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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

June, 2002

June 4, 2002 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Library Conference Room

June 5, 2002 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Chicken Parmigiana

                        Speaker: Frank Marlowe will speak about the Battle of Midway, on it’s 60th

Anniversary.

 

June 14, 2002 – Installation Dinner Dance  – 6:30PM, Good Time Charlie’s, Kingston, NJ

  Dinner: Choice (with registration)

                          Speaker: Installation of Officers and dancing in lieu of speaker.

July, 2002

July 16 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Library Conference Room

July 17 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Baby Back Ribs

    Speaker: TBA

Things To Know

Welcome to our newest Members, Joe Addonizio, Jeff Caldwell, and Jon Goldstein.

 

We’ve been told that a man’s tweed jacket, with a Lion’s lapel pin on it, has been hanging in the Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall for quite some time. Someone reading this issue of “The Jargon” owns that jacket, and may want to pick it up.

 

The tree, which is part of the Cranbury Lions sponsored Todd Beamer Memorial, has been planted in Heritage Park. It is a magnificent Red Oak, located just to the left, beyond the parking area at the Main Street entrance. The stone marker has been donated and will be installed in the near future. Dedication of the Memorial is planned to be on September 14, 2002. Thanks to all the volunteers who are doing the daily filling of the water bags on the tree.

 

For nearly 60 years the Cranbury Lions have hosted the Memorial Day Parade, and provided the Town with great programs each Memorial Day. This year was no different, and we’d like to thank Bob Wood and his Sub-Committee Chairs, Doug Pearce and Richard Stannard (Float Co-Chairs) and Greg Overstreet (Program Chair) for doing such a great job. Thanks to all our members, we sold 754 Super 50/50 this year, with a net profit of approximately $3650.00.  The winners of this year’s 50/50 were:  First Prize – Brad Barlow of Allentown; Second Prize – Lion Rich Pape; and, Third Prize – Bob Smith of Ewing.

Our Annual White Cane Days collection yielded $425.60. Lion Mahlon Thompson was the
“high man” with $97.00. Due to the fact that our Club has so many activities during May and June, the Board of Directors has voted to try doing our White Cane Days in October. The next White Cane will be on October 4 and 5, 2002.

The 4th Annual Cranbury Lions Golf Classic was held at the Cranbury Golf Course on June 3, 2002, and was very successful. We had 25 foursomes, and Lion Walt Caldwell and his Golf Committee  obtained enough Hole Sponsors to net a profit of over $6500; the actual number will be announced during the annual Treasurer’s Report. Thanks again, Walt, for our most profitable fundraiser.

 

The first honoree of our First Annual Stan Thomas Award is Ben Deangelis. Ben is 17 years old and will be attending Princeton HS next year as a Senior, where he is involved with both sports and academic extracurricular teams or clubs. He is active in his church, and routinely volunteers his time to the Cranbury Fire Company. He is a member of Troop 52 and is currently working on his Eagle Project. Ben has demonstrated, time and again, that he is always willing to help, with enthusiasm and humility… with out fanfare or accolade. Just as Stan would have done. On June 5, 2002, we presented Ben with a check in the amount of $250 and had his name installed on a permanent plaque which will be hung in the “soon to be completed” Community Room.. The Cranbury Lions congratulate Mr. Ben Deangelis on this most honorable accomplishment.

 

This year’s Trenton Thunder 50/50 is Thursday, June 6. If  anyone wishes to help sell 50/50 tickets at the Thunder Game, please call Lion Bob Virgadamo, no later than Noon Thursday, June 6. Each ticket seller will get free entrance into the Park, and the Club will pick up the cost of a hot dog and a beverage. Ticket sellers do not have to be Lions, but must be over 18. Volunteers need to be at the Park between 5:30 and 6PM on Game Day. It may be of some interest to know that there will be fireworks following this game.

 

The Slate for next year’s Officer’s and Board of Director’s was read at the May 15th meeting; the second reading will be at the  June 5th meeting. The Nominations are as follows: Bob Virgadamo, President; Andy Jost, 1st VP; Walton Caldwell, 2nd VP; Richard Stannard, 3rd VP; George Smith, Secretary; Dennis Kennedy, Treasurer; Charley Devany, Assistant Treasurer. The Board Positions are: Joe Carroll, Paul Mucciarone, Dave Stout, and Bob Wood – 1-Year Directors; Ray Dickey, Don Herr, Alex Johnson, Mike Kaiser – 2-Year Directors. Dave Shaffer – Information & Technology Chair; Jeff Caldwell – Lion Tamer; Greg Overstreet – Membership Chair; Ray Dickey – Publicity Chair; Tom Gambino – Tail Twister; Howard Zogott – Tail Twister (Alternate).

 

The Installation of Officers will be at a Dinner Dance on Friday, June 14, 2002 at Good Time Charlie’s, in Kingston. Anyone wishing to attend should sign the reservation sheet going around at the meeting, or contact Chairperson Charley Devany.

 

The Cranbury Lions Second Annual Picnic will be held this year at the Cranbury Pool on Saturday, July 27, 2002, beginning at 5:00PM. This event is open to all Lions, their families and invited guests, but reservations must be made before the event. Additional details will be available shortly. You can reserve a spot using the sign-up sheet going around at meetings or through the Picnic Chairperson, Lion Joe Carroll.

 

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 2002-03  USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum will be held in Fort Worth, Texas on September 19-21, 2002. Anyone wishing to attend should notify Lion Bob Virgadamo. Remember there is a $25 discount per person for registration before June 30.

 

Reminders

There are still many of you who 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 in 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 Gene Buckley on-line at genebuck@hotmail.com

 

The regular meeting schedule will be interrupted, temporarily, in January 2003. January 1st  is the First Wednesday. For the month of January 2003, only, the Cranbury Lions Meeting Schedule will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, January 8th an 22nd. The Board Meeting will be January 7th. This early notification will be repeated in the future..

 

Member Pick-Up

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

6/5, Richard Stannard – 6/14, N/A – 7/17, Frank Marlowe – 8/21, George Smith

 

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’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