Orange, Texas Chapter GW of the P.E.O. Sisterhood hosted a luncheon for members and scholarship recipients on May 21, 2011 at the home of John and Rozan Coody. 

Pictured are six local women who have been selected as recipients of local or international project awards.  Front row: Ashlee Broussard, Devan Ficken, Lacy Noah.  Back row:  Kalli Curry, Heather Landers, Destiny Arteaga.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded January 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa is an international philanthropic and educational organization which promotes increased educational opportunities for women. 

There are approximately 6,000 local chapters in the United States and Canada with more than 350,000 initiated members. 

The P.E.O. Sisterhood has given nearly $190 million in financial assistance to more than 80,000 women.  All scholarship and loan applicants must be recommended by a P.E.O. chapter. 

The P.E.O. Sisterhood also owns Cottey College, a two-year liberal arts college in Nevada, Missouri.

For more information about P.E.O. scholarships, loans, or Cottey College visit