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P.E.O. Authors

June Williams, AJ, Jonesboro, Arkansas,  wrote “A New Vision: Finding My Way When Life Turned Upside Down.” This is June’s story. This is her love story and her life story. This…

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Centennial Chapters

Chapter Z, Anoka, Minnesota Organized: April 21, 1923 Celebrated: August 6, 2023 First row, from the left: Marilyn, Duffy, Julie Hott, Laura Shelton, Karen Rudd, Kat Davis  Second row: Bonnie…

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Reflections on Becoming an Objects & Aims Woman 20 Years Later

APRIL OF 2024 MARKS 20 YEARS since I wrote my address to California State Chapter upon being installed as president—and what was to become known as “An O and A…

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Governance at Cottey: How Does it Really Work?

In 1927, Virginia Alice Cottey Stockard gifted Cottey College to the P.E.O. Sisterhood, making Cottey the only nonsectarian college in the nation owned and supported by women and for women.…

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The Magic of Weeki Wachee Spring: Once a Mermaid, Always a Mermaid

IN 1953 MY FAMILY MOVED from Ohio To Florida; I was eight years old. We were exploring tourist attractions and went to Weeki Wachee Spring, the home of live mermaids.…

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Talented ELF Recipient Expands Her Horizons

“Scape” artist Britta Anderson left North Dakota in 2016 to pursue two goals: excellence in a graduate-level program in studio art and a complete change in scenery! Once accepted at…

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In Memoriam: Nancy Ryan Jerdee, Past President, International Chapter, 1991-1993

“The Objects and Aims of our Sisterhood have been repeated for well over 100 years by women who believe in capacity for growth and improvement in themselves and others. “If…

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Good News from P.E.O. Scholar Awards!

The P.E.O. Scholar Award Board of Trustees is excited to announce an increase in the amount of the Award from $20,000 to $25,000. Thank you to all our sisters’ generous…

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IPS Celebrates 75 Years of Helping Women Worldwide Reach for the Stars

AFTER WORLD WAR I, AT THE 1919 CONVENTION OF SUPREME CHAPTER IN DENVER, COLORADO, P.E.O. Founder Franc Roads Elliott introduced a peace resolution stating, “We P.E.O. women would join hands…

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