Monday, December 12, 2005

To Demit or Not To Demit

Dear Harriet,

I believe you are membership chair for Chapter DV of P.E.O. in Boulder, Colorado. If not, please pass on this note.

My mother, Evelyn, has attended two meetings of a local P.E.O. chapter here in Santa Monica--Chapter R. She wants to join their group and attend regularly, but she does not want to demit from the Boulder chapter. She says her mother never demitted from the Telluride chapter when she moved to the Chapter House in Colorado Springs.

I told her she has to demit from DV in order to join Chapter R in California.

However, she believes (unrealistically) that she might someday return to live in Boulder.

Could you suggest a way for her to affiliate with Chapter R without losing touch with Chapter DV?

Perhaps she should be demitted without being told she has formally demitted. I'll leave it up to you.

The P.E.O. sisters here in Santa Monica are very kind. We met them through the Presbyterian church.


Anne Eggebroten


phillipsfive said...


I guess you have been busy with the Holidays but I miss your posts. You have inspired me to start a blog for my mom. It is not as well written as yours but you might find it a diversion. you can find it at
I am hoping that we can use this amoungst my siblings to each update when we have visits with our mom.

Anne Eggebroten said...

Hi Phillip--
Sorry I have not kept up my posts. Thank you for checking. Yes, having three college age daughters home for a month, plus my mother, caused the neglect.
I will go check out your blog.