Our Mission Statement: The Great Valley Community Organization helps build a strong, vibrant and connected community by providing facilities, activities and programs enriching the lives of all local residents.

September Newsletter 2018

Sandy and Gary Louderback are longtime residents of the Great Valley community, volunteering their time, energy and money for many years for the betterment of the community. Sandy, through countless hours of volunteer work, has raised thousands of dollars for our GVCO Caring Hands Foundation, helping the students raise money for those in need in our community.  Louderback Logistics, through Gary's leadership, has been a tremendous supporter of GVCO for several years, donating the company's transportation and warehousing resources.

Louderback Logistics has been around for decades, based in Spring City, PA. This Atlas moving and storage company has been serving the southeastern PA area for years. Whether you need storage solutions, household movers, commercial movers, or logistics services, Louderback Logistics is the Philadelphia area moving company for you. Louderback Logistics will move you locally in Pennsylvania, across the country, or even overseas.
For a complete list of services and location please visit Louderback Logistics.


Please join us for the 4th annual Jonathan Moules Steps4hope 5k run/walk. This event is an opportunity to create awareness of the disease of addiction, an epidemic that has swept our country and taken too many of our loved ones lives much too soon. Over the past 4 years we have donated over $60,000 to help create awareness, break stigma, educate our communities and provide needed financial resources. Visit our website at  Steps4Hope   for more information.

Promote Your Business and Support GVCO
GVCO is in the process of enhancing our sponsorship program to provide greater community visibility for local businesses.  This is a great way to both promote your business and support GVCO's efforts to bring a community center to Great Valley.  Please contact:
[email protected] for additional information.  

GVCO is happy to partner with the Chester County Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club to bring their monthly meetings to GVCO's own GVBL Center. The Chester County Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club is a philanthropic organization whose mission is to enhance the independence, dignity, and self-confidence of blind people through the use of Seeing Eye dogs.
In pursuit of this mission, The Seeing Eye:
  • Breeds and raises puppies to become Seeing Eye dogs;
  • Trains Seeing Eye dogs to guide blind people;
  • Instructs blind people in the proper use, handling, and care of the dogs;
  • Conducts and supports research on canine health and development
We are happy to host them!

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Ivy Experience Director Jim Wismer (GVHS '09) is presenting a series of seminars on college admissions and what high school students can do to prepare. 
The next presentation will be A Guide to Admissions Testing (SAT, ACT, Subject Tests, AP's) on October 4th at 7:30pm at the GVCO offices. Topics will include the various types of admissions tests, how colleges view them, and when and how students should prepare for them.
Parents and students of all grades are encouraged to attend.  Click here for a list of seminar topics, and click here to register.

If you have an event to include in our community corner,  please   contact us.

As GVCO continues to work diligently at bringing a brand new community center to our Great Valley community, we are working equally as hard to expand our program offerings to better serve the community. Last spring we introduced an arts program for middle school students which we will expand upon this fall. In October we will also begin a dance class for seniors involving movement and expression, as we have partnered with Ballet 180, a dance company in Paoli. And as of this week Pickleball will be offered daily during the week at the GVBL Center on Bacton Hill Rd.
Our mission as we transition into the new GVCO Community Center in the coming year is to continue to offer the excellent programming we have done for many years, but continue to find ways to broaden GVCO's appeal to the entire community. With the addition of much greater facilities, we will continue to develop multigenerational and diversified programming to meet the needs of the entire community. For details on all of this and much more, go to www.gvco.org.
Keith Walsh, GVCO Director
GVCO Campaign News.

Progress continues to move forward on the new GVCO Community Center project...what a process, as you can imagine, involving multiple agencies, contractors, the GVSD and various professionals. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks. 

Crew selling yard signs for Seniors.

GVFL Fall Festival October 7th.
GVFL will once again be transforming our practice field at Bacton Hill into a good old-fashioned country fair! We will have new inflatable attractions along with game booths, flag football games and relay races. The festival will end with the very popular Golf Ball Drop from a helicopter. 

When: Sunday October 7th
Time: 12:00-4:00 pm
Location: 19 Bacton Hill Rd., Malvern
Cost: $15 per wristband (available day of)
Ball Drop Tickets: $10 each

Steps4Hope 5K Run/1 Mile Walk Sunday October 7, 2018
GVCO and our Caring Hands group is once again proud to support the annual Steps4Hope 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, to be held this year on Sunday October 7, 2018 at Great Valley High School.  
Family Fun Day to Benefit Steps4Hope Saturday September 29th
The community is invited to a family fun day hosted by "Thats why we Boys" (TWWB) from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday September 29, 2018 at the GVBL Center on Bacton Hill Road in Malvern.  There will be games, food, entertainment, and much more; all proceeds benefit the Steps4Hope Foundation.  For more information please check out Family Fun Day.  
Come Join Challenger Gym Fall Session!!!
Participants from first grade through high school are encouraged to join!   High school volunteers are needed as buddies to participants!
The program was created to fill a niche for kids with extra needs, as an alternative to participating in traditional community sports programs.
Each child is paired with a volunteer high school buddy. Some of last year's activities included obstacle courses, bowling, balloon fun, relay races and lots of throwing games!
Dates: Wednesdays, November 7, 14, (no 11/21), 28, December 5, 12, 19
Time: 4:15-5:15
Location:   19 N. Bacton Hill Road,  Malvern

If you are interested in signing your child up as a participant or if you would like to become a high school volunteer, please email Wendy Morris. 
Ballet 180 is coming to GVCO.

Ballet 180 is coming to GVCO! Starting October 15th, there will be dance classes for Seniors, ages 55+ held at our GVBL Center (19 N Bacton Hill Road, Malvern. PA 19355). To begin, we are offering a 6 week program, the classes will be on Mondays from 9:00am - 10:30am.
No experience necessary!
Six Week Session: $30
Register via www.ballet180.org will open on Monday Sept. 17th

For questions regarding registration and the program, please contact:  [email protected]
Registration for our spring season begins November 1st.

Registration for the Spring Season opens November 1st. 
We are looking for volunteers! Great Valley Girls Youth lacrosse is run by parents just like you! Please consider volunteering on our board, on the field or helping to prepare in the off season.  

GVCO Pickleball has arrived!

GVCO is introducing a new program, GVCO Pickleball! We are currently offering 3 courts with 2 or 3 blocks of time depending on the day. Court times can be reserved through our online sign-up scheduler or players can walk-in & pay to play. The cost will be $5 per player/per court time slot. The Fall session will begin September 17th!
Please register at www.gvco.org to receive the link for our online sign-up schedule!
Please email, [email protected] for any questions about registration or our pickleball program in general!

Registration IS OPEN for our winter league.

Registration opening soon for our competition cheer team.



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GVCO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Great Valley Community Organization | [email protected] | http://www.gvco.org
19 N. Bacton Hill Road, Malvern, PA 19355
Tel: (610) 990-6168