“Just for Me!” Spring Conference, May 31 – Jun. 1
This spring self-enrichment event is open to the public! Topics are designed to assist organizations, clubs, groups, and volunteers to be more effective leaders. Additional sessions relevant to health, spring gardening, and home horticulture will also be presented. The event (held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clarksburg) is sponsored by the West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service (WVCEOS) and the WVU Extension Service.
On-line conference registration is open. A printable form for registration and class selection, as well as a lists of class descriptions and local attractions are available for download (PDF).
CEOS Trip to Ireland, Aug. 25 – Sept. 4, 2013
This educational experience is an opportunity for West Virginia CEOS members to take part in classes and immersion activities in partnership with the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA), which is similar to CEOS. Registration is closed for this event.
Project: Turn Plastic Bags Into Sleeping Mats
Transform all of your unwanted plastic shopping bags into something useful! By single crocheting strips of plastic bags together, you can make a plastic sleeping mat, which can be distributed to homeless shelters. The plastic bag mats will repel parasites and are moisture resistant, durable, lightweight, easy to store, and make a great temperature barrier.
CEOS AT-A-GLANCE:The West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service (WVCEOS) has a strong tradition of education, service, and community development, dating back to 1914 when the first club (Farm Women’s Club in Ohio County) was established. The West Virginia University Extension Service provides support to the organization through county and state faculty. Extension faculty members serve as advisors to local groups and the state board and develop WVCEOS program topics on timely issues. Program areas of emphasis include: preserving the environment, building family strengths, and increasing awareness of our global interdependence. Additional resources, by subject matter, can be found at Publications. A Memorandum of Understanding is in effect between WVCEOS and the WVU Extension Service. Prior to the start of each calendar year, the County Council and their Extension Faculty Advisor should complete the Responsibilities Agreement.
The primary purpose of the WVCEOS is education.
The vision of the WVCEOS is to be leaders in strengthening individuals, families, and communities to become productive contributors to meet the needs of our changing and diverse society.
The WVCEOS believes it is important to:
- strengthen families
- promote lifelong learning
- instill honesty, integrity, and respect
- preserve heritage
- recognize and respond to diversity
- be open to change
The mission of the WVCEOS is to strengthen individuals and families through:
- continuing education
- leadership development
- community involvement
- for the betterment of all.
For more information about the West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service: