The new milestones pins can be personalized with years of membership.
Beginning August 1, 2009, three new brief pin and emblem presentations for local chapter use will be availableen dashscripts will be posted on the members' section of the website peointernational.org. Under "Forms" members will click on "Local Chapter Forms"; the three scripts will be listed separately. Members will click on the one they want and print it out.
The presentations are to be used as special recognition for three momentous occasions at the local chapter level:presenting a new initiate with her own emblem, presenting a gavel guard to a chapter president and presenting a milestone recognition pin honoring years of membership.
New Milestone Pins
New pins recognizing significant anniversaries in P.E.O. will also be available beginning August 1. These attractive pieces measure Â¾" and feature the letters P.E.O. above a plaque area where the number of years of membership are engraved. Milestone pins will be available in five year increments, beginning with 15 years. Please allow four weeks for engraving and delivery from the time you order. These pins come in safety-back clasp style and will be ordered, directly through Herff Jones.
The Herff Jones website can be accessed through peointernational.org. Under Online Ordering, click on Online Jewelry Ordering and then click on the "Order Designer Jewelry Now" button. There you can also find P.E.O. necklaces, rings, earrings,bracelets and other accessories.
A yearly Honor Roll listing is posted on the website listing all P.E.O.s celebrating 50, 60, 70, 75, 80 and 85 years in P.E.O. Be sure to check your state, province or district to see if any of your chapter sisters are included. For anniversaries not covered by the Honor Roll listing, check the General Enrollment Book for initiation dates you may want to consider recognizing.
Official P.E.O. Emblem
Treasurers can order emblems for new initiates with the official emblem order form or through the P.E.O. website peointernational.org. Remember, emblems are not ordered until AFTER the new member has been initiated. All emblems ordered after April 1, 2009, will come in the new larger size (see May-June 2009 P.E.O. Record, page 15).
Current members who wish to replace their safety-back emblem with a button-back emblem may do so by returning their original emblem to the Executive Office, along with the $15 fee. Replacement button-back emblems will also come in the new larger size.
Guards, Pins and Other Jewelry
Informal logo pin
Gavel guards for recognition of chapter presidents and numerical guards recognizing 40, 50, 60 and 75 years may only be ordered through Herff Jones. Herff Jones is also the exclusive vendor for 25, 50 and 60 year stick pins and 25, 40, 50, 60 and 75 year buttons.
The informal logo pin is also still available as a recognition gift. Available from the P.E.O. Supply Department, the cost for this pin is $5. To order this pin, go to the members' section of peointernational.org, click on Order Local Supplies, enter your membership ID number (found on the mailing label of your Record)then click on "Jewelry."