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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

Ray Dickey

 

Directors – 2 years

Joe Addonizio

1st Vice President

Walton Caldwell

 

 

Dave Cook

2nd Vice President

Richard Stannard

 

 

Andre Mento

3rd Vice President

David Stout

 

 

Peter Turner

Secretary

George Smith

 

 

 

Treasurer – Operating/Projects

Dennis Kennedy

 

Directors – 1 Year

Don Herr

Assistant Treasurer - Projects

Charley Devany

 

 

Alex Johnson

 

 

 

 

Mike Kaiser

Immediate Past President

Bob Virgadamo

 

 

Rick Cusworth

Information Technology Chairman

Dave Shaffer

 

Publicity
Chairman

Jon Goldstein

Lion Tamer

Jeff Caldwell

 

Jargon Editor

Bob Virgadamo

Tail Twister

Joe Carroll

 

Web Master

Michele Hart

 

January, 2004

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

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

  Speaker: Bart Jackson – a Bart is a professional freelance travel writer. He will give a travelogue with slides about the Galapagos Islands.

January 21 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Broiled Swordfish

         Member Interactive: Hobby Night, Part 3 – Lions Pete Turner and Mahlon Thompson will discuss

         their hobbies.

February, 2004

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

February 4 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Broiled Pork Chops

         Speaker: Dave Stout will speak to us about the history and highlights of blues music and play

           actual examples from his own collection of original records.

February 18 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Chicken Portobello

            Member Interactive: Hobby Night, Part 4 – Lions Bill Keller and Alex Johnson will discuss their

            Hobbies.

In Memoriam

 

Lion Mason Blaich was a member of the Cranbury Lions for 28 years, he was the Chairman for the Peace Poster Contest, since the inception of the program, and was a Board member for nearly 20 years, 10 of those as Secretary of the Club. Lion Mason passed on December 7th, and a Lion Memorial service was held on December 11, 2003.

 

Lion Arthur Hasselbach, Sr. passed away at Princeton Hospital, after an extended illness, on December 18th. Lion Art, a former Board member, was one of our Club’s first recipients of a Melvin Jones Fellowship, and had been a Cranbury Lion for 25 years. His dedication to the community was more than evident through the time  he gave to the Club, and more than a few sizeable donations which were earmarked for children in need and the Lions’ diabetes foundation. A lion Memorial Service was held on December 22, 2003.

 

For a quarter of a century and more, these Lions supported this Club in more ways than can be counted, and in doing so served the community on a myriad of levels. They will be missed by all.

 

Things To Know

Happy New Year!

 

The Interactive Member Discussion Topic for March is scheduled to be “Experiences With Anyone Famous”. If you have spoken with, drank with, partied with, or just plain bumped into any famous person, we would like to hear your experience. 2-5 minutes per member should do it.

 

For the first time in our history, The Cranbury Lions Annual Pancake Breakfast, which was scheduled for Sunday, December 7, was cancelled due to the snowstorm. It was held on Sunday, December 14, and in spite of the normal conflicts caused through date rescheduling, and a second storm, the Pancake Breakfast was a fundraising success. Of course, we had Santa, and photos by Lion Jim Gerberich, another successful fundraiser, thanks to Lion Jim – and, of course Lion Roy Reinhardt, one of the best Santa’s since Monty Wooly. The 50/50 was drawn by young Mr. Brendan Hanson, and was won this year, amazingly enough, by Lion Bob Virgadamo. In addition to the Santa Photos and the 50/50, we have added the sale of Entertainment Books, and seem to be doing fairly well with these. If anyone would like to purchase an Entertainment Book, please contact Lion Joe Addonizio.

 

We only had two weeks to collect for the Toys for Tots Drive, but in that time, the people of Cranbury donated more than 300 toys and $70 in cash. The Cranbury Lions added an additional $100 donation to the drive, The Marines picked up the donations on December 12, and presented the Club with a certificate of appreciation. It will be on display at the first meeting in January.

 

NJ Multiple District 16 sponsored the Second Annual Lions Night Hockey Game at the Continental Arena in the Meadowlands, this one between the New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia Flyers, on Friday, December 12, 2003. This year we had 62 tickets, in large part through the efforts of Lion Joe Carroll. These tickets will net a $310 donation to the Club.

 

The Holiday Decoration Committee drove around  town on Thursday, December 18. And the addresses of the winners are…16 Shady Brook, 49 Petty Rd, 54 Petty Rd, 120 Plainsboro Rd, 127 Plainsboro Rd, 9 Parkview Dr, 8 Washington Dr, 14 Scottsdale Ct, 97 North Main St, 20 Evans Dr, 40 Station Rd, 15 Stockton Dr, 15 Stockton Dr, 3 Macknight Ct, 11 Bergen Dr, 12 Chamberlin Ct, 24 Maplewood Ave, 17 Griggs Rd, 5 Silvers La, 9 Silvers La, 20 Silvers La, 122 North Main St, and the following businesses: Village Haircutters, Law Offices Of Frank Brennan, Cranbury Gift Shop, and Pat’s Décor. As in past years, winners received a poinsettia, and will be listed in the Cranbury Press. Our thanks to Lions Don Jo Swanagan, Mahlon Thompson and Frank Marlowe and the rest of their Committee.

 

The Cranbury Lions Holiday Meeting and Dinner Dance was at the Bog Restaurant on Friday, December 19, 2003. It would appear that our new DJ – Rich Kaufman – did a more than satisfactory job of providing the right mix of music for our diverse group. Lion Bob Virgadamo would appreciate hearing any comments on this new DJ, from those that attended the party. The dinner cost $25 per person, including music; attending Lions will be billed in their next dues invoice.

 

At the Holiday Party, the Board of Directors was honored to present five Melvin Jones Fellowship Awards to Lions Mike Kaiser, Dave Shaffer, Dave Stout, Bob Virgadamo and Bob Wood. The Melvin Jones Fellowship is the foundation's highest honor and represents humanitarian qualities such as generosity, compassion, and concern for the less fortunate. Congratulations to these five well-deserving Lions, and thanks for your efforts, your constant energies and your example by doing to remind us all that “We Serve”.

 

And speaking of serving… the Cranbury Lions presented a special Award to Lion Wayne Stahl for his 65 years of service to the Club and the Community. Unfortunately, Lion Wayne and his wife, Ethel, could not be at the Holiday Party, so President Ray awarded the plaque ‘in absentia’, and Lion Rick Cusworth, delivered the plaque, together with a dozen roses for Ethel, to their home the next day.

 

The Coupon Collection Project is in full swing! Please deliver your cut manufacturer’s coupons to Lion Chris Thompson at the meetings (or to Lion Bob Virgadamo, if Chris is unavailable), or drop them off to one of the collection boxes in the Library or the Town Hall. Remember that this very worthwhile project will cost each of us a mere 10-15 minutes per week. And, let us not forget that these coupons are being collected to help military families overseas and that “We Serve”.

 

We have now received dates for our annual visits to the Trenton Thunder. The Thunder have, once again, granted us a spot on their 50/50 calendar. The game is Thunder v. Mets on Friday, June 25, 2004. For the uninitiated, there are some 300+ organizations applying for 71 spots (home games) in the 50/50 line-up. This will be our fifth year as a 50/50 recipient. The Club will need at least six volunteers to sell 50/50 tickets at the game, but the more volunteers we have, the more tickets we can sell. Volunteers to sell tickets need not be Lions, but must be over 18. All volunteers are admitted to the park free and will be given vouchers for a hotdog and a beverage. Our Annual Trenton Thunder Game Club Outing will be on Saturday, August 14, 2004; tickets and additional information will be available in February.

 

The Board of Directors is still working with the School Board to obtain a location for a display case for the Club’s historic memorabilia. When the display case is finally installed, the Board has voted to dedicate it to the memory of Lion Mason Blaich, who stored the historic items in his home for nearly a quarter of a century.

 

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 bi-monthly meetings. You can all imagine how difficult it can be, finding more than a dozen 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 Gene Buckley, 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), Bob Meyers (95 N. Main) / Max Mesner (Rossmoor)

Lion Don Jo Swanagan has volunteered to be the “permanent” pick up driver for Lion Bob

Lion Dennis Kennedy has volunteered to be the “permanent” pick-up driver for Lion Ed

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

Lion Frank Marlowe has volunteered to act as the “regular” pick up driver for Lion Max, but additional volunteers are necessary for this pick-up. Please contact Lion Rick Cusworth to be placed on his list.

 

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
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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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