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RECORD The P.E.O.

March-April

2013

SPECIAL EDITION

71st Convention of International Chapter, Dallas, Texas

Philanthropic Educational Organization

Officers of INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER President

Susan Reese Sellers

12014 Flintstone Dr., Houston, TX 77070-2715

First Vice President

Maria T. Baseggio

173 Canterbury Ln., Blue Bell, PA 19422-1278

Second Vice President

Beth Ledbetter

910 Tucker Hollow Rd. W, Fall Branch, TN 37656-3622

Organizer

Sue Baker

1961 Howland-Wilson Rd. NE, Warren, OH 44484-3918

Recording Secretary

Brenda J. Atchison

4297 Ridge Dr., Pittsburg, CA 94565-6033

Standing Appointments Administrative Staff Chief Executive Officer Anne Pettygrove [email protected] Director of Finance/Treasurer Kathy A. Soppe [email protected] Director of Communications/Historian Joyce C. Perkins [email protected] The adminstrative staff has offices at the P.E.O. Executive Office. Cottey College President, Judy Robinson Rogers, Ph.D., 1000 West Austin Blvd., Nevada, MO 64772

Boards of Trustees and Standing Committees Cottey College Chairman, Susan Santoli, 6628 Lubarrett Way, Mobile, AL 36695 Vice Chairman, Greg Hoffman, 225 W Austin, Suite 100, Nevada, MO 64772 Nancy Gwinn, 7206 Lenhart Dr., Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3117 Kathleen Wysong, 516 Oakwood Boulevard, Round Rock, TX 78681 Janet Brown, 2505 Lake Shore Dr., Orlando, FL 32803-1315 Chauncey E. Brummer, 3840 N Gulley Rd., Fayetteville, AR 72703 Janet M. Hansen, N7379 810th Street, River Falls, WI 54022-4143 Kathy A. Leffler, 4251 E. Shangri-La Road, Phoenix, AZ 85028-2917 Peggy Bottorf, 4527 Carnaby Ct., Carlsbad, CA 92010-2879 Mathilda Hatfield Hulett, 1821 South Blvd., Conway, AR 72034-6205 Gary S. Cox, 1634 Bypass South, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund Chairman, Joan Kirk, 3431 Kirkwood Ave., Osage, IA 50461-8568 Vice Chairman, Cathy Allen, 1420 Pleasant Ridge Rd., Rogers, AR 72756-0618 Paula Rueb, 1101 E. 28th Ave., Torrington, WY 82240-2240 Marilyn Book, 25 Kincaid Dr., Fairfield, IL 62837-1146 Joyce Victor, 4228 Springview Dr., Grand Island, NE 68803-6509

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund Chairman, Sandra Webster, 277 Sassafras Rd., Newport, VA 24128-4328 Linda Spence, 16 Surrey Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840-6837 Glynda Samford, 270 Dandelion Ln., Corrales, NM 87048-7819

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education Chairman, Mary Ann Langston, 3017 Butter Churn Ln., Matthews, NC 28105-9379 Teri S. Aitchison, 627 N Fairoaks Dr., New Castle, IN 47362-1645 Lucinda Jensen, 87388 Holderson Rd., PO Box 25743, Eugene, OR 97402-9226

P.E.O. Scholar Awards Chairman, Virginia Petersen, 16 Cedarwood Dr., Morgantown, WV 26505-3629 Linda Davidson, 3312 Pebblebrook Dr., Tyler, TX 75707-1732 Kathryn Bayne, PO Box 37, Libertytown, MD 21762-0037

P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Chairman, Susan Howard, 2020 NW 21st St., Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1614 Ann Davidson, 664 E Cooke Rd., Columbus, OH 43214-2822 Eleanor Huey, 2002 Broad River Dr., Beaufort, SC 29906-6812

P.E.O. Foundation Chairman, Patricia Brolin-Ribi, P.O. Box 305, Sun Valley, ID 83353-0305 Barbara Legge, 12974 Prairiewood Dr., Aberdeen, SD 57401-8104 Jo Ann Fetterman, 9261 Olympus Beach Rd., Bainbridge Island, WA 981103444

Finance Committee Chairman, Nancy Martin, 1111 Army Navy Dr. #801, Arlington, VA 22202-2032 Alix Smith, 9055 E Kalil Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260-6835 Lou Ireland, 1660 NW 101 Way, Plantation, FL 33322-6501

Audit Committee Chairman, Nancy Martin, 1111 Army Navy Dr. #801, Arlington, VA 22202-2032 Alix Smith, 9055 E Kalil Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260-6835 Lou Ireland, 1660 NW 101 Way, Plantation, FL 33322-6501

Study and Research Committee Chairman, Elizabeth McFarland, 3924 Los Robles Dr., Plano, TX 75074-3831 Vice Chairman, Barbara Rosi, 1102 Aurora Way, Wheaton, IL 60189-6208 Libby Stucky, 7121 Eastridge Dr., Apex, NC 27539-9745 Leann Drullinger, 314 S Jeffers, North Platte, NE 69101-5349 Susan Holman, 231 HyTyre Farms Dr., Gibsonia, PA 15044-7821 Jeanette Mooney, 24253 Nicklaus Ct., Paola, KS 66071-5718

Nominating Committee Chairman, Sandy Booth, 3496 Torrey Pines Dr. S, Salem, OR 97302 Kay Duffield, 1919 Syringa Dr., Missoula, MT 59803 Kathie Herkelmann, 5572 N Adams Way, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 Cathy Moss, 2021 Alta Ave., Louisville, KY 40205-1101 Diane Todd, 3326 Stoneybrook Dr., Champaign, IL 61822

Special Appointment Parliamentarian, Mary Short, PRP, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312

Special Committee to Study P.E.O. Ceremonies and Meeting Procedure Susan Reese Sellers, 12014 Flintstone Dr., Houston, TX 77070-2715 Janet D. Litterer, 211 Hemlock Hills N., Fairfield, CT 06824-1870 Pamela Jean Estes, 102 Dottie Ln., Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901-7217 Deborah H. Taylor, 1003 1415 W Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V6G 3C8 Frances D. Becque, 2608 Kent Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901-2056 Donita Mitchell, 1016 W Wabash, Enid, OK 73703-6917 Jill Brink-Lemnah, 19631 Castille Ln., Santa Clarita, CA 91350-3878

To Reach P.E.O. Mail P.E.O. Executive Office, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312-2899 Phone 515-255-3153 Fax 515-255-3820 Web peointernational.org (Go to Members Login, enter username and password, then click Contact Us.)

To Reach Cottey College Mail 1000 W Austin Blvd., Nevada, Missouri 64772-2790 Phone 417-667-8181 Fax 417-667-8103 Email [email protected] Web cottey.edu

To Reach the P.E.O. Record or Submit Material: Becky Frazier, Editor Mail 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50312 Phone 515-255-3153 Fax 515-255-3820 Email [email protected]

President’s MESSAGE

P.E.O.—A Commitment The Gregorian calendar is recognized around the world. Accordingly, January is the month that heralds the beginning of a new year and is typically filled with resolutions, new objectives and new goals for the coming year. For P.E.O., March is the month that signals the period of new beginnings and transition in all local P.E.O. chapters. March is the time to assess the goals we set for the previous year, review the progress made toward those goals, measure our effectiveness and then develop objectives for the coming year. We have learned that if we don’t know where we are going, any road will take us there. But we have also learned that for our chapters and thus our sisterhood to continue to thrive, we must set our objectives so that we wisely invest our time, energy and talents. Chapters that set goals are successful! Since Pope Gregory XIII introduced his calendar in 1582, our world has changed dramatically and it continues to change daily. The same is true in P.E.O. It may seem that everything remains the same, but if you consider the growth and accomplishments we have achieved it is evident that our objects and aims for general improvement continue to be met. P.E.O. has changed with the times; had we not done so, we would not have survived for almost a century and a half. But change just for change’s sake is a fundamentally flawed concept. The old and familiar phrase “don’t throw the baby out with the bath water,” reminds us to keep those fundamentals that helped P.E.O. thrive during its 144-year history and constructively deal with the changes yet to come. Without positive change there is no growth, no progress, no general improvement. P.E.O. continues to be a vital, contributing organization because our members are willing to go beyond the status quo to reach for new goals and objectives. What did the founding members inherently build into the foundation of P.E.O. that has so resolutely withstood the test of time and the associated cultural and technological changes? Are those fundamentals

still in place and will they be sufficient to propel us to our sesquicentennial anniversary and beyond? To continue our sisterhood as a constructive force in society, we must save the ideals and principles upon which it was formed: Friendship in P.E.O. has a distinctive quality and depth. Retain the friendships and the chapter atmosphere in which friendships will grow. Our projects are outward reflections of our purpose. They give us a sense of accomplishment and are a world-wide influence. From the seven founding members in 1869, today we have more than 240,000 diverse, active participants who have made our sisterhood strong and effective. The quality of our membership is essential. To ignore our past is to lose our identity. We have a defined purpose of proven significance; we have a sound structure and a strong heritage. And fundamentally, we have a dedicated membership. Our past serves as a model for our future and the foundation for our next 100 years. If P.E.O. is to grow through another century, it needs the continued dedication of each member. If we accept the challenge and invest in the future, our sisterhood will continue to be a positive influence on the lives of women around the world. Remember... U.R.P.E.O.,

Susan Reese Sellers, President, International Chapter

Grateful appreciation is expressed to each P.E.O. who has completed her office and/or committee responsibilities and congratulations to those who have accepted leadership positions for the coming year. For those elected delegates to upcoming conventions, participate with interest and enthusiasm and value the importance of your role and responsibility of investing in the future of our sisterhood.

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In this ISSUE March–April The P.E.O. Record Vol. 125 No. 2 In every ISSUE 1 President’s Message: P.E.O.—A Commitment by Susan Sellers 4 BIL Corner with Albert Leffler: P.E.O. Day at Cottey by Jim Arnett 52 Items for Sale 57 To The Point

In MEMORIAM 3 Remembering Jean Corn Boswell, President, International Chapter 1993-1995 by Nancy Ryan Jerdee

Convention 2013 5 Welcome to Dallas by Martha Lee Bean 6 Tech Talk—How to Use the P.E.O. Mobile Site in Dallas 7 Dates, Location, Arriving, Transportation 8 What’s Happening—Displays, Events, Seminars 9 Meals, Meal Schedule, Housing 9 Who Pays for What 10 About Registration 11 Who’s Who at Convention 12 Tech Talk—P.E.O. Online Application FAQ Session 13 Required Seminars 13 Special International Leadership Team Reunion Luncheon 14 Cottey College Chapter Challenge Celebration 15 Presentations and Seminars 19 P.E.O. Foundation Round Table 20 Displays 22 At-A-Glance 23 Registration Form 27 Tours of Dallas 33 Tour Order Form 35 Proposed Amendments 58 Plan Now to Attend International Convention in Dallas

The P.E.O. Record (ISSN 0746-5130) is published bimonthly by the P.E.O. Sisterhood, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312-2899. Periodical class postage paid at Des Moines, Iowa, and at all additional mailing offices. Subscription price is $5.00 per year. Single copies are $1.00. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The P.E.O. Record, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312-2899. Printed in USA. Canada Publications Mail Agreement No. 40586518. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to IMEX, P.O. Box 4332, Station Rd., Toronto, ON M5W 3J4. Submission of material to The P.E.O. Record is your consent to the right to edit and publish it either all or in part in the magazine or on the website. The content matter may or may not reflect the opinions of the Sisterhood. Complete submission guidelines appear on the “Members Only” section of P.E.O.’s official website, peointernational.org. The P.E.O. Record welcomes members’ submissions to the address on the inside front cover.

Questions about Convention?

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Housing or Meal Reservations Questions?

General Convention Questions?

Additional Questions?

Ahn Hargens P.E.O. Executive Office 3700 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50312-2899 515-255-3153, extension 3702 [email protected]

Anne Pettygrove Chief Executive Officer and Convention Coordinator P.E.O. Executive Office 3700 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50312-2899 515-255-7437 [email protected]

Check out the website peointernational.org

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In MEMORIAM

Remembering Jean Corn Boswell, President, International Chapter 1993-1995 by Nancy Ryan Jerdee, BF, Chandler, Arizona Jean Corn Boswell was elected president of International Chapter at the 1993 Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. In the second month of her presidency she suffered a stroke which affected her speech, walking, swallowing, balance and more. This would have sidelined most people, but not Jean. With support from her husband Thornton, family, doctors, therapists, P.E.O. sisters, her strong faith, her P.E.O. Executive Board and most of all her determination to walk and talk again, she completed the duties of president and presided at the 1995 Convention of International Chapter held in Denver, Colorado. Underneath Jean’s soft-spoken charm and calm demeanor was a will of iron. Jean was a member of an early pioneer ranching and farming family in New Mexico and attended the University of Oklahoma and the University of New Mexico where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. She was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and played in the handbell choir. She was mother advisor and state executive board member for the Order of Rainbow for Girls and charter member and president of the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Auxiliary.

Jean was elected Worthy Grand Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in New Mexico and was a member of the National Parliamentarians. Jean’s hobbies included music, oil painting, nature photography, needlepoint and her turtles…over 100 box turtles lived in her back yard; she knew them all by name and they knew her. Jean was a member of Chapter K, Roswell, New Mexico; president of New Mexico State Chapter 1983-1984; and chairman of the International Study and Research Committee prior to her 1988 appointment to the Executive Board of International Chapter. During her years of service on the International level Jean visited most state, district and provincial chapters as well as local chapters in subordinate territory. As Organizer of International Chapter she guided the local chapters in Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont into the formation of the Northeast District Chapter. She presided at their convocation in 1990. Jean wrote about our Objects and Aims in several of her president’s messages in the P.E.O. Record and asked this of the P.E.O. members: “As you recite them (Objects and Aims)

Jean Corn Boswell

in your chapter meetings, reflect upon their meaning, for they are the perfect pattern for our lives and the essence of P.E.O.” Jean referred especially to “express a loving concern for each sister” as a “unique quality (which) sets our sisterhood apart from other organizations….” Jean Corn Boswell entered Chapter Eternal on December 28, 2012. She is survived by her daughter Debbie Cooper (Bill) and son Jim Boswell (Janet) and their families.

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BIL CORNER

B I L

International Convention is coming up in Dallas in September and will be here before we know it. I truly can’t believe that more than two years will have slipped by since the last International Convention was held in Saint Louis. That was my first International Convention and little did I know that I would soon be entrusted as guest editor with the P.E.O. Record’s BIL Corner. Initial trepidation has been replaced with eagerness at receiving both email and snail mail from fellow BILs and delightfully from more than a few P.E.O.s. I strongly encourage BILs to go to Dallas if you can. You will see first-hand what P.E.O. is all about—and you will depart Dallas energized as you never have been before. And while in Dallas, we BILs will have our own corner at Convention—I can’t wait to meet you there! Albert Leffler is married to P.E.O. Kathy Leffler, BA, Scottsdale, Arizona

Albert Leffler, Guest Editor, The P.E.O. Record

Send BIL submissions to Albert Leffler at [email protected] or 4251 E Shangri-la Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85028-2917

P.E.O. Day at Cottey Mary Ann Arnett is the Cottey Representative for Chapter FE, Leawood, Kansas; she recently attended the annual “P.E.O. Day at Cottey” along with her husband Jim. Jim was kind enough to share his impressions of that day… In October of 2012, Cottey College held its annual “P.E.O. Day at Cottey,” and as Mary Ann’s BIL, I was fortunately able to participate in the day-long event. Just as we arrived on campus and were parking, we were warmly greeted by Cottey President, Judy Rogers, who was also just arriving at the Missouri Recital Hall where the event registration was in progress. That definitely set the tone for a day filled with information, enthusiasm and the re-energizing of the 100 or so P.E.O.s from chapters all around the country who came to tour the college and talk with staff and students about Cottey. You can imagine my surprise to shortly find out during the kick-off presentations and introductions that I was the only BIL in attendance! After an amazing performance by the College’s Choir, Dr. Rogers updated the attendees on the 4

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“State-of-the-College” and progress on the Defining Moment Campaign. This was followed by a very exciting and informative presentation by admissions director Judi Steege on the college’s student recruitment activities and plans and especially the role of the new four-year bachelor of arts degree programs as an additional incentive to high school women to apply to Cottey. That really interested me in getting involved with helping the college identify potential students. During the rest of the day, led by student volunteers, we toured many of the campus facilities, classrooms, laboratories, art center, gymnasium and chapel. Over lunch we enjoyed meeting and eating in the cafeteria with some of the students. All attendees then had an opportunity to visit with Dr. Rogers during a reception at her home near the campus. Before the day ended Women helping women reach for the stars

we were so pleased to have the opportunity to meet and visit at the residence halls with two students who are this year’s “adopted” students for Mary Ann’s P.E.O. chapter and we now are keeping up with both of them as they move ahead with their college careers. Getting to know these dynamic young women really got me going on helping Cottey’s student recruitment activities, and since getting home I have already participated in a college day event at a Kansas City high school and am working with the college counselors to help interest young women from the school in applying to Cottey. This is a very rewarding experience and I encourage other BILs to help out with admissions. I’ll let you know in future letters to our BIL column how it is going! Sincerely, Jim Arnett

International CONVENTION 2013

Welcome to Dallas! 71st Convention of International Chapter September 26-28, 2013 by Martha Lee Bean, Past President, Texas State Chapter

The stars at night are big and bright “Deep in the Heart” of Texas! Our more than 10,400 P.E.O.s in the great State of Texas welcome our P.E.O. sisters, the members of convention and visitors to the 71st Convention of International Chapter to be held in Dallas on September 26-28, 2013. Y’all come and enjoy our warm and friendly Texas hospitality!

Dallas-Fort Worth Area

The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area is a glimmering jewel of skyscrapers and sprawling suburbia set in the wide open spaces of the American West. The fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States and home to almost two million proud and friendly Texans, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has much to offer our guests. From our cowboy culture to our high culture, there are a wealth of amazing attractions to experience. Delight in all that the Lone Star State has to offer—barbeque and steaks, cowboy boots and live

country music, exquisite art collections, high-end shopping, professional sports, Tex-Mex food, and a fabulous nightlife. We welcome you with big Texas smiles and open arms!

What to Wear Texas experiences all kinds of weather—sometimes all at once. Fall weather in the Dallas-Fort Worth area typically is lovely and full of sunshine. While thunderstorms are possible, gully-washers are rare. The autumn weather in DFW is nearly ideal as the daytime temperatures range from the mid-80s to the mid-90s.

The convention is self-contained in the Hilton Anatole Hotel and Convention Center. However, be prepared to walk as it may be a considerable distance from your hotel room to the Convention Center. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a sweater as it may be chilly in the Convention Center.

Dining Options Although the Dallas-Fort Worth area is the home to many amazing restaurants, there are limited dining options in and around the Hilton Anatole Hotel and Convention Center. The hotel is situated along a freeway with office

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and industrial buildings nearby; walking alone in the area is not recommended. Taxi service is available to a myriad of our local restaurants. Make new friends and save money by sharing a cab with your P.E.O. sisters. Delegates and visitors: be sure to sign up for the Southfork Ranch Chuck-Wagon Dinner on Friday evening (Tour #13). Put on your western wear and join us for a delicious chuck-wagon barbeque dinner and evening entertainment. It is a truly unique Texas experience that you won’t want to miss!

Things to Do

Visit our convention store, Rodeo Drive, to purchase your convention souvenirs. Rodeo Drive—pronounced “RO-deo”, not “ro-DAY-oh”—is located between your hotel room and the Convention Center. If you cannot wait until September to shop, please visit our

online Rodeo Drive convention store now at rodeodrive.myshopify.com. Mosey through our Texas Room which features our unique Texas history. Our hostess sisters are apt to spin a tall tale for you on short notice. Learn to “talk Texan.” And be sure to snag a photograph with Norman, a live Texas longhorn steer. A variety of tours are also available to our convention guests before, during and after convention. Whether you are an experienced trail-hand or a green tenderfoot, be sure to sign up for: seeing Dallas highlights, historic Grapevine, downtown Fort Worth and the historic Stockyards National Historic District; shopping at NorthPark Center and Sam Moon Trading Company; visiting the President George W. Bush Library and the President John F. Kennedy memorial and museum;

touring the Dallas Arts District or touring and lunching at the Dallas Arboretum; Cowboys Stadium and Victory Park sporting venue tours; the Dallas Dine Around tour; or Southfork Ranch tour and the Southfork Ranch Chuck-wagon dinner. Y’all come, visit, and spend some time with us here. Drink some sweet tea and see all the amazing things we have to offer you here in the great State of Texas. The people are wonderful, the sights are spectacular and the food is scrumptious. We can hardly wait to welcome y’all to Texas and to the Dallas-Fort Worth area September 26-28, 2013. “Deep in the Heart,” the 71st Convention of International Chapter will be a once-in-a-lifetime true Texas experience. Y’all come!

www.2013internationalconvention.org Facebook: 2013 Convention of International Chapter

Tech Talk—

How to Use the P.E.O. Mobile Site in Dallas!

Android phones, iPhones, iPads, BlackBerries—the world of smart phones and tablets is constantly growing. Organizations, including P.E.O., are putting more information into the hands of their members with mobile websites and apps. Check out this Tech Talk to learn about the new P.E.O. mobile site for Convention including a schedule of events, lost and found and much more. Want



to know what this is and how to use it? Sign up for a Tech Talk at Convention!

Choose one of these two times to attend: Wednesday, September 25 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 25 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Location: Governors Lecture Hall 6

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NEED TO KNOW The Dates

• GO Yellow Checker Lincoln Town

The official days of convention are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 26-28. The closing banquet and entertainment are Saturday evening, with checkout from hotels on Sunday.

Car Service—$74 each way. To schedule your transportation and receive the discounted rates, you must use the link at www. yellowcheckershuttle.com/peo2013.

Arriving

Convention Location

Delegates and visitors who are flying to convention will arrive at Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) or Dallas Love Field, depending on your airline. DFW is about 18 miles from the hotels we are using; Love Field is 10 minutes away. As you near the baggage area, look for P.E.O. committee members and their BILs who will direct you to the baggage claim.

Transportation to your Hotel P.E.O. has secured discounted rates for airport transportation with GO Yellow Checker Shuttle (from either DFW or Love Field.) Three options are available: • GO Yellow Checker Ride Share— convention attendees will receive a 20% discount on a one-way ticket ($15.20) or a 30% discount on a round-trip ticket ($14.50.) • GO Yellow Checker Exclusive Van Service (private, non-stop) for up to 10 passengers—$85 each way.

Two hotels will be used for housing delegates and visitors. The Hilton Anatole Hotel (Hilton Anatole) is located in the Dallas Market Center at 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway in Dallas, Texas. Most housing, general sessions and all convention activities with the exception of a couple of events will be held at this hotel. Visitors will be housed at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, located at 2222 N. Stemmons Freeway.

Housing

Registered delegates rooming with other delegates will be housed at the Hilton Anatole. Visitors and anyone rooming with someone other than a voting delegate will be housed at the Renaissance Hotel. The Renaissance is located across from the Anatole. A walkway is provided and there will also be busing provided for those who prefer a ride. Busing schedules will be available later in the summer.

Hostess state volunteers will be housed at either the Fairfield Inn & Suites or the Courtyard Marriott Market Center hotels.

Convention Dress and Weather

The convention in general calls for appropriate casual dress—slacks, skirts, pantsuits, blouses, blazers and comfortable shoes. Casual shorts and jeans are discouraged for convention activities and hats are inappropriate during business meetings unless worn for health reasons. In other words, plan to wear what you would wear to your regular P.E.O. meeting. For BILs, “business casual” attire is recommended. This includes slacks, khakis, dress jeans, golf shirts, blazers, etc. Heels and dressy wear are not required for women and suits and ties are not required for men at any activities unless you just feel like dressing up a bit! Of course cowboy boots are appropriate no matter where or when in Dallas! The weather in Dallas can be quite warm this time of year. The average high temperature in September is 86 degrees and the low around 69. Remember that meeting room temperatures can vary and rooms may be cool. A sweater or light jacket may come in handy.

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About the Surrounding Area and Off-site Restaurants

This year, International Convention is essentially under one roof. Only two delegate/visitor hotels are being used. In the interest of safety and convenience, buses will run to and from the hotels during convention days. As always, it is advisable to travel in groups to and from hotels. Attendees should be aware that there are few if any reasons to leave the hotels. Restaurants and shopping are not located in the immediate area and require cab or other transportation to get to them. The best way to enjoy off-site attractions is through the hostess state tour offerings. Attendees are encouraged to use the hotel outlets for dining and shopping.

What You Need to Know About What’s Happening

Meet Your Executive Board

Stop by and say hello to the members of the Executive Board of International Chapter. They’ll be available Wednesday at the Hilton Anatole from 2-3 p.m.

Displays

Displays for ELF, Cottey College, IPS, PCE, PSA, STAR, P.E.O. Foundation and Membership will be open at noon on Wednesday and will remain open Thursday, Friday and until 3:00 on Saturday. Trustees, executive office staff, Cottey staff members and the president of Cottey will be on hand throughout convention to answer your questions. And you’ll meet project recipients too! Look for them at the project display booths.

Seminars and Workshops

Many educational and networking opportunities will be available for delegates and visitors at convention. Look at the preliminary At-a-Glance schedule on page 22 to help plan your days. Two required seminars will be presented concurrently on Thursday. These workshops are the Finance and Budget Workshop and the S & R Amendments Workshop. Attendance assignments for these are shown on page 22. Although delegates from specific states must attend at their designated times, visitors may attend any session. The required seminars are must-have information. Attendance is on a first-come basis; no standing room is allowed in accordance with fire marshal rulings. Be prepared to be flexible.

The Texas Room

Showcasing our hostess state, the Texas Room will give you a chance to explore the unique history of this great state, where everything is big! Meet hostess sisters who will teach you to “talk Texan” and be sure stop in to pose with Norman, a live Texas longhorn steer, for a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity!

Rodeo Drive

You are definitely going to want to take home a souvenir from this convention and you’ll find a multitude of great items at “Rodeo Drive,” the convention store operated by the Texas hostess committee. For a sneak preview of the things you’ll find there visit www.2013internationalconvention.org.

No-Smoking Policy

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An opening night dinner is held at the Hilton Anatole, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Opening Night Ceremonies will be held in the Trinity Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole, beginning at 7 p.m. This always-inspiring evening will feature the color guard presentation, introduction of officers and members of boards and committees and the always impressive Parade of Flags. These events are followed by Projects Night. Projects Night gives us the opportunity to hear from recipients of our loan, grant and scholarship philanthropies and a student from our own Cottey College. You will be truly inspired by their presentations as we see what can happen through Women Helping Women Reach for the Stars.

General Sessions

The Convention of International Chapter is a business meeting at which delegates vote on various proposed amendments, thereby helping to make decisions that will affect the entire Sisterhood. The business session will convene on Friday, September 27, and end Saturday afternoon, September 28. See pages 35-51 for the proposed amendments on which delegates will vote. Be sure to become familiar with these, so that you can carry out your role of delegate responsibly!

Friday Evening— On Your Own

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All events on this evening are optional to allow attendees to have a chance to see a bit of the city, visit with special friends, take a tour or just relax. This is the suggested evening for “class” events of state officers since it does not conflict with any convention activities. Back by popular demand, the special reception for Past State Presidents will be held this evening at the Anatole. Advance registration is required for this event and you will find space to do that on the registration form (pages 23-26).

Closing Event—Saturday

Texas Night, on Saturday evening, marks the final activities for convention. Following the 7:30 closing banquet, be prepared to be entertained by the fabulous entertainment planned by our hostess state!

What You Need to Know About Meals Order in Advance

Tickets are required for admittance to any and all meals. These tickets will be in your registration packet, which you will receive when you arrive at the Hilton Anatole to register. All meals must be ordered and paid for in advance, using the form in this issue or on the website. No meals are sold on-site. There is no reserved seating or saved seating at any of the meals with the exception of the Closing Banquet. See details below. Day-trippers…if you are planning to eat a convention meal while you’re there, be sure to get your meal ticket ahead of time! International Chapter assumes the cost of meals for voting and other entitled members of convention, beginning with a box lunch on Thursday and ending with the Closing Banquet on Saturday.

Closing Banquet Ticket Exchange Procedure

Each preregistered convention attendee who has ordered a Closing Banquet meal will receive a ticket in their registration packet. Anytime after noon on Friday, ticket holders may come to the Ticket Exchange booth located in the Registration Assistance Room. At this booth, International Executive Office staff will take your ticket (or several tickets) and in exchange will give you a ticket with a specific table number on it, depending on the remaining available tables. If you wish to reserve a table for a group, all of the group members’ tickets must be presented at once.

You are not required to exchange your ticket. Those who do not exchange their ticket in advance will be assigned a table at the door and will have an opportunity to make new friends over dinner!

What You Need to Know About Housing

All members should be prepared to furnish the hotel with credit card information when checking in for billing of expenses. Be sure to use a regular credit card—do not use a debit card.

Who Pays for What

Entitled Member Housing

Most members of state delegations will be assigned to the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Visitors and those members of the delegation who choose to room with a spouse or visitor will be assigned to the Renaissance Hotel. Volunteers will be assigned to either the Courtyard or Fairfield. All members must include their request for housing on their registration form. Delegates–state presidents DO NOT make housing arrangements for their state delegation. Each member will receive a letter from P.E.O. acknowledging her registration and confirming her hotel room. Confirmations will not be sent by hotels. For entitled members (see page 11 for definitions of convention attendees,) all expenses other than those paid by International Chapter will be the responsibility of the delegate at checkout.

International Chapter assumes the cost of housing for elected chapter delegates and other entitled members of convention for Thursday through Saturday nights, September 26-28. (See page 11 for definitions of convention attendees.) Sharing a room with a BIL or other non-delegate? That person pays for his/her half of the room for each day. Attendees in this category will be housed at the Renaissance Hotel. Requesting a single room? You pay for one-half of the cost of the room for each day you are there. Have someone coming in to share your room, but not for the entire time? That person is responsible for one-half of the room for all the time you have the room. Once checked in, changing rooms is not permitted. After convention, each state is billed for the registration fees for their delegation, based on when each delegate and past state president (PSP) submits her registration (on time, late or very late).

CONVENTION MEAL SCHEDULE All Convention meals are at the Hilton Anatole

Thursday Noon – 1 p.m.

Box Lunch—Hilton Anatole

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Opening Night Dinner—Hilton Anatole

Friday and Saturday 6:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Continental Breakfast—Hilton Anatole

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Luncheons—Hilton Anatole

Friday evening

On Your Own

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Meals International Chapter also assumes the cost of meals for entitled members of convention, beginning with a box lunch on Thursday and ending with the Closing Banquet on Saturday. All registrants, whether entitled to meals or not, must indicate which meals they actually plan to attend. For instance, if you do not really plan on eating breakfast, do not check that box. International Chapter has paid for these meals and money and food are wasted if meals are prepared that no one is going to eat.

What You Need to Know About Registration

All entitled voting members must register for the Required Seminars— see “Convention At-a-Glance” (page 22) for S/P/D assignments. All members will receive a packet at the convention sign-in, which will contain a name badge (necessary for admittance to all events and meals), convention program, purchased meal tickets and other pertinent information.

Registration fees are non-refundable.

Advance Registration is open until Friday, August 16. PLEASE NOTE, however, there is a sliding scale for registration fees. The absolute final deadline for Housing & Meals reservations: Must be postmarked on or before

August 16.

All members must use the registration form published in The Record or on the P.E.O. website. This includes: Local Chapter Delegates, Past Presidents (Entitled & Unentitled), Visitors, Volunteers, S/P/D Presidents and Vice Presidents. Updated Online Registration—Save time by registering online. The easy-to-use, step-by-step process takes you through the registration procedure making registration a breeze. Delegate? Past President? Visitor? Volunteer? Everyone can use the online registration. Submit it with a credit card or print and mail the completed form with a check. Register online and immediately receive confirmation that your registration has been submitted.

Delegates, S/P/D President & Vice President:

Registrations postmarked after Friday, August 16 will NOT be processed.

You should receive a bright red folder in March from the executive office in Des Moines. Please be sure to read the material it contains.

Regular Registration Fee: $40 Postmarked or submitted electronically by (on or before) Friday, July 12, 2013.

Find out from your S/P/D president: If travel arrangements have been made for you or if you need to make your own. When you need to be in Dallas. If a roommate will be assigned to you or if you need to find your own. If bringing your BIL, register him on the same form as yourself. Submit payment for his expenses only. 10

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Late Registration: $65 Postmarked or submitted electronically after Friday, July 12; and BEFORE August 3, 2013.

Very Late Registration: $100 Postmarked or submitted electronically ON or AFTER Monday, August 3.

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Attendees must submit a registration form in order to make hotel or meal reservations. All hotel reservations must be made through the P.E.O. Executive Office— Convention Registration. Hotels will not make reservations for individual P.E.O.s. Do not contact the hotels. The hotels will not send confirmations. All confirmations will be received from the P.E.O. Executive Office— Convention Registration.

Convention Sign-In and Kit Pick-Up Convention sign-in begins at noon on Wednesday, September 25, at the Hilton Anatole. All members will sign in at the same location between Atrium I and II. Each registrant must present a current P.E.O. membership card and sign the convention roster before receiving her materials. Members may not pick up another member’s packet. Members will be allowed to pick up their BIL’s packet. Each voting member will receive a tote bag containing her convention packet of materials (badge, meal tickets and program). Each visitor will receive her convention materials and may purchase a tote bag if desired. The local hostess committee provides these tote bags and determines the number available for sale.

On-Site Registration Attendees may register on-site at the Hilton Anatole. No hotel reservations or meal tickets will be sold on-site through Convention Registration. The only way to reserve housing or meals is to register in advance.

Registration Tips All members must complete the registration form in its entirety.

Step 1: Registrant Information

Step 4: Hotel Reservation

The membership ID# is a 7-digit number that can be found in the address block of your P.E.O. Record. You can also use the online Membership ID Search available on the P.E.O. website. DO NOT submit changes of address on your registration form.

If you are requesting a hotel room, you must submit your registration BY August 16. A hotel deposit is required with the registration form. See the registration for more information on how to calculate the amount you may need to submit. Volunteers will be assigned a room at the Courtyard or the Fairfield Inn. Please check that box when registering. Rates shown on the registration form include applicable taxes. Make sure to list the hotel check-in and check-out dates if they are different from your arrival and departure dates.

Step 2: Registration Category All past presidents, entitled or unentitled must provide the S/P/D and class of presidency. This will help us make sure you are correctly registered with the right delegation.

Step 3: Travel Information Do not submit your registration forms until you have your travel arrangements in place.

Delegates and past presidents: Make sure you check with your S/P/D president before making any travel plans. She may have special requests for members of the delegation.

Step 5: Roommate Information If you know who you want to room with, be sure to list that person on the form. If you need a roommate, check the box to have a roommate assigned to you.

Step 6: Seminars & Learning All entitled members (delegates and entitled PSPs) must register for

the required seminars. Select the appropriate time based on the list provided in Convention At-a-Glance. All other members (visitors and BILs) may sign up for the times as they choose. BILs are welcome to attend any of the workshops or featured presentations. Additionally, you need to sign up for the workshops or seminars you plan to attend. Tickets are needed for admission to any of the workshops and those tickets will be found in your registration packet you will receive when you sign in.

Step 7: Convention Meals Entitled members are entitled to all convention meals (not including the Past Presidents Class Reunion Reception or the Cottey Celebration Dance Party) and the cost of those meals is covered by International Chapter. Please sign up for only the meals you plan to attend. Entitled members may purchase extra tickets

WHO’S WHO AT CONVENTION Delegate: An elected, voting member of Convention is “entitled” because her way is paid for by International Chapter. There is one delegate for every seven local chapters. P.E.O. pays for this delegate; she, in turn, attends all Convention activities for delegates. Past S/P/D president (entitled): According to a specific formula outlined in the Constitution (one for every eight living, active past state presidents as of March 1 in the year of Convention), a specified number of past state presidents have their housing and meals paid for by P.E.O., in honor of their years of service to the Sisterhood. A past s/p/d president is a voting member of Convention. S/P/D chapters have various methods by which they decide which member shall be entitled. Past S/P/D president (not entitled): This sister pays her own way to Convention and is not entitled to paid housing and meals. She is entitled to vote by virtue of her service to the Sisterhood. Visitor: A P.E.O. who chooses to attend and to pay her own way to Convention. She is entitled to attend all Convention events and functions but has more flexibility. She does not vote. BIL: A spouse of a P.E.O. is invited to attend opening ceremonies, Celebration of Life, meals, tours and evening entertainment events. BILs may not attend business meetings. Other voting members of Convention: Members of the International Executive Board, past presidents of International Chapter, boards of trustees of P.E.O. projects and P.E.O. Foundation, P.E.O. members of the Cottey College Board of Trustees and members of standing committees are all entitled to vote at Convention. THE P.E.O. RECORD

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and will need to submit payment for those tickets with their registration form. All past presidents wishing to attend the Past Presidents Class Reunion Reception must purchase a ticket and submit payment for this event with their registration form.

Step 8: Payment Information Voting members and entitled PSPs do not need to submit payment for any part of the registration except for those attending the Past Presidents Class Reunion Reception, the Cottey Celebration Dance Party or purchasing extra meal tickets. Airport bus ticket to be billed to state after Convention. Payment must be received with the registration form. Members with a balance due will not be allowed to pick up their convention materials and meal tickets at International Convention until the balance is paid.

On-Site Registration Attendees may register on-site at the Hilton Anatole according to this schedule: $30 on Wednesday and Thursday; $20 for those registering on-site Friday and $10 for anyone registering on-site on Saturday. The fee for volunteers and BILS on any day is $10 per day.

VOLUNTEERS

If you are a volunteer from the hostess state, you may register as a Volunteer at a reduced registration fee of $10. Volunteers may register for any meals and housing. The volunteer hotels are the Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield Inn & Suites.  Both hotels are offering a complimentary breakfast for members who reserve a room. Volunteers are advised not to register for the Convention Breakfast listed on the registration form. Volunteers will not be able to pre-register for any workshops and seminars. However, if space is available, they will be allowed admittance to any of the workshops and seminars after pre-registered members are seated. Past Presidents of Texas who are also volunteering for Convention must register as a Past S/P/D President.

Tech Talk—

P.E.O. Online Application FAQ Session

Join Tami DePenning of Alliance Technologies as she answers the most frequently asked questions about completing and submitting online application forms for the P.E.O. Projects. The session will cover all aspects of the online submission process including, but not limited to:

How do I enter information in the online chapter recommendation forms? How do I attach a Chapter Letter of Recommendation document? How do I know if my form was submitted? Tami’s presentation will also include a question and answer portion where she will address specific concerns not covered, or clarify any of the points made in the session. Learn how simple and convenient online applications can be and return to your chapter confident in your new knowledge!

Choose one of these two times to attend: Wednesday, September 25 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 25 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

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Convention SEM INARS

REQUIRED SEMINARS Study and Research Committee presents: The Life of an Amendment

Finance/Budget Members of International Chapter’s Finance Committee will present information on the Sisterhood’s investments and financial position. Kathy Soppe, treasurer, will explain the budget and answer your questions.

Learn how proposed amendments make their way to Convention of International Chapter and the parliamentary rules you can use during Convention when we consider the 2013 proposed amendments. Members of the Study and Research Committee and International parliamentarian, Mary Dunn Short, will be on Parliamentarian, hand to answer your questions. Mary Short Bring your Constitution and this issue (March-April 2013) of The P.E.O. Record. Finance Committee, first row, from the left: Lou Ireland, Alix Smith Second row: Nancy Martin, chairman

SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM REUNION LUNCHEON A Special International Leadership Team Reunion Luncheon will be held Friday, September 27, at the Hilton Anatole from noon-1:15 p.m. Plan to attend

Study and Research Committee, first row, from the left: Elizabeth McFarland, chairman, Barbara Rosi, vice chairman Second row: Libby Stucky, Leann Drullinger, Jeanette Mooney Susan Holman

and reunite with other trustees and catch up with friends. The cost of this luncheon is the same as the regular convention lunch that day—$39. If you select one of the convention packages when you are registering, you are automatically paying for a lunch that day. Just go to the A la Carte section for individuals and also check the box by “International Leadership Team Lunch.” This will show International that the lunch you want that day is the Reunion Luncheon and the switch will be made for you. Your ticket for the Reunion Luncheon will be included in your registration packet that you will pick up on-site.

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ARE YOU READY

TO PARTY? Are you ready to party? Because we sure are! The Deffiining Moment Campaign for Cottey College will be celebrating throughout all of convention as we announce and celebrate the winners of the Chapter Challenge competition. After dinner on Wednesday evening, you are invited to “get your giddy-up on” and join us as we throw a dance party to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Chapter Challenge. As our race horses retire to their respective barns, we will be dancing the night away as we announce the winner of the regional competition...and we will just be getting started. Our local DJ will keep that good old country music rocking as we roll into Dallas. We’ll be looking for you on the dance floor because everybody is invited to join in the celebration! So dust off your cowboy hat and wiggle into your boots and jeans…we are headed for Dallas and a fun-ffiilled evening you won’t soon forget! When: Wednesday, September 25, 7 p.m. Where: Hilton Anatole Grand Ballroom Cost: $10 Look for more details in future issues of The Record or online at peointernational.org.

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Presentations & SEMINARS

Invest In...Some Fun and Fiction with Cottey College's Glenn Rogers and Sylvio Mannel Lethal Ladies Dr. Glenn C. Rogers, Cottey College Professor Emeritus of English

Deepen Your Knowledge of GP S Technology & Geocaching Dr. Sylvio Mannel, Cottey College Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

The golden age of British detective fiction was dominated by four “queens of crime.” This workshop focuses on two of them, Dorothy L. Sayers and Ngaio Marsh. These talented ladies created two of the best-known fictional sleuths, Lord Peter Wimsey and Commander Roderick Alleyn, and between them they produced more than 40 novels and many short stories. We will look at their lives, their influence and a few of their best novels. To borrow a phrase from an earlier British writer, Sayers and Marsh helped raise murder to a fine art.

A German native and published expert in the natural sciences and geospatial technology, Dr. Sylvio Mannel has a charismatic way of teaching that puts the fun in fundamentals! In this 45-minute session, Dr. Mannel will introduce the numerous applications of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology in education, provide a short theoretical background on how it works, and explain a fun application of GPS technology known as geocaching. After the presentation, participants may sign up to participate in a geocaching activity (an easy, cutting-edge treasure hunt) that will take place around the Convention Center. 

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Presentations & SEMINARS

Invest in...Learning Invest in Yourself JEAN CHATZKY Anyone who tells you women don’t need financial advice specifically for them is wrong. Women, whether they’re the caretakers, the breadwinners, or both, face a unique set of financial challenges; women are also uniquely qualified to handle them. In her frank, often funny, but always compassionate way, Jean takes every audience of women through the steps they need to take today to live comfortably (and worry-free) tomorrow. Jean Chatzky, the financial editor for NBC’s TODAY show, is an award-winning personal finance journalist, best-selling author, AARP’s personal finance ambassador, and the host of “Money Matters with Jean Chatzky” on RLTV. Jean believes knowing how to manage money is one of the most important life skills for people at every age and has made it her mission to help simplify money matters, increasing financial literacy both now and for the future. She regularly shares her advice and opinions as a guest on popular television shows, including The View, The Talk, and Morning Joe, and made regular appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Jean lives with her family in Westchester County, New York.

This presentation is sponsored by Wells Fargo.

The Presidential Libraries and the George W. Bush Presidential Center ALAN LOWE Alan Lowe, director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, will speak about his career with the National Archives and the role of the Presidential libraries. He will give in-depth information on the mission of and plans for the George W. Bush Library.  Alan obtained his B.A. and M.A. in history at the University of Kentucky. From 1989 to 2003, he worked at the Reagan Library in California and the Office of Presidential Libraries in Washington. From 2003 to 2009, Lowe served as the founding executive director of the Howard Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee. In April 2009, Lowe began serving as director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

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Lessons from the Past & Empowering Women’s Voices of the Future Beyond a Tree: Connecting Family History, Life Stories and Legacy GRETCHEN KRUEGER More often than not, women are the keepers of family history. In the act of discovering, preserving and sharing family history, women keep the past alive. In this seminar, we will discuss methods for transforming simple family trees into memorable narratives. This can be done in many ways: by creating scrapbooks and photo albums, by passing down favorite recipes and cherished objects or by recording our own life stories, to name a few. At the conclusion of the seminar participants will have tools to begin or add to their own family history and to consider how storytelling across generations can stimulate meaningful conversations about legacy and planning. Participants are encouraged to also attend the complementary session on Women, Wealth and Planning. Gretchen is senior vice president and senior historian for the Wealth Management Group at Wells Fargo Bank. She enjoys speaking to women about the importance of celebrating their own heritage and educating their children about their history and cultural identity. Gretchen earned her bachelor of science degree from Truman State University and her master of arts and Ph.D. in the history of medicine and science at Yale University. To complete her training, she served as a postdoctoral fellow at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a historical consultant for the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

This presentation is sponsored by Wells Fargo.

Women, Wealth and Planning: Integrating Vision and Values into Your Estate Plan PAT ARMSTRONG Rather than seeing wealth primarily as a demonstration of success, women often view their wealth as a means to pursue a life that fits their deepest values. In this seminar we will talk about how to clarify values as a foundation for creating a vision for estate planning, philanthropic giving and preparation of heirs. This seminar will review research findings on some key contributors to the successful transition of wealth from generation-to-generation and will explore practical ideas for incorporating vision and values into the estate planning process including the preparation of heirs. As the managing director of Family Dynamics at Abbot Downing, a Wells Fargo business, Pat’s work with families focuses on growth and sustainability. Pat received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, where she recently served as a university trustee. Pat is a member of the Family Office Exchange and the American Psychological Association.

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What’s Next for You? RENA PEDERSON Author and journalist Rena Pederson will speak about how women around the country—from Julia Child to a 70-year-old airline stewardess— redesigned their lives to use their talents in a meaningful way. Rena, whose book “What’s Next? Women Redefining Their Dreams in the Prime of Life” was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show, will share tips on how you can compose a new chapter in life. Rena teaches persuasive writing in Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) graduate program for liberal studies. She was an award-winning editorial page editor at The Dallas Morning News for 16 years and then served as a strategic communications advisor at the U.S. Department of State. In 1992, she was among the finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in editorial writing. Rena’s articles have been featured in national publications including The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, Ms., Glamour, The American Way, Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor and Congressional Quarterly.

Texas Wildflowers: “The Beauty of Texas in the Spring” JOHN R. THOMAS John R. Thomas is founder and owner of Wildseed Farms. Wildseed Farms is the largest working wildflower farm in the U.S. with more than 1,700 acres of beautiful fields to be harvested for seed. John is considered the foremost expert in wildflower growing and is a consultant to highway departments, commercial developers, parks, resorts and home owners throughout the continental United States. Wildseed Farms is headquartered in Fredericksburg, Texas, where John and his wife reside. The farm has more than 300,000 visitors a year and is open year long. The Wildseed Farms story has been highlighted in National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, Texas Highways, Southern Living and in numerous national trade magazines.

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Earning Your Leadership Badge COLLEEN WALKER After a year-long celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting, Colleen Walker, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX), reflects on the remarkable life of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low and her impact on female leadership in this country. Helping to develop female leaders is a cause Colleen has worked on and advocated for since college. In 2007, Colleen assumed her current position as Chief Executive Officer of GSNETX. She is passionate in her efforts to provide the best Girl Scout Leadership Experience, empowering girls to discover their personal best, connect with others in an increasingly diverse world, and take action to prepare for their future and make the world a better place. She is a respected speaker on the critical need for gender-balanced leadership and on local issues affecting girls and the positive impact Girl Scouting has, not only of the lives of girls, but on the well-being of the greater community. Colleen is married and has two children, a young son and a daughter, who is a Girl Scout Junior.

P.E.O. Foundation “Invest in the Future”—Leave Your Legacy Through P.E.O. Join the P.E.O. Foundation Trustees and Judyth Wier from Cottey College at their round table discussion. Learn various ways services offered can benefit individual donors with tax advantages using annual or planned giving options and through permanently endowed funds. Your gift to P.E.O.— regardless of its size or nature—will help ensure the future support of our International projects and the continuance of our sisterhood’s mission. BILs are welcome.

Judyth Wier, Vice President for Institutional Advancement for Cottey College

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International CONVENTION 2013

Invest in...P. Educational Loan Fund

Learn how your investment in ELF reaps dividends. Visit the ELF display! Your ELF trustees and office supervisor, Erin Del Collo, look forward to meeting you.

Cottey College

Women from around the world are traveling to the heart of America for a Cottey College education. Come learn about this extraordinary place from Cottey College trustees and staff members; gather materials on new programs and tips for recruitment success; meet the president, Dr. Judy R. Rogers; and learn how your gifts do make a difference.  By the right exercise of our combined talents, we will celebrate our past successes and define the future course of our College!

International Peace Scholarship

Look for the IPS Peace Tree at convention! Come meet impressive international women supported by P.E.O.s during the 2011-2013 biennium and hear interesting stories about how IPS partners with students to “Foster Peace through Education.” The IPS trustees and office supervisor, Carolyn Larson, are eager to visit with you and share practical ways your chapter can help promote peace in the world.

Program for Continuing Education

Join the PCE trustees and Marla Garity, PCE office supervisor, as we celebrate 40 years of PCE success stories! Seize the opportunity to engage in conversation about all things PCE. Learn more about PCE and how the project has helped more than 38,000 women achieve their educational goals. This is your opportunity to see the visible results of our Partnership for Change—You and PCE!

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.E.O. Projects P.E.O. Scholar Awards

Be sure to point your cowgirl boots toward the P.E.O. Scholar Awards display where you will learn about the remarkable women you’ve been helping achieve dreams of earning a doctoral level degree, and meet some of them in person! The round-up list of local chapters that have become Laureate Chapters through their support of Scholar Awards will be available, and you will learn how your chapter can get a Laureate “brand” as well! The Scholar Awards trustees and the project office supervisor, Lyra Halsten, will be there to give you a big Texas “howdy” and answer questions. Come see how the P.E.O. Scholar Awards are “Opening Doors to Brilliant Futures!”

STAR Scholarship

Visit the STAR booth and help celebrate five years since STAR was developed—five years of scholarships, five years of excellent STAR recipients, five years of outstanding chapter recommendations and five years of generous gifts. You have made it possible. Plan on stoppin’ by for a chat with the STAR trustees Susan, Ann and Eleanor and STAR office supervisor Nichole Bougher. We’ll be lookin’ for ya!

P.E.O. Foundation

“Invest in the Future!” Visit the P.E.O. Foundation booth to talk with Trustees Patricia, Barb and Jo Ann and foundation supervisor Deb Swedberg. They can show you how to provide long-term support for the P.E.O. philanthropic projects through the services the P.E.O. Foundation offers. Learn about donation and planned giving options to help deserving women pursue their educational dreams while you receive a tax advantage.

Membership

Want to Invest in the Future of P.E.O. membership? Stop by the Membership Team’s interactive display booth and find out how you can personally strengthen P.E.O. membership. The entire team will be on hand to provide membership suggestions, help you find online resources, and collect stories of how you’re making a positive difference in the lives of your P.E.O. sisters. Remember: Membership Begins with ME! See you in Dallas!

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Convention 2013 AT-A-GLANCE All events are held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel unless otherwise noted. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Tech Talk–How to use your P.E.O. mobile website in Dallas!

9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Tech Talk–P.E.O. Online Application FAQ Session

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Tech Talk–How to use your P.E.O. mobile website in Dallas!

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Tech Talk–P.E.O Online Application FAQ Session

Noon–5 p.m.

Registration Opens

Noon–5 p.m.

Displays Open

2 p.m.–3 p.m.

Meet Your Executive Board

Evening

State Delegation Dinners

7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Cottey Celebration Dance Party

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Registration Continues

8 a.m.–noon

Credentials Registration by State Presidents

8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Displays Open

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Required Seminars (delegations attend as assigned)

Finance/Budget Workshop: Alabama-Minnesota S&R Amendments Workshop: Mississippi-Wyoming

9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Required Seminars (delegations attend as assigned)

Finance/Budget Workshop: Mississippi-Wyoming S&R Amendments Workshop: Alabama-Minnesota

10:45 a.m.–noon

Presidential Libraries

10:45 a.m.–11:45 p.m.

P.E.O. Foundation Round Table

Noon–1 p.m.

Boxed Lunch

1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Credentials Registration by State Presidents continues

1 p.m.–2 p.m.

Presidential Libraries

1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Invest in Yourself

2 p.m.–3 p.m.

Lethal Ladies

2:30 p.m.–4 p.m.

Invest in Yourself

3 p.m.–4 p.m.

GPS Technology and Geocaching

5 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Opening Night Dinner

7 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Opening Night Ceremonies and Projects Night

Texas Wildflowers

Beyond a Tree PLUS Women, Wealth and Planning Beyond a Tree PLUS Women, Wealth and Planning

Lethal Ladies

What’s Next for You?

What’s Next for You?

GPS Technology and Geocaching

Earning Your Leadership Badge

Texas Wildflowers

Earning Your Leadership Badge

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 6:30 a.m.–8 a.m.

Breakfast at the Anatole

7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Registration Continues for Visitors

9 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

Opening Business Meeting

Noon–6 p.m.

Closing Banquet Meal Exchange for Table Assignments

12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Luncheon

Noon–1:15 p.m.

International Leadership Team Lunch; for current and former Project trustees and International committee members only

1:45 p.m.–5 p.m.

Business Meeting

Evening

On your own

7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Past State Presidents Reunion Reception; advance reservation only; ticket required

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 6:30 a.m.–8 a.m.

Breakfast at the Anatole

8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Closing Banquet Meal Ticket Exchange

8 a.m.–noon

Registration Continues for Visitors

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Celebration of Life

9:45 a.m.–noon

Business Meeting Resumes

10 a.m.

BIL Get-Together hosted by Cottey College

12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Luncheon

1:45 p.m.–5 p.m.

Business Meeting

7:30 p.m.–9 p.m.

Texas Night Closing Banquet

9 p.m.–10 p.m.

Texas Night Entertainment

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CIC 2013 REGISTRATION FORM 2013 Convention of International Chapter – Dallas, Texas Methods of Registration: Register online at peointernational.org Complete this registration form - Fax to: 515-255-3820 - Mail to: P.E.O. Executive Office, Attn: Convention Registration 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312

Register only ONE attendee on each registration form (except spouse).

Spouses must be registered with their attendee. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 16, 2013 Registrations postmarked after August 16 will not be processed.

Make check payable to: P.E.O. International (or include credit card information)

On-Site Registration & Packet Pick-Up: Begins Wednesday, Sept 25 at Noon

Registrant Information Member ID #: First Name/Badge Name

Chapter Letters

Chapter City

Chapter S/P/D*

Mailing Address

Your Membership ID # is the first 7 digits in the address block of your P.E.O. Record. The address and email you provide will be used as the mailing address for all registration information and convention materials. Do not submit address changes on your registration form. *S/P/D is the State, Provincial or District Chapter.

Are you a Cottey Alumnae?

Yes

Last Name

No

City

State/Province Zip/Postal

Phone Country

Email

Travel Information

Provide as much information as possible. If you do not have arrival and departure information, wait to submit your registration forms until you do. Mode of Transportation: Plane Train Car Other: Date of Arrival:

Est. Time:

Date of Depart.:

Est. Time:

Flight/Train Arrival Information: (Airline, Flight Number, etc.)



Flight/Train Depart. Information:

(Airline, Flight Number, etc.)

Hotel Reservation Do you need a hotel reservation? Check-In Date:

Yes

No (Skip to Registration Categories)

Check-Out Date:

International Chapter has contracted room blocks with the following hotels. You will be assigned to one of these hotels based on your registration category. If you need to request a specific hotel choice, please include it on the special hotel accommodations section below. Hotel requests cannot be guaranteed. Members of the s/p/d delegations will be assigned to their designated hotel as space is available. Limited busing between hotels will be provided by International Chapter.

Hotel Renaissance Dallas Hotel (Visitors) Courtyard Marriott Market Center (Volunteers) Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas Market Center (Volunteers) Hilton Anatole (Delegations Only)

Nightly Rate

Deposit Required*

Deposit Required*

Deposit Required*

$194.78

$98 per person

$65.50 per person

$49 per person

$148.68

$75 per person

$50 per person

$37.50 per person

$148.68

$75 per person

$50 per person

$37.50 per person

$240.89

$121 per person

$81 per person

$60.50 per person

(2 people in room)

(3 people in room)

(4 people in room)

All rates are per room per night and inclusive of all taxes. Rates are the same for 1 to 4 guests per room. *A room deposit is required for all members who are Not Entitled. Use the room deposit for the hotel marked for your category. The Hilton Anatole is reserved for members of the S/P/D Delegations. All Visitors and Volunteers will be assigned to the other hotels. No refunds of Hotel Deposits for cancellations within 3 days of your check-in date. THE P.E.O. RECORD

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Hotel Reservation (Continued) How many people will be staying in your room? 1 person (1 bed) 2 people (1 bed) 3 people (1 bed plus Rollaway requested) Additional charges for a rollaway will apply. 2 people (2 beds) 3 people (2 beds) 4 people (2 beds) Rollaways are not permitted in rooms with 2 beds. Do you have a roommate preference? Yes­ — List below (including spouse). No — I am requesting a single room. I understand that I am responsible for the full cost of the room (½ of the cost for entitled members). No — Assign a roommate to me. If no roommate is available, I understand that I am responsible for the full cost of the room (½ of the cost for entitled members). Roommate #1 (or Spouse)

Roommate #2

Roommate #3

Name

Name

Name

Chapter Letters

Chapter S/P/D

Chapter Letters

Chapter City

Chapter S/P/D

Chapter City

Chapter Letters

Chapter S/P/D

Chapter City

Special Hotel Accommodations Additional charges may apply. Attendee will be responsible for all charges related to special requests and accommodations at check out. Do you require an Accessible Room (roll-in shower, grab bars in bathroom, etc.)?

Yes

No

Do you require a refrigerator in your room?

Yes

No

Please list any other special accommodation requests:

Registration Categories Select one of the following registration categories (select Spouse also, if your spouse is attending or staying in the hotel with you). *Entitled members: The S/P/D Chapter will be billed for your registration fee following Convention. Deadlines for registrations are the same as Unentitled Past S/P/D Presidents and Visitors. Entitled members registering after July 12 will be billed at the higher registration rates.

Delegate*

Current S/P/D President*

Current S/P/D Vice President*

Past S/P/D President – Last S/P/D Served:

Year:



Entitled*



Former Project Trustee (including Cottey) Board:



Visitor Registration Fee:

$40 – through July 12 $65 – July 13-Aug 2 $100 – August 3-16

Volunteer Registration Fee:

$10 – through Aug 2 $25 – August 3-16

Spouse Registration Fee:

$10 – through Aug 2 $25 – August 3-16







Unentitled Registration Fee: $40–through July 12; $65–July 13-Aug 2; $100–August 3-16 Year: NOTE: Registration fee is included in the prices for each of the Convention Packages listed below.

Volunteers will not be permitted to pre-register for any workshops or seminars; however they will be admitted to workshop & seminars if seats are available 10 minutes before each begins. Past S/P/D Presidents also volunteering must register as a Past S/P/D President above.

Spouse’s Name:

If your spouse is not participating in any convention events but will be staying with you in the hotel you must register him on this form.

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Convention Packages Select from the following packages or choose individual events “A La Carte” on next page. All meals must be signed up for in advance. No meals are sold on-site. All events are held at the Hilton Anatole unless otherwise specified. Save 10% off the individual meal prices when you sign up for one of the following packages: Complete Convention Package Qty: Cost: $284 (through July 12) Includes: Registration Fee $309 (July 13 – Aug 2) All Meals (Thursday Box Lunch, Opening Night Dinner, Friday Breakfast, $344 (August 3-16) Friday Lunch, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Lunch, Closing Night Banquet) Selection of Thursday Workshops & Seminars (Choose below) Unlimited Access to Business Meetings on Friday & Saturday (not applicable to non-members or spouses) Unlimited Access to All Exhibits and Displays Opening & Closing Night Entertainment Complete Convention Package (NO BREAKFASTS) Qty: Cost: $238 (through July 12) Includes: Registration Fee $263 (July 13 – Aug 2) Thursday Box Lunch, Opening Night Dinner, $298 (August 13 – 16) Friday Lunch, Saturday Lunch, Closing Night Banquet Selection of Thursday Workshops & Seminars (Choose below) Unlimited Access to Business Meetings on Friday & Saturday (not applicable to non-members or spouses) Unlimited Access to All Exhibits and Displays Opening & Closing Night Entertainment Day-Tripper Convention Package Qty: Cost: $132 (through July 12) Includes: Registration Fee $157 (July 13 – Aug 2) Thursday Box Lunch, Friday & Saturday Lunches (No Breakfasts or Dinners) $192 (August 3-16) Selection of Thursday Workshops & Seminars (Choose below) Unlimited Access to Business Meetings on Friday & Saturday (not applicable to non-members or spouses) Unlimited Access to All Exhibits and Displays Single Day Packages Includes: Registration Fee All Events and Meals on the day selected. Choose from the following: Thursday Only Qty: Cost: $114 (through July 12) Thursday Box Lunch, Selection of Thursday Workshops $139 (July 13 – Aug 2) & Seminars (Choose below), Opening Night Dinner & $174 (August 3-16) Opening Night Entertainment, Unlimited Access to All Exhibits and Displays Saturday Only Qty: Cost: $121 (through July 12) Saturday Lunch, Closing Night Banquet, Unlimited Access to $140 (July 13 – Aug 2) Business Meeting on Saturday, Unlimited Access to Exhibits, $166 (August 3-16) & Closing Night Entertainment

Thursday Workshops & Seminars

All Thursday Workshops & Seminars are included in the Registration Fee or Convention Package Price. * Required Workshops for All Members of All Delegations, including Unentitled Past S/P/D Presidents. See the S/P/D assignment chart in the At-A-Glance section of the Convention Materials. Select from the following: MORNING EVENTS 8:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

AFTERNOON EVENTS 1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Finance/ Budget Workshop* (8:30–9:30)

Finance/ Budget Workshop* (9:30–10:30)

Lowe: Presidential Libraries (10:45–12:00)

Lowe: Presidential Libraries (1:00–2:00)

Amendments Workshop* (8:30–9:30)

Amendments Workshop* (9:30–10:30)

Thomas: Texas Wildflowers (10:45–12:15) Mannel: GPS Technology & Geocaching (10:45–12:00) Rogers: Lethal Ladies (10:45–12:00)

Thomas: Texas Wildflowers (1:00–2:30)

Foundation Round Table (10:45–11:45)

2:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Rogers: Lethal Ladies (2:00–3:00)

Mannel: GPS Technology & Geocaching (3:00–4:00)

Chatzky: Invest in Yourself (1:00–2:30)

Chatzky: Invest in Yourself (2:30–4:00)

Krueger: Beyond a Tree (1:00–1:45)

Armstrong: Women, Wealth & Planning (1:45–2:30) Pederson: What’s Next for You? (1:00–2:30)

Krueger: Beyond a Tree (2:30–3:15)

Walker: Earn Your Leadership Badge (1:00–2:30 p.m.)

Walker: Earn Your Leadership Badge (2:30–4:00 p.m.)

Armstrong: Women, Wealth & Planning (3:15–4:00) Pederson: What’s Next for You? (2:30–4:00)

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“A La Carte” All events are held at the Hilton Anatole unless otherwise specified. Select from the following to add on to a Convention Package or build your own customized International Convention experience: WEDNSDAY EVENTS (Sept 25) 9:30 a.m. Tech Talk:

c P.E.O. Mobile Site

c Online Applications

Qty:

Cost: Free

10:30 a.m. Tech Talk:

c P.E.O. Mobile Site

c Online Applications

Qty:

Cost: Free

7-9 p.m.:

c Cottey College Fundraiser Campaign Celebration

Qty:

Cost: $10.00

THURSDAY EVENTS (Sept 26) c Thursday Box Lunch

Qty:

Cost: $30.00

c Thursday Opening Night Dinner

Qty:

Cost: $52.00

c Thursday Opening Night Entertainment – Projects Night

Qty:

Cost: Free

c Friday Breakfast**

Qty:

Cost: $26.00

c Friday Business Meeting

Qty:

Cost: Included with Registration Fee

c Friday Lunch

Qty:

Cost: $36.00

c International Leadership Team Lunch

Qty:

Cost: $36.00

Qty:

Cost: $35.00

c Saturday Breakfast**

Qty:

Cost: $26.00

c Saturday Business Meeting

Qty:

Cost: Included with Registration Fee

c Saturday Lunch

Qty:

Cost: $36.00

c Saturday Closing Banquet

Qty:

Cost: $65.00

c Saturday Closing Night Entertainment – Texas Night

Qty:

Cost: Free

FRIDAY EVENTS (Sept 27)

(for current and former Project trustees and International committee members only)

c Past S/P/D Presidents Reception



(for Past S/P/D Presidents & their guest(s) only)

SATURDAY EVENTS (Sept 28)

** Volunteers are advised not to register for the main Convention Breakfasts on either Friday or Saturday.

Additional Accommodations Do you require Vegetarian Meals?............................. Yes No NOTE: The Convention Center is able to accommodate these two meal requirements. If you have food allergies or other dietary Does your spouse require Vegetarian Meals?................ Yes No special restrictions that would not be accommodated by selecting either Do you require Gluten-Free Meals?........................... Yes No Vegetarian or Gluten-Free, please plan accordingly as the Convention Does your spouse require Gluten-Free Meals?............... Yes No Center cannot guarantee they will be able to meet your needs. Due to public health regulations, no outside food will be allowed into Do you require the use of a wheelchair or electric scooter during Convention?......................... Yes No the meal hall at the Convention Center. Are you bringing a wheelchair or electric scooter with you to Convention?............... Yes No Do you need International Chapter to reserve a wheelchair or electric scooter for your use during Convention?............ Yes No If yes, please select from the following: Manual Wheelchair

Wed – Sat (4 Days) $95.00

Single Day $35.00

Request Day:

Electric Scooter:

Wed – Sat (4 Days) $165.00

Single Day $60.00

Request Day:

Electric Wheelchair

Wed – Sat (4 Days) $190.00

Single Day $85.00

Request Day:

Rentals are Non-Refundable. Reserved items will be labeled with the attendee’s name. Attendees will receive a ticket in their packet to claim their reserved wheelchair or electric scooter at the Hilton Anatole. Rentals will be available at the time of registration and must be returned by the close of the business meeting on Saturday. Attendee will be responsible for the reserved item and will cover the cost of a lost wheelchair or electric scooter as well as any damages incurred.

Payment

Convention Event Hotel Deposit (See Table on Page 23) Convention Package

Visa

MasterCard

Credit Card Number: Expiration Date:

OR Registration Fee

Name on Card:

A la carte Meals/Workshops

Signature:

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All cancellations are subject to a $35 cancellation fee. Registration Fees are Non-Refundable. No refund on Meals or Wheelchair Reservations after September 20. Hotel Deposits will not be refunded for cancellations within 3 days of the check-in date.

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1. Shopping! Northpark and Sam Moon Experience Northpark Shopping Center, one of the premier shopping centers in the country. Offering shoppers a mix of the finest in luxury retail, market exclusives, and fine dining, NorthPark features wide promenades, world class art, spacious courts, water attractions and lush landscaping. NorthPark consistently is named the top attraction in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Then discover Sam Moon Trading Company, a wholesaler of women’s handbags, jewelry and accessories. Designer-inspired handbags and accessories at unbeatable prices draw a year-round frenzy of stylish, trendy and affluent shoppers. This adrenaline rush attracts shoppers nationwide.

Offered: #1A – Tuesday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost:

#1B – Wednesday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $45 per person Includes: Maps and brochures of shopping destinations and discount and tax-tree information

2. George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Southern Methodist University Tour Southern Methodist University, the nationally ranked private university founded in 1911 and located in the heart of Dallas. Tour the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, site of scholarly research, an interactive museum, international conferences and public lectures. Go behind-the-scenes of critical decisions of the Bush presidency. Visit the outdoor sculpture garden of the Meadows Museum of Art, home to one of the finest collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. See Dallas Hall, constructed in 1915, with its rotunda topped with brilliant stained-glass and a copper dome. Visit Perkins Chapel, the primary worship space for Perkins School of Theology and Southern Methodist University.

Offered: #2A – Tuesday, September 24 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost:

#2B – Wednesday, September 25 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. #2C – Saturday, September 28 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. $50 per person Includes: Admission to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and admission to the Meadows Museum of Art

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3. JFK and Sixth Floor Museum Experience the John F. Kennedy tragedy firsthand as your guide takes you through the historic events of that day. Visit the Oak Cliff boarding home of Lee Harvey Oswald. Follow the parade route of Kennedy’s motorcade, walk the Grassy Knoll, visit the corner window used as a sniper’s nest, visit Texas Theatre where Oswald was captured by the Dallas Police, and see the Old Municipal Building where Jack Rudy shot Oswald. Tour the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, housed in the former Texas School Book Depository, to see film clips, photographs, and memorabilia commemorating JFK’s life, death, and legacy. Stop at the Kennedy Memorial, a tribute to President John F. Kennedy.

Offered: #3A – Tuesday, September 24 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost:

#3B – Thursday, September 26 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. $50 per person Includes: Admission to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and visits with your guide to the various key locations

4. Dallas Arts District Tour this centerpiece of Dallas cultural life and the largest urban arts district in the United States. Visit the state-of-the-art Winspear Opera House and/or the innovative design of the Wyly Theatre. Step inside the marble interior of the world-renowned Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center designed by I.M. Pei. Tour the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe to see its exquisite European stained-glass collection. See the historic antebellum Belo Mansion and hear about the Mansion’s ties to gangsters Bonnie & Clyde. Visit the Crow Collection of Asian Art and enjoy its Chinese “Jade Room.” Learn about the Dallas Museum of Art, an outstanding collection of art from around the world. Delight in the acclaimed Nasher Sculpture Center, a world class collection of modern sculpture.

Offered: #4A – Tuesday, September 24 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost:

#4B – Friday, September 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $40 per person Includes: Private behind-the-scenes tours of one or more of the performance venues and privately led tour of the Crow Collection Jade Room

5. Dallas Highlights Visit Dealey Plaza in the West End Historic District. Learn about the Sixth Floor Museum. At the Old Red Courthouse, hear about the history of Dallas from the 1800s to present. See the Kennedy Memorial. Traverse the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, designed by the internationally renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. See Pioneer Plaza which commemorates the western heritage of Dallas and features a re-creation of a cattle drive in bronze. Tour the Dallas Arts District, home of many performing arts venues. Learn about the Belo Mansion’s ties to gangsters Bonnie and Clyde. Enjoy Uptown Dallas, filled with one-of-a-kind shops and cutting-edge restaurants. Tour Victory Park and see the American Airlines Center, home to the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks. Drive scenic Turtle Creek to the exclusive and historic Highland Park neighborhood where you will hear about the town’s ties to Beverly Hills.

Offered: #5A – Wednesday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost:

#5B – Thursday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. #5C – Friday, September 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. #5D – Saturday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. #5E – Sunday, September 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $40 per person Includes: A visit to Dealey Plaza, birthplace of Dallas and site of the tragic JFK assassination

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6. Southfork Ranch Tour Experience the legendary Southfork Ranch, home to the “Dallas” television series, J.R. and Sue Ellen. Relax on a guided tram tour of the Southfork Ranch grounds en route to a tour of the famed Ewing Mansion. See Texas longhorns and American quarter-horses. Stroll the ranch grounds and then visit the “Lincolns and Longhorns” display of Jock Ewing’s original 1978 Lincoln Continental automobile. Re-live memorable moments in the “Dallas Legends” exhibit. See the gun that shot J.R., Lucy’s wedding dress, video clips from the series, interviews with the stars and other memorabilia that will make you feel right at home with the Ewings.

Offered: Wednesday, September 25 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $48 per person Includes: Admission to Southfork Ranch, the Dallas Legends Exhibit, a private tram tour of the Southfork Ranch

grounds, and an interior tour of the Ewing Museum

7. Dallas Dine Around The evening begins at Patrizio Restaurant in the upscale Highland Park Village. Enjoy appetizers from bruschetta to calamari, all served in the traditional Italian family style. You then are off to El Fenix Mexican Restaurant, established in 1918, for your main course of authentic TexMex. From their famous Mexican platter to warm sopapillas topped with honey, you will relish your main course in this hacienda-styled Dallas institution. Save room for dessert as you wind down your evening enjoying music from bygone eras over coffee and a decadent array of mouth-watering classic desserts at the lively Dallas Hard Rock Café.

Offered: #7 – Tuesday, September 24 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $77 per person

*alcohol not included



dining spots around downtown

Includes: An evening “three-course” meal at some of Dallas’ most popular

8. Historic Grapevine Step back in time at the Grapevine Historical Museum housed in the original Cotton Belt Railroad Depot in historic downtown Grapevine, Texas. Stop for photos of the delightful 1896 steam-engine-powered Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Watch the artists at Vetro Glassblowing art glass gallery. Stroll picturesque Main Street as your guide introduces you to Grapevine’s fascinating past. In Liberty Park Plaza, see the “Walking to Texas” statue. Enjoy the diverse array of antique shops & art galleries and Grapevine’s Public Art. Tour Nash Farms, a restored farmstead. Experience the beauty of Grapevine’s Botanical Gardens. Visit the poignant 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial bronze and limestone monument.

Offered: #8A – Thursday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost:

#8B – Saturday, September 28 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. $45 per person Includes: A private tour of Nash Farms and a glassblowing demonstration by Vetro Glassblowers

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9. Cowboys Stadium VIP Tour Thrill in a private VIP Tour of Cowboys Stadium, host to Super Bowl XLV and home to the world-famous Dallas Cowboys. The 3-million square foot largest domed structure in the world, Cowboys Stadium is the most technologically advanced sports/entertainment venue anywhere. Go behind the scenes to visit the Scoreboard Control Room, the Press Box, the Cowboys Locker Room, and the Player Interview Room. Relax in the leather seats of a private suite. View the world’s largest center-hung video board and the stadium’s expansive, retractable roof. Have your VIP photo taken on the Dallas Cowboys Star on the field’s 50-yard line. Stop at the Cowboys Stadium Pro Shop where you can pick up a souvenir of your tour.

Offered: #9 – Thursday, September 26 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $60 per person Includes: Admission to Cowboys Stadium, a VIP behind-the-scenes tour and a chance

to pass a football on the Dallas Cowboys playing field

10. Victory Park Tour Explore the newly-opened Perot Museum of Nature & Science, five floors of dynamic science and nature exhibits. Delve into the 11 exhibit halls including the “Being Human” area and the “Gems and Minerals” showcase of rare minerals and gems. Then tour the American Airlines Center, home to the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks and the NHL Dallas Stars. Enjoy a guided tour of the inner workings of the fast-paced professional basketball industry. Visit the press box, a luxury suite, and party rooms before winding up your visit in the American Hall of Planes.

Offered: #10A – Friday, September 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost:

#10B – Saturday, September 28 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. $54 per person Includes: Admission to the Perot Museum of Nature & Science and admission and a private tour of the American Airlines Center

11. Fort Worth and Historic Stockyards Be dazzled by Forth Worth’s Sundance Square, home of shopping, dining, theater and nightlife entertainment. Walk Heritage Trail for fascinating western history. See the Fort Worth Water Gardens. Visit Bass Performance Hall, one of the world’s finest concert and performance halls. Enjoy western art by masters Russell and Remington at the Sid Richardson Museum. Take a guided walk of the Stockyards National Historic District. Experience a team of cowhands driving a herd of Texas longhorns along Exchange Avenue. Dust your tonsils with a beverage at Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk. Try on cowboy boots, grab a bite of Texas BBQ, have your photo made, or saddle up to the bar for a cold one as you enjoy the sights of the Historic Stockyards.

Offered: #11A – Friday, September 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost:

#11B – Saturday, September 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $55 per person Includes: Viewing of the daily Cattle Drive down Exchange Avenue and a stop at the spectacular Fort Worth Water Gardens

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12. Dallas Arboretum and Patio Lunch Enjoy a formal guided tour of the magnificent gardens of the 66-acre Dallas Arboretum which overlooks White Rock Lake. These unique gardens include the Jonsson Color Garden, planted with more than 2,000 varieties of azaleas, and the Lay Ornamental Garden, featuring hundreds of perennials and a dynamic falling-water curtain set against limestone walls. The Arboretum includes spring blooms of lavish daffodils, tulips and dogwood, summer displays of canna and caladiums, lush fall chrysanthemums, and a collection of bronze wildlife figures nestled throughout the gardens. The historic DeGolyer Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will host the patio luncheon.

Offered: #12 – Saturday, September 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost: $74 per person Includes: Admission to the Dallas Arboretum, a privately led tour, and a light lunch

on the patio overlooking the gardens

13. Southfork Ranch Chuck-Wagon Dinner Discover your Texas roots, put on your western wear, and join us for an entertaining evening at the world famous Southfork Ranch where you will enjoy a delicious chuck-wagon BBQ buffet dinner. During dinner, your tour guide will provide a history of the original “Dallas” TV series. Tour the legendary ranch grounds on a tram from the visitors’ center to the Ewing Mansion. Visit Texas longhorn cattle in the Longhorn Barn. Try line dancing or just relax and enjoy the music. See the gun that shot J.R., Lucy’s wedding dress, video clips from the series, interviews with the stars, and other “Dallas” memorabilia. Y’all come!

Offered: #13 – Friday, September 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Cost: $69 per person Includes: A full chuck-wagon dinner, evening entertainment including line dancing lessons

and time to visit the museum, ranch grounds, the Ewing Mansion and shops

Please note that there are limited dining options in and around the Hilton Anatole Hotel and Convention Center. Please join us at Southfork. Advance registration deadline for this event is Friday, May 31, 2013.

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2013 P.E.O. Sisterhood Tour Program Terms & Conditions ADVANCE REGISTRATION DEADLINES • The advance registration for all tours, except Tour #13A–Southfork Ranch Chuck Wagon Dinner, is Thursday, August 1, 2013. • The advance registration deadline for the Southfork Ranch Chuck Wagon Dinner Event is Friday, May 31, 2013. TOUR SPACE IS LIMITED. Please register in advance. Advance registrations may be submitted to Discover Dallas Tours office via postal mail, email or fax. See Return Form & Payment Box for further information. Tours may not be reserved by telephone.

PENDING AVAILABILITY Pending availability, tour reservations may be available for purchase after registration deadlines, for purchase on-site, and an additional $3 per ticket will be added to the price of each ticket. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, money orders and personal checks written from a United States bank will be accepted for advance payment.

FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF BOOKING. Please note, separate payment is required for Tour #13–Southfork Ranch Chuck Wagon Dinner. PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT: personal or company check. Checks should be made payable to Discover Dallas Tours, Inc. There will be a $35 charge for all returned checks. Charges will appear as “Discover Dallas Tours” on your credit card statement. All credit cards payments will be processed after the advance registration deadline.

TOUR PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE OF: All tour prices are inclusive of roundtrip transportation, escort and/or guide services, applicable taxes, all appropriate gratuities and pre-registration and on-site coordination services. The additional items included with each tour are listed before the individual tour description. The rates shown are Discover Dallas Tours rates and not the rates of any other entity.

CHECK IN Registrants will be required to check in with Tour Desk prior to daily tour departures.

TICKETS Tour tickets are not required for tours, except Tour #13 - Southfork Ranch Chuck Wagon Dinner. Tour Tickets for Southfork Ranch Chuck Wagon Dinner will be available for pickup at the Tour Desk beginning Tuesday, September 24 through Friday, September 27.

TOUR PURCHASES NOT CANCELLABLE OR REFUNDABLE. Tour purchases are not cancellable or refundable, however, the payment amount may be applied to another tour, based upon availability.

RIGHTS RESERVED • Discover Dallas Tours reserves the right to cancel any tour not meeting the minimum requirements for enrollment. Participants may apply the amount of the canceled tour to another tour option or elect to receive a full refund. Reimbursement for any tours canceled by Discover Dallas Tours will be made directly to the tour participant following the convention by the method of which the payment was received. • Discover Dallas Tours reserves the right to substitute a tour stop should an attraction become unavailable for reasons outside of our control.

NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR DAMAGED ARTICLES, ETC. Discover Dallas Tours is not responsible for lost or damaged articles; accidents; any mishap due to alcohol or drug abuse; disasters; government regulation or advisory; death; injury; illness; fire; distribution; delays, modifications or cancellations caused by weather conditions; or any mechanical or electrical difficulties; strikes; lockouts; acts or threats of terrorism; civil disorder; acts of God; and other events beyond the control of Discover Dallas Tours, Inc. Discover Dallas Tours, Inc. will make every effort to conduct the program as described, however, reserves the right to make adjustments to programs without affecting their overall quality.

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2013 P.E.O. International Convention–Dallas, Texas–Tour Order Form ADVANCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR TOURS #1-12: THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013

Tour Name/# Shopping: NorthPark & Sam Moon George W. Bush Presidential Library & SMU JFK & Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Arts District

Dallas Highlights

Southfork Ranch Dallas Dine Around Historic Grapevine Cowboys Stadium VIP Tour Victory Park Tour Fort Worth & Historic Stockyards Dallas Arboretum & Patio Lunch

1A 1B 2A 2B 2C 3A 3B 4A 4B 5A 5B 5C 5D 5E 6 7 8A 8B 9 10A 10B 11A 11B 12

Date Tues. 9/24 Wed. 9/25 Tues. 9/24 Wed. 9/25 Sat. 9/28 Tues. 9/24 Thur. 9/26 Tues. 9/24 Fri. 9/27 Wed. 9/25 Thur. 9/26 Fri. 9/27 Sat. 9/28 Sun. 9/29 Wed. 9/25 Tues. 9/24 Thur. 9/26 Sat. 9/28 Thur. 9/26 Fri. 9/27 Sat. 9/28 Fri. 9/27 Sat. 9/28 Sat. 9/28

Time Cost Qty Total 10:00am-2:00pm $45.00 10:00am-2:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm $50.00 2:00pm-5:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm $50.00 2:00pm-5:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm $40.00 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm $40.00 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm $48.00 6:00pm-10:00pm $77.00 9:00am-1:00pm $45.00 2:00pm-6:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm $60.00 9:00am-12:00pm $54.00 2:00pm-5:00pm 9:00am-3:00pm $55.00 8:30am-1:30pm 8:30am-1:30pm $74.00 DAYTIME TOURS TOTAL

CONTACT INFORMATION: PAYMENT INFORMATION:

PAYMENT INFORMATION

Name:

Total Enclosed: $

Address:

Check (payable to Discover Dallas Tours)

City:

State:

Visa

MasterCard

Discover

Card Number:

Country: Daytime Phone: ( Cell Phone: (

ZIP:

) )

Exp. Date:

Security/V-Code:

Cardholder’s Signature:

Email Address: Hotel (if known): I authorize the total charges indicated for the listed registered tours. The issuer of the card identified on this form is authorized to pay the amount shown as TOTAL. I promise to pay such total (together with any charges due therein) subject to and accordance with the agreement governing the use of such card. My signature on this order form authorizes Discover Dallas Tours to charge my credit card number listed on this registration form for the amount shown above. Charges will appear as “Discover Dallas Tours, Inc.” on your credit card statement.

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2013 P.E.O. International Convention–Dallas, Texas–Tour Order Form ADVANCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR TOUR #13: FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013

*PLEASE NOTE: Separate payment is required for Southfork Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner. This tour is subject to the availability of Southfork Ranch’s event space by Registration Deadline above and the required minimum of 300 Registrants for tour to commence.

Tour Name/# Southfork Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner

13

Date

Time

Cost

Fri. 9/27

5:30pm-10:30pm

$69.00

Qty

Total

EVENING TOUR TOTAL CONTACT INFORMATION: PAYMENT INFORMATION:

PAYMENT INFORMATION

Name:

Total Enclosed: $

Address:

Check (payable to Discover Dallas Tours)

City:

State:

ZIP:

Visa

Country:

Discover

Card Number:

Daytime Phone: ( Cell Phone: (

MasterCard

)

Exp. Date:

)

Security/V-Code:

Cardholder’s Signature:

Email Address: Hotel (if known): I authorize the total charges indicated for the listed registered tours. The issuer of the card identified on this form is authorized to pay the amount shown as TOTAL. I promise to pay such total (together with any charges due therein) subject to and accordance with the agreement governing the use of such card. My signature on this order form authorizes Discover Dallas Tours to charge my credit card number listed on this registration form for the amount shown above. Charges will appear as “Discover Dallas Tours, Inc.” on your credit card statement.

QUESTIONS: Contact Rebecca Koenigs @ [email protected] or (214)521.3737.

RETURN FORM & PAYMENT TO: Email: [email protected] Mail: Discover Dallas Tours 4410 Glenwick Lane Dallas, TX 75205 Attn: Rebecca Koenigs

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Proposed AMENDMENTS Publication of amendments to International documents in The P.E.O. Record constitutes advance notice as required by the Constitution of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. The amendments are presented in a three column format which gives current wording, proposed changes and wording if adopted. Underlined words are inserted or added and words that have a line through them are struck out. Chapters and individuals are encouraged to thoughtfully consider the merits of each amendment. The voting members of convention should wait until after hearing debate at convention to decide how they will vote on each amendment. The goal of the members of convention should be to come well prepared and contribute to the expeditious handling of the amendments at convention. The following amendments were in the hands of the chairman of the Study & Research Committee by January 15 and have successfully completed the steps required to be debated and voted upon at the 2013 Convention of International Chapter. (Voting order may change)

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CEREMONY OF INITIATION (Page number refers to the 2010 Prompter’s Booklet.)

A-1. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter (page 9) Amend Ceremony of Initiation, chaplain’s prayer, paragraph 6, line 2, by striking out the words “(state each candidate’s name)”.

CURRENT WORDING ...blessing on this (these) sister(s), (state each candidate’s name), who has (have) just…

PROPOSED AMENDMENT ...blessing on this (these) sister(s), (state each candidate’s name), who has (have) just…

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ ...blessing on this (these) sister(s) who has (have) just…

EXPLANATION: Would remove stating each candidate’s name in the chaplain’s prayer of the Ceremony of Initiation.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE P.E.O. CONSTITUTION

(Page numbers refer to the 2011 Constitution, Bylaws and Standing Rules of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.)

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE INTRODUCTION OF THE P.E.O. CONSTITUTION B-1. Submitted by British Columbia Provincial Chapter (page 11) Amend Introduction, Article V, JURISDICTION, paragraph 2, by striking out the words “the words state chapter” and inserting the words “the abbreviation ‘s/p/d’.”

CURRENT WORDING

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

Hereinafter the words “state chapter” Hereinafter the words “state chapter” Hereinafter the abbreviation shall be used to designate state, the abbreviation “s/p/d” shall be “s/p/d” shall be used to designate provincial, or district chapter. used to designate state, provincial, or state, provincial, or district chapter. district chapter.

EXPLANATION: Would allow the abbreviation “s/p/d” to designate state/provincial/district in the Constitution, bylaws and standing rules instead of the word “state”.

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PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO PART I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE P.E.O. SISTERHOOD C-1. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter (page 24) Amend Part I, Article XI, AMENDMENTS, by striking out subsection (a) and inserting a new subsection (a).

CURRENT WORDING (a) the proposed amendment has been approved at a convention of a state chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members voting; reported immediately by the secretary of the state chapter to the president of International Chapter and the chairman of the Study and Research Committee; or

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

(a) the proposed amendment has been approved at a convention of a state chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members voting; reported immediately by the secretary of the state chapter to the president of International Chapter and the chairman of the Study and Research Committee; or (a) the proposed amendment has been approved by two-thirds of the local chapters of a state chapter; approved at the following convention of the state chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members voting; reported immediately by the secretary of the state chapter to the president of International Chapter and the chairman of the Study and Research Committee; or

(a) the proposed amendment has been approved by two-thirds of the local chapters of a state chapter; approved at the following convention of the state chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members voting; reported immediately by the secretary of the state chapter to the president of International Chapter and the chairman of the Study and Research Committee; or

EXPLANATION: Would require proposed amendments to the Introduction or Part I of the Constitution or the Procedure for P.E.O. Chapter Meeting (including the Opening Ode, Objects and Aims, Ceremony of Initiation, and Ceremony of Installation) to be approved by two-thirds of the local chapters of a state chapter prior to being considered at the state convention.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO PART II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE P.E.O. SISTERHOOD D-1. Submitted by Montana State Chapter

(page 25) Amend Part II, Article I, FORMATION, Sec. 1 – ORGANIZATION, by striking out the words “at such time as the Executive Board of International Chapter shall deem advisable”, and by striking out Sec. 2 – PETITION.

CURRENT WORDING

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

Sec. 1 – ORGANIZATION. State chapters of the P.E.O. Sisterhood shall be organized by the organizer of International Chapter, or by her proxy, at such time as the Executive Board of International Chapter shall deem advisable after there are nine local chapters in a state. Sec. 2 – PETITION. The form of petition for the organization of a state chapter shall be sent by the organizer of International Chapter to the local chapters in a state upon direction of the executive board. The petition shall be signed by authorized representatives of at least seven chapters.

Sec. 1 – ORGANIZATION. State chapters of the P.E.O. Sisterhood shall be organized by the organizer of International Chapter, or by her proxy, at such time as the Executive Board of International Chapter shall deem advisable after there are nine local chapters in a state. Sec. 2 – PETITITION. The form of petition for the organization of a state chapter shall be sent by the organizer of International Chapter to the local chapters in a state upon direction of the executive board. The petition shall be signed by authorized representatives of at least seven chapters.

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ Sec. 1 – ORGANIZATION. State chapters of the P.E.O. Sisterhood shall be organized by the organizer of International Chapter, or by her proxy, after there are nine local chapters in a state.

EXPLANATION: Would remove the determination of timing by the Executive Board of International Chapter for the organization of a state chapter after there are nine local chapters in a state; would remove the requirement that the organizer of International Chapter send the petition for the organization of a state chapter to the local chapters in a state; and would remove the requirement that authorized representatives of at least seven chapters sign the petition before a state chapter is organized.

NOTE: If this amendment is adopted, the remaining sections will be renumbered to conform.

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D-2. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter (page 31) Amend Part II, Article VIII, DUTIES OF OFFICERS, Sec. 4 – ORGANIZER, paragraph 6, sentence 1, by striking out the words “recording secretary” and by adding a new sentence 3.

CURRENT WORDING

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

To instruct a disbanding chapter to send to the chief executive officer of the P.E.O. Sisterhood the following: the books of the president, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, and treasurer; the Initiatory Emblem; all copies of the Ceremony of Initiation; charter and electrotype star. All forms and Instructions to Officers of Local Chapters are to be destroyed.

To instruct a disbanding chapter to send to the chief executive officer of the P.E.O. Sisterhood the following: the books of the president, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, and treasurer; the Initiatory Emblem; all copies of the Ceremony of Initiation; charter and electrotype star. All forms and Instructions to Officers of Local Chapters are to be destroyed. Minutes are to be destroyed in accordance with policies of International Chapter.

To instruct a disbanding chapter to send to the chief executive officer of the P.E.O. Sisterhood the following: the books of the president, corresponding secretary, and treasurer; the Initiatory Emblem; all copies of the Ceremony of Initiation; charter and electrotype star. All forms and Instructions to Officers of Local Chapters are to be destroyed. Minutes are to be destroyed in accordance with policies of International Chapter.

EXPLANATION: Would remove the requirement that the books of the recording secretary of a disbanded chapter be sent to the chief executive officer of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and would allow the minutes to be destroyed as required by the policies of International Chapter.

D-3. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter (page 35) Amend Part II, Article XIV, AMENDMENTS, by striking out subsection (a) and inserting a new subsection (a).

CURRENT WORDING

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

(a) the proposed amendment has been approved at a convention of a state chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members voting; reported immediately by the secretary of the state chapter to the president of International Chapter and the chairman of the Study and Research Committee; or

(a) the proposed amendment has been approved at a convention of a state chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members voting; reported immediately by the secretary of the state chapter to the president of International Chapter and the chairman of the Study and Research Committee; or (a) the proposed amendment has been approved by two-thirds of the local chapters of a state chapter; approved at the following convention of the state chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members voting; reported immediately by the secretary of the state chapter to the president of International Chapter and the chairman of the Study and Research Committee; or

(a) the proposed amendment has been approved by two-thirds of the local chapters of a state chapter; approved at the following convention of the state chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members voting; reported immediately by the secretary of the state chapter to the president of International Chapter and the chairman of the Study and Research Committee; or

EXPLANATION: Would require proposed amendments to Part II of the Constitution to be approved by two-thirds of the local chapters of a state chapter prior to being considered at the state convention.

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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO PART III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE P.E.O. SISTERHOOD

THE FOLLOWING TWO PROPOSED AMENDMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED AS A WHOLE WITH A SINGLE VOTE E-1. Submitted by Maryland State Chapter (page 39) Amend Part III, Article III, MEETINGS, Sec. 1 – NUMBER, paragraph 1, by adding a new sentence 3.

CURRENT WORDING

PROPOSED AMENDMENT A chapter may elect to conduct up to three regular business meetings as open format meetings, none of which may be an official visit by the organizer or her proxy.

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ A chapter may elect to conduct up to three regular business meetings as open format meetings, none of which may be an official visit by the organizer or her proxy.

EXPLANATION: Would add an option for local chapters to replace up to three regular business meetings a year with open format meetings.

E-2. Submitted by Maryland State Chapter (page 39) Amend Part III, Article III, MEETINGS, by inserting a new Sec. 3.

CURRENT WORDING

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

Sec. 3 – OPEN FORMAT. The day and hour of open format meetings shall be specified in the chapter yearbook. Prospective members may be invited by a chapter member to attend an open format meeting.

Sec. 3 – OPEN FORMAT. The day and hour of open format meetings shall be specified in the chapter yearbook. Prospective members may be invited by a chapter member to attend an open format meeting.

EXPLANATION: Would require open format meetings to be noted in the chapter yearbook and define them as one which is opened to prospective members.

NOTE: If this amendment is adopted, the remaining sections will be renumbered to conform. NOTE: If these amendments are adopted, the agenda for an open format meeting will be written by the Executive Board of International Chapter.

THE FOLLOWING TWO PROPOSED AMENDMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED AS A WHOLE WITH A SINGLE VOTE E-3. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter (page 43) Amend Part III, Article V, DUTIES OF OFFICERS, Sec. 6 – TREASURER, line 5, by adding the words “for initiates and for others upon request”.

CURRENT WORDING To order and deliver emblems.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

To order and deliver emblems for initiates and for others upon request.

To order and deliver emblems for initiates and for others upon request.

EXPLANATION: Would specify that the local chapter treasurer will order and deliver emblems for initiates and upon request would order replacement emblems for members.

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E-4. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter (page 47) Amend Part III, Article VII, THE EMBLEM, Sec. 6 – LOST EMBLEM, sentence 1, by striking out the words “which shall be ordered by the treasurer of the local chapter”.

CURRENT WORDING

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

An active member who has lost her emblem shall replace it by paying the cost of a new one, which shall be ordered by the treasurer of the local chapter.

An active member who has lost her emblem shall replace it by paying the cost of a new one, which shall be ordered by the treasurer of the local chapter.

An active member who has lost her emblem shall replace it by paying the cost of a new one.

EXPLANATION: Would remove the requirement that the local chapter treasurer order a replacement emblem for a member.

E-5. Submitted by Idaho State Chapter (page 44) Amend Part III, Article VI, MEMBERS BY INITIATION, Sec. 2 – ELIGIBILITY, subsection (a), by inserting the words “mother, daughter-in-law, sister” following the words “She is the daughter”.

CURRENT WORDING (a) She is the daughter or lineal descendant of a member of the initiating chapter, regardless of the prospective member’s geographic residence, or

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

(a) She is the daughter, mother, daughter-in-law, sister or lineal descendant of a member of the initiating chapter, regardless of the prospective member’s geographic residence, or

(a) She is the daughter, mother, daughter-in-law, sister or lineal descendant of a member of the initiating chapter, regardless of the prospective member’s geographic residence, or

EXPLANATION: Would allow mothers, daughters-in-law and sisters of the initiating chapter member to be eligible for membership by initiation without meeting a residency requirement.

THE FOLLOWING FOUR PROPOSED AMENDMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED AS A WHOLE WITH A SINGLE VOTE E-6. Submitted by Connecticut State Chapter (page 46) Amend Part III, Article VII, THE EMBLEM, Sec. 1 – EMBLEM, paragraph 2, sentence 1, by striking out the sentence and inserting a new sentence 1.

CURRENT WORDING

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

A member initiated prior to October 14, 1915, having the larger emblem then in use shall be permitted to wear same and, if desired, may have also an official emblem.

A member initiated prior to October 14, 1915, having the larger emblem then in use shall be permitted to wear same and, if desired, may have also an official emblem. A member having an older emblem shall be permitted to wear same and, if desired, may also have the official emblem.

A member having an older emblem shall be permitted to wear same and, if desired, may also have the official emblem.

EXPLANATION: Would remove the reference to the emblem used for members initiated prior to October 14, 1915.

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E-7. Submitted by Connecticut State Chapter (page 46) Amend Part III, Article VII, THE EMBLEM, Sec. 2 – ACTIVE MEMBER, by striking out the section and inserting a new Sec. 2.

CURRENT WORDING Sec. 2 – ACTIVE MEMBER. An emblem is lent to each member of the Sisterhood for her sole use as long as she is an active member. Name, chapter letter, state and year of initiation shall be engraved on the reverse side. All such emblems are the property of the Sisterhood. An emblem lent to one who is not a member shall be forfeited and returned to the chapter.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

Sec. 2 – ACTIVE MEMBER. An emblem is lent to each member of the Sisterhood for her sole use as long as she is an active member. Name, chapter letter, state and year of initiation shall be engraved on the reverse side. All such emblems are the property of the Sisterhood. An emblem lent to one who is not a member shall be forfeited and returned to the chapter. Sec. 2 – ACTIVE MEMBER. An emblem is provided to each member of the Sisterhood for her sole use. Name, chapter letter, state and year of initiation shall be engraved on the reverse side.

Sec. 2 – ACTIVE MEMBER. An emblem is provided to each member of the Sisterhood for her sole use. Name, chapter letter, state and year of initiation shall be engraved on the reverse side.

EXPLANATION: Would change the ownership of the emblem from the Sisterhood to the individual member and not require the emblem to be returned if she is no longer an active member.

E-8. Submitted by Connecticut State Chapter (page 46) Amend Part III, Article VII, THE EMBLEM, Sec. 3 – INACTIVE MEMBER, by striking out the entire section.

CURRENT WORDING

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

Sec. 3 – INACTIVE MEMBER. The emblem of an inactive member shall be secured immediately by the president and returned to the chapter. An inactive sister whose non-payment of dues is a result of physical or emotional health may retain her emblem until her death. If an inactive member is reinstated within three years, her emblem shall be returned to her; otherwise it shall be sent by the president to the P.E.O. Supply Department. A member reinstated after three years shall be lent a new emblem. An inactive member of a disbanded chapter shall deposit her emblem with the president of state (or International) chapter. The official form may be used to secure the emblem from an inactive member.

Sec. 3 – INACTIVE MEMBER. The emblem of an inactive member shall be secured immediately by the president and returned to the chapter. An inactive sister whose non-payment of dues is a result of physical or emotional health may retain her emblem until her death. If an inactive member is reinstated within three years, her emblem shall be returned to her; otherwise it shall be sent by the president to the P.E.O. Supply Department. A member reinstated after three years shall be lent a new emblem. An inactive member of a disbanded chapter shall deposit her emblem with the president of state (or International) chapter. The official form may be used to secure the emblem from an inactive member.

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

EXPLANATION: Would eliminate the requirement of the president to secure the emblem of an inactive member and allow it to be kept by the member.

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E-9. Submitted by Connecticut State Chapter (page 46) Amend Part III, Article VII, THE EMBLEM, Sec. 5 – DECEASED MEMBER, sentence 1, by striking out the words “or the president shall secure and return it to the P.E.O. Supply Department” and inserting the words “returned to the Executive Office, or retained by the family of the deceased member” and by striking out sentence 2.

CURRENT WORDING

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

Sec. 5 – DECEASED MEMBER. The emblem may be buried with a deceased member, or the president shall secure and return it to the P.E.O. Supply Department. The official form may be used to secure the emblem.

Sec. 5 – DECEASED MEMBER. The emblem may be buried with a deceased member, or the president shall secure and return it to the P.E.O. Supply Department returned to the Executive Office, or retained by the family of the deceased member. The official form may be used to secure the emblem.

Sec. 5 – DECEASED MEMBER. The emblem may be buried with a deceased member, returned to the Executive Office, or retained by the family of the deceased member.

EXPLANATION: Would eliminate the requirement of the president to secure the emblem of a deceased member and allow it to be buried with her, returned to the Executive Office or kept by the family.

NOTE: If these amendments are adopted, the sections in Article VII will be renumbered to conform, and the Ceremony of Initiation will automatically be amended for consistency: page 10, Part III, paragraph 3, treasurer’s part, will be removed.

E-10. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter (page 50) Amend Part III, Article XI, MISCELLANEOUS DUTIES AND RIGHTS, Sec. 2 – LOCAL CHAPTER BYLAWS, sentence 2, by striking out the words “to the designated officer of state chapter” and inserting the words “as instructed by the state executive board”; and by inserting a new sentence 3.

CURRENT WORDING If local chapter bylaws have been amended during the fiscal year, the recording secretary shall send a copy to the designated officer of state chapter in March for review. Chapters in…

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

If local chapter bylaws have been amended during the fiscal year, the recording secretary shall send a copy to the designated officer of state chapter as instructed by the state executive board in March for review. A designated state officer shall oversee the review. Chapters in…

If local chapter bylaws have been amended during the fiscal year, the recording secretary shall send a copy as instructed by the state executive board in March for review. A designated state officer shall oversee the review. Chapters in…

EXPLANATION: Would remove the requirement that local chapter bylaws be sent to a designated state officer for review and allow the state chapter to determine who would review the bylaws; and would specify a designated state officer is to oversee the review.

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THE FOLLOWING FOUR PROPOSED AMENDMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED AS A BLOCK The block will be voted upon as one without discussion.

E-11. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter (page 41) Amend Part III, Article IV, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS, Sec. 6 – NOMINEES TO CONVENTION OF INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER, paragraph 2, by striking out the words “to the president and secretary of the state chapter” and inserting the words “as required by International Chapter”.

CURRENT WORDING

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

The year of Convention of International Chapter each local chapter so notified shall nominate at the annual election a delegate and an alternate, whose names shall be sent to the president and secretary of the state chapter.

The year of Convention of International Chapter each local chapter so notified shall nominate at the annual election a delegate and an alternate, whose names shall be sent to the president and secretary of the state chapter as required by International Chapter.

The year of Convention of International Chapter each local chapter so notified shall nominate at the annual election a delegate and an alternate, whose names shall be sent as required by International Chapter.

EXPLANATION: Would remove specific instructions for reporting the nominees for delegate and alternate to Convention of International Chapter to the president and secretary of the state chapter and direct that the report be filed as required by International Chapter.

E-12. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter (page 42) Amend Part III, Article V, DUTIES OF OFFICERS, Sec. 5 – CORRESPONDING SECRETARY, paragraph 8, by striking out the words “on the official forms to the proper, elected or appointed, state (or International) chapter officers” and inserting the words “as required by International Chapter”; and in subsection (d) by striking out the words “also sending names of delegates and alternates to state chapter convention to the chairman of convention”.

CURRENT WORDING

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

To report on the official forms to the proper, elected or appointed, state (or International) chapter officers: (a) each initiation… (b) annual reports… (c) names of president,… (d) names of delegates and alternates to convention of state (or International) chapter, also sending names of delegates and alternates to state chapter convention to the chairman of convention.

To report on the official forms to the proper, elected or appointed, state (or International) chapter officers as required by International Chapter: (a) each initiation… (b) annual reports… (c) names of president,… (d) names of delegates and alternates to convention of state (or International) chapter, also sending names of delegates and alternates to state chapter convention to the chairman of convention.

To report as required by International Chapter: (a) each initiation… (b) annual reports… (c) names of president,… (d) names of delegates and alternates to convention of state (or International) chapter.

EXPLANATION: Would remove specific instructions for the corresponding secretary to file reports to the proper, elected or appointed, state or International chapter officers and would direct that the reports be filed as required by International Chapter; and would remove the requirement that she send the names of the delegates and alternates to convention of state chapter to the chairman of the state convention.

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E-13. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter (page 52) Amend Part III, Article XIII, RECIPROCITY GROUPS, Sec. 6 – OFFICERS, by striking out the section and inserting a new Sec. 6.

CURRENT WORDING Sec. 6 – OFFICERS. Names and addresses of president and corresponding secretary (or secretary) shall be sent immediately after election to such officers as may be designated by state (or International) chapter.

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Sec. 6 – OFFICERS. Names and Sec. 6 – OFFICERS. Each group addresses of president and correshall submit the report of election sponding secretary (or secretary) shall immediately after election as required be sent immediately after election to by International Chapter. such officers as may be designated by state (or International) chapter. Sec. 6 – OFFICERS. Each group shall submit the report of election immediately after election as required by International Chapter.

EXPLANATION: Would remove specific instructions for filing the report of election of officers of Reciprocity Groups and direct that the report be filed as required by International Chapter.

E-14. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter (page 53) Amend Part III, Article XIV, P.E.O. GROUPS, Sec. 8 – OFFICERS, by striking out the section and inserting a new Sec. 8.

CURRENT WORDING Sec. 8 – OFFICERS. Names and addresses of president and corresponding secretary (or secretary) of a P.E.O. Group shall be sent immediately after election to such officers as may be designated by the state (or International) chapter having jurisdiction.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

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Sec. 8 – OFFICERS. Names and Sec. 8 – OFFICERS. Each P.E.O. addresses of president and correspond- Group shall submit the report of ing secretary (or secretary) of a P.E.O. election immediately after election as Group shall be sent immediately after required by International Chapter. election to such officers as may be designated by the state (or International) chapter having jurisdiction. Sec. 8 – OFFICERS. Each P.E.O. Group shall submit the report of election immediately after election as required by International Chapter.

EXPLANATION: Would remove specific instructions for filing the report of election of officers of P.E.O. Groups and direct that the report be filed as required by International Chapter.

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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE BYLAWS OF INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER P.E.O. SISTERHOOD F-1. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter (page 64) Amend Bylaws, Article IX, OFFICIAL MAGAZINE, Sec. 1 – ESTABLISHING ACT, by striking out the last sentence and inserting a new last sentence.

CURRENT WORDING

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Sec. 1 – ESTABLISHING ACT. The Sisterhood shall publish an official magazine to be known as The P.E.O. Record. It shall include such items as are selected by the editor and approved by the Executive Board of International Chapter. A copy shall be mailed to each active member of the Sisterhood.

Sec. 1 – ESTABLISHING ACT. The Sisterhood shall publish an official magazine to be known as The P.E.O. Record. It shall include such items as are selected by the editor and approved by the Executive Board of International Chapter. A copy shall be mailed to each active member of the Sisterhood. The P.E.O. Record will be provided to each active member of the Sisterhood in print and digital format.

Sec. 1 – ESTABLISHING ACT. The Sisterhood shall publish an official magazine to be known as The P.E.O. Record. It shall include such items as are selected by the editor and approved by the Executive Board of International Chapter. The P.E.O. Record will be provided to each active member of the Sisterhood in print and digital format.

EXPLANATION: Would specify that the P.E.O. Record will be provided to each active member in print and digital format. F-2. Submitted by Alberta–Saskatchewan Provincial Chapter (page 64) Amend Bylaws, Article IX, OFFICIAL MAGAZINE, Sec. 1 – ESTABLISHING ACT, by striking out the last sentence and inserting a new last sentence.

CURRENT WORDING

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Sec. 1 – ESTABLISHING ACT. The Sisterhood shall publish an official magazine to be known as The P.E.O. Record. It shall include such items as are selected by the editor and approved by the Executive Board of International Chapter. A copy shall be mailed to each active member of the Sisterhood.

Sec. 1 – ESTABLISHING ACT. The Sisterhood shall publish an official magazine to be known as The P.E.O. Record. It shall include such items as are selected by the editor and approved by the Executive Board of International Chapter. A copy shall be mailed to each active member of the Sisterhood. Each active member of the Sisterhood shall have the option to receive a hard copy of the magazine by mail or receive notification by email that the newest issue of the magazine has been posted to the Sisterhood’s official website.

Sec. 1 – ESTABLISHING ACT. The Sisterhood shall publish an official magazine to be known as The P.E.O. Record. It shall include such items as are selected by the editor and approved by the Executive Board of International Chapter. Each active member of the Sisterhood shall have the option to receive a hard copy of the magazine by mail or receive notification by email that the newest issue of the magazine has been posted to the Sisterhood’s official website.

EXPLANATION: Would give active members of the Sisterhood the option of receiving The P.E.O. Record through the mail or to receive notification by email that the newest issue of the magazine has been posted to the Sisterhood’s official website.

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F-3. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter (page 80) Amend Bylaws, Article XX, FORMS FOR USE IN LOCAL CHAPTERS, by striking out the article.

CURRENT WORDING

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ARTICLE XX FORMS FOR USE IN LOCAL CHAPTERS Sec. 1—The form for Sponsor for presenting a name for membership shall be as follows: _____________ 20_____To Our Sisters: We, the undersigned, are well acquainted with (name) (husband’s initials) (street address) (city) (state) (zip code) (phone number) and recommend her as a woman of refinement and culture, who would, so far as we know, be congenial to every member of our chapter, and who would be a desirable addition, not only to Chapter_____, but to the P.E.O. Sisterhood at large. 1 ______________ 2 ______________ Signed 3 ______________ Members of Chapter ____ City _________________ State _________________ Note—This form to be filled out in accordance with the instructions for presenting and proposing names, to be found in President’s Book. Sec. 2—The form for the Invitation shall be as follows: My dear ______________ , It is a pleasure to extend to you the invitation of Chapter ____ State of _______________ to become a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. The Sisterhood is an international organization devoted to charitable projects and to the support and promotion of educational opportunities for women. Close association of members leads to warm and lasting friendships. A member of our Chapter will be in touch with you soon to give you an opportunity to ask questions you may have. In your written acceptance of this invitation, you are required to affirm your belief in God and to state that you come voluntarily, with a desire to be of service to the Sisterhood. We look forward to welcoming you to our chapter. Lovingly, Corresponding Secretary Address City State Zip Date:

ARTICLE XX FORMS FOR USE IN LOCAL CHAPTERS Sec. 1—The form for Sponsor for presenting a name for membership shall be as follows: _____________ 20_____To Our Sisters: We, the undersigned, are well acquainted with (name) (husband’s initials) (street address) (city) (state) (zip code) (phone number) and recommend her as a woman of refinement and culture, who would, so far as we know, be congenial to every member of our chapter, and who would be a desirable addition, not only to Chapter_____, but to the P.E.O. Sisterhood at large. 1 ______________ 2 ______________ Signed 3 ______________ Members of Chapter ____ City _________________ State _________________ Note—This form to be filled out in accordance with the instructions for presenting and proposing names, to be found in President’s Book. Sec. 2—The form for the Invitation shall be as follows: My dear ______________ , It is a pleasure to extend to you the invitation of Chapter ____ State of _______________ to become a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. The Sisterhood is an international organization devoted to charitable projects and to the support and promotion of educational opportunities for women. Close association of members leads to warm and lasting friendships. A member of our Chapter will be in touch with you soon to give you an opportunity to ask questions you may have. In your written acceptance of this invitation, you are required to affirm your belief in God and to state that you come voluntarily, with a desire to be of service to the Sisterhood. We look forward to welcoming you to our chapter. Lovingly, Corresponding Secretary Address City State Zip Date:

EXPLANATION: Would remove from the bylaws the official forms for sponsoring a name for membership and invitation to membership.

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F-4. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter (page 81) Amend Bylaws, Article XXI, AMENDMENTS, by striking out subsection (a) and inserting a new subsection (a).

CURRENT WORDING (a) the proposed amendment has been approved at a convention of a state chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members voting; reported immediately by the secretary of the state chapter to the president of International Chapter and the chairman of the Study and Research Committee; or

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(a) the proposed amendment has been approved at a convention of a state chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members voting; reported immediately by the secretary of the state chapter to the president of International Chapter and the chairman of the Study and Research Committee; or (a) the proposed amendment has been approved by two-thirds of the local chapters of a state chapter; approved at the following convention of the state chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members voting; reported immediately by the secretary of the state chapter to the president of International Chapter and the chairman of the Study and Research Committee; or

(a) the proposed amendment has been approved by two-thirds of the local chapters of a state chapter; approved at the following convention of the state chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members voting; reported immediately by the secretary of the state chapter to the president of International Chapter and the chairman of the Study and Research Committee; or

EXPLANATION: Would require proposed amendments to the Bylaws of International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood to be approved by two-thirds of the local chapters of a state chapter prior to being considered at the state convention.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE STANDING RULES OF THE P.E.O. SISTERHOOD G-1. Submitted by Texas State Chapter (page 83) Amend STANDING RULES, #4, by striking out the entire rule and inserting a new rule.

CURRENT WORDING

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IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

4. Any resolution to be presented in a Convention of International Chapter shall be submitted in writing to the Executive Board of International Chapter at least thirty days prior to the convention.

4. Any resolution to be presented in a Convention of International Chapter shall be submitted in writing to the Executive Board of International Chapter at least thirty days prior to the convention. 4. Any resolution to be presented in a Convention of International Chapter shall be submitted in writing to the Executive Board of International Chapter by January 15 of the year of Convention of International Chapter and shall be published in The P.E.O. Record at least one month prior to the date of Convention of International Chapter. In case of an unusual circumstance(s), such notice may be waived and the resolution called to the floor by a three-fourths (3/4) favorable vote of the members present and voting in the Convention of International Chapter. The resolution will then require a three-fourths (3/4) favorable vote for adoption.

4. Any resolution to be presented in a Convention of International Chapter shall be submitted in writing to the Executive Board of International Chapter by January 15 of the year of Convention of International Chapter and shall be published in The P.E.O. Record at least one month prior to the date of Convention of International Chapter. In case of an unusual circumstance(s), such notice may be waived and the resolution called to the floor by a three-fourths (3/4) favorable vote of the members present and voting in the Convention of International Chapter. The resolution will then require a three-fourths (3/4) favorable vote for adoption.

EXPLANATION: Would change the time required for a resolution to be presented in writing to the Executive Board

of International Chapter from 30 days prior to convention to January 15 of the year of Convention of International Chapter; would require the resolution to be published in The P.E.O. Record; and in case of an unusual circumstance(s) would allow a resolution without advance notice to be presented at convention if said presentation is approved by a three-fourths (3/4) vote and would require a three-fourths (3/4) favorable vote for adoption. 46

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G-2. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter (page 85) Amend Standing Rules, AMENDMENTS, by striking out subsection (a) and inserting a new subsection (a).

CURRENT WORDING (a) the proposed amendment has been approved at a convention of a state chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members voting; reported immediately by the secretary of the state chapter to the president of International Chapter and the chairman of the Study and Research Committee; or

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

(a) the proposed amendment has been approved at a convention of a state chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members voting; reported immediately by the secretary of the state chapter to the president of International Chapter and the chairman of the Study and Research Committee; or (a) the proposed amendment has been approved by two-thirds of the local chapters of a state chapter; approved at the following convention of the state chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members voting; reported immediately by the secretary of the state chapter to the president of International Chapter and the chairman of the Study and Research Committee; or

(a) the proposed amendment has been approved by two-thirds of the local chapters of a state chapter; approved at the following convention of the state chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members voting; reported immediately by the secretary of the state chapter to the president of International Chapter and the chairman of the Study and Research Committee; or

EXPLANATION: Would require proposed amendments to the Standing Rules of International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood to be approved by two-thirds of the local chapters of a state chapter prior to being considered at the state convention.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE PROCEDURE FOR P.E.O. CHAPTER MEETING (Page numbers refer to the 2010 President’s Book.)

H-1. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter (page 1) Amend Procedure for P.E.O. Chapter Meeting, Item of Business #1. CALL TO ORDER, paragraph 7, by inserting the words “At the tap of the gavel,” prior to the words “Please stand”; and by striking out the word “and” prior to the word “remain” to create two sentences.

CURRENT WORDING Please stand as you are able while (the password is taken and) the report of the guard is given and remain standing until we have sung (recited) the Opening Ode and recited the Objects and Aims.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

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At the tap of the gavel, please stand as you are able while (the password is taken and) the report of the guard is given. and Remain standing until we have sung (recited) the Opening Ode and recited the Objects and Aims.

At the tap of the gavel, please stand as you are able while (the password is taken and) the report of the guard is given. Remain standing until we have sung (recited) the Opening Ode and recited the Objects and Aims.

EXPLANATION: Would add additional instructions from the president to the chapter to wait for the tap of the gavel before standing.

NOTE: If this amendment is adopted, the Procedure for Special P.E.O. Chapter Meeting will automatically be amended for consistency: page 1, Item of Business #1.

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H-2. Submitted by Utah State Chapter (page 1) Amend Procedure for P.E.O. Chapter Meeting, Item of Business #1. CALL TO ORDER, paragraph 7, by inserting the words “At the tap of the gavel,” prior to the words “Please stand”.

CURRENT WORDING Please stand as you are able while (the password is taken and) the report of the guard is given and remain standing until we have sung (recited) the Opening Ode and recited the Objects and Aims.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

At the tap of the gavel, please stand as you are able while (the password is taken and) the report of the guard is given and remain standing until we have sung (recited) the Opening Ode and recited the Objects and Aims.

At the tap of the gavel, please stand as you are able while (the password is taken and) the report of the guard is given and remain standing until we have sung (recited) the Opening Ode and recited the Objects and Aims.

EXPLANATION: Would add additional instructions from the president to the chapter to wait for the tap of the gavel before standing.

NOTE: If this amendment is adopted, the Procedure for Special P.E.O. Chapter Meeting will automatically be amended for consistency: page 1, Item of Business #1.

H-3. Submitted by Iowa State Chapter (page 1) Amend Procedure for P.E.O. Chapter Meeting, Item of Business #1. CALL TO ORDER, paragraph 7, by inserting the words “Following the tap of the gavel” prior to the words “Please stand”.

CURRENT WORDING Please stand as you are able while (the password is taken and) the report of the guard is given and remain standing until we have sung (recited) the Opening Ode and recited the Objects and Aims.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

IF ADOPTED, IT WILL READ

Following the tap of the gavel, please stand as you are able while (the password is taken and) the report of the guard is given and remain standing until we have sung (recited) the Opening Ode and recited the Objects and Aims.

Following the tap of the gavel, please stand as you are able while (the password is taken and) the report of the guard is given and remain standing until we have sung (recited) the Opening Ode and recited the Objects and Aims.

EXPLANATION: Would add additional instructions from the president to the chapter to wait for the tap of the gavel before standing.

NOTE: If this amendment is adopted, the Procedure for Special P.E.O. Chapter Meeting will automatically be amended for consistency: page 1, Item of Business #1.

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H-4. Submitted by Wisconsin State Chapter (page 4) Amend Procedure for P.E.O. Chapter Meeting, Item of Business #5. READING OF MINUTES, by adding optional wording that would read: “The minutes of the last meeting were posted on the chapter website for your review.” “Are there corrections to the minutes?” “There being none, the minutes stand approved as posted.” “The minutes stand approved as corrected and will be posted on the chapter website.” and “The recording secretary will email the draft minutes of this meeting to the chapter webmaster for posting on the chapter website within one week.”

CURRENT WORDING

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PRESIDENT: The secretary will read the minutes of the last meeting(s). PRESIDENT: Are there corrections to the minutes? If none: There being none, the minutes stand approved as read. If corrected: The minutes stand approved as corrected.

PRESIDENT: The secretary will read the minutes of the last meeting(s). PRESIDENT: Are there corrections to the minutes? If none: There being none, the minutes stand approved as read. If corrected: The minutes stand approved as corrected.

PRESIDENT: The secretary will read the minutes of the last meeting(s). PRESIDENT: Are there corrections to the minutes? If none: There being none, the minutes stand approved as read. If corrected: The minutes stand approved as corrected.

OR Optional wording: PRESIDENT: The minutes of the last meeting were posted on the chapter website for your review. PRESIDENT: Are there corrections to the minutes? If none: There being none, the minutes stand approved as posted. If corrected: The minutes stand approved as corrected and will be posted on the chapter website.

OR Optional wording: PRESIDENT: The minutes of the last meeting were posted on the chapter website for your review. PRESIDENT: Are there corrections to the minutes? If none: There being none, the minutes stand approved as posted. If corrected: The minutes stand approved as corrected and will be posted on the chapter website.

The recording secretary will email the draft minutes of this meeting to the chapter webmaster for posting on the chapter website within one week.

The recording secretary will email the draft minutes of this meeting to the chapter webmaster for posting on the chapter website within one week.

EXPLANATION: Would allow a chapter to post draft minutes from a meeting on a local chapter website before they are approved at a chapter meeting and require the recording secretary to email them to the webmaster within one week of the meeting.

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H-5. Submitted by Manitoba-Northwest Ontario Provincial Chapter (page 5) Amend Procedure for P.E.O. Chapter Meeting, Item of Business #6. INITIATION, by inserting a new paragraph 1; by striking out paragraph 4 and inserting new paragraphs 4 and 5; and by striking out paragraph 8.

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If letter(s) of acceptance… PRESIDENT: If there is no objection, the letter(s) of acceptance… See Appendix 8 for proxy options. The… PRESIDENT: During the Ceremony of Initiation (name) will act as (office). (Name) will act as assistant guard and admit no one during the ceremony. If more than one, continue with… See Appendix 8… See Appendix 21… PRESIDENT: The next business in order is initiation. Guard says: “Madam President…

PRESIDENT: The next business in order is initiation. If letter(s) of acceptance… PRESIDENT: If there is no objection, the letter(s) of acceptance… See Appendix 8 for proxy options. The… PRESIDENT: During the Ceremony of Initiation (name) will act as (office). (Name) will act as assistant guard and admit no one during the ceremony. PRESIDENT: During the Ceremony of Initiation, (name) will act as (office). PRESIDENT: (Name) will act as assistant guard and admit no one during the ceremony. If more than one, continue with… See Appendix 8… See Appendix 21… PRESIDENT: The next business in order is initiation. Guard says: “Madam President…

PRESIDENT: The next business in order is initiation. If letter(s) of acceptance… PRESIDENT: If there is no objection, the letter(s) of acceptance… See Appendix 8 for proxy options. The… PRESIDENT: During the Ceremony of Initiation, (name) will act as (office). PRESIDENT: (Name) will act as assistant guard and admit no one during the ceremony. If more than one, continue with… See Appendix 8… See Appendix 21… Guard says: “Madam President…

EXPLANATION: Would separate the two statements in preparation for the Ceremony of Initiation that the president makes regarding proxy officers and assistant guard and would move the introductory statement for initiation prior to the letter of acceptance being read.

NOTE: If this amendment is adopted, the Ceremony of Initiation will automatically be amended for consistency: page 3, by inserting a new paragraph 2; page 3, paragraph 3.

H-6. Submitted by Delaware State Chapter (Appendix #5) Amend Procedure for P.E.O. Chapter Meeting, Lord’s Prayer, sentence 1, by striking out the word “which” and inserting the word “who”; and in sentence 3, by striking out the word “in” and inserting the word “on”.

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Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Our Father which who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

EXPLANATION: Would change wording in the Lord’s Prayer from the King James Version to the wording of the New Revised Standard Version (traditional).

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H-7. Submitted by the Executive Board of International Chapter upon Recommendation of the Special Committee to Study P.E.O. Ceremonies and Meeting Procedure (Appendix #5) Amend Procedure for P.E.O. Chapter Meeting, P.E.O. Prayer, by adding the word “(Amen)” to the P.E.O. prayer.

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Kind and loving…

Kind and loving…

Kind and loving…

Grant that our…

Grant that our…

Grant that our…

Dear Father, grant that all with whom we associate may be purer, braver, and stronger for our influence. Bless our Sisterhood; bless each chapter; and may it be our constant endeavor to work, not for our own glory, but for Thine.

Dear Father, grant that all with whom we associate may be purer, braver, and stronger for our influence. Bless our Sisterhood; bless each chapter; and may it be our constant endeavor to work, not for our own glory, but for Thine. (Amen)

Dear Father, grant that all with whom we associate may be purer, braver, and stronger for our influence. Bless our Sisterhood; bless each chapter; and may it be our constant endeavor to work, not for our own glory, but for Thine. (Amen)

These blessings we would ask in the name of Him who taught us to pray, (in unison):

continue if reciting Lord’s Prayer

continue if reciting Lord’s Prayer

Our Father…

These blessings we would ask in the name of Him who taught us to pray, (in unison):

These blessings we would ask in the name of Him who taught us to pray, (in unison):

Our Father…

Our Father…

EXPLANATION: Would allow local chapters to choose to end Devotions following paragraph three of the P.E.O. Prayer, or continue with reciting the Lord’s Prayer.

RESOLUTION Resolved, That the Executive Board of International Chapter be authorized to correct article and section designations, punctuation, and cross references and to make other such technical and conforming changes as may be necessary to reflect the intent of the Sisterhood in connection with the Introduction, Part I, Part II and Part III of the Constitution; the Bylaws and Standing Rules; and the Procedure for P.E.O. Chapter Meeting (including Opening Ode, Objects and Aims, Ceremony of Initiation, and Ceremony of Installation).

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Items for SALE Guidelines

Ads are limited to those for fundraising projects for P.E.O. or for items and services directly relating to the organization, which are not available elsewhere. Payment shall be made to sponsoring chapter, not to an individual. Reader ads are available to members only and must include chapter identification. Send all information to [email protected] three months preceeding the month of issue.

Rates and Billing:

$5 per line, per insertion, to be billed after publication. Chapters running insertions for a year or longer may submit a digital photo to appear on the website with the information at an extra cost of $10 per year. identifies ads with photographs on the members’ side of peointernational.org

Lapel pin!– Small, circular monogram, cutout letters, 24K gold plate on post w/spring back. We also have monogram as CHARM for bracelet or neck chain (chain not included). Either LAPEL PIN or CHARM sells for $8. (MN res. add $.50 sales tax per pin/charm.) Write check to Ch. AA c/o Norma Bloomquist, 7250 Lewis Ridge Pky #106, Edina, MN 55439. Write on check - LAPEL PIN or CHARM.

Marguerite pin guard– for P.E.O. pin; sold by Chapter LJ since 1981; remove chain to wear as lapel pin. 18K gold plate, 3/8” diameter, with enameled white petals. $20 ppd. Make check payable to Chapter LJ. Mail to Marge Steenson, 1235 11th St #307, West Des Moines, IA 502652100. 515-225-2731.

Gold marguerite bookmark– 22-karat gold plate w/gift card. $10 ppd. Ch. MQ, Box 257, Lake Forest, IL 60045. 52

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P.E.O. recognition pin–the familiar block letters on the slant, our project since 1959, in 14K gold plate at $12+$1.50 shipping. Ch. ES, 10905 176th Circle NE Redmond, WA 98052. [email protected] Marguerite bridge tallies & note cards, beautifully boxed...lovely gifts…featuring original artwork (see peochapterdo.webs.com).  Tallies can be used 25 times. 2 table tallies-$13.50, 3 table tallies-$16.50, box of 8 note cards-$12.50 (S&H incl)  Ch DO, 2137 St. Andrews Dr, McMinnville, OR 97128.

Long handled baby spoon Stainless, engraved w/ P.E.O. including a certificate for further engraving. $18 ppd. (MN residents add 7.275% tax). Ch. CX c/o Anne Westman, 10712 Garden Cir, Bloomington, MN 55438. Allow 3-4 wks.

Permanent yearbook binders Yellow 2-ring vinyl binder, with informal P.E.O. logo. Visit www.peoyearbookcovers.org for more information. $7.50 per binder + shipping (1-2 binders $3; 3-10 $9; 11-49 $12; 50+ $18). IL residents add $.62 per binder for sales tax. Send checks payable to P.E.O. Yearbook Covers, Ch DE, c/o Lee Haas, 5713 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60634.

Yearbook binders & paper– Since 1981, over 3,000 chapters have used our pursesize, six-ring white vinyl binder, personalized with their chapter letters, city/state, and date organized—now with a choice of traditional star emblem or marguerite logo! Set of four index tabs sold separately. Our prepunched paper fits any copier or printer and allows chapters to print only new pages each year. Approved in all states, this is a project of Ch. AN in Dayton, Ohio. Contact Jennifer Allard for brochure/paper sample at P.E.O. Yearbooks, 4720 Burnham lN, Dayton, OH 45429-1104; phone: 937-293-8912; email: [email protected] peoyearbooks.com. Or visit us at our website: www.peoyearbooks.com.

P.E.O.s love it!– Gold Recognition Pin with tie tack closure. Original design by former International P.E.O. president. $12 ppd., Ch. BC, Carolyn Jacobs, 3128 59th St South #201, Gulfport, FL 33707. Original recognition pin with BLING! We’ve updated our 1955 gold classic P.E.O. lapel pin with a crystal stone set inside the ”O”. $12 ppd per pin. (IN residents add 7% sales tax.) Make check to Ch. I, Box 390, Greencastle, IN 46135. Grave marker or garden ornament–Brass 6” star on 24” rod. $40 ppd. Also avail w/o rod. Ch. HV c/o Pam Hedger, 1 Willow Green Dr, Butler, MO 64730. [email protected]

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P.E.O. tiles feature yellow and white marguerites tied with blue ribbons. Gift-boxed, heatproof, colorfast. 6” x 6” square. $14 plus $6 S&H. $1 postage per each add’l tile to same address. Ch. JK c/o Carolyn Payne, 4829 N Antioch Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119. CD of newest opening ode–Vocal and piano alone; includes initiation piano background music; also available in cassette. $12 ppd. Check to Ch. EM c/o Beverly Koch, 2808 Burlwood Dr, Arlington, TX 76016.

Sterling star pendant– $15 ppd. also available 20” SS chain - $15 ppd.  Ch. CK c/o Sue Ann Graves, 44 Bretagne Cir, Little Rock, AR 72223. 501-821-5303, [email protected] comcast.net. White gavel block or paperweight with the star and letters P.E.O. in center. $12 ppd. Ch. CV c/o Ann Buck, 3048 Locust Camp Rd, Kettering, OH 45419.

P.E.O. sticky notes 50-sheet yellow pad w/marguerite & P.E.O. letters. Great gift idea. Ea. pad costs $2. Min. 6 pads per order. Add $4 postage to ea order. Checks to Ch GE c/o Carol Wright, 10132 N Highway 54, Weatherford, OK 73096, 580-772-2383.

Cross–stitch chart Daisy-entwined star with P.E.O. in center. Send a SASE with $5 check to Ch. BL c/o Sue Jobe, 1922 Rosepointe Way, Spring Grove, PA 17362. Protect your robes– 54” white breathable and water-repellent garment bags decorated w/ marguerite. $80 ppd. for 7 bags sent to street address only. Ch. FR c/o Diann Rockstrom, 211 S 78th Ave, Yakima, WA 98908. [email protected] New, colorful marguerite stickers— perfect for notes, nametags, etc. 1” size. Packaged 30 for $5.50 ppd. Checks to Ch. GX c/o Jan Peterson, 904 North Lincoln, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Attractive address folder for purse or pocket. Credit card size; magnetic cover holds it closed. Brushed chrome cover with gold marguerite. Lovely for gifts, $4 ppd. Ch. BK c/o Fran Ray, 14078 Powder Dr, Carmel, IN 46033.

Delicious marguerite mints– Long time favorites. White “chocolate” with yellow centers (1-5/8”, ¼ oz.). Elegant P.E.O. mints for gifts, B&B or meetings. Gift box of 20 or plain box of 30 mints $24 ppd. (Add’l boxes to same address $21.) Pat Alesse, Ch J, 4825 Alderson Rd, Birch Bay, WA 98230. 360-371-2070.

Items for SALE New tote bag! Great gift or treat yourself! Red embroidered P.E.O. star and daisy logo on natural 24 oz canvas, with black handles. 13 ¼” x 12” x 6 ¼”. 2 interior pockets and key fob, 1 exterior pocket. $40 includes shipping. Allow 2 weeks. Ch EX, PO Box 1734, Medina, OH 44256. Hand-colored daisy notes– Original art folded note cards (5-1/2” x 4 1/4”) by Fritzi Klopfenstein. Great gift! Package of 8 with envelopes–$8 ppd–5 packages for $35. Checks to P.E.O. Ch. P/CT. Send to Betsy Ready, 155 Steephill Rd, Weston, CT 06883.

P.E.O. calendar reminder stickers! 20 yellow 1/2” printed circles/page. $.50/page plus $1 s&h/100 pages. Checks to Ch. CV c/o Karen Hendrickson, 1824 Bayview, Albert Lea, MN 56007.

P.E.O. yellow binders 6-ring binder. Gold star on cover, 4-1/2” x 6-1/2”. $6 + shipping. Call 801-487-7602 or Ch. E, 1808 Mohawk Way, SLC, UT 84108.

Walnut pin box, handmade with star on top. Large with removable top will hold pin back, 3”, $21. Small w/ drawer, 2”, $19 ppd. Ch AL c/o Trine, 82825 559 Ave, Madison, NE 68748. [email protected] Beautiful P.E.O. jewelry– rings, bracelets, pendants, pins, earrings – many P.E.O. items. Free brochure. MC/Visa. S/H $4. Ch Y, P.E.O., POB 81410, Las Vegas, NV 89180. 702341-8641. Marguerite’s mail– 8 full-color note cards and envelopes from original watercolor; $8 per pkg includes P&H. Checks to Ch. NQ c/o Glenda Drennen, 401 N Lynn, LeMars, IA 51031. Fingertip towels embroidered w/ marguerites. Perfect for gift or guest. White velour. $12/pair. Ch VG c/o Karen DeSoto, 18050 Mark, Yorba Linda, CA 92886. Pewter P.E.O. star ornament– 3-1/4” handcast pewter star with raised letters P.E.O. in center. Perfect for weddings, Christmas, special occasions; suitable for engraving; $18 ppd. Ch. AU c/o Kathy Baylor, 427 State Route E, Fayette, MO 65248.

Official reciprocity chairman’s pin– 14k gold plated gavel on marguerite w/ guard ring. $95 to Ch. HB, c/o Margaret A. Lamb, 4331 E. Linden Cir, Greenwood Village, CO 80121. 303-771-1452.

Marguerite note cards–Two full–color illustrations by P.E.O. artist, 8 blank notes w/env $6.50 ppd. Ch AO, Pat Ballard, 22228 Kimberly Rd, Kimberly, ID 83341 or [email protected] safelink.net.

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Spread the news with our 3” static decal–A shaded-gold star with P.E.O. across the center. Adheres to your car window, letting the traffic know you are a proud P.E.O. member. $1 ea. Incl. a SASE to Ch. GY c/o Beverly Hurst, 1413 Grand Ave, Fillmore, CA 93015. Ph. 805-524-3980 or [email protected]

gold-plated with chain $25 ppd. Ch. QB c/o Marty R. Francis, 7832 Kentwood Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045-1151. 310-670-4796, [email protected] sbcglobal.net.

P.E.O. gold foil star stickers 1” in dia. Similar to official emblem. Ideal for conventions, reciprocity, correspondence, nametags, & place cards. 50/$8 ppd. Checks payable to Ch. DA, Eileen McHill, 555 Dodge St, Lebanon, OR 97355 [email protected]

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P.E.O. Star Emblems (exact replicas) in 2 sizes: 3”­­­–$60 + S/H and 5/8” (cremation urns)–$35 + S/H. Solid bronze. Officially approved. MC/Visa accepted. Free brochure. Ch. Y, P.E.O., P. O. Box 81410, Las Vegas, NV 89180. 702-341-8641.

White pen for initiation or gift. P.E.O. letters on a star background in the dome. $25 ppd. Ch. Z c/o Sandy Houpt, 9620 Tai Tr, Dayton, OH 45458. P.E.O. Founders photos—Complete set of lovely 8”x10” color photos of our P.E.O. Founders, with biographies, $30. Ch GG. Marty Ferry, 2750 Hwy 5, New Franklin, MO 65274; ph 660-537-0670 or email [email protected]

Italian charms available: Star, P.E.O., Cottey College and marguerite charms. $15 ppd. Ch. GE c/o Kerri Smith, 4425 Auburn, Bel Aire, KS 67220-1805. Please specify which charm you are ordering. Email: [email protected] License plate frame– black with gold letters: “P.E.O. Educating Women” $7 ea. ($6 ea. for 10 or more to same address). Ch. DK c/o Kristine Dillon, 12525 SE 210th Ct, Kent, WA 98031, 253-630-3893.

Ornament with star & marguerites–Lightweight “gold-finish brass” (tuck in greeting card, display in window, or hang on Christmas tree). $8 ppd. Gift box included. Ch. FX c/o Sue Pritchett, 1015 Perkins, Richland, WA 99354. Order form or photo: [email protected] New garden/window flag–11” x 13”, 7 marguerites, 7 gold stars on royal blue. $20 ppd. to Ch. CC c/o L. Lampkin, RFD 3–Box 179, Montrose, MO 64770.

P.E.O. star magnets for your car– bright yellow, 8” magnetic stars, $11 ppd. Ch. AL c/o Claudia DeMaggio, 1809 Morgans Mill Way, High Point, NC 27265. 336-884-0444. [email protected] triad.rr.com.

P.E.O. pens in red, black or blue with letters in gold. $6 ea. ppd. to Ch. OX c/o Wanda Miller, 805 E Burky Ln, Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641. [email protected] Officer’s pinafore pattern– Easy, wrap-around floor length pinafore, $15 ppd. Ch. CB Jean Bruno, 849 N Kingston St, Gilbert, AZ 85233-2902, [email protected]

The original magnetic namebadge/pin holder! This is the one that over 5,000 sisters have and love! White nametag w/ custom engraved daisy & your name (& chap if desired) with nice white ribbon to hold your pin, gavel, etc. (Pin option avail)  Includes storage bag that fits in your PEO yearbook binder. 1-line $15, 2-line $17(ppd). Handsome BIL tags and regular nametags also available. Chap IQ, PO Box 621699, Littleton, CO 80162 Andi 303-947-8650. Samples/ order forms at: www.peonamebadge.org.

Elegant suncatchers now available! Diamond-shaped, beveled glass, 7” x 4” etched marguerite, $20; etched, hand-painted, $25; Ch. DS c/o Marilyn Warrens, 2190 North Ave, Chico, CA 95926. 530-342-6731, email: [email protected] Crocheted pin back– White w/ magnetic back or jewelry clasp. $11 ppd. Ch AL, c/o Trine, 82825 559 Ave, Madison NE 68748. [email protected] Radko ornaments “My P.E.O. Star” and “My Santa is a BIL”. Star - 4¾” in glistening gold/white daisies. “P.E.O.” scripted in center. Santa - roly-poly 5” holds a present wrapped in gold icing/glittered stars. “BIL” embossed on belt buckle. Small “P.E.O.” scripted on back. View at www.peotexas.org. Each $42 + $6 S/H. TX res. add 8-¼% tax. ppd. P.E.O., Ch. IN, P.O. Box 92866, Southlake, TX 76092. Info: 817-251-8342 or [email protected] Never struggle with your pin again! Embroidered nametag/pin holder and magnetic back. $16 ppd. Quantity price from $12. Inquire at [email protected] or write Ch HF c/o Sue McCallister, 15125 Ave 312, Visalia, CA 93292. Recipe cards– hard-to-find 3x5 cards featuring the new P.E.O. daisy logo in color. 25/pkg, lined front & back, tied in raffia. $10/pkg ppd. Pay “P.E.O. Chapter FD”. Send to 16629 Howard Cir, Omaha, NE 68118. [email protected] gmail.com.

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Items for SALE Sparkling P.E.O. bracelets – Stars,Swarovski crystals and sterling letters/spacers with easy-fasten toggle. $27 + S/H to Ch. MW. Barbara Turcan, 630-584-3780 or [email protected]

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blouse again. Strong gold or silver plate magnetic clasp holds pins/necklaces/bracelets. $10 ea or $8 ea for 5 or more. Contact Ch. SR c/o Betty Breeze, 250 Corte del Cerro, Novato, CA 94949, 415-883-6182 or view photo at [email protected]

Custom name badge with magnetic fastener. Attractive gold laminate, black engraved name & ch. Add your ribbon to hold pin. $11 ppd. Contact Sheila Barnette, Ch HA for order form. [email protected] com 904-343-9923 Original art. Full color, 6 different marguerite designs on 6 notecards with envelopes. $7 per pkg of 6. You pay postage. Choose Dancing with Daisies series or Butterfly series. Send requests to Carol Holdhusen, Chapter AV, 3864 East Vallejo Dr, Gilbert, AZ, 85298. 480-986-2639 or cell 480-250-6546 or [email protected] Magnetic marguerite pin holder–1 ½” daisy, white petals with yellow center. Holds emblem, no more pinholes in your clothes. $8 plus $2 postage for 1-5 holders. Ch. GD c/o Gudrun Gegner, 3040 Pawnee Dr, Bremerton, WA 98310. 360-373-3611

Tervis tumblers w/marguerite. Insulated, shatterproof tumblers for hot or cold drinks. Micro & dishwasher safe; no condensation rings. Lifetime guarantee; made in USA. Several sizes available. For prices, shipping, & order form– email Chapter FE at [email protected]

Crystal nail file w/ hand painted daisy. 3 sizes, $7-$11. Ch AN c/o Connie 12420 NW Barnes Rd #259, Portland, OR 97229. www. peochapteran.com.

P.E.O. scarves. Beautifully imprinted with metallic P.E.O. letters and stars, 14” x 60”. Black/silver print, ivory, red, yellow, navy/ gold print. $15 + $2 s/h. Check to Ch. IO, c/o Fredda Harmon, 10413 Stonehill Dr, Benbrook, TX 76126-4546. 682-224-5360. [email protected] Magnetic star pin to hold your emblem. White embroidered star on bright yellow backing. Pins are $8 ea + $1.50 s/h. Contact Ch M/ TN, Lisa Burns, email: [email protected] for order information.

Sister, forever, friends bracelet by Ch L sisters. Order form w/ color chart: AZ Daisy Trading Post www.azpeo.org or email [email protected] cox.net. $22.00; w/ earrings $30 +$1 shipping. 54

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Magnetic daisy pin back– 2” yellow and white daisy to hold your P.E.O. emblem. $9 payable to Ch JO c/o Mary Ellen Sims, 13750 Kenny Ln, Neosho, MO 64850. Marguerite zipper pull in silvertone. Use on luggage, purse, backpack, jacket. $5.50 each ppd. Ch DQ, Anne Anderson, 900 University #1804, Seattle, WA 98101 206-9222696.

P.E.O. mug– SISTERS OF THE HEART w/ P.E.O. star on a field of marguerites, yellow interior. $10 ea + shipping. Orders to Ch. M. c/o Betsy Fitzgerald, 1496 Log Cabin Rd, Milford, DE 19963 or [email protected] Laminated P.E.O. Founders bookmarks Artist/Member Betty Hubbard designed this colorful, “one of a kind” bookmark. $1.25 ea. ppd. Ch. AN c/o Angela Bridge, P.O. Box 541, Chandler, OK 74834 [email protected]

P.E.O. sun catcher–This sparkling beveled glass ornament presents a beautiful etching of our star.  A great gift for the Christmas tree or a sunny window.  $15 incl. shipping. Ch. BH c/o Jane Lennox, 665 BF Goodrich Road, Marietta, OH 45750 [email protected]

P.E.O. “Wild Women” pin, whimsical pin of acrylic resin, star on white dress, marguerite in hand, gold hair, yellow high heels. $20 + $5 s/h 1 or more. Ch U, 308 Mallet Hill Rd, Columbia, SC 29223 [email protected] 803-699-6398.

Official USPS postage stamp– Original copyrighted art featuring the P.E.O. star & white marguerites on blue background.   One to nine sheets of 20—45¢ stamps for $21.95 ppd per sheet.  Ten sheets or more $18.95ppd per sheet.  Please send orders to P.E.O. Ch. O, c/o Marie Kall, P.O. Box 6504, Helena, MT 59604-6504. Questions? [email protected]

P.E.O. beverage napkins! Luxuriously soft 3-ply paper napkins boast P.E.O. in stunning black on pure white. For your next meeting, gift or to sell among sisters! Buy the Two-Meeting Pack, 100 for $23, the Chapter Pack, 400 for $70, the Savings Pack, 800 for $110. Shipping & 7-10 day delivery INCLUDED! Chapter CS c/o Marilyn Milton, 3520 NE 113th, Seattle, WA, 98125, [email protected]

P.E.O. chef’s apron– in golden yellow cotton, embroidered with marguerites on bib. Extra long ties, adjustable neck strap, three pockets. $20 ppd. Ch. N. Nancy Vest, 1230 Forest Dr, Sand Springs, OK 74063. [email protected]

sister-designed, “Thanks A Bunch/Note to My Sister”.  8 for $10 ppd. Ch. JA, Kristin Hersh, 19675 Salt Lick Way, Monument, CO 80132. [email protected]

Handcrafted P.E.O. trivet– Original American pewter trivet hangs or sits on a counter, 9.5 x 5.5”. $35 ppd. Checks payable to Ch EH, Terry Kercheval, 18219 E Weaver PL, Aurora, CO 80016. 303-766-2300. [email protected]

Daisy tote, umbrella, hatbox Chapter F/NH. Please visit PEO-FNH.org.

P.E.O. aprons– a one size fits all, washable, heavy royal blue polyester twill, no pockets bib apron; highlighted with monogrammed “Marguerites and P.E.O.” and individual name, if desired. $20 ppd. Make check payable to Chapter HV and send to: Carol Heath, 3306 Deer Trail, Georgetown, TX 78628 or [email protected] Exquisite sterling silver bell necklace. Exclusively designed handcrafted sterling silver bell necklace embracing the P.E.O. Sisterhood. A very special gift for that very special P.E.O. $99 ppd. Checks to Chapter BK c/o Jenny Gehl, 24 Jimmy Green Road, East Helena, MT 59635 [email protected] Portable podium: www.peomississippi.org $50 + $20 S&H. 601-650-6599 for Joyce. Ch V.

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No sticky residue! P.E.O. Euro Oval car magnets for sale for $6 each, S&H free! Send check to Ch Z, 11324 Oakcroft Dr, Raleigh, NC 27614 Classy 1.5” x 1.5” daisy pendant in stainless multi-tone silver/ gold

color. Long-lasting luster. Large bale. Nice on any length chain or black cord. $12 per pendant ppd. Chapter C/NH: Margo Pennock, 11 Earle Drive, Lee, NH 03861; [email protected]

P.E.O. Byers’ choice caroler— custom designed Caroler holding a star, P.E.O. books and marguerites. Allow 4 weeks for shipping. Mail $80 check payable to P.E.O., Chapter O to Andrea Dolph, PO Box 11, Wayne, PA 19087. Questions to [email protected]

Beautiful canvas tote bags– Black with stars and yellow lettering “P.E.O.–Educating Women”. 16Hx18Wx6”D. Very versatile and sturdy! $12 each, Ch DK Annette Richards, 1823 NE 17th Place, Renton, WA 98056, [email protected]

P.E.O. nametags– Custom designed, with self-adhesive that “really sticks”! 24 ea $3.50 ppd, 48 ea $6 ppd. Ch BB, Barbara Papalia,3203 Country Club Pkwy, Castle Rock, CO 80108-8300. [email protected]

Items for SALE P.E.O. lotion bars are unique gifts for P.E.O.s and friends. Created by a P.E.O. and Cottey alumna, our lotion bars are a solid light-yellow bar of all natural lotion nestled in a decorative tin. The beautiful labels and fragrance were blended exclusively for P.E.O. Choose from Daisy Bouquet fragrance or naturally unscented. $10 each or 5/$40 plus $5 shipping. Chapter MR, Springfield, MO 417-459-9334 or email [email protected] Original magnetic daisy pin holder attaches pin with a strong magnet.  Pin your star to our 2 1/2” daisy and never struggle with that tiny fastener again.  $7 plus $.50 shipping ea on orders less than 10. Checks to Chapter IT, send to Janet Burmeister, 1818 Ohio Parkway, Rockford, IL 61108. Beveled glass star ornament– etched with “Wish” accented by a magic wand, surrounded by stars and daisies, tucked in a velveteen pouch. $17 ppd. Ch. FZ-GR, c/o Rebecca Hutchens, 5649 S New Haven Ave, Tulsa, OK 74135, 918-743-1341, [email protected]

Past president’s gavel guard– 14K gold-plate with 7 clear Swarovski crystals. Perfect size for our star. $25 ppd. to Ch. OO, P.E.O. c/o Pat Walton, 8008 Pinot Noir Court, San Jose, CA 95135.

Pewter ornament elegant 2.5” heirloom quality, 2-sided ornament with marguerite and P.E.O. in an open-work star. US made. Great gift for out-going officers. $18 ppd. Chapter FF, PO Box 59, Frankfort, MI 49635. Information or order form: [email protected] Cross stitch kit, easy to stitch P.E.O. design. Kit includes all materials except frame. $19.95 + $3.95 S/H to Ch AW, c/o Mary Fisk, 2012 Hwy 9, Osage, IA 50461. [email protected] P.E.O. daisy key rings– Handcrafted by local forge. $15.00 ppd. Ch AY, Megan Smith, 506 Oak Hill Dr, Grove City, PA 16127.

Pandora like nametag holder P.E.O. colors w/star & daisy. 30” chain w/magnet clasp. $14 ppd. Ch. DJ, c/o Viki Powell, 2420 Snead, LHC, AZ 86406. 928-854-6039 or email [email protected]

P.E.O. garden banners – with gold star & 7 marguerites on blue background. 3 sizes incl. garden banner, 12”x18”-$25; small flag, 2’x3’-$50; all ppd. Mark a mtg, garden décor or gift. See photos & order forms with current prices at: www.PEOChapterHV.org or email [email protected] gmail.com or call Sarah at 303-594-2455.

P.E.O. blk nylon garment bag 46 x 22”. Monogrammed daisy, ch, st. Send check to Ch E, S. Wilson, 4820 Rapidan Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70817 225-964-7227. $40 /bag ppd + S&H. [email protected]

Sterling silver pin guard for P.E.O. pin. 1” x 1 ¼” magnetic clasp. Handcrafted, unique piece of wearable art. $30. Ch IH, Jes Raintree, 15648 Colorado Central Way, Monument, CO 81032. 719-488-8300.

Murano glass daisy heart pendant– Each handmade pendant is a unique piece of art that you will treasure for years to come. Perfect gift for a special sister. Each 1x1” pendant includes a silver tone neck wire. $20 ppd. P.E.O. Ch. AA, Carol Chaires, 1381 Clydesdale Avenue, Wellington, FL 33414.

New ornament: Porcelain ornament with 24k gold trim. $12 ppd. Contact: Karen Ulfers [email protected] or 757-565-5197; 3309 Oxmor Court, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Checks payable to Ch AP.

P.E.O. luggage tags– Four unique designs. Convention Favorite! Durable heavy plastic. Photos & prices via email - [email protected] Ch DT.

Know our Founders– Individually designed note cards by Connie McConaughy each interpreting the life of one of our 7 Founders.  Perfect for Founders Day invitations. Checks to P.E.O. Ch CC c/o Connie McConaughy, 5787 Cliftmere Dr, Newburgh, IN 47630. $15 ppd. [email protected]

Celebrate P.E.O.! Darling oval car magnet for $6 each, S&H free. Reads “P.E.O. Educating Women”. Send check to Ch OA, c/o Colleen Miller-Owen, 422 Austin Ave, Geneva, IL 60134.

Swarovski pin guard– Crystals, beads & pearls, 2 ¼”. $15 ppd to Ch FE, Jill Gipson, 36003 Cortona Ct, Murrieta, CA 92562. See photo and specify “pearl” for guard on left or “gold” for guard on right. Questions: [email protected] Delightful marguerite coffee and tea sugar cubes. Dainty coffee and tea sugar cubes, hand-decorated with our yellow-centered marguerite and green leaves. A touch of elegance for P.E.O. meetings, special occasions and gifts. Box of 24 $15 ppd. Ch. BH c/o Kam Matray, 0174 Iron Bridge Place, South Fork, CO 81154. 719-849-0349. [email protected]

Handcrafted pewter marguerite pin/necklace. Designed for Ch AR, Ruidoso, NM, size 1 1/8 x 1 1/2, $17 ppd. S Komara, PO Box 2017, Ruidoso, NM 88345.

Silver plated bookmark hook of Swarovski crystals interlaced with pewter P.E.O.letters; finalized with a hand-painted pewter daisy $9 ea or $8 ea for 3 or more ppd. Checks to Ch. EK c/o Donna LaValle, 25 Fore Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Get P.E.O. magnetism! 4” square car magnet spreads word about P.E.O. Black backgrd, large lovely daisy w/ letters P.E.O. $6 ppd to Ch AJ c/o Bev Shaw, 83A Grouse Hill Rd. Glastonbury, CT 06033 [email protected] Order 5 or more – only $5 each! (free ship).

Founders’ Day musical– CD of script, sheet music, ideas. $15 [email protected]

Join hands with your P.E.O. sisters 16 oz travel tumbler, created for us by Suzy Toronto. $17 check to Ch BN, Millie Bergman, 2802 Cane Field Dr, SugarLand, TX 77479. [email protected] Discounts for orders of 5 or 10. New: Informal recognition pin 1-1/4” wide. Burgundy cloisonné w/ daisy. Tie-tack fastener. $10 each ppd. Great gift or treat yourself. Wear with pride and promote P.E.O. Send checks to: P.E.O. Chapter FQ; P.O. Box 75, Florence, OR 97439. Email questions to [email protected]

Scarf– silk P.E.O. “Power of Our Words” in butterscotch yellow, black and white. 10” x 60”. Please mail $26 check, plus details to: Chapter KQ, c/o Connie Funk, 4779 Dryden Ct., Iowa City, IA 52245 Seven heavenly Founders–15 min

Star keychains – Quality silver metal, star-shaped keychains engraved with P.E.O. are available for a low price of just $10 each ppd.  Please make check to:  Chapter DO, C/O Lenore Jones, 10820 Nutmeg Meadows Drive, Plymouth, IN 46563.  Wear as a necklace too! Be creative! Contact [email protected] for any questions. License plate frame–”Sisters A Gift of P.E.O.” blk w/ gold; $6 ea/$10 for 2 plus ship; AK(NV); Brenda Miller 702-739-7172 [email protected] 

DVD Cottey College Tour – 10 min DVD. Great for programs & new members. $15 ppd each or 2 for $25 ppd, Ch BF, Phyllis Sandmann, 9301 Lansbrooke Ln, Oklahoma City, OK 73132.

Marguerite nametags–w/Chap ID, magnet, 1 ½ x 3” plstc. $13 + S&H Ch JB c/o Jaima DiMartino, 720-690-7499, [email protected] gmail.com P.E.O. engraved silver star letter opener. Chapter FQ $25.00 + $6 S.H. ppd. Lovely for gifts. Gift-boxed. c/o Heidi deLisser 3470 NW 7th St., Miami, FL 33125, [email protected] aol.com

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Items for SALE P.E.O. logo bridge cards Our high quality boxed sets are a lovely gift or recognition. 1 black & 1 yellow deck each include the P.E.O. letters & marguerite. $20+ shipping, Chapter HB Fl.  [email protected] or 772 -567-0287

Best bag for your bucks! Yellow embroidered P.E.O., daisy, ch, city, st, on durable 600 denier polyester, zippered, large front pocket, adjustable web handles, 2 pen loops, 2 side bottle pockets. 15x13x5. $25+shipping, payable to Ch FS, Sue Mechem, 729 Maple Lane, Clarion, IA 50525. 515-532-2228 or [email protected]

Counted cross-stitch redesigned collage with all six projects. Mail check for $10 to Ch. DU, c/o Mrs. John (Kitty) Schirm, 11180 Brentwood Ln., Chardon, OH 44024

Express your pride in being a P.E.O. & Cottey College supporter. This window decal is the perfect way to do just that. $5 ea. Volume discounts. Order form & add’l info at www.peoagga.com Ch. AG/GA. Newsletter template w/holiday & P.E.O. approved images. $10. Order info at www.peoagga.com Ch. AG/GA.

P.E.O. chapter garden flag— waterproof  14X20” flag with your chapter letters! $25 ppd. Checks payable to Ch JP, mail to: Melinda Fish, 1105 Williamsburg Pl, Lawrence, KS 66049.

New classy gold 3”X 1” namebadge pin/magnet, st, chap & polkadot ribbon; yrbk pg pin storage; 337 280 5779; [email protected] $15/pin + s&h, Ch AT/LA

Yellow 4 GB USB flash drive with daisy P.E.O. logo. $10 + S/H. Email Ch Z for order form [email protected]

Myrtlewood daisy pin Stunning, laser carved, open-work, Oregon myrtlewood pin.  1 1/2 x 2 with safety clasp.  Ideal gift for your favorite P.E.O. or outgoing officers.  Send $13 ppd to EL,Shirlee Moore, 91223 Cape Arago, Coos Bay, OR 97420. [email protected] Get your gentle snapper! A combination spatula/bacon tong, this neat invention has been designed and marketed by Kim Nixon and her BIL. Stainless steel, dishwasher safe and guaranteed for life.  The only grilling tool you will ever need! $30 to Ch EC, Carol Homann, 320 Kennedy Pl, Crawfordsville, IN  47933. 56

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Beautiful and original CD “Be A Child”. Seven original piano and vocal compositions, some written for SD State Convention. $15 + $2 s/h. Please send order and check payable to Ch. AQ, c/o Peg Baker, 2901 Bellepine Cir, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, [email protected]

Insider’s guide to London– this 70+ page guide has been lovingly created by the UK P.E.O Group sharing our most useful tips for those travelling to London.  To download your copy of the London Guide for Sisters by Sisters for only $10, visit http://cognitusuk.com/uk-peo-group

Play Daisy Bingo—Facts about our Founders instead of #s, $22 ppd. Also, Bee Smart about the P.E.O. Constitution and CA state bylaws, $22 ppd. Each set has 100 cards. Great for programs! Check to Ch. DO, 12214 Heacock St, Moreno Valley, CA 92557. 951-243-2412. New P.E.O. Koozies—P.E.O. logo on front, “Women helping women reach for the stars” on back.  $5 ea. ppd. Ch R c/o Kim McMorrow 1357 Dunford Court, Henderson, NV 89012. Email questions to [email protected] hotmail.com. 

Marguerite windsock—Flowers embroidered on yellow body. 8” x 31” $25 ppd Ch BZ c/o MaryLee Long, 543 Cedar Park Dr, Port Angeles, WA 98362 Italian marble coasters w/ original pen & ink portraits of P.E.O. founders by artist Rosalind Roche.  4” square w/ cork back & box.   $10 each plus s/h (1-2 $6; 3-8 $11.50). Or order a complete set of 8 for $72 plus s/h $11.50/set. Orders taken 1 - 30 April ONLY. Payable to Chapter Z c/o Liz Jolliffe, 201 Billingsley Lane, Tullahoma, TN  37388. [email protected]

Necklace/purse fob: puzzle piece I am PEO with star, daisy & sisters charms. $20+$2.50 S/H. Chapter FP, % Marj Lubben, 18774 Stonebridge Rd, Monticello, IA 52310 Embroidered kitchen towel— 100% cotton flour sack w/ original P.E.O. design. BRIGHT set (pink, turquoise, green), $25 ppd. WHITE, $8 each ppd. Ch FL, c/o Joan P, 15604 Acacia Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73170 [email protected]

CD of piano solos honors Founders. Composer, performer Jill Kramer BL/WA CONTACT Sandy Keefe ph 425-582-7146 [email protected] gmail.com $15+3.50 S&H Checks payable to Ch. BL

Women helping women reach for the stars

Candle– Original design in soft yellow w/lemongrass scent features star, P.E.O. and daisy motif. Interior burns 50+ hrs. Use votive for continued enjoyment. Oval 4¾”x 3¾”x3”. $22 ppd. ($20 ea. for 10 or more to same address). Make checks to Ch. CH, P.O. Box 430, Bartlesville, OK 74005. Email:[email protected]

Homes Colorado P.E.O. Chapter House– in Colorado Springs offers suites with bedroom, living room, dining area, bathroom, and kitchenette. Smaller single room apartments with bath are also available. All have a private entrance, patio, and garden area and are single-level. No entry fee, small deposit, month-to-month leases include three daily meals. The common area consists of living and dining rooms, library, and exercise room. Chapter House is located in a private park where nature and wildlife provide enjoyment. Eligible for residency are members of P.E.O. and P.E.O.sponsored individuals. For more information, contact the Executive Director at 1819 W Cheyenne Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Ph: 719-473-7670 or email [email protected] Its website at www.peochapterhouse.org provides further information, more detailed descriptions, and photographs.

At the Nebraska P.E.O. Home, licensed as an assisted-living facility, TLC is the secret ingredient-whether it’s in the home-cooked meals, the private room with bath, the beauty salon, the Daisy van trips, or the very attentive staff. Active members of P.E.O. and P.E.O. sponsored relatives are eligible for residency. Contact Tracy Magill, Administrator, Nebraska P.E.O. Home, 413 North 5th St, Beatrice, NE 68310 or call 402-228-4208 to check on your room.

Independent retirement living in a P.E.O. community. Explore the Idaho P.E.O. Chapter House at www.peochapterhouseidaho.org or call 208-459-3552.

Books Founders’ Day

program or initiate gift! Factual storyline beautifully presented in paper doll form. “Seven Sisters Follow A Star-The P.E.O. Founders” $15 ppd, Ch DP, Maureen Davis, 3412 61st St, Lubbock, TX 79413.

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POINT IRA Charitable Rollover is Back!

Charitable giving was given a boost when The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was signed early this year. This law once again allows tax-free treatment of certain distributions from IRAs to qualified charities, such as P.E.O. projects and P.E.O. Foundation. In order to qualify for this tax-free distribution to P.E.O., the following provisions must be met: You must be at least 70 1/2 at the time you make the gift. The contribution must be made directly from your traditional or Roth IRA. The distribution may not exceed $100,000. As always, discuss any planned giving strategies with your attorney or financial planner to take advantage of the opportunities that are right for you.

New Chapters are springing up all over the Sisterhood!

Visit the Membership Development Map on the P.E.O. website peointernational.org to see where new chapters are currently organizing as well as locations hoping to organize chapters in the future. Areas with chapters currently organizing have selected a charter list and are in the process of organizing. Those listed as potential chapter locations have not selected a charter list and are looking for unaffiliates, inactives and potential members who may be interested in organizing a chapter sometime in the future. Please send Introduction of a Woman Who is Not a P.E.O. and Notice of a Member Moving forms if you know someone who would be interested in being part of a new chapter in one of these areas, as well as any questions you may have regarding this information, to the

contact listed for each state, province or district.

IPS Partners in Peace

.... a NEW name for the established Designated Award program to partner IPS students with chapters donating at least $500 to the IPS scholarship fund. Look and listen for more information soon!

Reporting Officers

It’s that time of year. Local chapters, reciprocities and P.E.O. Groups need to report your newly elected officers by going to the members’ side of the website and making the entries. Local chapter officers are reported under Local Chapter Forms, then click on Corresponding Secretary and go to the online form for Report of Election of Officers of Local Chapters. Election of Officers. Reciprocities and P.E.O. Groups are reported by clicking on Reciprocity and Group Contacts, going to Reciprocity/P.E.O. Group forms and then entering the information on the online form.

Reporting Local Chapter Project Chairmen Effective March 1,  a new web form is available to report the Local Chapter Project Chairmen.  This form works exactly like the Report of Election of Officers of Local Chapters.  It is located with the Corresponding Secretary Local Chapter Forms section of the P.E.O. Website.  By reporting your local chapter project chairmen, it will make contact easier between the Local Chapter Project Chairmen, State Project Chairmen and the International Projects’ Boards of Trustees and Supervisors.

Bed and Breakfast

Information regarding payment of Bed and Breakfast insurance will be sent April 1 to presidents of

all participating chapters. To be included in the September-October P.E.O. Record and on the members’ side of the website under REFERENCE LISTINGS, insurance payments must be postmarked by June 1. If your chapter wishes to become a new B&B, please go to the members only section of the P.E.O. website and under FORMS you will find guidelines and insurance forms. For questions please email [email protected]

P.E.O.s Living Outside the U.S. and Canada

Names and addresses of P.E.O.s serving as overseas contacts in countries around the world are updated on the website under RECIPROCITY. Members living abroad are encouraged to strengthen their P.E.O. ties by communicating with the contact in their area who will put them in touch with P.E.O.s in their vicinity. Members willing to serve as contacts should write the recording secretary of International Chapter (address on the inside front cover) by June 1. P.E.O.s who agree to serve the Sisterhood by welcoming other P.E.O.s to their respective areas are not to be asked to serve the business interests of individual P.E.O.s.

Rx:TLC Listing

The Rx:TLC listing which appears on the members’ side of the website under REFERENCE LISTINGS lists chapters willing to help P.E.O. members or their families who are hospitalized or in need of assistance when away from home. To be included or change a listing for either the regular or college section, please send the information to The P.E.O. Record at [email protected] peodsm.org. To better help our sisters needing assistance, please list two contacts when possible. The chapter’s listing will run until we are advised to change or delete it.

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Send completed form including your former address printed in the upper right corner (or give address at which magazine was last received) six weeks in advance of your move.

Mail:

Membership Dept., P.E.O. Executive Office 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312-2899 Fax: The P.E.O. Record, 515-255-3820 Call: 800-343-4921 (automated line available 24 hours a day. May not be available in all areas of Canada.) Email: [email protected] Web: peointernational.org (click on address change form)

Automatic Address Change: The P.E.O. Record may be mailed to two different addresses if the same seasonal address is used at the same time every year.

Address or Name Change (please print) Chapter letter(s) State Date Address Effective _____________________ Name ___ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______ Street or Box Address ___ _______________________________________________________________________ City State/Province/District Zip/Postal Code

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

Plan Now to Attend International Convention 71st Convention of International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood Dallas, Texas

September 26-28, 2013