Chapter CE P. E. O. Sisterhood held its August 2 meeting at the home of Ann Kohl with Marcella Bauman and Mickelle Talbert serving as co-hostesses. They served a light supper to the chapter officers who met with State P.E.O. President Mila Lowry at 4 p.m.
Officers are the following: Ruth Nation, President; Jean Barnes, Vice-President; Jody Bauman, Recording Secretary; Teresa Wenzel, Corresponding Secretary; Joy Davis, Treasurer; Muriel Beshears, Chaplain; Grace Wortman, Guard; Ruth Calcaterra, Technology.
The chapter membership joined the officers at 7 p.m. Business conducted was several date reminders.
The annual Bunco Luncheon will be Tuesday, October 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Pat’s Hall. Committee members are Loralee Adam, Jean Barnes, Susan Wilburn, and Mickie Talbert. There will be a $25 attendance prize awarded to visiting chapters with the most in attendance.
The family carry-in picnic will be September 17 with Beth Motley, Debbie Barnes, and Felicity Goodpasture-Culwell making the arrangements.
The fall social meeting will be August 30 at a Jefferson City winery, a visit to the home of Beth Perret, and the Missouri Wildlife Nursery. Sisters should plan to meet at 9:30 a.m. at the city parking lot.
It was noted, Ann Forman has transferred her membership to Chapter JJ in Columbia, Missouri and Cindy Pirch had visited Chapter FW Willow Springs, Mo., and will request a transfer of her membership there.
In her visitor remarks to the chapter, Mila Lowry discussed how well prepared the chapter officers were. She reminded sisters to talk about P.E.O. and the educational projects for women the sisterhood supports, including Cottey College, Nevada, Mo., that is owned by the sisterhood. To date, a total of $283 million dollars has been awarded in grants and scholarships to women internationally with $34.5 million given in the last two years. Mila also asked that sisters consult and print off the STARGAZER found on the P.E.O. website.
Chapter CE has been invited to a reception honoring Missouri State President P.E.O. Sisterhood, Mila Lowry, on Sunday, September 11 from 2-4 p.m. at the Mexico First Presbyterian Church. Chapter CE members should respond to Ruth Nation if they plan to attend.
Announcement was made that the chapter’s newest member, Elizabeth Nation, had passed the state boards to license her as a physical therapist. The next business meeting will be Tuesday, September 6 at 7 p.m. at the Vandalia Hotel. Hostesses are Anne Barnes, Susan Wilburn, and Pamela Pargeon. The program will be given on Paintings of Flowers featuring Georgia O’Keefe, presented by Ruth Nation.