C:Abington

Abington Township was incorporated in 1704. The administration building and police department are located along Old York Road, adjacent to Abington Memorial Hospital.

Innovation & Growth Initiative: Montgomery County Benchmark

Montgomery CountyLearn about Abington's Next Century. To access a white paper that compares Abington to the rest of Montgomery County, click here >

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High school seniors who have volunteered their time and talents to the community are recognized with scholarships. A joint effort with Abington Community Taskforce (ACT) is inspired by former RMCA president Julie Greenbaum, who was a model for service to the community. Learn more >

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Encouraging Civic Engagement

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Tom Stone was elected president of the Board of Governors on May 6. For a full list of officers and board members, go to http://www.rydal-meadowbrook.org/board

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April 2015 Public Works Meeting
Observed by Miriam Einhorn / Edited by Stephen Turner

 • A motion to approve Storm Sewer Projects Phase II in the 2014 Bond Issue in the amount of $1,190,255.00 was approved.
• A motion was approved for emergency storm sewer repairs in the 2700 block of Phipps Ave. at a cost not to exceed $26,500.
• A member of the audience appealed to the Commissioners to release to her information on the exact mileage of road work that had been accomplished.
• It was noted that a lawsuit has been filed against Abington Township by The Colonade.

 Learn more at http://www.rydal-meadowbrook.org/public-works 

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Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Association is pleased to work with Abington Community Taskforce to recognize students for their community service through Julie Greenbaum Memorial Scholorships:

Camille Holt
As a student at Willow Hill Elementary, Camille organized the school newspaper, The Hawk’s Eye and was awarded the presidential gold service award. She became president of the Leo Club her junior year and helped organize a school wide fundraiser for Little Dresses for Africa; conducted a sock drive for the homeless and cleaned eyeglasses for people in underdeveloped nations. She is Vice President of the school’s Future Business Leaders of America Club (FBLA) and made a mock business pitch to Johnson and Johnson employees for a mobile app. For Global Youth Service Day, Camille helped present the H2O program in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial to Arne Duncan and others. She has a Gold Congressional Award, having earned more than 400 hours of community service as a Volunteer Counselor with the Roslyn Boys and Girls Club and Camp Invention, along with volunteering at the Briar Bush Nature Center.

Learn more at http://www.rydal-meadowbrook.org/2015-camille-holt 

Candice Holt
At Abington Senior High, along with her sister, she started ESHT (Elementary School Honors Tour) to encourage students to take honors classes. She became very involved in the Women in Computer Sciences (WICS), a program, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania.  She has participated with Abington Reads for five years and was a member of Abington Library Teen Advisory Board and Youth-Action.  With her twin, she co-created and facilitated a six weeks Code Camp, teaching students basic web design. She reached out to one of her idols, Dr. Aarti Martino, a Software Engineer for Google to have a “Tech Talk” at the Library for those interested in working for a big company like Google.  She was also successful in arranging for a spokesperson from Apple to make a tech presentation this past March. This past summer Candice received her Congressional Gold award in Washington DC, having earned over 400 hours of community service. 

Learn more at http://www.rydal-meadowbrook.org/2015-candice-holt

lineLong-Range Planning
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) produced an eleven point plan for the region. In several areas, Abington is falling behind.

Click here to read an overview of the Innovation & Growth & Initiative and access a white paper on projected growth of Abington 2000-2013 >
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STEMRMCA White Paper 2:
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are in Demand    
College degrees are very expensive and do not always lead to employment. However, some degrees are more likely to lead to success (and repaying student loans) than others. Pharmacology, nursing, transportation sciences, treatment therapies, chemical and electrical engineering, medical technologies, construction services, management information systems and medical assisting technologies are best.

Download RMCA White Paper 2 here >

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Abington SealAbington is one the largest townships in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. RMCA pays close attention to proposals that may impact our safety and property rights and proactively works to improve the community as a whole. The organization collaborates with other groups to maximum our impact. Learn more about local municipal government and schools on the RMCA web site.line

The 2012 Abington Traffic Summit was productive
RMCA presented the Summit on May 14 and Penn State Abington hosted it at Sutherland Auditorium. Special thanks to Township Assistant Manager Matthew Lahaza for his detailed explanations of traffic technologies and studies. Click here to learn more about the Summit

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RMCA Past President Paul Aloe mourned
Paul E. Aloe, 87, a civic leader and businessman, died Monday, April 7, 2014, of sepsis at Abington Memorial Hospital. A resident of Abington for 57 years, Mr. Aloe was one of the founders of the Abington Township Republican Organization and served as its chairman in the 1970s.

Paul AloeHe was a former president of the Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Association. He helped create the association's Julie Greenbaum Memorial Award, which recognizes the community service of high school seniors through college scholarship money.

"He inspired and mentored many generations of civic leaders and fought for many civic causes in Abington," said his son, Paul H. Mr. Aloe had owned a small business, E. Hubschman & Sons Inc., a tannery at Orianna and Willow Streets in Philadelphia, founded by his wife's familyClick here to see his full obituary >

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If friends and family would like to donate to a scholarship fund in memory of Paul Aloe, checks can be sent to:

 Abington Senior High School
Attn: Mrs. DeGregorio, Office of the Principal
900 Highland Avenue
Abington, PA 19001

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