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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

Walton Caldwell

 

Directors – 1 year

Dave Cook

1st Vice President

Richard Stannard

 

 

Andre Mento

2nd Vice President

David Stout

 

 

Steve Rush

3rd Vice President

Alex Johnson

 

 

Peter Turner

Secretary

George Smith

 

 

 

Treasurer – Operating/Projects

Dennis Kennedy

 

Directors – 2 Years

Don Herr

Assistant Treasurer - Projects

Dennis Kennedy

 

 

Doug Pearce

 

 

 

 

Jon Goldstein

Immediate Past President

Ray Dickey

 

 

Bob Virgadamo

Information Technology Chairman

Dave Shaffer

 

Publicity
Chairman

Rick Cusworth

Lion Tamer

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Jargon Editor

Bob Virgadamo

Tail Twister

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Web Master

Michele Hart

Membership Chairman

Mike Kaiser

 

 

 

 

January, 2005

January 4 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Tom Gambino Library Room

January 5 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Chicken Marsala

Speaker: Rob Morris – Mr. Morris is an attorney with the Law Office of Francis J. Brennan III, PC, and has prepared a PowerPoint presentation entitled "Wills and Trusts:  Its Never Too Late to Plan"

January 19 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Beef Burgundy

                     Interactive Discussion/Speaker: Mr. Joe Russo. Mr. Russo will discuss disaster preparedness

 

February, 2005

February 1 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Tom Gambino Library Room

February 2 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Cheese Ravioli

This is our annual Boy Scout Meeting; the Hon. Bill Baroni will be our Speaker.

February 16 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Oriental Beef and Broccoli

Interactive Member Discussion: TBA.

 

Things To Know

As we have all come to learn, the devastation caused by the tsunami in Southeast Asia is the worst disaster in history. The Board of Directors, pending approval by the general membership at the January 5th meeting, has pledged $2000 to LCIF which has already mounted relief effort in Southeast Asia. The donation will be appropriated from our Disaster Relief Fund.

Our Interactive Member Discussion is suspended for January. All Members are asked to suggest topics for future discussions; please give your suggestions to President Walt, or Lion Frank Marlowe.

Our Annual Pancake Breakfast, which was held on December 5th, was a blowout success – we raised (or will have raised, when all the “missing ticket” receipts are in) nearly $4000, which included: Santa Pictures (thanks to Lion Jim on camera, and especially to Santa (Lion Roy) and all his elves), one of our biggest Pancake Breakfast 50/50’s, ever (the lucky winner went home with $228!), Placemat ads, and the sale of extra provisions. Kudos to all our members for their efforts to make the tickets a sell-out, and a laurel and hardy handshake to Lion Gerry Hanson and his crew for making their first Pancake Breakfast so successful.

 

For the fourth year in a row, we worked with the US Marines on the ‘Toys for Tots’ Drive. We would like to thank the folks at the Post Office, 1st Constitution Bank (3 locations), and PNC Bank for being collection points this year. We would especially like to thank the hundreds of people who donated more than a thousand toys – Yes! More than a thousand, including cash donations! This was our largest drive, yet, and three more people have asked by to be included as “collection points” next year. Thank you, all, for helping to make the holidays a little better for those who need it.   

 

The Holiday Meeting and Dinner Dance at the Bog Restaurant was a fairly successful party, with 53 attending. Ultimate Sounds DJ’s did a fantastic job with the musical choices, this year, and the new layout at the Bog was a pleasant surprise. Of course, a vote of thanks goes to Hagerty the Florist for continuing the tradition of providing all the poinsettias for the tables.

 

As has been customary for decades, Lion Don Jo Swanagan and a couple of carloads of volunteer judges went driving around one cold evening, and chose the best decorated house (or houses) in each of the Township’s neighborhoods. A Happy Holiday thanks to Lion Don and his crew, and to Hagerty the Florist for the poinsettia prizes. For anyone who did not see the “winners” of the Cranbury Lions Annual Holiday Decoration Contest in the Cranbury Press, they were: The Griffins, 1 Silvers Lane So; The Faracis, 12 Silvers Lane; The Reifingers, 20 Silvers Lane; The Gordys, 18 Ryan Road; The Maddens, 15 Griggs Rd; The Peases, 4 Scott Ave.; The Raks, 46 N. Main; The Treleases, 32 Maplewood Ave.; The Maxwells, 1 Oak Lane; The Miezins, 6 Danser Dr.; The Mentos, 1 Chamberlin Ct.; The Singhs, 17 Bodine Dr.; The Scotts, 109 N. Main; The Scheers, 64 Petty Rd.; The Henners, 51 Petty Rd.; The Petrucellis, 174 Plainsboro Rd.; The Zieglers, 9 Prospect St.; The Van Siclens, 25 Cranbury Neck Rd.; The Moutenots, 3 Wynnewood Dr.; The Hines, 4 Cubberly Ct.; The Ochors, 15 Washington Rd.; The Kraws, 23 Scottsdale Dr.; The Volantes, 7 Scottsdale Dr.; and the DeLeos of 9 Parkview Rd. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Teddy’s Restaurant and to the Princeton Ballet for their storefront decorations.

 

The District 16D Cabinet Meeting will be at 7PM on Monday, January 24th, at the Willows Restaurant in Green Brook. Any Cranbury Lion that wishes to attend may do so; please advise President Walt if you would like a reservation. 

 

President Walt is working with The Hightstown Lions Club for our Annual Joint meeting. No date has been set yet, but will be announced as soon as the meeting has been arranged. As in the past, the joint meeting will use the interactive discussion format, and the topic will be, “How can our two Clubs be more communicative at both the Club and the District levels.”

 

You may all recall that, in the past, the Multiple District has arranged with the Devils to do a Lions Night, and $5 per ticket on the already reduced ticket price, was donated back to each Club. Lion Joe Carroll has reminded us that, alas, there is no professional hockey season (at this time) due to contractual disputes.  Therefore there will be no Lions Club nights scheduled for this year. Lion Joe has found out that should a modified season of some sort come about, the Devils would try to schedule a Lions Club night. But in an effort to promote camaraderie in the Club, Lion Joe has suggested that we organize an informal trip to Princeton University for either a hockey or basketball game. The suggested games are both against Dartmouth; the first, Men’s Hockey at the Baker Rink, will be on Friday, February 18, 2005; the second, Men’s Basketball in the Jadwin Gymnasium, will be on Saturday, March 5, 2005. If anyone would like to attend either of these games, please contact Lion Joe, and he will make arrangements for the group in General Admission seating. Tickets are: $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 14 and under. Prior to game day, all tickets are $9.00 at the gate.

 

Lions Day at the United Nations will be March 11, 2005. This is always a truly interesting experience. Any Lion who wishes to attend should contact President Walt or Regional Chairman Tom Reilly.

 

Lion Doug Pearce, the Chairperson of the Golf Committee, has announced that the Cranbury Lions’ Seventh Annual Golf Outing will be at the Peddie Golf Course on Monday, May 16, 2005. Additional Information will be available shortly.

 

We have received our dates for our annual Trenton Thunder Baseball fundraiser and Club Outing:

We were, once again, lucky enough to get a game to hold a 50/50 fundraiser. While it may be early for this fundraiser, for your information, we have been given a Friday night game (7:05) between the Thunder and the Reading Phillies, on June 24, 2005. This is a good “rivalry” game, and with enough volunteers selling tickets in the park, we can raise quite a bit on this 50/50. More information will follow in the next few months.

 

We have also gotten the dates for our Annual Trenton Thunder Outing – Saturday, August 27th, between the Thunder (Yankees) and the Binghamton Mets. We have limited seating, on the first base side, but can add tickets if our allotment sells out early enough. It is NOT too early to reserve these tickets. And remember, the tickets are available to all Lions, their families, friends and neighbors. For reservations, contact Lion Bob Virgadamo

 

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, and a cruise; the Board of Directors would appreciate input from our membership on these ideas. Any member who has a fundraising idea should share the idea with President Walt. 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.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED –we need to know who will be interested in holding a can for the White Cane Days. All interested members, should please contact President Walt, ASAP.

 

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 meetings each month. You can all imagine how difficult it can be, finding 12 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 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 Dave Cook to activate the “phone tree”, so that all members may be notified.

 

Member Pick-Up

Ed Lawson (5 S. Main)

 

Lion Dennis Kennedy 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.

 

 

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  (M)

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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