The strength in any community is in its people. We [Abington/ Rockledge] have citizens who want to be involved and spend many hours volunteering doing so.
We have excellent educators. We have a police department that is concerned about our personal welfare and is involved in community and youth activities, our volunteer fire departments receive the latest professional training, and our elected and appointed officials work together. …” — Henry Geyer
Henry has held many roles as a volunteer; this is especially evident in his volunteer roles for Scouts; as a Pack Committee Chairman and Chartered Organization Representative for Cub Scout Pack 438; as an Assistant Scoutmaster, Advancement Coordinator, and Merit Badge Counselor for Boy Scout Troop 72 and in his involvement with the annual Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign.
Henry’s church volunteer work spans from being a church council member, to a Sunday school superintendent and teacher, vacation Bible school teacher, church youth group adult leader, and with the Aid For Friends chapter that provides meals for homebound elderly free of charge.
Henry is also a past president and board member of the Friends of Briar Bush
Nature Center where he continues to volunteer in many capacities.
He has volunteered in Ardsley with the Athletic Association and the Town Watch. His community work extends into the streams of Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties where he monitors water quality with the PA Senior Environment Corps.
Henry can brag that he’s fished on all seven continents, though not necessarily caught fish on all of them! He can also brag about his wonderful wife, of 45 years, Nancy, and their children, Krystal Geyer Slivinski and Frederick. Nancy and Henry enjoy reading, hiking, and now that he’s retired from a 35 year career at UPS, travelling here and abroad.
Henry’s been recognized with just some of the honors that he deserves: Boy Scouts: Award of Merit, Unit Honored Scouter Award (twice), Lamb Award (Lutheran faith award for adults), Scoutmaster Training Award, Webelos Den Leader Award; United Parcel Service: Board of Directors’ Community Service Award, Spirit of Caring Award (three consecutive years for the most successful United Way Campaign in the nation); Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education: Volunteer of the Year; Friends of Briar Bush Nature Center: Griscom Award, the Doris Dale Volunteer of the Year, the President’s Silver Volunteer Service Award; Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army; Cerebral Palsy Association of Delaware County: Special Service Award; United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania: Campaign Chair of the Year Award.
What GREAT contributions from an Abington resident of 47 years!