2386 Littlefield Dr., Exira 50076 712-268-2218
An honorary educational society which provides a structured
reading program to clubwomen that is educational and stimulates a desire for self-fulfillment.
One who has obtained a GFWC E.S.O. Handbook from the GFWC/Iowa Headquarters’ Office and is working to qualify
for membership. At least one book report must be filed every calendar year to keep the file active.
One who has read at least 16 books from 4 categories and filed book reports on them. It is preferred
that reports be filed in groups of 4. Members will receive certificates at the annual State Convention and will be qualified
to buy and wear the ESO pin.
STAR LEVEL: A member who continues to read and file reports on 4 books from
6 additional categories. She will receive a certificate.
TORCH LEVEL: A member
who completes and reports on 4 books from 6 different categories. She will be eligible to purchase and
wear the Torch Guard on her ESO pin. A certificate will be awarded.
CENTURY AWARD: Certificates
will be awarded to those members who read 100 books. There are also certificates available for the “Second
Century”, 200 books, and the “Third Century”, 300 books.
HOW TO BECOME INVOLVED:
Send $2 to GFWC/IOWA Headquarters
requesting an E.S.O. Handbook.
An E.S.O Handbook
containing instructions and reading lists will be sent.
Any E.S.O. Handbook may be used. New handbooks are published every two years.
The E.S.O reading list can be downloaded from the GFWC website www.gfwc.org.
200 S. Main St., Toledo 52342
800 Niles St., Maquoketa 52060
3522 - 4th Ave., Sioux City 51106
Littlefield Dr., Exira 50073