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Chapter NZ of PEO meets

May 31, 2013

Chapter NZ of PEO met Wednesday, May 22, in the home of Joyce Dennison. Sharon Davis and Mary Beth Young served as co-hostesses. President Connie Pedersen welcomed guests Jan Shafer and Carmen Heaton visiting from Chapter OX and non-resident member Robert Burns visiting from Arizona.

A memorial service was held prior to the meeting for long-time member Mary Lou Myers who passed away on May 9.

Invitations for coffee were shared by Chapter Original A at 9:30 a.m. on May 24 at Tazza Bella and by Chapter OX at 9 a.m. on June 14 at DeBrito Baking Bistro. An invitation was also read for an art show and reception by Sara Sorensen at the IWC Art Gallery on June 20 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Waunita Hobbie reported that Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., is adding a fifth major of a bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts to their four-year degree program. Cottey College’s mission is to educate women for leadership in a global society.

Elizabeth Garrels reported that the Memory Room committee had met and are reviewing options. She also announced that the Heritage Tour on the campus of Iowa Wesleyan College will be July 18 and 19 for the presidents and organizers of the International Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood.

Ways and Means chairman Kathy Schimmelpfennig and Kay Denning told of two new items that will soon be available for sale.

President Connie Pedersen, Karen Brimhall and Elizabeth Garrels will be attending the Iowa State Convention in Des Moines on June 1 and 2. New member Kadie Dennison shared that she had an internship at Encore Stage and Studio, a children’s theatre in Arlington, Va., this summer.

The next meeting will be Monday, June 10, at 10 a.m. in the home of Christine Broeg with Sally Anderson and Elizabeth Graber serving as co-hostesses. President Connie Pedersen will have a report on the Iowa State Convention and at the close of the meeting the program “Sharing the Story of the Union Block” will be given by Pat White.

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