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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

Bob Virgadamo

 

Directors – 2 years

Joe Carroll

1st Vice President

Andy Jost

 

 

Paul Mucciarone

2nd Vice President

Walton Caldwell

 

 

Dave Stout

3rd Vice President

Richard Stannard

 

 

Bob Wood

Secretary

George Smith

 

 

 

Treasurer – Operating/Projects

Dennis Kennedy

 

Directors – 1 Year

Don Herr

 

 

 

 

Mike Kaiser

 

 

 

 

Roy Reinhardt

Immediate Past President

Tom Reilly

 

 

Stan Thomas

Information Technology Chairman

Dave Shaffer

 

Lion Tamer

Alex Johnson

 

Jargon Editor

Bob Virgadamo

Tail Twister

Tom Gambino

 

Web Master

Michele Hart

December, 2001

December 4 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Gristmiller’s House

December 5 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Beef Stroganoff

Presentation: Prizes to Peace Poster Winners.

Speaker: Frank Marlowe – On this 60th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Frank will discuss the political and military events leading up to the attack, and some of its consequences.

December 14 – Holiday Meeting – 7PM, Doral Forestall – The Bainbridge Room

          Dinner: Open Buffet

                      Speaker: Dancing and karaoke in lieu of a speaker

January, 2002

January 2 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Chicken Marsala

                         Speaker: TBA

January 15 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Gristmiller’s House

January16 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Broiled Swordfish

                          Speaker: TBA

Things To Know

Apparently, there was a major foul-up with the Jargon for the last two months. Let me explain. The electronic edition goes out via AOL; without going into the technical aspects, a few months ago, AOL changed it’s system and how it dealt with both file and transmission compression. Consequently, nearly everyone was unable to open the October and November issues of the Jargon. The October “snail mail” version was inadvertently sent out by the publisher from a “wrong file” and regular mail recipients received the October 2000 Jargon; the Publisher apologizes for this oversight. Due to a glitch in the AOL system, the Publisher never received the November “snail mail” version. This (current) issue may also have some glitches. But AOL has assured me that the January edition should be readable by all. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

 

The Annual Pancake Breakfast was this past Sunday, December 2nd, and we are proud to report it was one of the most financially successful Breakfasts in years! We believe that this was due in part to our new signage, hanging over Main Street, which produced quite a few “walk-ins”. Thanks to Lion Walt Caldwell for obtaining the sign. Of course, one of the other reasons was our new “Picture with Santa” Program which produced nearly $400 in revenue. We would like to thank our photographer, Lion Jim Gerberich, and of course, Santa and his Elves – Lions Roy Reinhardt, Paul Mucciarone, and Richard Stannard.

 

We would also like to give a special “Attaboy” to the Pancake Breakfast Clean-up Crew; the word from School officials is that the cafeteria and the kitchen have never been so sparkling clean!

 

This, unfortunately, segues into a problem that needs to be addressed. A number of Lions did not show up for their Pancake Breakfast assignment, nor did they call to advise that they would be unable to make it. This caused a serious manpower shortage in the kitchen and on clean-up. Manpower is our most important commodity. If you cannot make an assignment, in the future, please get someone to either switch with you or fill in for you, and notify the Event Chair.

 

The Toys for Tots Program is in full swing! We have four collection points this year: 1st Constitution Bank (Village Office), PNC Bank, The Cranbury Post Office, and Princeton Lightwave (on Route 130). At this printing we have already delivered 3 large bags full of toys to the Marines and the collection boxes are filling up again. We ask that EVERY member to donate at least one toy to the program. Thank you all for the support.

 

The Cranbury Lions Annual Holiday Party will be on Friday, December 14, 2001, at the Doral Forestall. Tickets are $17.50 for Members and $32.50 for guests. There will be a cash bar cocktail hour from 7PM – 8PM, followed by a buffet dinner, dancing to a DJ until 11PM, and, back by popular demand – karaoke. This years promises to be at least as much fun as last year, so we hope to see you all there.

 

The Committee for the Todd Beamer Memorial has finalized the basic plans for the memorial, which will have two parts. With coordination from the Cranbury Parks Department, we will install the “first part” of the memorial in Heritage Park. This “monument” (for lack of a better word, please) will consist of a simple boulder into which we will imbed a bronze plaque; and behind, next to or otherwise near the boulder, we will plant an oak tree. Whatever donated funds remain, or continue to come in, will be invested into The Todd Beamer Scholarship Fund, which will be administered by the Cranbury Lions. An annual scholarship will be awarded to a Cranbury 12th grade graduate moving on as a matriculated college freshman. As more detailed plans are formulated, they will be reported here.

 

Scout Troop 52 will be going on a ski trip on Sunday February 3, 2002. Since we are their sponsor, we have been invited to go. Lift tickets for the day will be half price. Anyone wishing to go can contact Joe Carroll before January 27.

 

The Staff of the Jargon and the Board of Directors wishes all the Cranbury Lions, our advertisers and, Lions and “non-Lions” everywhere a Safe, Healthy and Happy Holiday Season.

 

Reminders

Many of you have e-mail capability, but are still receiving The Jargon via regular mail. Please notify the Editor of your e-mail address by phone or via e-mail at BobV@cranbury.org. Your e-mail address will not be distributed outside of the Club, and will only be used for The Jargon and other necessary Club business. Your participation in this program benefits all of us. Thank you.

 

Any member who learns of the sickness or death of another member, or a member’s family, or any other similar incident or emergency should contact Bob Virgadamo to activate the “phone tree”, so that all members may be notified.

 

Let’s help our Program Chair, Frank Marlowe. 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.

 

Advertising has become a major fundraiser, and fundraising is everyone’s responsibility. Please provide a helping hand by directing all advertising leads to Lion Bob Virgadamo on-line at BobV@cranbury.org.

 

Member Pick-Up

Bob Perrine (Cranbury Elms) and Ed Lawson (5 S. Main)

 12/5, Tom Reilly – 12/14, TBA – 1/2, Bob Wood – 1/16, Rich Pape

If you cannot make your pick-up, and/or if you switch (or need to switch) with someone else, please notify Bob Virgadamo as soon a 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

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)

 

(M) = Member