“Sharing Our Talents” was the program for the Tuesday, November 18 meeting of Chapter CE P.E.O. held at the home of Muriel Beshears.
Using the quote from Maya Angelou: “Talent is like electricity. We don’t understand electricity. We use it,” Ruth asked the 15 members present to be involved in a talent during the evening. Knitting was taught by Joy Davis, Muriel Beshears taught crocheting, Cindy Pirch taught weaving, and Ruth Calcaterra taught tatting.
During the business portion of the meeting, Chapter CE continued their plans for their celebration as 100 years as a P.E.O. Chapter in 2015.
Jean Barnes and Shirley Morris will complete the anniversary display of the chapter’s history for the Vandalia Historical Society Building.
May 3 will be the anniversary tea with chapter members hosting ladies of the community.
On June 6, chapter members will charter a bus and be recognized at the Missouri State Chapter Convention at Cape Girardeau. Various chapter members thanked the sisterhood for kindnesses shown during the month, and Pamela Pargeon was welcomed as a new member.
Sharon Lewton was thanked for chairing the chapter’s fall outing to the Visitor’s Center at Mark Twain Lake on October 21.
The “Book Club” group met at Helen Thompson’s and discussed “To Kill A Mockingbird.”
Linda Witte, Continuing Education Chairman, announced a candidate for the P.E.O. Continuing Education Grant has completed the required forms for that grant of a maximum of $3,000.00. Continuing Education is one of the seven projects of the P.E.O. Sisterhood to enable women with their educations.
Jean McConnell assisted Muriel Beshears with evening refreshments.
The next meeting of Chapter CE P.E.O. will be Tuesday, December 2 at 7 p.m. at the Vandalia United Methodist Church. Hostesses are Cindy Pirch, Ann Carter, and Ruth Calcaterra. Joy Davis, program chairman, will quote Norman Vincent Peale “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.