The Louisiana State Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood recently held its 68th annual convention in Covington. There are 50 chapters in Louisiana and all were represented by two delegates.

Also attending the conference were members from chapters throughout the state. P.E.O. Sisterhood is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.

Highlights of the convention included election of state officers for the upcoming year, a presentation by the second vice president of the P.E.O. International Chapter and a memorial hour during which members who have died during the year are remembered.

The banquet speakers included a Cottey College student who described the highlights of her Cottey experience and an address by Judy Rogers, president of Cottey College. Rogers was the featured speaker at the banquet where she announced the International P.E.O. Sisterhood has raised more than $35 million to benefit “A Defining Moment: The Campaign for Cottey College.” The campaign focuses on making a Cottey College education available and attractive to more young women from across the country and around the world.

There also was a Golden Girls Luncheon, which recognized and honored those who have been members for 50 years and more.

For information about the P.E.O. Sisterhood, visit www.peointernational.org. For information about Chapter BH, contact Karay Klein at karayc46@att.net.