April 2 - Board of Directors Workshop - 7:30PM, Boy Scout Room (Town Hall)
April 3 - Regular Meeting - 7PM, the Station Bar & Grill; Dinner: Chicken Alfredo $25
Program: Club Excellence Process - Jon Goldstein
April 10 - Regular Meeting - 7PM, the Station Bar & Grill; Dinner Choice: Chicken Francaise or Vegetarian Pasta Primavera (vegetarian soup, ice cream sundae, coffee & tea) $21
Program: Zone & Spouse Meeting & Lion of the Year - DG John Kobland to speak.
April 30 - Board of Directors Meeting - 7:30PM, Boy Scout Room (Town Hall)
May 1 - Regular Meeting - 7:30AM, Breakfast at Teddy's $15
May 15 - Regular Meeting - 6PM, New Jersey Training School; Dinner Buffet
Program: Joint Meeting with Jamesburg Leo Club
to Webster's Dictionary... Renewal is the act or process of being renewed and
Renew is to make new, restore to freshness, to make new spirituality; to
regenerate, to make extensive changes; to rebuild... and the list goes
on. Our Club is in the process of Club Renewal, we have all experienced
or at least read about the process and many have given their input. Now
we all need to get involved and continue to voice our opinions and vote for the
future. This is your Lions Club...all members, new or longtime members,
young or older members, male or female need to speak up, give an opinion and
participate in our Club Renewal. The Cranbury Lions Club has been an
active, vital and important organization in Cranbury for the past 80 years and
we will continue to serve and make contributions to our town, right now we need
your help to Renew our Club. Hope to see you at the meeting on Wednesday.
Yours in service, Christine
Things To Know
Club Excellence/Renewal Process
Cranbury Lions Club began the Club Excellence Process at a meeting on Feb. 5th
facilitated by Loida Noriega-Wilson where ten Lions participated in a
workshop. Jon Goldstein took the boards
of sticky notes of the four questions answered and presented the workshop
product at the regular meeting held on Wed. Feb. 6th. Over the month of March a group of Lions
volunteered to contact all the members who had not provided input in this
process. The process was explained and
their response to the four questions was obtained and written on sticky notes
that were given to Jon. The evenings of
March 19th and 20th Jon facilitated small groups of Lions
in compiling of the new data collected. Each of the new sticky notes was discussed and grouped into categories
in order to report this information at the next regular meeting April 3rd. Plan to attend this meeting and be a part of
the new direction for the Cranbury Lions Club. How can we bring back the fun and fellowship into the service the
Cranbury Lions provide their community?
White Cane Day
the committee chair, reports success at the White Cane Day held on March 23rd
from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at ShopRite in Hightstown raising $435.93. Thanks to Phyllis and the Lions that participated:
Fay Kobland, Tom Riley, Frank Marlowe, Frank Vesci, Christine Thompson, Dave
Shaffer and Phyllis Johnson!
Student Scholarships & Awards
Just a reminder that the Cranbury Lions applications
for their two $1000 scholarships and the one community service award are all
due April 15, 2013. Visit the Cranbury Lions Website at
for application and requirements.
The Cranbury Lions
club with individual donations raised $2200 additional funds for victims of
Sandy. Four families have been
identified to receive gift cards totaling $550 each. One of the families will be at our meeting on
April 3rd to accept their gift card(s).
Cranbury Lions are looking for volunteers for the Spring Raffle, which begins on May 1st and the Memorial Day Parade. Dave
Cook has sent out the initial letters about the Memorial Day Parade and Frank
Vesci has contacted several groups to get new parade participants. DG John Kobland will make arrangements for
and emcee the post parade ceremony.
District Governor John Kobland's Testimonial Dinner
The Cranbury Lions Club hosts the District
Governor's Testimonial dinner on Saturday,
June 15, 2013 from 7-11 PM at the Mercer County Park Marina Boathouse. Please mark your calendar for this special
event that's sure to be fun for all.
The Cranbury Lions have been approved for an Annual
Trenton Thunder Super 50/50, which is scheduled for June 22, 2013. And the
Lions will provide a community social event at the Annual Trenton Thunder Baseball Game. We will once again have tickets to the Yankee
Skybox; the game, against Portland (Double-A Red Sox) will be on Sunday,
August 25, 2013. Tickets are $38 each, which includes dinner.
For those of you who are not Lions -
Lions are the world's largest service organization and lives up to its motto of
"We Serve" at the local, state, country and international level. Much of Lions work is done at the local level
in Lions Clubs across New Jersey and the USA.
Cranbury Lions has made, and continues to make, important contributions to Cranbury in
the form of financial support to worthy causes, physical gifts to the town and
support to other organizations. We are
men and women of Cranbury and are always open to those who wish to look us over
and make a decision to join and carry on the 80 years of service legacy to
Cranbury. You may join us for a dinner
meeting, work with us on a project or talk with another Lion.
The legacy of the Lions is all over Cranbury. Consider the service you can provide in a spirit of fellowship and fun
with the Cranbury Lions. Lions consider
why you joined the Cranbury Lions and spread the word of the rewards and value
of serving others.
Any member who learns of the sickness
or death of another member, or in a member's family, or any other
similar incident or emergency, should call or e-mail Lion Frank Marlowe (Chair,
H&W) and/or President Christine Thompson and/or Secretary John Ryan so that
all members may be notified as soon as possible.
The Club will arrange a ride for any member who is unable to drive
to the meeting(s). If a Member needs a ride, please contact President Christine
or Lion Frank Marlowe to arrange for a pick-up.