Teter CEOS meet for May

The Teter CEOS met May 16 at the home of Janet Smith for a lunch and its May meeting. President Cathy DeBarr called the meeting to order and thanked the hostess. Annette Brake led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

Cathy DeBarr led devotions and read a short story called “Oops” that was about a man who said she was thankful for laughter.

Minutes of the April meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was presented and placed on file for audit. The strawberry basket made by Debbie Kittle – with help – won first place at the West Virginia Strawberry Festival. Janet Smith reported that although the weather wasn’t favorable, the club set up for a bake and craft sale on the day of the Horse and Buggy Parade and did well. Vonnie Hager and Betty Oldaker worked at the recipe contest at the extension office. Cathy DeBarr and Joyce DeBarr worked at the quilt show.

Vonnie Hager reported that material has been purchased to make quilts for the Snuggle and Read program. The club will set a date to work on those.

Janet Smith reported that members are still doing meals for the Angels Among Us project. Members of the club brought food for the Parish House and also items to be taken to the Rosenbaum House at Morgantown.

Jerry Stankus reported on the Weston area meeting of May 9 at the Doddridge County Park. Seven members attended, and it was a really good meeting and very well done.

Janet Smith read a letter from the Department of Environmental Protection inviting Teter CEOS members to Charleston to be recognized for an Environmental Excellence Award in the Volunteer of the Year category. The ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 at the Department of Environmental Protection headquarters. Club members cleaned up all the trash around the recycling center on a monthly basis. Club members voted to buy new grabbers for those who do the clean up at the recycling centers to make it easier.

Justine Woody volunteered to have the picnic at 5 p.m. on July 18.

Janet Smith presented the lesson for May, “Growing, Drying and Cooking with Fresh Herbs.” She had examples of herbs that she raised and told how to use them. It was an interesting lesson on how herbs can make food taste better and be more flavorful.

Door prizes were won by Carol Biser, Cheryl Gaunt and Dale Curry. Members present were Judy Beer, Carol Biser, Annette Brake, Caroline Carpenter, Dale Curry, Cathy DeBarr, Cheryl Gaunt, Vonnie Hager, Millie Hornbeck, Betty Oldaker, Janet Smith, Jerry Stankus and Justine Woody.

Following the meeting, the hostess presented a birthday cake she made, along with birthday cards from the members, to Jerry Stankus, whose birthday was May 18.