Current Programs

NEMCO Continuing Interest Groups for YOU?

Great Decisions – Meets in February—March. This is an eight-week program developed by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA). It is the oldest and largest grass-roots world affairs educational program of its kind. The group meets at Springfield Library and volunteers facilitate at each meeting using video and discussion materials supplied by the FPA. 

Laurel House Project – is a two-pronged program of service and donations. Members may volunteer service, donate needed items, or money. There are opportunities for all Branch members to participate and support “the vision of ending domestic violence in each life, home, and community.” 

Lunch Bunch – Meets for lunch at 12 noon on the third Wednesday of each month in various restaurants in the area such as Springhouse Tavern, Olive Garden, and Arpeggio.  

Nonfiction Book Group – Meets throughout the year. The Nonfiction Book Group grew out of interest in topics studied in Great Decisions. Books are selected and read by the group. Meetings are at participants’ homes. 

PAGES (Philadelphia Area Girls Enjoying Science) – is a science program for sixth grade girls held at Chestnut Hill College in the spring and fall. Women in science-oriented careers volunteer to direct mini workshops. Our branch participants help to guide the girls and help wherever needed on a Saturday morning, Fall and Spring. Each participant needs security clearance to work with children. Contact: http:/// 

Women’s Gourmet – Meets six Sundays throughout the year. No cooking expertise is required. All you need is a sense of adventure and an interest in the study of foods around the world. Themes and recipe choices are up to the host, who sends them out to the other participants to prepare and bring to the dinner.