Spring meetings of Chapter DQ, P.E.O. have been varied.

Five members attended Marais des Cygne Reciprocity Group in La Cygne on April 6 when members celebrated 150 years of sisterhood at the Linn County Library.

At the April 28 meeting, members remembered the new chapter, KA, in Olathe and made tied fleece blankets for Lakemary and My Father’s House.

Trinity Miller was announced as the recipient of the DQ Scholarship at the PHS Awards Night Ceremony.

Jan Paine reviewed the book “Hillbilly Elegy” for the program on May 14 at the home of Cindy Wilbur.

Written by J.D. Vance, and published in 2016, it was on the New York Times best seller list. The author wrote his memoir at age 31. He grew up poor in Appalachia and the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, in a group of hillbillies.

They were a group with intense loyalty, patriotic but pessimistic. They felt that what happened at home, stayed at home.

His mammu (grandmother) was the rock in his younger years of broken family relationships. He managed to graduate from high school and joined the Marines.

Following his service in Iran, he attended Ohio State University and earned a full scholarship to Yale Law School. The author tells how a few lucky breaks made a huge difference for his successful life.

During the June 11 meeting, salads and desserts were enjoyed by Chapter DQ members in the home of Stacy Banks.

Guests were Trinity Miller, DQ P.E.O. scholarship recipient, and her mother, Kristin Kural.

Lila Holler, president, gave a report on the 117th Kansas State Convention that was held in Wichita on June 7-9. There are 253 chapters in Kansas with 10,404 members.

The 2018 Midwest College rankings put Cottey College No. 1 best value and No. 3 lowest student debt.

Jeanette Mooney, BI, Wyoming and KSC past president gave the tribute to sister Rebecca Bright, DQ, KSC past president, at the Memorial Hour.

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