From April 26-28, 2018, representatives from across the state will gather at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro for the 63rd Convention of the Tennessee State Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.
P.E.O. is a women’s philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women, educate women through scholarship, grants, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. There are 240,000 P.E.O.s throughout the United States and Canada and this year P.E.O. celebrates the 150th year of founding in 1869 in Mt Pleasant, Iowa. Since 1907, P.E.O. has donated more than $321 million and helped more than 105,000 women reach for the stars.
As of March 2019, Tennessee has 58 local chapters and more than 2,400 active members. For more information check out www.peointernational.org.
Each year, the Tennessee State Chapter of P.E.O. sponsors a convention, alternating between East, West and this year, Middle-Tennessee. Two representatives from each chapter across the state as well as other members will gather for the weekend convention to discuss Sisterhood matters, learn best practices, and have fun. State President Robyn Rivers, of Knoxville; Vice President Trish Rouse of Germantown; Organizer Jan Simpson of Knoxville; Treasurer Laurie Evans of Signal Mountain; and Secretary Sarah Adams, of Franklin, serve as the Executive Board, providing leadership and service to local chapters. President Rivers has chosen the theme of this year’s convention, “The Many Blessings of P.E.O.”