Chapter NZ of PEO meets, reviews programs
Chapter NZ of PEO met Monday, July 22, in the home of Ann Corrigan with Jean Thomson and Jan Lange serving as co-hostesses.
President Connie Pedersen presided at the business meeting. Reports were given concerning the Heritage Tour, with thank-yous extended.
The Ways and Means, B&B and Luncheon committees also gave reports. It was shared that an Educational Loan Fund application was made.
Jan Rankin and her committee were thanked for the salad luncheon following the June 22 meeting at the log cabin in Saunders Park.
Gayle Trede’s program about “Today’s Reading” was enjoyed by those present.
The next meeting will be Monday, Aug. 19, at Joyce Dennison’s home at 1 p.m. with Betty and Amy Lowe serving as co-hostesses. Melinda and Al Huisinga will be giving a program about the Christmas light display coming to the Midwest Old Threshers grounds.
At the close of the meeting, Elizabeth Garrels gave a program entitled “the Project Primer,” telling, in a nutshell, of the six PEO International projects. They are Educational Loan Fund (1907), a loan fund for college women; Cottey College (1927), a women’s college in Nevada, Mo.; International Peace Scholarship (1949), a scholarship for international women students in graduate study; Program for Continuing Education (1973), a need-based college grant for women; Scholar Award (1991), a merit-based scholarship award for women; and the Star Scholarship (2009), a college scholarship for high school senior women.
She also told of the Iowa PEO Project Fund, an award of financial assistance to Iowa women, men and children granted on a need basis.
With these projects PEO’s goal of “Women Helping Women Reach for the Stars” truly motivates women to achieve their highest aspirations.
For questions and additional information concerning these scholarships, grants, awards and loans, please contact any PEO member.