Recent Meetings

  • Rachel Falcove, executive director of Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network This organization, serving homeless and formally homeless families in Northwest and Northeast Philadelphia, is part of a network entitled “Family Promise”. Rachel Falcove became executive director of the local group 17 years ago. PHIN is often considered as an organization whose major activity is to provide […]

  • Play therapist Tammi van Hollander (daughter of member Elliot Schwartz) presented ideas about “the nurtured heart approach” to dealing with children (created by Howard Glasser). This approach is about energizing children in a positive way. Adults often give kids energy through negativity. The idea of this approach is to give positive recognition to specific activities. […]

  • The meeting was addressed by Anne McNiff, recently appointed executive director of the Chestnut Hill Community Association. Anne is a long time Mount Airy resident with a number of years of experience working with the non-profit world.  Aunt pointed out that the community is changing, now incorporating many “renters by choice”, in contrast to the […]

  • Ray Loewe bills himself as “the luckiest guy in the world”. After several anecdotes about interesting events in his life, mainly related to his travels to five continents, he talked about the need that each individual think seriously about planning his or her life activities. He does not like the notion of “retirement”; instead, he […]

  • Rebecca Anwar recently returned from Guyana. She gave a report on a medical mission sponsored by the Demerera Rotary Club in Georgetown, Guyana. The group traveled in three vans some 400 miles to the southern part of the country, where they conducted medical screenings for the local Amerindian population. This population is subject to a […]