Community Educational Outreach Service Conference

Pictured (from left) are Doreen Jacobs, Diane Crago, Becky Wiegers, Robin Walker, and Janet Keller. (Submitted photo)

NEW CUMBERLAND — Five members of the Hancock County Newview CEOS volunteers (Community Educational Outreach Service) attended the annual conference at Jackson’s Mill state 4-H camp. There are currently 3,120 members in West Virginia.

As education is a prime purpose of the CEOS volunteers, it was reported that we again this year are sponsoring an international student and have awarded four scholarships to WV students at state colleges and universities.

Volunteer hours are recorded and members in Hancock County reported 6000 hours that equate to $125,880 in volunteer time. Members have studied an informative lesson at each meeting and read from a recommended reading list compiled by WV University Extension Services. Monetary donations have been given to 4-H, Lynn Murray Memorial Library, Brooke Place, food pantries, Salvation Army, Hancock County Senior Center and various other needs.

The group meets 11 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Hancock County Senior Center. We invite all who are interested in continued education and helping others to join us. For more information call Janet Keller 304-387-0354.