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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

 

 

 

 

June, 2005

 

May 31 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Tom Gambino Library Room

June 1 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: NY Sirloin and Shrimp Combo

              Speaker: Madeline Lightman of  Princeton Health Care Service

Topic: Blood DonationMs. Lightman, a blood Donor recruiter, will provide an overview of how blood is collected, and distributed, what it is used for, how these activities are funded, who does it, and especially in these times, how the safety of blood is ensured

June 17 – Installation Dinner Dance – Good Time Charlie’s Restaurant – 7PM, Cocktails – 8PM, Dinner

    DJ from Ultimate Sounds – Installation of Officers for 2005-06, in lieu of speaker.

 

July, 2005

 

July 19 – Board of Directors Meeting – Time and Location to be announced

July 20 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Broiled Crab Cakes

              Speaker: TBA

 

August, 2005

 

August 20 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Tom Gambino Library Room

August 21 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Baby Back Ribs

              Speaker: TBA

 

Things To Know

 

Congratulations to our newest Lion, Pat Meehan.

 

The Slate of Officers and Directors for the 2005-2006 Lion Year was voted on at the May 4th meeting, and unanimously approved by the Membership. Congratulations to President Alex and his Cabinet. Installation of Officers will take place at the Installation Dinner Dance/Meeting at Good Time Charlie’s Restaurant on Friday, June 17, 2005. A sign-up sheet for reservation and meal choice will continue to be circulated at the June 1st meting, or you can call e-mail your reservation into Lion Bob V. Reservation deadline is June 9.

 

The Cranbury Lions 7th Annual Golf Outing, at the Peddie Golf Course was held on Monday, May 16, 2005. With 74 golfers and 62 Hole Sponsors, this was one of our most successful Golf Outings to date, raising over $6300. Congratulations and many thanks to Lion Doug Pearce and his dedicated committee (Lions Walt Caldwell, Ray Dickey, Jon Goldstein, and Bob Virgadamo), and a special thanks to Lion Don Herr for his usual sales performance for both golfers and hole sponsors.

 

The Annual Student Awards Meeting was held on June 1st, and President Walt and Lion Mike Kaiser, Chairman of the Student Affairs Committee, presented this year’s awards to:

Laurel Kanawyer for the Stan Thomas Community Service Award

Brooke Hansen for the Todd Beamer Scholarship

Laurel Kanawyer for the Dr. David Tudor Science Scholarship

Jane Venanzi for the World Affairs Seminar

 

The Cranbury Lions Barn Project is finally coming together. Project Chairman Lion Mike Kaiser has met with the Township, and negotiations are nearly complete for the buildings to be placed into the Club’s care through a “long-term lease” situation. Barring any additional delays from the Township, Lion Mike expects that work on the project will begin shortly. More information will follow.

 

A giant Attaboy! to Lion Henry Behnke for his efforts as Chairman of the Raffle Committee for making this  year’s Super 50/50 Spring Raffle one of our most successful raffles, ever, with a net profit to the Club of $4082.50. A huge round of thanks to all members for your efforts towards ticket sales, and especially to Lions Dennis Kennedy, Don Herr, and Mahlon Thompson, who collectively sold approximately 250 tickets! Congratulations to the three winners: Lion Judson Hagerty, Ms. Sharon Dredger, and Lion Larry Leson.

 

The Club would like to express its appreciation to Lion Richard Stannard, who represented us at the Cranbury School’s Drug Free Fair on Saturday, May 14th, 2005, with a special thanks to Lion Doug Pearce and the lovely Jodi, for stopping by to lend a hand. Perhaps we can get a volunteer or two more next year…

 

A laurel and hardy handshake to Lion Bob Wood and his staff of volunteers for another fine Memorial Day Parade, with a nod to Lions Doug Pearce and Bob Virgadamo, for the float (which carried President Walt and lovely Jodi and was excellently prepared and decorated) and the Post-Parade Ceremony, respectively. This year’s winners of the Decorated Bike/Trike Contest were: Twins Megan and Morgan Mavoides (tie), Abbey Sekely, and Eleanor Whaley. The Float Contest Winner was the Cranbury Historical Society.

 

Our annual Cranbury/Hightstown Joint Meeting on May 25, 2005, was, as usual, enjoyed by all, as the respective Clubs went through our interrelated histories. For those that may have missed the meeting, the Cranbury Club sponsored the Hightstown Club in 1936, and we have been active together ever since. Thanks to Presidents Walt and Paul (Cousineau) for setting up this interesting evening.

 

Every year, District 16D volunteers to help with the eye program at the Special Olympics. This annual event will be held on June 3, 4, & 5, 2005 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday) at the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township. Set-up will take place on Friday; Saturday is the busy day for registration and check-ups, Sunday is the closing day. Refreshments will be provided by the local ShopRite supermarket. The Special Olympics allows physically/mentally challenged individuals to compete in a variety of athletic events.  The ages of participants range from 8 to mid-forties.  As part of the event, there is a health center that allows professionals to examine the athletes for a variety of health issues. Lions International and Special Olympics developed a program called Special Olympics/ Lions International Opening Eyes Program, where the athlete’s eyes are examined for a range of functions. Our part is to help set up (on Friday), give exams, register the Olympians, assist in helping select frames, take eye glass prescriptions to Lens Crafters for preparation, and ensure the Olympians receive the glasses. All Lions and non-Lions are invited to volunteer for a flexible number of hours or days for the event.  If you can make the time to help in this worthwhile effort, please advise President Walt or Lions Tom Reilly or Bob Virgadamo, ASAP.

 

Our Annual Trenton Thunder 50/50 Fundraiser, will be on Friday evening, June 24, 2005 at a game between the Thunder and the Reading Phillies. 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. The more ticket sellers we have, the more tickets we can sell; Cranbury Lions may bring anyone over 18 to sell tickets. Entry into the stadium is free; the Club provides each ticket seller with a hot dog and a beverage; and, while you raise money for the community, you get to watch a baseball game. A sign-up sheet is being circulated at the regular meetings, or you can call Lion Bob Virgadamo.

 

The Annual Club Picnic is being planned for mid- to late July at the Cranbury Swim Club; Lion Joe Carroll has again agreed to Chair this event, and will provide information shortly. All members who wish to “get a jump” on the sign-up or can help with B-B-Q duties should contact Lion Joe

 

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, 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.

 

There 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 meetings.

 

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 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, or e-mail him at marlowe@cranburynj.com . 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 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 Frank Marlowe (Chair, H&W) and/or 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 (655-2426 ) 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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