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the Reintroduction of the Ceremony of Initiation!
Convention of International Chapter September 21-23, 2023 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Save the Date We are so pleased that new members are once again being initiated into the P.E.O. Sisterhood through our beautiful Ceremony of Initiation. As you recall, this ceremony was temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, when women became sisters through Initiation by Affirmation. Starting July 1, 2022, the Ceremony of Initiation replaces Initiation by Affirmation. • Sisters who were Initiated by Affirmation between September 1, 2020, and June 30, 2022, will receive the Ceremony of Initiation: – Prior to December 31, 2022 – Before serving as an officer during the Ceremony of Initiation – From the chapter to which they currently belong • The Ceremony of Initiation is only to be conferred at an in-person meeting; there are currently no options for the ceremony to be conferred at a virtual or hybrid meeting. • The Ceremony of Initiation may be conferred on more than three members/candidates at one time from July 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022. Hearing the words of this beautiful ceremony reminds us all of the meaning behind our emblem, our five virtues, our Objects and Aims and the promises we each made as we entered P.E.O. membership. The Ceremony of Initiation unites every P.E.O.!
Watch for updates and more information in future issues of the P.E.O. Record Registration opens March 2023
July–August 2022 | THE P.E.O. RECORD
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