Chapter KP, Burlington

These two P.E.O. sisters, Mary Fran, and Loretta, were born not far apart on farms in southeast Iowa.  Their parents were friends, and they spent much of their childhood together.  Mary Fran would saddle up her horse to go visit her friend, Loretta. They grew up, married, and raised children.  Throughout all this, they remained steadfast friends.  On April 23, …

Chapter ML, Waverly

When Chapter ML in Waverly, Iowa, met in January for its first-ever virtual meeting, it marked another milestone during a year of challenges and blessings. Thanks to safe and successful fundraising, the group celebrated the donation of $10,400 to International, State and local projects. The chapter also named its Program for Continuing Education Grant in honor of Marcia Meyer, a …

Chapter ML, Waverly

Emily McClimon, ML, Waverly, Iowa, initiated and continues to chair a fundraising project, Flags for US, that provides a U.S. flag on five patriotic holidays a year to local residents who purchase an annual subscription. Now in its fourth year, the project has grown to more than 250 subscriptions. Through Emily’s guidance, Flags for US, along with other chapter fundraisers, …

Chapter OV, Cedar Falls

Chapter OV president, Kris Stewart, (left) and vice president, Bev Galles, work at their laptops to hold the Cedar Falls chapter’s third hybrid meeting. Those members attending on-site are distanced and masked in Bev’s large, open-air garage. The International Chapter officers’ recording of the Objects and Aims, Opening Ode, Lord’s Prayer and P.E.O. prayer can be accessed at peointernational.org, by …

Chapter ML, Waverly

Chapter ML recently enjoyed a performance by Linda Hughes of Charles City. She expertly took on the persona of Carrie Chapman Catt, also of Charles City, who led a successful campaign to win voting rights for women. In 1920 Catt founded the League of Women Voters upon ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This year marks the …

Chapter GR, Sioux City

After six months of virtual coffees and vineyard socials, 19 members of Chapter GR  were finally able to get together for their first business meeting. A fabulous barn, belonging to member Bonnie Crary, provided the perfect venue to socially distance outside with a roof overhead. Initiation by Affirmation was conducted for newest member Judy Keith. A great afternoon with dear …

Chapter AO, Newton

Chapter AO had a social in their lovely Maytag Park. It was national cookie day so Mary brought individuality wrapped bags for everyone to take home. They are looking forward to their first outside meeting with masks to be held this week.

Chapter ML, Waverly

Chapter ML recently had a driveway social gathering. JoAn Headington, an ML sister, has been serving on a committee of health care professionals at the National level. As a prominent health care leader, she is part of a team of professionals who participate in regular telephone conversations with the American Hospital Association, at which one of the speakers was Dr. …

Chapter AR, Grundy Center

Chapter AR, Grundy Center visited some of our sisters who have not been able to be out at all! They are the loveliest of ladies and we are so blessed to have them as our sisters! They are the stars in our lives!

Chapter LW, Knoxville

  Chapter LW, Knoxville arranged for a flag to be flown over the United States Capitol during the weekend of Convention of International Chapter in September in honor of P.E.O. The flag was then donated, plus a certificate signed by P.E.O. and United States Senator Joni Ernst, to the Executive Office. Chapter president Jaci Hopson visited the office to present the flag …