Main Street Program
Shade Tree Advisory Board
Ambler Junior Baseball
Environmental Advisory Council
Performing Arts Societies
Ambler Rotary Club
Ambler Olympic Club
Ambler Meals on Wheels
Senior Adult Activity Center
Ambler/Whitpain Youth Football Association
AMBLER JUNIOR BASEBALL
Ambler Junior Baseball is an independent, volunteer organization that provides baseball and softball programs for boys and girls ages 4 - 39. Ambler Junior Baseball has provided programs to the children of Ambler and it's surrounding communities since 1958. They can be found at www.amblerjuniorbaseball.com .
AMBLER MEALS ON WHEELS
"Meals on Wheels” is a community based service that enables the homebound or elderly to live on their own by providing them with two meals a day, five days a week. The Ambler Senior Adult Activity Center Meals on Wheels serves Horsham, Ft. Washington, Whitpain and Ambler. Volunteer packers and drivers are always needed. This is a wonderful opportunity to fulfill volunteer requirements for scouts or schools. If you can offer even an hour a day, please call 215-619-8863/8864.
AMBLER OLYMPIC CLUB
The Ambler Olympic Club is a grassroots organization based in Ambler, Pennsylvania, consisting of volunteers, coaches, parents and alumni. The organization provides healthy recreational programs for youth ages seven through eighteen, emphasizing cross-country and track and field training and competition. AOC is registered with the Amateur Athletic Union(AAU) and competes in AAU sanctioned events. The Club's mission is to support the overall development of its participants by developing physical and athletic skills while instilling character and sportsmanship. It was formed in 1966 by Leon Hill, Sr. as an avenue for his children to compete in track and field and as a way to reach out to other children in the community. The club has continued to grow over the years, and is proud to have several Olympians among its alumni. The club currently has running programs in the spring, summer, and fall, and the practices are held at the Larry Wilson Stadium. The stadium is part of Gwynedd Mercy College located on Sumneytown Pike.
AMBLER ROTARY CLUB
The Ambler Rotary Club embodies the sentiments of the Rotary creed and as a cog in the wheel of a premeire service organization, dedicated to the goals established by Rotary International, as well as providing services to those in need throughout the Ambler area.
PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETIES
AMBLER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ( www.amblersymphony.org )
Founded in 1951 under the guidance of Charles Roberts and the direction of Clifford Geary, the Ambler Symphony Orchestra provides cultural enrichment for the community and an opportunity for area musicians to perform. The Orchestra season consists of three subscription concerts performed at area auditoriums, a Children's Concert dedicated to the young and the young at heart, a Menges Scholarship Concert featuring the scholarship winners, and a number of public appearances at local residential communities and historic sites. The Orchestra rehearses on Wednesday evenings from early September through mid June. There are over fifty musicians involved in the Orchestra who are under the direction of Jack Moore, Conductor and Music Director.
AMBLER CHORAL SOCIETY ( www.amblerchoralsociety.org )
The Ambler Choral Society season consists of two concerts each year at the Church of the Open Door, along with various public charitable appearances. Mark Daugherty is the ACS Artistic Director. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from September through April, excluding December. Anyone wishing to join may contact us at www.amblerchoralsociety.org or at Ambler Choral Society, P. O. Box 134, Ambler, PA 19002.
NORTH PENNSMEN BARBERSHOP CHORUS ( www.northpennsmen.org )
MATTIE N. DIXON COMMUNITY CUPBOARD
SThe Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard has been one of the largest providers of food, clothing, furniture and household items to the less fortunate of eastern Montgomery County for the past 25 years. The Cupboard helps these individuals and families in their time of need. The Cupboard primarily exists on the generosity of individuals, churches, service organizations, government subsidies, small companies and large organizations. Without this generosity many people in our area, both young and old, would go hungry. For more information on donating food, clothing, furniture or other household items please call 215-628-3002. Please consider sending a tax-deductible contribution to “Community Cupboard”. You can find them at 150 North Main Street, Ambler, PA 19002. Neighbors helping neighbors. THANK YOU!
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
The EAC identifies actual or potential environmental problems within the borough and recommends to borough council ways to address those problems and preserve open space. Their goal is to increase public awareness of environmental issues. They also organize and perform environmental projects within the borough. Meetings are monthly. This is a great way to become involved in the future of our Borough. Anyone interested should send or fax a resume and cover letter to the Council President at Borough Hall.
AMBLER MAIN STREET
Since 1992 there has been a program in Ambler with the main purpose of downtown revitalization and preservation. That program is Ambler Main Street. Main Street is a national program formed to breathe life back into downtowns that have been affected by the closing of industrial sites and the influx of malls. These Main Street programs are funded in a variety of ways. Ambler Borough Council, Montgomery County Commissioners, business membership and individual support, all fund Ambler’s Main Street program. Each one of these funding sources is vital to the existence and expansion of the program. Ambler Main Street helps to restore and reuse old buildings; improve existing businesses and recruit new ones; create an attractive thriving “downtown” for the entire Ambler area; and host festivals and events in town.
Ambler and its surrounding townships make up a desirable community in which to live and work. Great schools, excellent transportation and safe neighborhoods make the location ideal for suburban living. Ambler is a walkable community with distinctive buildings, attractive streetscapes and a balance of residential and commercial properties. Currently there are 130 retail and service stores. A “downtown” with additional office development and the right shops, restaurants and cultural attractions will make the area even more dynamic. Make Ambler your next stop. It is conveniently located within minutes of the Pennsylvania turnpike (I-276), the Blue Route (I-476) and Route 309. SEPTA’s Route 94 and 98 buses and the R5 Commuter train also serve it. Ambler Borough offers FREE meter parking every Sunday as well as December 15 through January 1. Come and discover…. Downtown Ambler.
Plant Ambler is a community beautification effort staffed entirely by volunteers and supported by donations. Volunteers have been providing displays such as spring pansies, fall mums and winter greens throughout the borough since 1973. The staff experts are always willing to share knowledge about gardening with the “green” newcomers. If you would like to help them make Ambler a more attractive place to live and work by donating your time or money, you can call them at 215-643-4929.
SHADE TREE ADVISORY BOARD
Trees are and always will be, an integral part of our community. Because trees are living, growing, dynamic parts of our Borough, special care must be taken to ensure that they provide the largest possible benefit for the longest time. Recognizing the long-term benefits of trees brought about the formation of the Shade Tree Advisory Board. The goals of the Board are to increase the number and rate of new plantings; decrease the rate of loss of old growth by carefully managing and supervising utility pruning; provide guidelines and policies for proper maintenance; and communicating to residents the Borough's policy on trees.
SENIOR ADULT ACTIVITIES CENTER (SAAC)
the Senior Adult Activities Center (SAAC) in Ambler is a great source of recreation and socialization for adults age 60 and older. SAAC offers activities that appeal to a variety of interests including... volunteer opportunities, Line Dance, Computer Class, Tai Chi, Yoga, 55 Alive Driving, billiards, nutrition programs, art Classes, discussions with legal experts, health screenings and much much more! A daily lunch is served and a meals on wheels program is available to those who qualify.
Montgomery County Senior Adult Activity Center-Ambler Site
45 Forest Ave. Ambler PA Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 -4:00 Contact us at (215)619-8863 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AMBLER-WHITPAIN YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSN (AWYFA)
The Ambler Whitpain Youth Football Association (AWYFA) provides our community’s boys and girls the opportunity to learn self-respect, self-confidence, responsibility, teamwork, sportsmanship and friendship via educational and competitive football and cheerleading programs. AWYFA offers intramural flag football (ages 4-6), travel flag football (age 6), tackle football (ages 7-14) and cheerleading (ages 5-14). It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, comprised of our community’s parents, families and associate members who are dedicated to the development and implementation of activities for our community’s children. With so many potential negative influences in the lives of our children, the opportunities offered to our boys and girls by the Ambler Whitpain Youth Football Association are priceless. For more information, please visit our website at www.awtrojans.com