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Classical Music Concert May 1

From member Margie Hesney.  Enjoy an afternoon of Peter and the Wolf and other symphonic and choral works.

May 1 Concert Poster and Ad Rate Sheet

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Shirley’s Run Returns August 14

The Shirley’s 5K Run and Dog Walk will return to the area on August 14th.  The race begins and ends at the Maple Manor swim club on Dillon Road.  Funds raised at the event and allied fundraising go to support animal rescue and service animal organization.



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Growing the Improving Your Business

A local program sponsored by PA State Rep Todd Stevens Friday April 24th 9am.
Small business 4_24

Thank you to Dr Deb Wheeler – Speaker at the MGCA lunch meeting 3/24/15

The MGCA March 23 networking lunch featured Dr Deb Wheeler, Upper Dublin School District Superintendent.

Dr Wheeler spoke and answered questions from the group for nearly 40 minutes. Thank you from the MGCA.

She addressed 6 areas where the school district was facing challenges, and detailed the present state and these concerns:  (here are some bullet points — MGCA notes not Dr Wheeler’s notes)  This is a brief summation of her comments and points.  Not intended to be complete or thorough but to give a scope of the breadth of her presentation.

  1. Student Achievement
    test scores relative to baseline standards
  2. Funding / Cost Constraints
    72% of district budget to staff salaries, 85% of revenue from property taxes
  3. Facility Issues
    SRMS is a $65M impending expenditure
  4. External Factors
    State mandated graduation requirements (Keystone exams)
  5. Technology
    1/1 initiatives
  6. Budgeting
    Goal is to be more transparent to the community


Dr Wheeler addresses the MGCA Monthly Networking Lunch


About 30 people attended this meeting. Lunch provided by Brandywine Senior Living


Dr Wheeler making a point


Dr Wheeler with MGCA President Dr Steven Greene

MGCA Member Jane Lashner is Face Painting at the Kimmel Center New Years Day

Member Jane Lasher will be showcased at this event showcasing her face painting and balloon twisting talents and will be face painting NEW YEARS DAY 10:30 – 3:30 at the Kimmel Center on New Years Day during the Mummbers Parade. Face.  Painting it free! Come say hi – get painted!

Jane Lashner, Owner, Fabulous Faces Face Painting and Balloon Twisting

Shirley’s Run – 2013

MGCA will once again be sponsoring Shirley’s Run this year. Shirley’s Run will be held August 18th and will raise money for Animal Rescue.

The race is looking for local business sponsorship as well as human runners and dog walkers.   More info:

Brandywine Senior Living Night at the Reading Phillies – June 7

For the past few years Brandywine Senior Living at Dresher Estates has been a “Chamber Night” sponsor for the READING FIGHTIN PHILS. This year the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce night will be on Friday, June 7th. The game starts at 7:05 followed by a fabulous fireworks display. The READING PHILS will be playing the HARRISBURG SENATORS. The First Energy Stadium is about an hour and 15 minutes from the Fort Washington exit on the PA Turnpike.  For those of you who have attended in the past you know how much fun this evening is for adults and children. Sooooooo… Just give me a call and I will set aside tickets for you. You can pick them up at Dresher Estates or I mail them. There is a rain date of Friday, June 14th.  I’ll be waiting for your call at 215-591-4000 or e-mail at (Or ask for Mike West if I’m not available) See you at the game.  Marge Jacoby