Epsilon Sigma Omicron (ESO) began as an adult education program of the GFWC Indiana Federation of Clubs, to assist and encourage clubwomen, individually or as a club, to read and study systematically. The meaning of the Greek letters is "Enlighten Your Own Pathway."
A Federation clubwoman qualifies for membership by following the authorized ESO reading courses, which lists books as well as a point value assigned to each book. To obtain the current list please write to the state ESO Chairman listed below or click on the ESO list link at the bottom of this page.
The reader sends a report on each book to the ESO state chairman. (The report is to include the number on the reading list, name of the book, author's name, and the number of points assigned to that book.) the chairman keeps a record of the books read and the points earned. A certificate is awarded when the reader has earned 140 points. A reader may order back reading lists, and read and report on any book from the list. When the reader has accumulated points sufficient to earn four certificates she is eligible to purchase and wear the Epsilon Sigma Omicron pin.
Further awards include: Star (10 certificates), Torch (16 certificates), First Century (100 books), Second Century (200 books), and further Century awards.
GFWC IFC State ESO Co-Chairman
Lou Roberts Tric Heepe
(Receives lists of books read) (Creates Certificates)
8 Shore Dr 5145 Esteb Road
Chesterton, IN 46304 Richmond, IN 47374-9467
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