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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

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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

 

March, 2004

 

March 2 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Tom Gambino Library Room

March 3 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Roast Beef

                     Speaker: A.J. Bussey will speak on Social Security

March 17 – Regular Meeting; Joint meeting with Hightstown Lions – 7PM, Cranbury Station,

        Dinner: Corned Beef and Cabbage

                    Member Interactive: Experience with Anyone Famous

 

April, 2004

 

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

April 7 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Chicken Cordon Bleu

         Speaker: TBA

April 21 – Lion of the Year Meeting – 7PM, East Brunswick Chateau, Dinner: as reserved

Joint meeting with the other Clubs in our Zone to award Lions of the Year, in lieu of speaker.

 

Things To Know

 

For those that didn’t know, President Ray had a bit of a close call a couple of weeks ago…he lives in one of the town’s older homes, and unbeknownst to him, there were some serious age-cracks in his fireplace, which became filled with a creosote-type of resin, which began to smolder and spread into his walls. Luckily he was home when he “smelled something burning” and called the Cranbury Fire Company, who quickly responded and put out the wall fire with minimal damage to the house. Most importantly, no one was hurt.

 

Our 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.

 

Update on the Updike barns. As previously reported, the Township Committee has given the Cranbury Lions Club a “Letter of Intent”, advising that as soon as the property is actually deeded over to the Township, they will turn the Updike barn over to the Lions. Project Chair Mike Kaiser, has advised that we will soon see an article or two about the restoration in the Cranbury Press in an effort to promote community awareness, not only of the project itself, but of the fact that we are approaching our 75th anniversary. Fundraising efforts will begin shortly, with separate mailings going to both the Community and to potential Corporate Sponsors. In the near future, Lion Dave Shaffer, our Technology Chair, will be updating the Barn Project on the website. Updates will be placed in the Jargon as the project moves forward.

 

In preparation of this project, the Board is trying to determine what our storage needs are, exactly. Every member who has any stored paraphernalia – the float, signs, boxes of records, historical documents, pancake breakfast equipment…anything – should make a list of the items and give the lists to Lion Bob Virgadamo or Lion Mike Kaiser, so proper planning can be done.

 

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.

 

Mason was the Chairman of our Health and Welfare Committee, which leaves us with a vacancy. The Club is looking for two Members to fill these openings, preferably two retired Members, since in addition to getting cards and flowers, the committee members make hospital visits, as necessary. Any interested members should please contact President Ray.

 

The West Windsor Lions Club will hold their Annual Art Auction on March 13, at the West Windsor-Plainsboro HS, South; 7PM; $5 per person Seniors, free. Please show your support for this neighboring Club.

 

The Board of Directors is pleased to report that the Entertainment Book Fundraiser, Chaired by Lion Joe Addonizio, raised $282. The new books (2005) will come out in August, and the Board has voted to continue this fundraiser.

 

The Annual Lion of the Year Joint Zone Meeting will be on Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at the East Brunswick Chateau. Dinner will be a choice of beef, chicken or fish. As usual, this is also our Spring “Spouse Night” Meeting, so you are encouraged to attend with your spouse or significant other to honor this year’s Lions of the Year. A sign-up sheet will begin circulating at the March 17th meeting.

 

The Cranbury Lions Sixth Annual Golf Outing, which will take place on Monday, May 17, 2004, has been relocated to the Peddie Golf Course in Hightstown. As in the past, a single golfer will pay $125, which will include a golf cart, greens fees, lunch, dinner, awards and prizes. Non-golfers may attend the dinner at a cost of $30 per person. Lunch will be burgers, ‘dogs, chips, beer and soft drinks; dinner, with a two-hour open bar (5:30-7:30 – beer and wine, only) will be steaks, B-B-Q Chicken, and ziti, with salad. Golf Chairman Doug Pearce, has asked that everyone try to bring in at least one golfer and one advertising sponsor. Applications will be available at our meeting on March 17th. 

 

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 who 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, between the Trenton Thunder and New Britain, the double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Tickets are $10, each and are now available. Sign up sheets will begin circulating at the appropriate time, but members are encouraged to sell as many tickets as possible to friends and relatives early on so that additional seats can be obtained if needed.

 

Reminders

 

Please remember that the Coupon Collection Project is still active. 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”.

 

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 speakers 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.

 

If you cannot make your pick-up, and/or if you switch (or need to switch) with someone else, please notify Lion Rick 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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