P.E.O. Chapter CW

Category: Clubs
P.E.O. Chapter CW was organized in Sargent on April 17, 1923, with 13 charter members.  P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College, and motivate each other to achieve their highest aspirations.  It is an international organization that spans approximately 140 years and has provided over $147 million in educational assistance for more than 73,000 women.  At present the Sargent chapter has 20 members.  It has provided loans, grants, and scholarships to many women in the area.  In the past year the chapter sponsored a local woman for a grant to complete her education degree and also sponsored another area woman for a loan to complete her nursing degree.  For over 20 years the local chapter has awarded scholarships to women of the graduating classes of Sargent High School.  Last year’s scholarship winner is now attending the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Chapter CW is proud of the contributions they have made in the last 88 years to the women of the community of Sargent from helping teachers in the 1930’s complete their education to helping women with advanced degrees in the 21st century.  We’ve come a long way!

We have lost 37 members to Chapter Eternal through the years.  Members meet in homes of members.  Currently the following are members: *Sonja Beitel, Janice Beran, *Arlene Bergstrom, *Maxine Brass, Lois Brim, Barb Klooz, *Linda Leibert, Delores Olson, Jan Osborn, Beth Slagle, *Ethelyn Thompson, *Wilmet Cole, *Cathy DeBusk, Connie Griebel, *Eileen Horky, Sue Horky, *Marilyn Kleman Deb Saunders, Jo Tedermen, Cindy Tinkham. (*Indicates past Presidents)