Barnes & Noble closed at the end of 2012. Abington's population is declining, while western Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties are growing. Click here to learn what RMCA is doing about it with Abington Township officials >

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 >

headerOur communities are on the eastern side of Abington Township, PA. Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Association (RMCA) promotes the best interests and general welfare of this community and of the Township. Read more about our Mission.


This site is designed to present facts and raise concerns about the issues that might impact the public health, safety and property rights of Abington residents. Participate in surveys, petitions and post comments by joining RMCA. Register here.


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 >

Barnes & Noble is closing

Barnes & Noble is closing

Encouraging Civic Engagement


The League of Women Voters is working with a number of community organizations in 2014 to present a Candidates' Forum on October 23. It is jam-packed, with candidates for Congress, State Senate and State House. Education is one topic that is likely to be discussed.

line"STEAM" represents a variation on "STEM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The "A" represents Arts and Athletics. The Abington Educational Foundation (AEF) is hosting a fundraiser on November 14. Members of the community are invited to participate. Click here to download the PDF >




Long-Range Planning

The 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 >line 

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 >


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


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 >


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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