Members of P.E.O. Chapter CJ met at the home of Ellie Friesen on June 13, 2012, with Dorothy Kennedy serving as co-hostess. Fourteen members attended.
Lorraine Miller conducted the business meeting. Plans are being made to attend the Founders’ Day dinner hosted by Chapter KI on June 28.
Lorraine Miller, Chapter CJ delegate, presented a report of the recent State Convention which was held in Columbia, Missouri.
Chapter CJ Knifty Knitters headed by Rose McKay are working on the civic committee Christmas project.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate each other to achieve their highest aspirations. There are approximately 6,000 chapters in the United States and Canada with nearly 250,000 members.
The purposes of P.E.O. are educational and philanthropic and are accomplished through projects on the local, state, and International levels. The six International projects include the P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund, a revolving loan fund at low interest; the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, graduate study grants for foreign women; Cottey College (Nevada, Missouri), a liberal arts college for women; the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, grant assistance for women to resume educational studies; the P.E.O. Scholar Awards, grants for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing advanced degrees or are engaged in advanced study and research; and the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, scholarships for high school seniors to attend college. In addition Missouri chapters provide scholarships for women to attend Cottey College and fund the Missouri P.E.O. Outreach Fund, a state project to assist those in need.
Next year the Missouri State Convention will be held the end of June at Tan-Tar-A with the theme “Angels in Our Midst.”
In the absence of a July meeting, the next business meeting will be held August 8, 2012, at Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church with Jeanne Ketchum and Dottie Plattenburg as co-hostesses.
By Eric Copeland • firstname.lastname@example.org