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Hancock County Family & Community Development

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About Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS)

A statewide club supporting West Virginia since 1914

Over the past decade, West Virginia CEOS members performed more than 5.6 million hours of service for communities in need.

WVCEOS is a voluntary, nonprofit organization functioning in cooperation with the West Virginia University Extension Service. It is one of the largest educational organizations in the nation.

CEOS program areas of emphasis include preserving the environment, building family strengths, and increasing awareness of our global interdependence.

Through dedicated service, continued education and leadership development, CEOS members strengthen individuals, families and communities across West Virginia.

In West Virginia, the first club (then a Farm Women’s Club) was established on December 14, 1914. Today, more than 3,500 members participate in this outstanding program, available in all 55 counties.

Let your light shine conference

Members of WVCEOS are people like you!

Together, members conduct and participate in motivating educational activities that help members continue education, gain leadership skills and inspire community involvement.

CEOS in Hancock County

Hancock County has one CEOS club, the Newview Club, formed when the New Manchester and Fairview clubs merged. The group holds its meetings on the first Thursday of each month at the Hancock County Senior Services Center, at 11 a.m. A light lunch is followed by a business meeting and monthly lesson. The public is always cordially invited to attend the meeting and lesson and, also, to join the group for lunch.*

*If having lunch, the usual Senior Center fee applies.

Learn about the Newview CEOS Club 2018 CEOS Educational Topics

Five Newview members at the WVCEOS Conference at Jackson's Mill pose with a banner reading, "Hancock County CEOS."

Above, representatives of the Newview CEOS club at the 2017 West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service Conference at Jackson's Mill.


Features nine topics.

Lessons are provided to CEOS Clubs and made available for download the year following publication.

Healthy Oils – Good, bad, saturated, unsaturated, many fats, so much confusion! This presentation will help you select the healthiest oils when preparing and eating food.

Cast Iron Cooking – It's not just for grandma anymore! Durable, versatile, nonstick and natural, cast iron is seeing a rising tide of popularity as a new generation realizes that nothing cooks quite like it.

Home Economics From the Great Depression to Today – Learn to identify ways science and technology shaped U.S. food culture. Learn to identify ways the U.S. government provided initiatives and policies to create food security and be able to recognize the role home economists played in helping families in challenging economic times.

Women in West Virginia – A brief history of WVCEOS and some WVU Extension Service state leaders of the program. Compare and contrast these leaders and discuss their roles in the history of the CEOS. Learn the impact these women and their historical context have had on the CEOS program over time.

Native Americans in West Virginia – This lesson will introduce the learner to the Native American experience in and around West Virginia. Learners will identify Native American leaders who were involved in the state's early history and recognize the influences from their culture that still exist in West Virginia today.

Celebrate Equality – Explore the evolution of the education system in West Virginia, celebrate women's achievements in equality and recognize the West Virginia women who came first.

West Virginia Paper Crafts – Participants will learn about the history of paper crafting methods and how certain types came to West Virginia. They will also learn the basic methods of paper making, paper cutting and collage.

Slow Cooking in a Fast World – When Rival Manufacturing released the original slow cooker, the Crockpot, in the early 70s they had no idea that their slogan "cooks all day while the cook's away" would be the exact reason slow cookers would become popular again years later!

Appalachian Genealogy – Genealogy, the tracing of one's family history, is a popular hobby. Much more than just numbers, dates and places, it is a wonderful way to connect the generations.

Join the Newview CEOS Club or Start a Club

For information on how to become a member of the Newview CEOS club, or to start a CEOS group of your own, contact the Hancock County Extension Office at 304-564-3805, or County Council President Janet Keller at 304-387-0354.