October General Meeting and CLE


 When: October 19, 2016

6:00 p.m.



Peter Bort Law Office

1260 Valley Forge Road, Suite 104

Phoenixville, PA 19460

(610) 933-9700


Presented by:  Peter E. Bort, Esquire

**Approved for 1.25 (Substantive)and .25(Ethics) by NFPA and Keystone Alliance**

Cost: Free for MCPA members

$10.00 for NFPA affiliated members (evidence required)

$20.00 for non-members

Collection: Manna on Main Street

While we appreciate all donations, the following goods are especially needed right now:  Rice, Canned Carrots, and other vegetables (they have plenty of green beans), Pasta Sauces / Tomato Products, Canned Soups (they have plenty of tomato soup), Canned Fruit, Cereal, Canned Meats (chicken, salmon, spam; they have plenty of tuna), Toilet Paper / Tissues / Paper Towels; Pasta varieties (they have plenty of spaghetti), Personal Care Items (shampoo, soap, deodorant), Larger Diaper Sizes (4,5,6) & Pull-Ups, Breakfast Cereals and Oatmeal, Baked Beans, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Special dietary non-perishables: gluten-free and nut-free; low-sodium; heart healthy products, Fresh Fruit (apples, oranges, potatoes, and other fruit/veg that have a good shelf life), Frozen Meats (household size best, but bulk is accepted)

Menu: Light Bites and Beverages provided by:  MCPA

Although we are aware of the dietary restrictions of many of our members, it is not possible to meet all dietary requirements for every member.  If you have certain dietary limitations you are welcome to bring food with you to the meetings.

RSVP: Seating is limited so please RSVP by Monday, 10/17/16

To Jennifer Kuemmerle, CRP, Pa CP


Special Olympics at Villanova University – Saturday November 5, 2016


This year the Special Olympics will be held the weekend of November 4-6, 2016. Debbie Arbuckle will be signing up MCPA for a “cheer team” of 10 volunteers for Saturday November 5, 2016. The time frame will be determined by the Villanova student volunteers, but we are committing to a 2 hour window of volunteering.  These athletes appreciate having people on the sidelines encouraging their team and accomplishments, win or lose!

Please contact Debbie at darbuckle@kaplaw.com to join our team!

Remember, “Cheering is volunteering.” 

Link below is to a very short video for the Special Olympics:


Upcoming Wills for Heroes Dates


We have a full schedule of Wills for Heroes events for this coming Fall as listed below.  If you can volunteer your time for an event, please contact the coordinator(s) listed for that event directly with what capacity you will be volunteering (i.e., estate planning attorney/expert, non-estate planning attorney, law student, paralegal, paralegal student, notary or witness).

  • Saturday, September 17, 2016 – West Grove Fire Station in West Grove, Chester County; coordinators are Jodi Oley (joley@eckertseamans.com) and Courtney Wiggins (courtneywiggins08@gmail.com)
  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 – Bridesburg Boys & Girls Club in NE Philadelphia; coordinator is Sandy Romaszewski (sromaszewski@foxrothschild.com)
  • Saturday, October 1, 2016 – Newtown Fire Association in Newtown, Bucks County; coordinator is Sandy Romaszewski (sromaszewski@foxrothschild.com)
  • Saturday, October 15, 2016 – Abington Township Public Safety Training Facility in Abington, Montgomery County; coordinator is Carolyn Capobianco (capobianco@ballardspahr.com)
  • Saturday, October 29, 2016 – Llanerch Volunteer Fire Company in Havertown, Delaware County; coordinator is Sandy Romaszewski (sromaszewski@foxrothschild.com)
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016 – Arcadia University in Glenside, Montgomery County; coordinator is Lisa Shearman (lshearman@hrmml.com)
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016 – Willow Grove Fire Company in Willow Grove, Montgomery County; coordinator is Lisa Shearman (lshearman@hrmml.com)

If you volunteer for an event, more information for that specific event will be sent out by the coordinator(s) the week of the event.

Thank you for helping us to continue making Wills for Heroes such a successful program for our first responders, law enforcement officers, EMS personnel and veterans.

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