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April 30 - May 1, 2021

Convention of NJ State Chapter


This year's convention will be virtual. 

CLICK HERE for the Registration link.

Voting members of Convention must go to the 'Convention Central' page for all the details and important additional Registration information.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS: to be voted on at  the

NJ State Convention

     Visit the 'Convention Central' page for all the details

Convention Agenda

For a detailed copy of the Convention Agenda

visit the 'Convention Central' page

FRIDAY, April 30, 2021

  • 8:00 am ~ Morning Yoga Stretch – pre-recorded video

  • 8:40 am ~ Morning Yoga Stretch – repeated


Friday morning:    ZOOM Webinar for Business Meeting –

  Voting members of convention only for this morning session.

  • 9:30 am – Gathering & Welcome

  • 10:00 am– CALL TO ORDER for Business meeting

  • 12:00 Noon - Business meeting of Convention ends.


Friday afternoon:      Zoom Large Meeting

   Open for every registered P.E.O. convention attendee.

  • 2:30 pm Music/virtual tour of NJ/P.E.O.s around NJ                            ~ all pre-recorded segments

  • 3:00 pm ~ Workshop “To Seek Growth.”

  • 3:30 pm ~ Guest Speaker Anne Louise Sterry                              “Aunt Lena ~ Finding Audacious Joy”

  • 4:15 pm - Golden Girls Celebration followed by Happy Hour

  • 9:30 pm – Mindful Meditation


SATURDAY, May 1, 2021

Saturday morning:   Zoom large meeting

    Open for every registered P.E.O. convention attendee.

  • 8:30 am Musical prelude

  • 9:00 am- Second Meeting opens

  • 10:30 am - Time of Remembrance (pre-recorded)

  • 11:30 am - Education Hour (pre-recorded)

  • 1:00 pm - Close of 78th NJ State Convention

April – The                                month

of Rebirth, Regrowth & Renewal….

And for New Jersey P.E.O.s this year it is the month for our first virtual State Convention!! I hope you have registered online. 

We will continue to keep registration open, so everyone has an opportunity to be a part of history.  My thanks to the Hostess Chapters for convention this year ~ G, I, Q and AB ~ they have done a great job of finding ways to make this convention a great experience for everyone.


We will enjoy all the usual Convention highlights…Education Hour, Golden Girls and Silver Sisters, Time of Remembrance…virtually! Plus, you can join in Game Night, Happy Hour, some yoga and even a “winding down” meditation - all from the comfort of your own home.  Maybe some of the Sisters in your chapter will decide to attend convention “together” sharing a screen for Saturday’s events. I am looking forward to ‘seeing’ many of you as we conclude this year at our Annual Convention.


This will be my last monthly greeting to all New Jersey P.E.O. Sisters.  It has been quite a year!! We were met with many new challenges as we learned to be flexible and adapt to new chapter meeting formats. Many of us have begun to depend on the wonders of the digital age! 

These are just a couple examples of how everyone has

“Embraced ~ Shared ~ & Lived the Power of P.E.O.” this year. 

My love and thanks to all of you….

* Keep checking this space *

when we have new and important news to share

the notice will be posted here.



Visit the Convention Central page for all the information


Zoom Reimbursement Form Local chapters wishing reimbursement for the Zoom Pro account used for chapter virtual meetings, may use this form.  Go to the 'Members Home' page and click on the 'Documents and Forms' button.

ANNUAL LC PRESIDENT'S LETTER:   Details on the Members Home page



The 2020 State Membership Directory is now available on our 'Membership' page.  Find member info listed by Chapter or by Last Name of members.  The Directory is taken from information on the International database, as of Nov. 13, 2020.

Links to International website (on our ‘Members Only’ page.)

  • Technologyhere you will find a link taking you directly to the page for P.E.O. logos, virtual backgrounds, and cell phone and computer wallpaper. 

  • Membership on this page, there is now a link which will access the page to update your personal information on the International database.  Your chapter president recently received all chapter member’s information as of October 14, 2020. If you need to make any changes this is the place to do it!!

2021 Convention of International Chapter Announcement

January 6, 2021

Growing up we all had traditions in each of our families; celebrating birthdays, holidays, graduations and an occasional “once in a lifetime” or perhaps yearly family reunion. As families grew, each new member brought their new traditions
into the mix: special meals with all the fixings, reunion themes, favorite games and family discussions.

At times, our memories of the past bring back a longing for what was. As we enter our 152nd year since the founding of P.E.O., our minds take us back to that family reunion of sisters with the organization of Grand Chapter in 1883. Fresh in our minds, we are swept back to September 2019, the Sesquicentennial Celebration and the 74th Convention of International Chapter held in Des Moines, Iowa.

In December, the Executive Board of International Chapter approved by unanimous vote that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, the 2021 Convention of International Chapter will be held using a virtual format and in a manner pursuant to which the members of convention with voting privileges have the opportunity to see, read or hear the proceedings substantially concurrent with the occurrence of the proceedings, contemporaneously vote on matters, pose questions and make comments.

The biennial theme “Build Your Legacy! Make History” will guide us as we celebrate our amazing Sisterhood together at the 75th Convention of International Chapter.

Read more.....                        

Watch the Announcement Video

The Story of Our Seven Founders

Check out this great video located on

the International website.

Makes a perfect Founders' Day program

Stuck at home? 

Visit our new Technology page for information on 12 Famous Museums that offer Virtual Tours you can take on your couch!

Visit Our


page for all the latest

Chapter Fundraisers!

Find the latest edition

of our New Jersey

P.E.O. newsletter

on the



Welcome to our newest Local Chapter

Chapter AZ, Medford - organized on October 5.

For a listing of the new Chapter AZ officers

visit the 'Members Home' page

Enjoy the 'highlight' video of Chapter AZ's organization

P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.


To learn more about our sisterhood and the projects we support, please follow the links on this page.



With the increased use of digital communication (which we are using more and more now during the pandemic), the 2019-2020 State Board decided to establish a new state committee ~ Technology

Because we could not hold a convention this year, the committee members were appointed by the President and approved by the 2020-2021 Board.


  The members are Beth Staples, PSP, M;

Laura Vriesema, M and Beth Gammie, PSP, W .

These women have already been meeting virtually and setting forth goals for the year. 

You will find a link to Technology on the

Members  Home page

Check it out and discover

what this committee can do for you!

Cottey College

Creators of Incredible Futures

Click here to view a video that shows

the tremendous impact Cottey has

on the lives of young women!






   *Cottey is debt free


   *Cottey is highly ranked in USN&WR in 2020

               and College Consensus in 2019:

       •     #2 Best Regional College (USN&WR)

       •     #2 Best Value School in the Midwest (USN)

       •     #2 Lowest Student Debt Load at Graduation (USN)

       •     #4 Largest Proportion of International Students (USN)

       •     #2 Best College in the Midwest (College Consensus) (CC)

       •     #2 Best College and University in Missouri (CC)

       •     #4 Best Women’s College in the Nation (CC)

       •     #13 Best Small College in the Nation (CC)

For more quick facts about Cottey College

visit the

'P.E.O. Philanthropies' page 

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