August 20 – Board of Directors Meeting – , Tom Gambino Library Room
August 21 – Regular Meeting – ,
Cranbury Station, Dinner: Baby Back Ribs
Ms. Megan Hayden, who will discuss her charitable works in Peru.
Things To Know
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, and
reservations MUST be received by July 26. The tickets are $10 each and are
available to all Lions, their families, friends and neighbors. For
reservations, contact Lion Bob Virgadamo at
395-7050 or at BobV@comcast.net
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, etc. All interested
Lions should contact either Andre or Bob. There will be an open discussion
about the Anniversary Celebration at the July Meeting.
Immediate Past President Walt passed the gavel to President Alex
Johnson as the Officers
and Directors for the 2005-2006 Lion Year were introduced at the
Installation Dinner Dance/Meeting at Good Time Charlie’s Restaurant on Friday, June 17, 2005.
Congratulations and best wishes to President Alex and his Cabinet.
The Cranbury Lions Barn Project has hit yet
another snag; due to the delays we have experienced from the Township over the
last two years in turning the project over to us, the larger of the three barns
– and the one we considered as our “main” restoration project – has
deteriorated to such a degree that the Board has re-thought the project and is
awaiting new documents from the Town. Project Chairman Lion Mike
Kaiser continues to meet with the Township, and hopefully
negotiations are nearly complete for the buildings to be placed into the Club’s
care through a “long-term lease” situation. Barring any further delays, we may
still be able to proceed this summer or early fall with the restoration of the
two more historic barns on the property. Lion Mike expects that work on the
project can begin shortly after the documents are completed. More information
District Governor Eddie Hui has asked that we commend
the Lions who volunteered to help out at the Special Olympics on June 3 – 5, at
the College of New
would you all give a giant Attaboy to Lions Rick Burke, Walt
Caldwell, Jeff Grundy, John Kobland, and Tom Reilly for going out to assist with this
Our AnnualTrenton Thunder 50/50, was held during the
game on Friday evening, June 24. It was a beautiful evening, it was a sold out
game, and we had some great volunteers. A laurel and hardy handshake to Lions
Rick Burke, Jeff Grundy, John Kobland, Tom Reilly, Dave Shaffer,
Ken Smith, and Bob Virgadamo, as well as
non-Lion volunteers Donna Grundy and Mary Ellen Larson, with special thanks to
Greg and Renate Overstreet who were in town for the weekend. Through the
efforts of these Lions and non-Lions, we raised $630.
The Cranbury Swim Club could not accommodate us for our Annual Club Picnic this year, so Picnic
Committee Chair, Joe Carroll and his wife, the lovely Suzanne, have invited the
members of the Club, and their families (and those prospective Lions) to have
the Lions Picnic at their home in Cranbury Green. The event is planned for
Saturday, July 30th, from 6PM to 10PM.
RSVP to Lion Joe.
As in the past, burgers, dogs, salad, soda and coffee will be served, and the
cost will be minimal to cover the cost of food. We ask that each family bring a
dessert to share, as well as your “choice of beverage”. Members please contact
Lion Joe to sign-up for set up, BBQ duty, games, and clean-up.
has been a severe drop off in meeting attendance. Members are reminded that our
meetings are necessary as a means of disseminating information, obtaining a
volunteer corps, and maintaining an esprit
de corps among our membership. The Board realizes that there are other
“time demands”, especially among our younger members, but asks that every effort be made to make the
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 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.
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 Shafferor
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
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.