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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

 

Lion Tamer

Alex Johnson

 

Jargon Editor

Bob Virgadamo

Tail Twister

Tom Gambino

 

Web Master

Michele Hart

November, 2001

November 6 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Gristmiller’s House

November 7 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Roast Turkey

                         Speaker: Fred Fritz, President of Songbird Hearing Aid Co.

November 21 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Lasagna

                          Speaker: Michael Mayes, Mayor of Cranbury, will give a State of the Town Address

December, 2001

December 4 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Gristmiller’s House

December 5 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Beef Stroganoff

Speaker: Frank Marlowe – On this 60th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Frank will discuss the political and military events leading up to the attack, and some of its consequences.

December 14 – Holiday Meeting – 7PM, TBD, Dinner: Open Buffet

                      Speaker: Dancing and karaoke in lieu of a speaker

 

Things To Know

Let us welcome our newest Lions: Ray Dickey, Jim Gerberich, Lena Nerrie

 

Bob Perrine is in the Princeton Hospital. Please send your get well wishes to Bob in Room 718. Anyone wishing to visit should call the hospital for visiting hours, or check with Lions Rusty Hankin or Wayne Stahl.

 

Please Note: Due to a clerical error, we have had to change the location for our Holiday Party. The Holiday Party will be held at either the Princeton Marriott or the Doral Forrestal (f/k/a Scanticon). The new location will be announced here and at the next meeting.

On Saturday, October 27, Lions Walt Caldwell, Richard Stannard and Bob Virgadamo attended the East Brunswick Lions 50th Anniversary Celebration at the East Brunswick Chateau. It was a fine affair, attended by many members of the current 16D Cabinet, including the District Governor. Seven Past District Governors, a number of local political dignitaries, and representatives from quite a few local Lions Clubs also attended. Total attendance looked to be around 200+/- people; an excellent showing for a Club with 22 Members. All the East Brunswick Lions and their spouses wore formal attire – a nice touch!  Once again, Congratulations to the East Brunswick Lions Club on this milestone event.

 

At 6PM on October 31st, scores of Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins arrived at the school gymnasium for the Annual Halloween Party, hosted by “old Abe” himself, Richard Stannard. We’d like to thank Lion Richard and his Committee for making the event special for all the kids, with special thanks to Mary Reilly and Katie Stannard. And of course, a laurel and hardy handshake goes to Monty Hagerty for providing the cider and donuts and Roy Reinhardt for providing the pumpkins and other decorations.

 

Any Member who wishes to attend the Cabinet Meeting on Monday, November 26th should contact Bob Virgadamo (395-7050) no later than November 14th.

 

The Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday, December 2nd. Tickets are $6 per adult and $4 per child, and will be distributed for sale at the next meeting. Something new this year – Santa will visit the Pancake Breakfast and we will be able to take pictures of him with kids for a nominal charge.

 

A Call For Volunteers! The Cranbury Lions are once again assisting the U.S. Marines in their Toys for Tots Drive. This year, the toys we collect will be distributed by our Santa to the children at Better Beginnings Day Care Center in Hightstown. However, due to events that took place in September, the Marines cannot give the Tots for Tots Drive their usual attention and have asked for volunteers to help sort toys at their warehouse. They are located at the Marine Reserve Barracks at the West Trenton Airport (Ewing). For available times and directions, please call Bob Virgadamo at 395-7050.

 

Our Club’s efforts for the Todd Beamer Memorial are proving to be quite successful. Donations are arriving every day and the Committee, chaired by Lion Howard Zogott, will announce the particulars of the Memorial by the end of November.

 

Reminders

Many of you 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.

 

Any member who learns of the sickness or death of another member, or 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 give a helping hand to Advertising Chair, Shane Shapiro; if anyone has an advertising lead please contact Shane at 860-0985.

 

Please consider being a blood donor. Apparently the need is great and the supplies are low. Anyone wishing to donate blood can contact Barbara Danser at the First Aid Station on Maplewood Avenue.

Member Pick-Up

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

11/ 7, Richard Stannard– 11/21, Greg Overstreet – 12/5, Bob Wood – 12/14, Volunteer

 

If you cannot make your pick-up, and/or if you switch (or need to switch) with someone else, please notify Bob Virgadamo (395-7050) as soon a 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