What is an unaffiliated member?

One of the unique and wonderful things about P.E.O. is our unaffiliate system.  Almost everywhere you go in the US or Canada, there is a P.E.O. chapter close by.  This can sometimes be the first contact in a new community and a built-in network of sisters who can help you adjust to your new location and welcome you to your new hometown.  This member who has just moved is referred to as an "unaffiliate" because she no longer lives close enough to attend her own chapter meetings.  She is usually listed in her yearbook as a nonreident member.