Philanthropic Educational Organization to hold convention

To the theme of "Lost in the Stars of PEO," the Missouri State Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood will hold its 110th annual convention at the Show Me Center May 31 and June 1. More than 330 representatives of PEO chapters across Missouri will attend the convention.

Convention attendees will meet and discuss several educational and philanthropic topics and projects. PEO is an international women's organization with an interest in providing women with increased opportunities for higher education. There are approximately 5,700 chapters in the United States and Canada with more than 320,000 members.

Patricia Cooke of Chillicothe, Mo., will preside over the meeting, and Mary Beth Williams of Jackson will serve as the general chairwoman of the convention.

The purposes of PEO are educational and philanthropic and are accomplished through projects on the local, state and international levels.

In addition, Missouri chapters provide scholarships for women to attend Cottey College and fund the Missouri PEO Outreach Fund, a state project to assist those in need.

The five international projects include the PEO Educational Loan Fund, a revolving loan fund at low interest; The PEO Program for Continuing Education, grant assistance for women to resume educational studies; and the PEO Scholar Awards, grants for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing advanced degrees or are engaged in advanced study and research.

Southeast Missourian

To the theme of "Lost in the Stars of PEO," the Missouri State Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood will hold its 110th annual convention at the Show Me Center May 31 and June 1. More than 330 representatives of PEO chapters across Missouri will attend the convention.

Convention attendees will meet and discuss several educational and philanthropic topics and projects. PEO is an international women's organization with an interest in providing women with increased opportunities for higher education. There are approximately 5,700 chapters in the United States and Canada with more than 320,000 members.

Patricia Cooke of Chillicothe, Mo., will preside over the meeting, and Mary Beth Williams of Jackson will serve as the general chairwoman of the convention.

The purposes of PEO are educational and philanthropic and are accomplished through projects on the local, state and international levels.

In addition, Missouri chapters provide scholarships for women to attend Cottey College and fund the Missouri PEO Outreach Fund, a state project to assist those in need.

The five international projects include the PEO Educational Loan Fund, a revolving loan fund at low interest; The PEO Program for Continuing Education, grant assistance for women to resume educational studies; and the PEO Scholar Awards, grants for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing advanced degrees or are engaged in advanced study and research.

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