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P.E.O. Chapter GK Yukon Oklahoma

Submitted by Carole Garner

P.E.O., founded January, 1869, by 7 students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is a philanthropic 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.

The Yukon chapter, founded 1996, is one of 187 chapters in Oklahoma. As of 2012 the International P.E.O. membership was approaching half million. The 5 programs that provide educational assistance by this sisterhood are: P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund, P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, P.E.O. Scholar Awards and P.E.O. STAR Scholarship.

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