Committee on Governmental Affairs
For residents who want to stay involved with government and civics, the Committee on Governmental Affairs serves as a link to the governmental processes of Haverford Township, Delaware County and Pennsylvania. COGA is geared towards informing residents about current political issues, particularly ones that are important to our quality of life at The Quadrangle. The Committee is non-partisan and welcomes interested new members.
Tom Unkefer is the Chair and Lucetta Alderfer is the Vice-Chair.
Current Events Discussions
Each Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., residents meet in the Auditorium for a lively discussion of current events. Topics include politics, national and international events, sports, entertainment, and other activities that are of interest to the community and the country as a whole. On a rotating basis, a member of the Current Events Committee will conduct the discussion. Time is also set aside for current medical advances or health issues that is led by a resident M.D.
Ruth Gottlieb is the Chair.
Delco-Action Seniors promotes learning and advocacy in response to issues of social concern. It is affiliated with the national organization: Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) and the state organization The Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans (PARA). The group sponsors talks and promotes letter writing and visits to legislators at all governmental levels. In the winter of 2013, we organized visits with legislators on gun control and presented them with a letter signed by more than 100 Quadrangle residents.
Alice Hoffman is the Chair.
Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration
Each year we commemorate the life and leadership of The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday. Residents and employees participate with enormous enthusiasm and enjoy performances by a local church choir, readings from his “I Have A Dream” speech and a topical lecture.
Mark Ball is the Chair.
We have a keen interest in the world around us – both locally and beyond – and find many ways to give expression to their concerns. There is volunteer work in the community, support for advocacy groups, our own Current Events discussions, Delco-Action Seniors and their interface with legislators, going to lectures at our many nearby colleges, and Quadrangle committees’ scheduling lectures on social, economic and topics of in the humanities and science. From time to time Quadrangle residents' interests coalesce around local and national issues. Discussion groups focus on timely topics.
Barbara Blum is the Chair.