Special Feature

How the Sisterhood Supports Women Attending Trade Schools

At the 2023 Convention of International Chapter, members of convention voted to support a resolution to establish a committee that will determine the feasibility of a program specifically focused on…

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Two P.E.O.s in the stands at a baseball park wearing yellow P.E.O. ball caps

Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Take Me Out to the Crowd, Ask Me About P.E.O.!

Your P.E.O. sisters in Akron, Ohio, have been meeting the crowd at the Rubber Ducks ballgames, spreading the word about P.E.O. while raising funds for our philanthropies. The Rubber Ducks…

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Arizona Chapter Celebrates Two 70-Year Golden Girls and Their Lifelong Friendship

Chapter BR in Mesa, Arizona, was planning a special celebration for their two 70-year Golden Girls, Gloria Anderson and Fran Higley. The chapter knew that they were long time friends…

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Bolstered by Sisterhood, P.E.O. Claire Collins is a Shining Star in the Rowing World

Claire Collins, AA, Washington, D.C., calls rowing “a sport of contradictions.” While a boat gliding across a placid lake looks beautiful as rowers move in a flowing, synchronized motion, inside…

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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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