Archive for Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tonganoxie PEO members attend state convention

June 29, 2010

Nancy Pearce, delegate, and Donna Higbee, president of Tonganoxie AT Chapter of PEO, were among more than 260 delegates who attended the 108th annual convention of Kansas State Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood on June 11-13 in Wichita.

The theme for the convention was “Wild, Wonderful Women Making a Difference.” Kansas State Chapter President Karla Jo Farmer of Chapter CA, Fort Scott, presided.

Judy Otto, IM, Wichita, Anne Moser, EB, Sabetha, and Lucy Thomas, DK, Valley Falls, served on the convention executive board.

PEO is a philanthropic educational organization with local chapters in the United States and Canada whose mission is promoting educational opportunities for women. PEO was founded in 1869 at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

At the state convention, Sue Baker of Warren, Ohio, recording secretary of the International Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood, gave an address. Other highlights were a “Golden Girl luncheon honoring 50-year members and election and installation of officers.

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