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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

Walton Caldwell

 

Directors – 1 year

Joe Addonizio

1st Vice President

Richard Stannard

 

 

Dave Cook

2nd Vice President

David Stout

 

 

Andre Mento

3rd Vice President

Alex Johnson

 

 

Peter Turner

Secretary

George Smith

 

 

 

Treasurer – Operating/Projects

Dennis Kennedy

 

Directors – 2 Years

Don Herr

Assistant Treasurer - Projects

Dennis Kennedy

 

 

Doug Pearce

 

 

 

 

Jon Goldstein

Immediate Past President

Ray Dickey

 

 

Bob Virgadamo

Information Technology Chairman

Dave Shaffer

 

Publicity
Chairman

Rick Cusworth

Lion Tamer

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Jargon Editor

Bob Virgadamo

Tail Twister

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Web Master

Michele Hart

Membership Chairman

Mike Kaiser

 

 

 

 

August, 2004

August 3 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Tom Gambino Library Room

August 18 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Ribs

                     Speaker: Member Interactive Discussion: “The Greatest Experience of Your Life”

September, 2004

August 31 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Tom Gambino Library Room

September 1 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Chicken & Broccoli

                     Speaker: TBA

September 15 – “Bring-A-Guest” Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Stuffed Flounder

                     Interactive Member Discussion: TBA

A Word From The Editor

 

Many of you know that I had a whopper of a computer crash back in May, ironically, while sending out the Jargon. Due to one reason or another, I was without a computer for a total of eleven weeks, during which time there was no Jargon, and consequently no announcements of or about our Club’s activities in May, June or July. My apologies to the Club for this unfortunate accident, and any effect it may have had on the normal flow of information to our membership. A few pieces of information “disappeared” from my database(s), some of which was Lions related; as you speak to each other, please inquire as to whether other members have or have not received this issue of the Jargon. Please advise any member that has not received this issue to contact me; regular mail recipients can call me: members who get the Jargon via e-mail can contact me at BobV@cranbury.org.

A Message To All Cranbury Lions

 

For some reason, last year’s meeting attendance was unusually low. As Lions, we have agreed to help the community through fundraising and volunteerism. In the past, our members have volunteered, directly, at meetings. With attendance down, so is our volunteer corps. We realize that the dynamics of our Club have changed and members have more demanding roles with careers and family, but the Board has asked that all members make every effort to attend as many meetings as possible throughout the year. The Board would welcome any and all constructive comments on how we can boost attendance at the regular business meetings.

 

In Hindsight

 

The Annual Joint Lion of the Year Dinner was held at the New Brunswick Chateau; Lion Ed Lawson was awarded the Lion of the Year for 2004. This was Lion Ed’s second Lion of the Year Award, and the Club’s first two-time awardee.

 

The 2004-2005 Officer Slate and final vote was completed in May; the members new Board of Directors can be seen on the Jargon Banner, above. At present, we do not have a Tail Twister or a Lion Tamer; anyone interested in either of these Board positions should contact President Walt.

 

The Sixth Annual Golf Outing, chaired by Lion Doug Pearce, was held, for the first time, at the Peddie Golf Course. The Club raised approximately $5000.

 

This year’s Annual Super 50/50, chaired by Lion Henry Behnke, grossed over $7200, raising over $3600 towards the Club’s charitable disbursements.

 

The Memorial Day Parade, chaired by Lion Bob Wood, was an enormous success in spite of the torrential rains, and the Club would like to especially thank Jerry Yokelson and the Scout Band for performing under those wet and nasty conditions.

 

As most of you know, Lion Rich Pape is the recipient of a couple of new hips. He had his surgery in June and spent most of June and July in recuperation. He is fine now and will be back to the meetings on a regular basis in September.

 

One place where Lion Rich was especially missed was our fifth annual Trenton Thunder 50/50 on Friday, June 25, 2004. The Club would like to thank the Members who came out for this fundraiser, but we’d especially like to thank the non-members who helped out and allowed us to hit the required number of ticket sellers. While we got a great game (Thunder v. Mets) and a great night (Friday), we were not very lucky with the weather; more than half of the sold out crowd did not attend, and the persistent heavy rainfall caused a rain delay that did not help people’s attitude for giving to charity. The Club only raised a little over $300. But there’s always next year…

 

Things To Know

 

We are on our Summer Schedule. A reminder: there is only one meeting if August, on the third Wednesday (8/18), and the summer schedule allows a more relaxed “dress code”, including shorts.

 

The tentative speaker planned for our August meeting has, unfortunately, advised that he cannot speak this month. If a new speaker cannot be scheduled before the meeting, we will begin our Member Interactive program a month early and our topic will be “The Greatest Experience of Your Life”. With the full understanding that the birth of your first – or any – child is right up there, if that’s your greatest experience, please tell us about the “next greatest” experience. Please keep in mind that these Interactive Discussions have been planned to help us get to know more about our fellow Lions and to further help our total interaction as a Club through the friendship and camaraderie that can come from these discussions. Our Interactive Member Discussion Topics for September will either be a continuation of the aforementioned topic, or will be our next topic…”Your Greatest Career Achievement”. The September topic will be announced in the next Jargon. Members are encouraged to suggest topics for these discussions; please give your suggestions to President Walt, Lion Frank Marlowe, or Lion Bob Virgadamo.

 

Usually our Club Picnic is held in July, but due to a full calendar at the Cranbury Swim Club, The Fifth Annual Lions Club Picnic will be held at the Cranbury Swim Club on Saturday, August 7, from 5PM to 9PM. The Club will provide burgers, hot dogs, salads, soda and coffee; bring a dessert to share. BYO “Adult Beverages”, BUT PLEASE NOTE, the Swim Club does not allow glass containers; all beverages must be in plastic or aluminum containers. Tickets are $10 per adult; $5 per child; children 5 years or under are free. All Lions, family, friends and Cranbury neighbors are welcome. For reservation and to volunteer for a committee (set-up, games, grilling, clean-up), please contact Lion Joe Carroll at jcarroll@ariproducts.com. The Swim Club has a covered area with tables, so the event will be held “rain or shine”. We realize the timing is a little off on this event, but there is still time for ‘Jargon via e-mail Members’ to make a reservation. Let’s all work together to make this event a success.

 

The Cranbury Recreation Department’s Fun Night in the Park Program has been an enormous success this summer, and the Cranbury Lions have been there to help, while using the event to do some fundraising. Lion Joe Addonizio has brought our Ice Cream Cart to these Thursday night events and has sold ice cream, soda and popcorn, at the movies and concerts. The Club would like to thank Lion Joe, and the Lions that have assisted him, for their efforts in doing this service for the community. Unfortunately, Lion Joe can’t be at the Park for the last two events (8/5 and 8/12), but President Walt will bring the cart to the park. He could use a few hands, so anyone who can get away for a couple of hours, or would like a to see a movie (the 8/5 movie is “Best in Show”), or would just like a nice evening in the park can volunteer by contacting President Walt and let him know you’ll be there. In case of inclement weather, the events are relocated to the United Methodist Church.

 

Our Annual Trenton Thunder Game Outing will be on Saturday, August 14, 2004; the game between the Trenton Thunder and New Britain, the double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, begins at 7:05PM. Tickets are $10 each and may still be available when you receive your copy of the Jargon. For reservations contact Lion Bob Virgadamo.

 

Lion Joe Carroll is putting a Fishing Party trip together. He has some interested Lions who will sail with him and Capt. Chris Hueth on the “Big Mohawk” out of Shark River/Belmar Marina. With the Captain’s help, Lion Joe will be looking for a "good weather window" during the last two weeks of August; when the date is chosen Joe will activate a phone chain. It will be a 3/4 Day trip, from 7:00 AM to 2:30/3:00 PM. [The boat will leave the dock PROMPTLY at 7:00AM, as they must make a bridge opening.]  The cost will be $40.00 per person. Seniors get a discounted price of $37 per person on weekdays only.  Note:  we might sail on a weekend! Rod rentals are available on board for $5; bait is included. We will be fishing for Fluke and Sea Bass. Last year was the biggest harvest of Fluke since 1968, which was the first year that detailed record keeping began.  So far this year the harvest is even bigger. For more information, interest or a reservation, please contact Lion Joe at jcarroll@ariproducts.com.

 

The Board of Directors has designated the second meeting in September (9/15) as “Bring –A-Guest” Night. All Cranbury Lions are encouraged to bring a guest – and a potential member – to the meeting. While reservations are not required, if you plan to bring someone, we ask that you please advise Lion Bob Virgadamo, so he can let the restaurant know, as a courtesy, if we will have a substantial increase in attendance.

 

 

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 meetings each month. You can all imagine how difficult it can be, finding 12 speakers per year 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 . Additionally, Frank will take all members’ suggestions for interactive discussion nights.

 

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 Joe Addonizio, 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.

 

Member Pick-Up

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

 

Lion Dennis Kennedy will be the “permanent” pick up driver for Lion Ed

Lion Frank Marlowe will be the “permanent” pick up Driver for Lion Max

Lion Joe Addonizio has volunteered to be the “permanent” back-up driver for both

 

Drivers: if you cannot make your pick-up, and/or if you switch (or need to switch) with someone else, please notify Rick Cusworth as soon as possible. Riders: please notify the assigned driver if you’re not going to make a meeting.

 

 

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

A&A COMPUTER PRODUCTS

Joe Addonizio

Hardware/Software – Sales/Service

aaproductscc@hotmail.com

409-0226

409- 0223 (M)

1ST CONSTITUTION BANK

Main Branch

2650 Route 130,North

Cranbury, NJ 08512

JOE’S CHEESECAKES

20 Different Flavors – We Deliver

104 Plainsboro Road

Cranbury, N.J. 08512

409-0226

409-0223 (M)

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

Elaine Homoky, Br. Mgr.

74 North Main St

Cranbury, NJ 0851

395-0605  (M)

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

1260 South River Rd.

Cranbury, NJ 08512

860-1900

www.kaiser-building.com

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

 

 

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