BTCA

 

Our Mission Statement

"To preserve and improve
Buckingham Township
as an agricultural and rural
residential community."

The Buckingham Township Civic Association was incorporated on March 28, 1952, and has continued to be a viable and sometimes a very vocal force in the affairs of the community. It was formed by a group of concerned citizens with very definite goals for our township. The Buckingham Township Civic Association is not affiliated with the management of Buckingham Township.

 

President Jan Tompkins’ Annual Letter

 

 

To the Membership,

 

 

            As we enter 2015, I want to share what an exciting year 2014 was for the Buckingham Township Civic Association.

 

            The spring of the year kicked off with our annual flea market. The market was a huge success with approximately 40 vendors and several hundred customers. The weather was gorgeous, sales were brisk and a good time was had by all. The BTCA had its own booth, which enabled us to raise a significant amount of money to help support our community garden, which in turn supports our assigned food pantry, the Jesus Focus Ministry.

 

            For the first time, the Easter Egg Hunt was held in George Bush Park on Burnt House Hill Road. The BTCA Board recognized that relocating the egg hunt would enable more families to attend this event. We had approximately 300 children chasing after the eggs, making Easter crafts and playing games. The Easter bunny came hopping by for photo ops with all of the children.

 

            The Doylestown Farmers’ Market kicked off its 39th season on April 19th, continued throughout the summer and closed operations for the year the Saturday before Thanksgiving. As usual, the market featured long-time vendors and a few new ones. We had music every Saturday provided by a variety of musical artists including guitarists, vocalists and an entertaining female harmony group. The children had fun making holiday crafts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and even created “clothespin caterpillars” just to name a few. As always, shoppers enjoyed discovering the perfect book at our Book Nook. Even though the book exchange is totally free, some folks gave us cash donations that we put to good use by purchasing groceries for the food pantry.

 

We want to thank all of our loyal customers who came to the market week in and week out, rain or shine, to support our local vendors.

 

            We are proud to say that in our third season at the Buckingham Community Garden we produced a crop of over 600 pounds of fresh produce, including tomatoes, peppers, radishes, carrots and peas. This has brought our total harvest to over a ton of vegetables, all of which is donated to the food pantry. What a rewarding way to spend a morning or afternoon tending the beds and knowing you will be providing food for a needy family. We look forward to planning next year’s crop over the winter.

 

            Our high school affiliate board members have increased to five of the most qualified Central Bucks East High school students we have had to date. Not only did they jump into their roles with great enthusiasm, they have brought a wealth of technical knowledge to the Board. To that end, you may have noticed that this Newsletter has a new professional look. In addition, we will be launching our newly-designed website by the beginning of February. Please check it out at http://btcacivic.wix.com/btca. I hope you will be as impressed as we are.

 

            As we kick off 2015, we look ahead to resuming the flea market, the garden, the egg hunt and the farmers’ market. This year will also mark the 5th annual scholarship the Association has awarded to a college-bound senior at CB East. In addition, every two years when township officials are on the ballot we provide a forum called Meet the Candidates Night at which Buckingham citizens can learn more about the people who are seeking to represent them. This year we’ll be holding it again.

 

All of these activities are expensive. The board members are all volunteers and give countless hours to the activities we plan. Whether or not you choose to be involved in a hand’s-on capacity, we want you to know that your annual dues are very necessary for our organization to continue to function. Indeed, we need to expand our membership in order to maintain our numerous programs, so if you know someone who might be interested in joining our organization, please encourage them to do so.

 

 

Thank you,

Sincerely,

 

    President Jan Tompkins on behalf of the Board of Directors

 

Contact us at info@buckinghampacivic.org or at 215-345-5355. 

             

 

 

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The 2015 Easter Egg Hunt  

Keep your eye on this site for information

Click here for some photos of the 2014 Hunt

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The Community Garden in Buckingham 

 

If you have an interest in participating in the 2015  Community Garden Program please contact us at info@buckinghampacivic.org. or at 215-345-5355 

We  have opportunities for volunteers who would like to help with the harvest and distribution of food to local food banks when the crops ripen. 

We would also gratefully accept any financial contributions to help offset the cost of gas to transport food to the receiving locations.  

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Doylestown Farmers' Market

Voted "Best in Bucks/ Mont for 2013."

 

  Vendor Application and Contract Rules available for 2015 Market.

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  BTCA  Scholarship Award

               The 2014 winner of the BTCA Scholarship was CB East Graduate Amanda Borth. Congratulations Amanda!

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"Board Meeting Minutes"

The latest approved Board Meeting Minutes can be found at

12/16/2013 (no meeting)

01/20/2014

02/17/2014 (no meeting)

03/17/2014

04/14/2014

05/19/2014

06/16/2014

07/21/2014

08/18/2014

09/15/2014

10/20/2014

11/17/2014

12/15/2014 (no meeting)

Please send any comments or questions to info@buckinghampacivic.org

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"CIVIC SENSE"

  • The November issue of our newsletter is available. It's community news you can use. Read and enjoy!

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BY-LAWS

The Board of Directors has revised the bylaws of the Association. By clicking on the link below, you can read them over. Among the changes you will find are tighter controls over our finances, guaranteed access to Board meetings by members in good standing, authorization for having high school students sit on the Board (in a non-voting capacity), a provision for electronic voting, and an alternative method for renewing the terms of directors (approved by the membership).

REVISED BY-LAWS
 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


Buckingham Township Civic Association
P.O. Box 211
Buckingham, Pa 18912
(Southeastern Pennsylvania)
Phone: 215-345-5355
E-Mail: info@buckinghampacivic.org


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