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Jungle Jargon

A Monthly Broadcast to


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“A Country Club Trying to Serve Its Country”


Ideals in Government

Mutual Helpfulness

Social Progress


Civic Betterment




Alex Johnson


Directors – 1 year

Don Herr

1st Vice President

Mike Kaiser



Doug Pearce

2nd Vice President

David Cook



Jon Goldstein

3rd Vice President

Andre Mento



Bob Virgadamo


George Smith




Treasurer – Operating/Projects

Glenn Johnson


Directors – 2 Years

Frank Brennan, Jr.

Assistant Treasurer - Projects

Glenn Johnson



Jeff Grundy





Paul Hayden

Immediate Past President

Walt Caldwell



John Kobland

Information Technology Chairman

Dave Shaffer



Rick Cusworth

Lion Tamer

Rick Burke


Jargon Editor

Bob Virgadamo

Tail Twister

Peter Turner




Membership Chairman

Mike Kaiser





August, 2005


August 16 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Tom Gambino Library Room

August 17 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Baby Back Ribs

    Speaker: Fritz Hager will speak to us about his trip to Antarctica


September, 2005


September 6 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Tom Gambino Library Room

September 7 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Chicken Portobello    

    Speaker: Jane Venanzi will speak to us about the World Affairs Seminar

September 21 - Bring-A-Guest Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Roast Beef

                            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 cooperation:

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.


The sever flooding and 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.


The Cranbury 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 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 Frank Marlowe (Chair, H&W) and/or Lion Dave Cook to activate the “phone tree”, so that all members may be notified.


Member Pick-Up

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.