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Jungle Jargon


A Monthly Broadcast to

THE LIONS CLUB OF CRANBURY, NEW JERSEY

Contact us at: http://cranburylions.org
 

“A Country Club Trying to Serve Its Country”

 

Ideals in Government

Mutual Helpfulness

Social Progress

Understanding

Civic Betterment

Fellowship

 

President

Ray Dickey

 

Directors – 2 years

Joe Addonizio

1st Vice President

Walton Caldwell

 

 

Dave Cook

2nd Vice President

Richard Stannard

 

 

Andre Mento

3rd Vice President

David Stout

 

 

Peter Turner

Secretary

George Smith

 

 

 

Treasurer – Operating/Projects

Dennis Kennedy

 

Directors – 1 Year

Don Herr

Assistant Treasurer - Projects

Charley Devany

 

 

Alex Johnson

 

 

 

 

Mike Kaiser

Immediate Past President

Bob Virgadamo

 

 

<Open Position>

Information Technology Chairman

Dave Shaffer

 

Publicity
Chairman

Jon Goldstein

Lion Tamer

Jeff Caldwell

 

Jargon Editor

Bob Virgadamo

Tail Twister

Joe Carroll

 

Web Master

Michele Hart

August, 2003

 

August 19 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Tom Gambino Room

August 20 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Baby Back Ribs

Speaker: Charley Devany – will discuss second careers, in open forum.

 

September, 2003

 

September 2 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Tom Gambino Room

September 3 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Chicken & Broccoli

                                    Speaker: Norma Swale – one of Cranbury’s Master Gardeners will discuss gardening

September 17 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Stuffed Flounder

                                    Speaker – Peter Turner will discuss the ease of public speaking.

           

Things To Know

 

The Summer Dress Code is in effect during July and August. Members may wear appropriate summer attire to meetings, including shorts.

 

Fellow Lions, the first September meeting, September 3rd,  has been designated “Spouse Night”, and for everyone’s enjoyment, Lion Frank Marlowe has gotten Local Master Gardener Norma Swale to come and regale us with useful garden tips for winterizing our gardens. As space is limited, reservations will be needed. Please sign your spouse up on the sheet going around at the August meeting, or contact Lion Bob Virgadamo before August 29.

 

Beginning September 2003, we will have only one formal speaker per month at one of our regular meetings; generally, we will try to have the speaker at the first monthly meeting. The second meeting will be a series of informal, no pressure discussions, among the members, on a topic that will be chosen at the monthly Board of Directors meeting, and reported here. Possible topics may include hobbies, careers, or any other interesting possibilities. This will be an opportunity for any member to speak about the topic, and for all members to get to know each other better, through these discussions. In view of the diversity that our Club has in age and career categories, this will only help to solidify what is already a strong Club. Lion Frank Marlowe, who has been out Regular Meeting Program Chair for some time, now, has agreed to act as Moderator for the informal discussions.

 

A laurel and hardy handshake to Lion Christine Thompson, who has volunteered to Chair the Coupon Collection Project for the Club and to Lorraine Sedor who is coordinating the Scouting effort on this project.  Remember that this very worthwhile project will cost each of us a mere 10-15 minutes each Sunday morning. As explained before, this project has been organized by a South Jersey Lions Club, through the military and the National Manufacturer’s Coupon organization. All manufacturer’s coupons are being collected and sent to APO’s and FPO’s worldwide, for use in Commissaries by military families overseas who don’t have the benefit of coupon supplements in the Sunday paper. The coupons can be expired up to six months. We appeal to all Lions to (neatly) clip every manufacturer’s coupon from the Sunday paper, put them in an envelope and either bring them to the meetings, drop them at Lion Chris’s house, or place them in the boxes that have been provided by the Scouts in the Town Hall and the Library. Let’s remember that “We Serve”, and who better to serve than those that serve us in the military!

 

As everyone is aware, the Red Oak that was dedicated at the Beamer Memorial did not fare well during last summer’s drought not this past winter’s extreme conditions. A new tree has been donated, thanks to Cranbury residents Patty and Matt Long. However, the tree could not be moved this past Spring due to the unseasonably wet weather, and unfortunately, it has not been able to be relocated to the park this summer due to the extreme heat that began immediately following the rains. The tree is scheduled to be moved as soon as the weather permits.

 

The 3rd Annual Cranbury Lions Club Picnic was on Saturday, July 26, at the Cranbury Swim Club. Lion Joe Carroll chaired this event and reports that a great time was had by all who attended.

 

Last Call! If anyone else is planning on going to the USA/Canada Forum, please contact Lion Bob Virgadamo ASAP for reservation information.

 

If you have tickets to the 4th Annual Trenton Thunder Baseball Outing, don’t forget that it will be on Saturday, August 23rd, at 7:05 PM, and is between the Thunder (NY Yankees) and the Binghamton Mets. If you have not picked up your tickets yet, please call Lion Bob to make pick up arrangements, either at his home or at our August 20 meeting.

 

Thanks to a request from the Cranbury Parks Department, under the leadership of President Ray and a committee comprised of Lions Joe Addonizio, Joe Carroll, and Mike Kaiser, a new fundraiser has begun. The Club sold ice cream, popcorn and cold beverages from our ice cream cart during the Parks Department’s Movie after Dark Program this summer. President Ray has suggested the Club can also do this during the “February doldrums”, by hosting a movie in the school gym. Excellent idea.

 

Our Club Tail Twister, Lion Joe Carroll, has run a fishing excursion at work for a couple of years, and has suggested this as a new, and additional, Club Outing for Lions, their families and friends. Using this as a poll, any Lion who might be interested in such a fishing trip, should contact Joe, via e-mail at jcarroll@ariproducts.com, or by phone at (609) 409-9682, and provide him with you’re comments, including your preference for a time slot during the summer or early fall

 

 

Reminders

 

Frank Marlowe has been our Program Chair for a few years now, and has done quite an excellent job lining up speakers for our bi-monthly meetings. You can all imagine how difficult it can be, finding a years supply of speakers that will be of relative interest to all our Members!  We all come in contact with someone interesting on a regular basis. When you do, or if you have any suggestions for speakers, please give Frank a call, or e-mail him at marlowe@cranburynj.com .

 

It is important that we increase our fundraising capability without requesting money from our small community over and over again. With over 300 commercial locations in our immediate area, the website is one of the easiest and best fundraisers we have. We ask every member to please try to bring in at least one advertiser per year. Refer all advertising leads to Lions Gene Buckley, Dave Shaffer or Bob Virgadamo.

 

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 contact Lion Dave Cook to activate the “phone tree”, so that all members may be notified.

 

Don’t forget about our new Eyeglass Collection Box, at its new location in front of the Library.

 

 

Member Pick-Up

Ed Lawson (5 S. Main) – Max Mesner (Rossmoor)

 

8/20 – Jon Goldstein; 9/3 – TBA; 9/17 – TBA

 

Fellow Lions, usually, by this time, we have always had a full roster of volunteers to pick up our Members who are unable to drive. For some inexplicable reason, we are severely lacking in pick-up volunteers. We urge you to review the pick up list at the next meeting, and sign up to help our members get to the meetings. Or, if you can’t make the “summer schedule”, please call Lion Rick to get on the list. Reminder: We Serve.

 

Please remember that Lion Max needs to be picked up in a full sized sedan, or “equivalent”. All questions concerning the Pick up for Lion Max should be directed to Lion Rick Cusworth (655-2426).  If you cannot make your pick-up, and/or if you switch (or need to switch) with someone else, please notify Lion Rick as soon as possible. Riders: please notify the assigned driver if you are unable to make a meeting.

THE LIONS CLUB, CRANBURY, NEW JERSEY Asks that you PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS

ALLEN & STULTS
Charles Stults, III
Main Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-0110

BETA CRAFTS, INC.
Art Hasselbach, Proprietor
Rte 130
Cranbury, NJ 08512
609-655-1940  (M)

LAW OFFICES OF
FRANCIS J. BRENNAN III,P.C.
73 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ 08512
609-395-5533/FAX 395-0999 (M)

CMI PLASTICS
Custom Thermo-Forming
Art Hasselbach &
Steve Hasselbach
Rte 130
Cranbury, NJ 08512
609-395-1920 (M)

A. S. COLE & SON & COMPANY
Mahlon M Thompson,
Director Emeritus
Christine Thompson, Manager
“Your Golden Rule Funeral Home”
609-655-3600  (M)

GEORGE CONLEY , IV
Electrical Contractor
All Types  of Work
47-H Station Rd.
Cranbury, NJ 08512
609-395-0513

DANSER & BLOOM
Alan Danser & Arthur Danser
190 Plainsboro Rd.
Cranbury, NJ 08512  (M)

THE ELMS OF CRANBURY
61 Maplewood Ave
Cranbury, NJ 08512

1ST CONSTITUTION BANK
Rte 130
Cranbury, NJ 08512
609-655-4500

1ST CONSTITUTION BANK
Elaine Homoky, Br. Mgr.
74 North Main St
Cranbury, NJ 08512
(M)

HAGERTY THE FLORIST
PLANT & GARDEN CENTER
Judson Hagerty & Monty Hagerty
Cranbury, NJ 08512
609-0660 (M)

SUSAN M. HAGERTY
Attorney at Law
101 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ 08512
609-655-2181

HERR’S PLUMBING &
HEATING SERVICES, INC.
Donald Herr
Cranbury, NJ 08512
609-395-0638 (M)

HUFF, MORAN AND ORRON
Attorneys at Law
Wills, Estates & Real Estate
1246 South River Rd.
Cranbury, NJ 08512  (M)

JAMIESON, MOORE, PESKIN
& SPICER, ATTORNEYS
300 Alexander Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540

KAISER BUILDING CO.
Michael Kaiser
21 Maplewood Ave.
Cranbury, NJ 08512
860-1900  (M)

PRINCETON BALLET
Official School of the
American Repertory Ballet
29 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ 08512
655-2420/FAX 655-4377
www.arballet.org

CRANBURY PIZZA
Main St.
Cranbury, NJ 08512

409-9930/409-9980FAX

RICHARD A. PAPE
Certified Public Accountant
142 Plainsboro Rd.
Cranbury, NJ 08512
609-395-0467

PAT’S DÉCOR
50 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ 08512

PNC BANK, N.A.
Cranbury Office
32 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ 08512
609-860-1283

SIECK-WRIGHT
FLORAL PRODUCTS
15 Bunker Hill
Cranbury, NJ 08512
609-395-0395

SHANGLE & HUNT
Complete Line of Building Materials,
Hardware & Paint
133 Broad St.
Hightstown, NJ 08620
609-448-1212

STULTS REALTY
Gordon Stults
37 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ 08512
609-395-0444 (M)

TEDDY’S RESTAURANT
49 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ 08512
609-395-3120

DENNIS WHITE, D.M.D.
41 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ 08512
609-395-0764 (M)

WRIGHT TRAVEL
30 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ 08512
609-655-4900 (M)

CRANBURY SERVICE CENTER
24-Hour Towing & Recovery
Full Service Repairs on Cars, Ttucks, Tractors & Trailers
2734 Route 130
Cranbury, NJ 08512

448-2002

THE CRANBURY INN
Fine American Cuisine
Tom & Gay Ingegneri
21 South Main St.
Cranbury, NJ 08512

655-5595

CRANBURY STATION RESTAURANT
Seafood, Steaks & Pasta
2625 Rote 130, South
Cranbury, NJ 08512
655-5550

GEORGE’S GARAGE & TOWING
Complete Auto Repair &
24-Hour Service
George Nobile
Rte 130 @ Half Acre Rd.
Cranbury, NJ 08512

655-3334

CRANBURY MANOR EXXON
George Smudin,
ASE Certified Technician
Route 130
Cranbury, NJ 08512
448-6429

CROCKADELLI
Patti & Nick Riggi
137 Old Cranbury Rd.
Cranbury, NJ 08512

443-8988

CRANBURY PAINT& HARDWARE
Rocco D’ArmientoIII
33 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ 08512
395-0632

M. DAVID DEMARCO FUNERAL HOME
Family Owned and Operated
205 Rhode Hall Rd.
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831

(732) 521-0555 (M)

R&H LANDSCAPING
Complete Landscaping Services
Roy Reinhardt
P.O. Box 647
Cranbury, NJ 08512
395-1441 (M)

MAIN STREET INTERIORS
Distinctive Interior Design
Beth G. Brennan
57 South Main St
Cranbury, NJ 08512

395-0125

RUE INSURANCE
William M. Rue, CPCU, ARM, AIS
3812 Quakerbridge Rd.
PO Box 3006
Trenton, NJ 08619-0006
(800) 272-4RUE

586-7474

 

 

(M) = Member