Hoover is the home to two of the five current state officers for the P.E.O. Sisterhood – Carol Westbrook and Shirley Paramore. Three past state presidents and many members also live in Hoover. The organization is currently looking for more area residents to get involved.
P.E.O. stands for Philanthropic and Educational Organization, a group interested in bringing to women increased opportunities for higher education. Approximately 6,000 local chapters exist in the United States and Canada with nearly 240,000 active members. Alabama has 37 chapters with 1,370 members. Seven of those chapters are in the Birmingham area.
Each year, grants and loans are given to many young women in all 50 states. Total assistance given is $221.5 million in financial assistance to nearly 88,000 recipients.
For more, call 823-9093.