MGCA has two standing events each month which welcome everyone in the community.
The 2nd monday of the month is our business roundtable group. This is a opportunity to talk about a specific business topic with other local business people. This event is free and open to everyone. This event is held at the Beneficial Bank Campus Branch in Maple Glen.
The March 14th topic is: Defining your ideal client
The 4th monday of each month is our networking lunch. This event is held at the Brandywine Senior Living Facility in Dresher. Lunch is included. There is a $5 fee for this event.
Highlights for this month:
The MGCA logo contest
A community picnic
The summer Shirley’s run 5K
Our speaker: James Bowe – bring a sample of your tap water to be analyzed
Upper Dublin Schools Superintendent Dr Deborah Wheeler was the featured speaker at the February 22 MGCA Networking lunch. Dr Wheeler presented and informative talk outlining circumstances at the federal, state, and local levels pertaining to the reauthorized federal education mandate now known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2016 and the PA budget impasse, and their effects on the educational process for Upper Dublin. She also took questions from a full room for 15 minutes. Thank you Dr Wheeler.
This was the second time which Dr Wheeler made a presentation at an MGCA lunch, the prior one in February 2015. She mentioned that at the first meeting she was still relatively new to the district and now, a year later, she feels that she has a greater understanding about the direction and needs of UD schools.
Thank you to the great folks (and MGCA members) at Beneficial Bank for hosting the quarterly Community mixed / card exchange on February 25 2016. Special thanks to Sarelle Gross (bank manager and MGCA Treasurer and Heidi Fitzgerald (bank relationship manager) for coordinating the event. Here is a slideshow… enjoy…
Our first meeting for 2016 will be Monday January 25th. Meet for lunch 1130am – 1pm at the Brandywine Senior Living Facility. RSVP for the meeting here
This month’s agenda will feature plans for 2016 including a prolonged fund raiser and a series of evening networking events. Our speaker will be member James Bowe.
Membership renewals for 2016 are due now.
MGCA had its annual holiday party on December 21st with over 30 people attending. The event was hosted, as usual, by the Brandywine Senior Living at Dresher Estates, The event included a catered lunch and the yearly holiday auction. Each member brings a gift which is auctioned off to the group and the funds are donated to an Upper Dublin based charity. This years event raised about $250 which will be donated to the UDJAA and / or UD Library. Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed either a gift or made a donation (or both!!).