Pictured is President Jane Simmons, Chapter A, Buckhannon / Submitted photo

Jane Simmons to preside at West Virginia State Chapter P.E.O. Convention

The 60th Annual Convention of the West Virginia State Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will convene April 28-29, 2023, at The Historical Blennerhassett Hotel, Parkersburg, WV.

The Convention theme is “Believe, Become, Belong”. Presiding will be Jane Simmons, Chapter A, Buckhannon, West Virginia State Chapter President. Keynote speaker, representing International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, will be Rebecca Daniel, Chapter AH/MD, Chair of the P.E. O. Scholar Awards Board of Trustees.

Jane Harris, Chapter L and Judy Langkamer, Chapter Z of Parkersburg are Convention Co-Chairs and will be assisted by their Chapter members. Over 200 women will be in attendance as Delegates or members, representing 28 Chapters in West Virginia.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) has been celebrating women helping women for more than 150 years. Since its inception in 1869, the nonprofit organization has helped more than 120,000 women pursue educational goals by providing over $400 million in grants, scholarships, awards and loans. The Sisterhood also owns and supports Cottey College.

Through membership, the P.E.O. Sisterhood has brought together more than half a million women in the United States and Canada who are passionate about helping women advance through education, while supporting and motivating them. In addition to the educational philanthropies, the P.E.O. Sisterhood provides a framework of support and community for all members.

What started with a bond of friendship among seven women in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is now one of the oldest women’s organizations in North America with over 5,800 Chapters.

To learn more about P.E.O., its powerful educational philanthropies and see the stories of women, who have benefited from the programs, visit peointernational.org.

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