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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

 

Publicity
Chairman

Ray Dickey

Lion Tamer

Alex Johnson

 

Jargon Editor

Bob Virgadamo

Tail Twister

Tom Gambino

 

Web Master

Michele Hart

 

February, 2002

February 5 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Library Conference Room

February 6 – Regular Meeting (Boy Scout Meeting) – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Oriental

Beef & Broccoli – Speaker: Dan Doggett, a volunteer rescue worker at Ground Zero, will discuss the volunteer effort.

February 20 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Chicken Portobello

Speaker: Dennis Kennedy, Lions business update

March, 2002

March 5 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Library Conference Room

March 6 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Sliced London Broil

                   Speaker: Charles Devany, will discuss Ethics in Business

March 20 – Regular Meeting – Spouse Night – 7PM, Cranbury Station,

       Dinner: Broiled Pork Chops

                  In lieu of Speaker: Irish Step Dancing, featuring Katie Stannard

Things To Know

The winners of the Super Bowl Fundraising 50/50 were: 1st Quarter, $50 – Mike Kaiser; Half, $100 – Yianni (Cranbury Station); 3rd quarter, $50 – D. Devigili; Final, $300 – George Nikiades. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who played. A special thank you to Yianni, who donated his winnings back to the Club! And let’s not forget a laurel and hardy handshake to Lion Dave Stout for putting the form together and adding the requisite explanation.

 

Publicity, in the past year or so, has fallen off, and the Board of Directors feel that the Town should know more about what the Cranbury Lions do. Therefore it was unanimously voted that the Publicity Chairman be a non-voting Member of the Board of Directors in order to be a part of the information loop. Lion Ray Dickey has graciously taken the position of Publicity Chair.

 

The used eyeglass drop sites were filled to overflowing, so Lion Ed Lawson and his volunteers recently picked up all the used eyeglasses donated in Cranbury, and delivered over 1000 pairs of glasses to the District collection site. Many Thanks to Lion Ed for his dedication and service to the Club.

 

Our Members may recall that the First Place Peace Poster Winner in Cranbury was Lauren Passanante. We would like to extend further congratulations to her for being one of 12 finalists in District 16D, and receiving Honorable Mention for her artwork.

 

One of the Club’s newer Lions has volunteered to learn the Induction Ceremony and perform it on those rare occasions when neither Mahlon nor George are unavailable. Would you please join in thanking Lion Dave Stout for taking this important position into the future.

 

The District 16D Charity Ball will be held at the East Brunswick Chateau on March 9th. We are the largest Club in the District and it would be nice if we could fill at least one table. The cost is $45 per person, but I’ve been assured that this year’s Black Tie Optional Charity Ball will be worth the price of admission. If anyone has any interest in going, please contact Lions Tom Reilly or Bob Virgadamo.

 

The Cranbury Lions will sponsor our Third Annual Trenton Thunder Game at Riverside Stadium. As always, the entire Town is invited. We have blocked 100 tickets, and can get additional, if we sell out early. The tickets are @$8 . The difference from past years is that this year we are only doing seats, rather than the more expensive picnic area. The game date is Saturday, August 10th. It’s not too early to reserve your tickets today!

 

The Board of Directors has voted to send a High School Junior to the Lions sponsored World Affairs Seminar at the University Of Wisconsin. The student will be chosen by our Youth Affairs Chairman, Frank Brennan, and the School Administration.

 

The West Windsor Lions Club is sponsoring a gallery operated Art Auction on Saturday, March 2 (7PM) at the West Windsor High School. Admission is $7.50 per person. The 300 professionally completed pieces being auctioned will consist of both 2- and 3-dimensional artwork in a varying range of mediums. Refreshments will be served.

 

The March 20th meeting has been designated “Spouse Night”. We are happy to announce that Katie Stannard will perform her Irish step dancing techniques for us. As you all know, we have certain space limitations, so it is fairly important to know how many spouses will attend. Please notify the Program Chair, Lion Frank Marlowe, or Lion Bob Virgadamo

 

The Lion of the Year Dinner Meeting will be April 17th , and will be a joint meeting with at least one other Club. This years’ Lion of the Year dinner will be hosted by South Brunswick at Pierre’s in Dayton. Spouses are invited. Since we are going to another Club, we will need to give a “headcount”. Please let Lion Frank Marlowe or Lion Bob Virgadamo if you will be bringing your spouse.

 

The Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley is sponsoring a tour of the Marshall Estate in Yorklyn, Delaware. Tom Marshall, a Lions sponsored cornea recipient, is opening his Victorian estate for a Family Fun Day Fundraiser. Mr. Marshall own the largest collection of operational Stanley Steamers in the U.S. They, and his collection of 1930’s Packards, will be on display. His Stanley Steamer Mountain Wagon and garden train will be available for rides. There will be food and other activities at this event on April 27. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7.50 for children, 12 and younger. Please Note: While this information was just received, we have also just been informed that this event is nearly sold out. Please contact Lions Tom Reilly, Ed Lawson or Bob Virgadamo for tickets.

 

The State Convention will be held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Cherry Hill, NJ on May 16 through 18, 2002. There will be expanded Hospitality Room Services and a Pin Trading Event. All Members wishing to attend the State Convention should see Lion Andy Jost.

 

The five Lions signs you see as you enter Town, are beginning to look a “little worn”, and the Board has voted to rehab the signs. The structures (posts and cross members ) will be painted or replaced as needed and new signage will be installed. This repair work will begin when the weather is better in March or April. The job will need about 10 volunteers. If you’d like to volunteer for this work, please contact Lion Mike Kaiser.

 

The USA/Canada Leadership Forum is gearing up for September 19-21, 2002 in Fort Worth, and early registration will save $25 per person This highly recommended Lion function can help us all not only as Lions, but also on a fundamental personal level. If anyone is interested in the details for the Forum, please contact Lion Bob Virgadamo.

 

It may be early, but mark your calendars – January 1, 2003 is the First Wednesday. For January 2003, only, the Cranbury Lions Meeting Schedule will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesday.

 

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.

 

The Cranbury Lions Club Directory of Members has been placed on a secured page on the website, and can be printed directly from the site when needed. All members have been given the appropriate passwords to gain access. If you have forgotten the logon and/or password, or if you were not at the meeting where the security codes were given, please contact our Information and Technology Chair, Lion Dave Shaffer, at daves@cranbury.org, and request the access information.

 

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)

2/6, Frank Marlowe – 2/20, Greg Overstreet – 3/6, George Smith – 3/20, Andre Mento

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 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)

 

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