Meetings & Activities
Neighborhood Networks in Germantown is a lively chapter with active participants representative of wards stretching from Nicetown-Tioga and Oak Lane to the west side of Germantown touching Washington Lane and from Wissahickon Ave to Ogontz (Wards 11,12,13,17 and 59). We meet on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month at the Germantown Theatre Center at 4821 GERMANTOWN AVE at 7:00 PM. (Go through the fence and garden to the old stone barn)
We have no upcoming events at this time.
Germantown NN Members Get Busy
By Conni Bille
December 19, 2013
Four days a week at the Germantown Life Enrichment Center a team of NN members are offering hands-on help to people wanting to sign up for the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") health insurance. On Monday afternoons 1:00 to 3:00 PM, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30 to 8:00 and Saturdays 1:00 to 3:00 NN members offer computer access and information to community members. Community members have been delighted....
Move Our Money!
By Conni Bille
May 1, 2012
Philadelphia's Friends Center was the site of a conference on April 27-28 which hopes to impact public finance in a real and practical 99%ish way by putting public monies to work for the public. What a concept! Three members of the NN Steering Committee participated....
It Puts People, and Communities, Before Profits
By Stan Shapiro
February 21, 2011
After two energizing and productive meetings among NN members in the 8th Councilmanic District, the group endorsed a platform for Council candidates at its February 8th meeting. It stresses community, jobs and government transparency. Here it is, in its entirety.
Eighth District Race Remains in Forefront
By David Schogel, Connie Bille, Stan Shapiro
January 27, 2011
The Potluck meeting began promptly at 6PM. David Schogel provided a brief overview of what happened at the last Neighborhood Network meeting that was held at Germantown Y on December 12th. He explained that today’s agenda is a continuation of that December 12th meeting and that minutes were mailed to all those with email address. Those that received phone calls as a method to invite them to tonight’s meeting are referred to the PhillyNN.com web site and that there were a limited number of minutes available for those who wanted them this evening.
Summary of the Meeting Dec. 12, 2010
December 26, 2010
The Potluck dinner meeting began promptly at 6PM with David Schogel updating everyone on the last meeting that was held in November at the Germantown Friends Meeting House. The December agenda was a result of that meeting. David also referred everyone to the PhillyNN.com web site for an up to date report. He mentioned that there is an effort to start a Progressive Caucus within the Philadelphia Democratic Party spearheaded by NN members who are Committeepersons. Everyone present was introduced, and divided into 3 sub groups to discuss various topics...
Germantown NN Members Play Key Role
August 23, 2010
Two years ago the venerable YMCA of Germantown, established in 1871, was on the ropes, ready to become yet another Germantown community treasure that passed away from neglect and lack of effective leadership. But that is when several members of the Germantown NN chapter "took it on" as a community project. The Y had to be saved....
What you'll learn: everything you need to know about beating Republicans, and Keeping Democrats . . . democrats.
By Stan Shapiro
August 15, 2010
OK, let’s start with first things first. We must defeat the Republicans this Fall. The Republican Party has scuttled all pretenses to moderation, particularly in Pennsylvania. Its candidates for Governor and Senator, Tom Corbett and Pat Toomey, are far to the right of the last Republican holders of those offices, Tom Ridge and Rick Santorum. Yes, that’s right, Pat Toomey is far to the right of Rick Santorum. And Tom Corbett, who claims that the unemployed like being out of work, and that national health care legislation is unconstitutional, thinks taking Pennsylvania back to the 1920’s would be really swell.
Also Supports Acorn Facing PR Smears in National Media
October 7, 2009
On October 6th the Germantown chapter met to toast the Germantown Chronicle for the excellent work it has been doing since its launch last spring in exposing problems in the community and opening up opportunities for reform.
NNers Attend Opening August 7
By Conni Bille, Germantown NN Coordinator
August 8, 2008
Several members of Germantown Neighborhood Networks joined the throng at the jam-packed opening of the Obama campaign office at 206 W Chelten Avenue on Thursday night August 7. The enthusiastic and diverse attendees at the meeting came from all sections of Northwest Philly - from Nicetown to Chestnut Hill. Most - including the Germantown contingent - had only a day's notice of the event.