Idaho State Chapter P.E.O.
The 103rd Convention of the Idaho State Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood met in Boise, Idaho, May 18-20, 2018. Helen Iverson-Metzger, Chapter D, Twin Falls, served as presiding officer after 5 years of executive board service. 2018-2019 State Officers installed at the convention were President, Barbara Jensen, Chapter BO, Nampa; Vice-President, Teresa Baillie, Chapter M, Kellogg; Organizer, Phyllis Howard, Chapter BG, Idaho Falls; Treasurer, Nancy Mitthof, Chapter BH, Moscow and Secretary, Kelly Haun, Chapter T, Weiser. Chapters T, AD, AQ, AY, BO, BT and BU served as host chapters for the convention.
Delegates from Chapter AC and Chapter BV in Grangeville attended the convention in Boise. Officers for Chapter AC are President, Michelle Green, Vice Presidents, Katy Eimers and Audrey Wasem, Recording Secretary, Janice Inghram, Corresponding Secretary, Shirley Lane, Treasurer, Lori Courtright, Chaplain, Lynette Lothspeich and Guard, Judy Long. Officers for Chapter BV are President, Susan Brown, Vice President, Diane Balch, Recording Secretary, Leann Wicks, Corresponding Secretary, Carrie Jo Rehfeld, Treasurer, Nadine Knowles, Carol McLean and Guard, Cristy Imus. Susan Borowicz is a 50- year member of Chapter BV and attended the 50- year luncheon.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood is a philanthropic education organization in which women celebrate the advancement of women. P.E.O. strives to motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations by providing educational opportunities through grants, scholarships, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College, an independent Liberal Arts and Sciences college for women in Nevada, MO.
Chapter AC was pleased to have Kate Lutz receive a STAR scholarship from P.E.O. International. They also sponsored B. Edwards for a PCE (Program for Continuing Education) award.
Founded in 1869, P.E.O. has nearly 6,000 chapters internationally and 235,000 members worldwide. In Idaho there are 88 chapters with 3,644 members. Between March 1, 2017 and March 1, 2018 Idaho chapter members contributed $162,911 to celebrate the advancement of women through education. During that same time period, Idaho women received $256,500 in grants, scholarships and loans from P.E.O. in addition to local scholarships.
P.E.O. Foundation has given $322 million in financial assistance to 105,000 recipients through its projects. P.E.O. is clearly making a difference in the lives of women all over the world.
Further information about P.E.O. and its scholarship programs and projects is available on the website, peointernational.org.
—Submitted by Mary Sue Roach, Weiser
Pioneer Senior Citizens
Agnes Forsman opened the June 12 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer.
Visiting was Marshall Campbell.
There were 48 meals served and 25 deliveries.
Vera Holthaus won the free dinner.
Diane Schultz shared a joke with the group.
Katie Remacle won the nickel Bingo pot. Sally Duman won the BING pot and Sally and Katie split the blackout pot.
Door Prize winners were Mary Ann Kuther, Mark Tacke, Ella Schaeffer, Agnes Forsman, Anna Gehring, and Isabel Kaschmitter.
Seniors wanting to go to Lewiston to shop or to doctor’s appointments and don’t want to drive, call Coast driver, Katie Manifold, 509-397-2935.
Come join us for a meal every Tuesday for a small donation at the Pioneer Senior Center in the Cottonwood Community Hall basement. Meals are served at 12 noon.
Menu for June 26
BBQ Chicken, Potato Salad, Tomatoes & Cucumbers, Orange Cream Dessert.
To order meals delivered, call City Hall at 208-962-3231.
Grangeville Senior Citizens
Stan Modrell opened the June 11th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Tom Helmick offered the prayer. Willene Lance won the free dinner drawing. 62 meals were served at the site and 31 hot meals were home delivered. Pinochle Winners: Roger Burgess and Gary Crea, first with 5,320; Stan Modrell, second with 4,300.
Stan Modrell opened the June 13th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane gave the prayer. Jeanette Headen won the free dinner drawing. 27 hot meals were home delivered. Pinochle Winners: Stan Modrell, first with 5,360 and Beth Parrish, second with 5,270. Jane Burgess and Stan Modrell won the 1500 Trump dime pot.
Stan Modrell opened the June 15th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Keturah Engbretson offered the prayer. Sunny Dahler was the winner of the free dinner. 56 meals were served at the site and 27 hot meals were home delivered. Pinochle Winners: Jane Burgess, first with 4,460 and Liz Hauger, second with 4,230.
Menu for June 22: Tater Tot Casserole, 3-Bean Salad, Peaches, White Cake and Roll.
Menu for June 25: BBQ Beef w/Bun, Steamed Baby Carrots, Green Salad w/Dressing, Mandarin Oranges and Roll.
Menu for June 27: Tuna Salad w/Lettuce, Broccoli/Cauliflower, Jello, Mixed Fruit and Roll.
Godfrey, Hunter, Russell awarded Grangeville Lions’ Scholarships
GRANGEVILLE – To the Class of 2018, Grangeville awarded three scholarships totaling $6,000 last month, which were announced for Tessa Godfrey ($2,500), Trent Hunter ($2,500) and Hailey Russell ($1,000) during the Grangeville High School class night.
The Grangeville Lions Club has long awarded scholarships for GHS seniors, new this year was a scholarship for those pursuing vocational-technical training, in addition to Lions scholarships for those pursuing college degrees.