Chapter DQ, P.E.O. members met at the Price Chopper Headquarters meeting room at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Jayme Morris was the hostess for the meeting and Judy Norris assisted with refreshments. President Lila Holler presided at the business meeting.

Wilma Stainbrook gave information about the P.E.O. Foundation, which was established in 1961 as a non-profit corporation to encourage tax-deductible giving to the educational and charitable projects of P.E.O. From the gifts received, the 2019 distribution of undesignated funds amounted to $1,937,2241.

Projects receiving funds were: Star Scholarship 421,158; Scholar Awards $310,000; Program for Continuing Education $395,000; International Peace Scholarships $315,000; Cottey College $246,637; Educational Loan Fund $239,446. The chapter memorial gift for Pat Griffin was sent to the Foundation.

Members also learned that the chapter will fund two $1,000 Endowed Scholarships from the USD 368 Endowment Fund for graduating senior girls this spring.

Following the business meeting, members cut and tied fleece blankets for Lakemary and My Father’s House.

Because Chapter DQ, P.E.O. does not meet in June and July, the last meeting of Chapter DQ members until fall was at the home of Shari Latto on Tuesday, March 10, for a business meeting.

LeAnne Shields was co-hostess for the meeting to elect and install officers for the coming year.

Officers nominated and elected: President, Michelle Latto; Vice President, Christy Levings; Recording Secretary, Elizabeth Davidson; Corresponding Secretary, Lila Holler; Treasurer, Shari Latto; Chaplain, Sharon Lybarger and Guard, Judy Norris. Mary Ann Grimes installed the officers.

Shari Latto was elected delegate to the state convention in Wichita.

COVID-19 caused cancellation of the remainder of meetings this spring as well as the State Convention in Wichita.

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