PEO New Mexico 2018 Bingo

PEO New Mexico 2018 Bingo Card

This bingo card has a free space and 81 words: One of the seven founders: Hattie Briggs (Bousquet), One of the seven founders: Alice Coffin, One of the seven founders: Alice Bird (Babb), One of the seven founders: Mary Allen (Stafford), One of the seven founders: Suela Pearson (Penfield), One of the seven founders: Ella Stewart, One of the seven founders: Franc Roads (Elliott), As money was needed, each member gave from 10 cents to 50 cents each, Mary Allen shared 56 years of ministry with her husband Charles Stafford, Hattie Biggs taught music and art, P.E.O. started at Wesleyan College, By the end of 1869,16 women had been initiated into P.E.O., Iowa Wesleyan College is in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Ella Stewart is the only founder who did not graduate from college, Alice Bird wrote the Constitution, There were no dues until after 1883, The 7 founders wore identical aprons, fastened with identical star pins, to meetings, All of the founders were practical, religious people in everyday life, The founders got in trouble with the President of Iowa Wesleyan for wearing P.E.O. pins, Mary Allen wrote accurate details of P.E.O. events, Mary Allen Stafford was active in five different P.E.O. chapters, The actual organization of P.E.O. was held in the music room at Iowa Wesleyan, Hattie Brigg’s real name was Harriet Jane, Alice Coffin suggested the star as the emblem, The original price of pins varied from $2.50 to $3.00, Alice Bird taught Latin, Greek, and elocution, Franc Roads Elliott was a professional artist and taught art, Alice Coffin converted from Methodist to Episcopalian because she liked to dance, The P.E.O. oath was a short and simple pledge of secrecy—35 words long, P.E.O.’s founders started P.E.O. to “bound their friendships”, Hattie Briggs’ favorite statement was “let’s have a society of our own”, The first “real party” was the side reel soiree, Suela Pearson was the first president, Ella Stewart’s pin is the only founder’s pin still in existence, Suela Pearson graduated from Iowa Wesleyan, Alice Coffin had been engaged to Suela Pearson’s brother, but did not marry him, Education and philanthropy were part of P.E.O from the beginning, Early social events of included taffy pulls, sleigh rides, oyster suppers, and strawberry parties, Suela Pearson used a large wooden crochet hook as a gavel, The founders met for their meetings on Saturday nights at Franc Roads’ home, Each founder brought a rare gift to P.E.O., The treasurer would “read out the fines” and a committee would collect the money, Franc Roads’ mother made the matching aprons that the founders wore for their 1st public appearance, P.E.O. started on January 21, 1869, Alice Bird (Babb) was born in 1850, was initiated at 18, and died in 1926 at 76, Suela Pearson (Penfield) was born in 1851, was initiated at 17, and died in 1920 at 69, Franc Roads (Elliott) was born in 1852, was initiated at 16, and died in 1924 at 72, Hattie Briggs (Bousquet) was born in 1849, was initiated at 19, and died in 1877 at 27, Mary Allen (Stafford) was born in 1848, was initiated at 20, and died in 1927 at 78, Alice Coffin was born in 1848, was initiated at 20, and died in 1888 at 40, Ella Stewart was born in 1848, was initiated at 20, and died in 1894 at 46, Desire for social service came from Ella Stewart, P.E.O. was founded in 1869 as a sorority at Iowa Wesleyan College, P.E.O. evolved from a college sorority to a community group, In the first 100 years, P.E.O. grew to a membership of more than 165,000, In the first 100 years, P.E.O. grew to more than 4500 chapters in the U.S. and Canada, NM State Chapter was formed in 1929, In 1909, Viola Whittlesay, Supreme Chapter rep., came to NM to charter the first NM Chapter, NM Chapter A, Carlsbad, was chartered in 1909, There are more than 65 P.E.O. Chapters in New Mexico, The history of New Mexico P.E.O. is recorded in the book, “Jubilee for a Western Star”, In 1978, NM State Chapter celebrated it’s 50th anniversary, The first NM State Convention was held in Carlsbad in April 1929 , with Ch. A as hostess, Chapter A was the host Chapter of the 1st NM State Convention, Twenty-two Delegates, from 11 Chapters, attended the first NM State Convention, NM’s Delilah Williams Cottey College Scholarship was established in 1937, P.E.O.'s legacy and heritage have always been anchored in timeless values, Celebrate P.E.O.'s 150 years during the 2017-2019 sesquicentennial biennium, 150 years of celebrating the advancement of, educating of, and motivating women, “It’s OK to talk, about P.E.O.”, P.E.O. is one of the oldest women's organizations in North America, NM Chapter F, chartered in 1921 was the first in Santa Fe, Initial membership of NM Chapter A, consisted of 5 dimits and two initiates, The first B.I.L. organization in NM was established in 1909 in Carlsbad, In 1923, NM Ch. G, Clovis, secured one of the first loans in NM for a woman to attend Cottey College, In 1935-1936, Delilah Williams served as the NM State Organizer, The 2nd NM State Convention was held in Gallup in May 1931, with Ch. C as hostess, The 3rd NM State Convention was held in Tucumcari in May 1932, with Ch. D as hostess, 4th NM State Convention was held in Albuquerque in May 1933, with Chs. E and L as hostesses and 5th NM State Convention was held in Santa Fe in June 1934 with Ch. F as hostess.

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