Epsilon Sigma Omicron (ESO)
Who We Are
Chair - Gloria Bockrath
EPSILON SIGMA OMICRON (ESO) is one of the few committees of TVWC that is not volunteer-driven but rather is committed to enhancing the reading enjoyment of its members and encouraging self-enrichment and personal growth. It was established 90 years ago as a national sorority, with California joining in 1954.
What is ESO and why do I want to join? If you love to read, want to expand your reading horizons and want to join others in TVWC who share the same commitments, then ESO may be for you. And, only two meetings a year!
Members read four books each from a specific set of categories, write short reports (50 words or less) on the book and periodically send those reports to the ESO Chair for review. There are five levels of achievement, each with a certain number of books to read and make reports …and once you hit the Century Mark, the sky’s the limit! Some of our members are on century eight or beyond! And, you are recognized by GFWC with awards/certificates after each level is completed.
How to start? Just complete the ESO pledge form and send it to the ESO chair (currently Jeri McLees) who will welcome you to the group and urge you to start the Membership Level. A book list recommended by GFWC is found on our web page as well as a listing of the current categories from which to choose. After finishing and reporting on 16 books in 4 different categories, the Chair will guide you to the next level.
Why not try it – there is no time limit to reach or complete a particular level. You can read at your own speed.