volunteered to be the co-chairman of this new seniors-helping-seniors project.
The April meeting will take place at 12:30 p.m. on April 17 at the Episcopal Church Hall with Dale Curry as hostess.
Members present were Judy Barr, Annette Blake, Caroline Carpenter, Cathy DeBarr, Joyce DeBarr, Shelia Dowell, Vonnie Hager, Joyce Hoover, Millie Hornbeck, Debbie Kittle, Betty Oldaker, Janet Smith, Iris Mae Swecker, Justine Woody, Barbra White and special guest Margaret Neely.
Each member was gifted jelly beans with a scripture and meaning of each color as well as a gift of lotion. Caroline Carpenter, Joyce Hoover, Vonnie Hager, Janet Smith, Iris Mae Swecker and Barbra White won the door prizes.