The P.E.O. Record July-August 2022 (public)

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P.E.O. Philanthropies and Foundation 21 P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund 3 ELF Superstar Chapters BY MARTI RAMSEY 22 Cottey College Dr. Stefanie D. Niles Named 13th President of Cottey College BY RANDON COFFEY

President’s Message The Benefits of Teamwork BY PATRICIA L. BROLIN-RIBI


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P.E.O. International Membership Committee Refresh, Reconnect, Renew BY KATHLEEN FELDMAN AND RITA BRIGGS

24 P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund

Partners in Peace Program Amplifies the Power of IPS BY JAN KNUCKEY

25 P .E.O. Program for Continuing Education


P .E.O. Leadership Development Why Do I Need Leadership Resources? I Am Not a Leader!... Or Am I? BY KAREN FITE

Fighting for Communication Equity BY DEBBIE NIELSEN DUMLER

26 P.E.O. Scholar Awards

Supporting Our Scholars and Nominees BY TERRY NORTHCUTT

36 Award Winning Ideas 38 P.E.O. Authors 39 New Chapters 40 Centennial Chapters 42 Where in the World is The Record? 44 Fundraising Marketplace 48 About P.E.O. 49 To the Point Events and Reminders 8 H ave You Seen the NEW Online P.E.O. Record? 28 Connect with P.E.O. International on Social Media

27 P .E.O. STAR Scholarship


50 P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education PCE Turns 50 Years Old This Biennium!

Gallery of Presidents 29 Jean Franovich, Arizona Carolyn Zachry, California Beverly Carlone, Connecticut

Barb Timm, Michigan Jane Henning, Minnesota Diane Hartingh Price, North Carolina Jean Van Delinder, Oklahoma Carol Hungerford, Oregon Barbara Helmer, South Carolina Betsy Grimes, Texas Alice Stephenson, Utah Judy Dierker, Virginia

Janet Brown, Florida Nancy Burk, Georgia Vera Redman, Idaho Carol Flora, Indiana Sherryl Appling, Kentucky Diane Meek, Manitoba- Northwest Ontario

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