Speaker: Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein will speak to us about tax reform
The dates given in last month’s Jargon for the August
meetings were incorrect; the correct meeting dates are shown above. Sorry for
the inconvenience. –Ed.
Things To Know
You may have all noticed that the July issue of the Jargon
was sent out via snail mail. This was done due to a hard drive crash on Lion
Bob’s computer. Unfortunately, a number of your e-mail addresses, which had
changed over the last year or so, were lost. Would the following members please
contact Lion Bob and provide your correct e-mail address. Thank you for your help and
Lion Bob Bartoletti, Lion John Bloom, Lion Carol Malouf, and
Lion Frank Corr.
Reminder: the Dress
Code for Regular meetings has been relaxed during July and August.
Appropriate summer casual clothing, including shorts, may be worn to the
meetings. Normal dress code will resume in September.
Our Annual Trenton Thunder Baseball Game Outing will be
Saturday, August 27th, between the Thunder (Yankees) and the
Binghamton Mets. We have limited seating, on the first base side. The tickets
are $10 each and are available to all Lions, their families, friends and
neighbors. For reservations, contact Lion Bob Virgadamo. As of this
writing, the sign-up sheet that was passed around at the July meeting has not
been returned to Lion Bob; if you were on that list, please contact Lion Bob,
if you have not already done so.
Hold the date for the Cranbury Lions 75th Anniversary Celebration – Saturday, June 23, 2007. A committee is being
formed for this historic event; the Co-Chairs are Lions Andre Mento
and Bob Virgadamo; sub-chairs are being sought
for a myriad of committees, including advertising, promotions, marketing,
donations, printing, ticket sales, entertainment, program, etc. All interested
Lions should contact either Andre or Bob. Open discussions about the
Anniversary Celebration are encouraged at ALL meetings.
This year we had over thirty folks attend the Annual Club Picnic, which was held at
the “Ol’ Carroll Place”,
and a wonderful time was had by all. We’d like to thank Lion Joe and his wife
Suzanne for their hospitality and for volunteering their home.
sever floodingand resultant damage
that occurred recently in Jamesburg,
prompted District Governor Eddie Hui to apply to LCIF for a Flood Relief Grant.District
Governor Eddie contacted Regional Chairman Tom Reilly and Zone Chairman Bob
Virgadamo and advised that 16D has received a $10,000 relief
grant for flood victims in Jamesburg; he asked if Cranbury would like to assist
the Milltown Club (the grant sponsor) with the meetings, negotiations,
acquisition and distribution of the grant funds. Any member that wishes to lend
a hand can contact either Lion Tom or Lion Bob; additional information will be
forthcoming from the District.
Lions Barn Project has not moved any further than it was last month; Project
Chairman Lion Mike Kaiser continues to meet
with the Township, and will continue to keep us informed.
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 20 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. Additionally, Frank
will take all members’ suggestions for interactive discussion nights.
The Cranbury Lions Club is in search of new fund raisers –
different, entertaining, and fun. Some excellent ideas have been presented,
among which are an antique car rally, a Halloween party, a casino night, Bingo,
an art auction, a cruise, and a marathon; the Board of Directors would
appreciate input from our membership on these, or any new, ideas. Any member
who has a fundraising idea should share the idea with President Alex. The list
of potential fundraisers, and the input from interested Lions, will be
discussed at a Board of Directors meeting, and presented to the general
membership at a regular meeting.
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
Ray Dickey, Dave Shafferor
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 Frank Marlowe (Chair, H&W) and/or Lion Dave
Cook to activate the “phone tree”, so that all members may be
Ed Lawson (5 S. Main)
Lion George Smith
will be the “permanent” pick up driver for Lion Ed. Lion Frank Marlowe
has volunteered to be the “permanent” back-up driver.
Drivers: if you cannot make your pick-up, or need to switch,
please notify Rick Cusworth as soon as possible. Riders: please notify the
assigned driver if you’re not going to make a meeting.