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Organizations

April 02, 2006

A new PEO Sisterhood chapter was recently organized in Hagerstown. The ceremony was held at First Christian Church. Brenda Hurst of Arlington, Va., president of the Maryland State Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood; and Carolyn Evans of Fallston, Md., the Maryland State organizer, presided over the event.

Thirteen women are members of the new chapter, including President Janet Fox of Hagerstown. Other chapter officers are Alaina Alter, Carrol Lourie, Jennifer Drawbridge and Richele Gift, of Hagerstown; Nancy Dobbs of Frederick, Md.; and Donna Frentz of Keedysville. This is the 38th local chapter in Maryland.

The PEO Sisterhood was founded in 1869 and is a philanthropic and educational organization of more than 250,000 women throughout the United States and Canada. The organization is interested in bringing increased opportunities for higher education to women. The projects maintained by the PEO Sisterhood include the PEO Educational Loan Fund, PEO Program for Continuing Education, PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund, the PEO Scholar Awards, and the ownership and support of Cottey College in Nevada, Mo.

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The Leitersburg Seniors had a very successful meeting in February, with 21 people in attendance. Lunch was enjoyed, followed by a business meeting.

The Washington County Commission on Aging informed the club that it has moved its offices to the Aspiring to Serve building at 140 W. Franklin St., fourth floor. The commission's next quarterly meeting will be held Thursday, April 20, at 10 a.m.

The Leitersburg Seniors will meet again at the Mountain Gate Restaurant on Monday, April 3 at 11:30 a.m.

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