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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

Ray Dickey

1st Vice President

Andy Jost

 

 

Don Herr

2nd Vice President

Walton Caldwell

 

 

Alex Johnson

3rd Vice President

Richard Stannard

 

 

Mike Kaiser

Secretary

George Smith

 

 

 

Treasurer – Operating/Projects

Dennis Kennedy

 

Directors – 1 Year

Joe Carroll

Assistant Treasurer - Projects

Charley Devany

 

 

Paul Mucciarone

 

 

 

 

Dave Stout

Immediate Past President

Tom Reilly

 

 

Bob Wood

Information Technology Chairman

Dave Shaffer

 

Publicity
Chairman

Ray Dickey

Lion Tamer

Jeff Caldwell

 

Jargon Editor

Bob Virgadamo

Tail Twister

Joe Carroll

 

Web Master

Michele Hart

November, 2002

November 5 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Library Conference Room

November 6 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Broiled Filet of Flounder

Speaker: Bill Hart of Plainsboro Rd. will talk about the 1938 broadcast of The War of The Worlds by Orson Wells, which was fictitiously set in Grover’s Mill, NJ.

November 20 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Turkey

               Speaker: Charles Deiterich of Kingston NJ will describe preparations being made for the 225th anniversary of the battle of Monmouth NJ. Towns through which Washington's army traveled in June 1778 on its way to confront Clinton's army, including Cranbury, will participate in the reenactment.

December, 2002

December 3 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Library Conference Room

December 4 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Sliced London Broil

            Speaker: Tony Bianculli of Rocky Hill NJ, a railroad historian, will discuss the role of railroads on US postage stamps. His talk is based on a book written by Mr. Bianculli, soon to be published.

December 13 – Holiday Party/Meeting – 7PM for cocktails; The Bog Restaurant; 8PM, Dinner

Buffet; Dancing in lieu of Speaker.

Things To Know

 

Please welcome our newest Lions – Richard Cusworth, Christine Thompson, and Peter Turner.

 

We would like to acknowledge the members of our Club who have  contributed to the community as Cranbury Lions for a quarter of a century or more. At this time we would like to acknowledge and congratulate Lions Mason Blaich (25), Bill Eller (40), Do Jo Swanagan (40), John Bloom (45), and Dick West (45). Thank you, fellow Lions, for all your years of service.

 

The Annual Children’s Halloween Party, held at the Cranbury School, was a regular hit, especially due to our surprise guest, George Murray III. George is a twelve-year old with a magic act that delighted the youngsters, and amazed the adults. As usual, the costumes were cute and scary, and prizes were given to the winners in each age category. A laurel and hardy handshake to Lions Richard Stannard, Roy Reinhardt, Bob Wood, and all the Lions who came out to give them a hand with sign-up, judging and refreshments.

 

The Pancake Breakfast is coming up fast, and the Committee Co-Chairs are  rapidly preparing for the event, which will take place on Sunday, December 8th in the Cranbury School Cafeteria. In the very near future, each member will get their tickets to sell for the Pancake Breakfast, as well as their assignment. And, like last year, Santa will be there for photo opportunities. 

 

The Holiday Party will be at The Bog Restaurant on Friday, December 13, 2002. The sign-up sheet has already begun  to go around – and we were all pretty happy to see that attendance will be high. Music for listening and dancing will be provided by DJ Fred Campbell, and unless we have a huge influx of Japanese members within the next month, karaoke will be kept to a minimum, so as not to conflict with dancing. Cocktails will begin at 7PM, Dinner Buffet at 8PM. As usual we will try to keep the costs to approximately $25 per person, and will let the Members know the actual cost as soon as possible.

 

We have made  arrangements with the Optical Department at Costco to collect any old eyeglasses that are left there. We have done this with the permission of the District Governor, and will cease doing the pick-ups if any of the local Clubs decide to take over the responsibility.

 

For the information of any member that was not at the November 6th meeting: because we have so many fundraisers and other activities in the Spring and through the Summer, the Board of Directors has voted to move our White Cane Days Fundraiser from it’s “historical” slot in late April/early May to early October. This year’s White Cane will take place on October 10-11, 2003.

 

And speaking of fundraising…we are a Club in search of a winter fundraiser. We would like to provide Cranbury with something to beat the “February Doldrums”, while at the same time raising money for our charities. However, since we do not want to appear that we are “going to the same well” too often, this fund raiser must be something that gives Cranbury residents some “bang for their buck”. If any member has any ideas or suggestions that fits the criteria, please contact Lions Bob Virgadamo, Andy Jost, Walt Caldwell or Rich Stannard..

 

Please Mark Your Calendars: The Board of Directors has arranged for an Inter-Club meeting with the Hightstown Lions Club on February 26, 2003. The meeting will be hosted by the Hightstown Club at their regular meeting place in the Masonic Hall. Traditionally, their second February meeting is “Hobby Night”, where anyone with an interesting hobby may stand up and speak for a few minutes; District Governor Earl Grondyke has advised that we would be welcome to participate in his Club’s “Hobby Night” program.

 

In Memoriam

 

Bob Perrine – 1920-2002 – Bob joined the Cranbury Lions in 1961

Tom Gambino – 1944-2002 – Tom joined the Cranbury Lions in 1992.

 

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 bi-monthly meetings. 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 .

The “Phone Tree” has a new chairperson: 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Our regular meeting schedule will be interrupted, TEMPORARILY, in January 2003. January 1st  is the First Wednesday. For the month of January 2003, ONLY, our Meeting Schedule will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays – January 8th and 22nd. The Board will meet on January 7th.

Member Pick-Up

Ed Lawson (5 S. Main)

 

11/6, Mahlon Thompson – 11/20, Dave Shaffer – 12/4, Rich Pape

 

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)

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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