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P.E.O. Glendale Chapter DJ Celebrates 100 Years of Service

P.E.O. Glendale Chapter DJ, an organization supporting women’s education, celebrated its 100th anniversary at Oakmont Country Club.

Founded on Feb. 25, 1924, Chapter DJ was the fifth P.E.O. chapter in the Glendale Reciprocity Bureau, starting with eight charter members.

Chapter President Lynne Dibble welcomed members and guests. Diane Potter and Vicky Voll presented a historical overview of the chapter’s century of service.

The chapter annually contributes to state and international projects supporting women’s education. Its Evelyn Roberts Scholarship fund aids students’ academic pursuits.

Members Ellie Choate, a harpist, and Gary Woodward, a flutist, provided musical entertainment.

The chapter honored Golden Girls Marlene Hitt and Pearl Wells for more than 50 years of membership. Past presidents were also recognized for their leadership, as well as the current president, for their exemplary leadership and tireless service.

P.E.O. offers scholarships to women starting college and those returning to higher education. Applicants need not be affiliated with P.E.O. More information is available at peocalifornia.com.

The organization also supports Cottey College, a women’s liberal arts institution in Missouri.

First published in the June 29 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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