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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

Charley Devany

 

 

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

 

December, 2003

 

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

December 3 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Sliced London Broil

Speakers: Harry Kleinkauf – Chief Kleinkauf, who will retire from the Cranbury Police Department at the end of this year, will give us an update on things going on in the department, including the new police station, and possibly make some observations about his career with the Cranbury Police.

December 19 – Holiday Meeting – Annual Holiday Dinner Dance at the Bog – Buffet Dinner

Entertainment by Ultimate Sounds DJ’s

January, 2004

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

January 7 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Chicken Marsala

  Speaker: Bart Jackson – a Bart is a professional freelance travel writer. He will give a travelogue with slides about the Galapagos Islands.

January 21 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Broiled Swordfish

         Member Interactive: Experience with Anyone Famous

 

Things To Know

 

Lion Mason Blaich was involved in an automobile collision on November 15, and was taken, by ambulance, to Capitol Health Systems’ Helen Fuld Campus, and placed in the hospital’s intensive care unit. At this writing, he is still in the ICU in “guarded condition.”

 

Lion Joe Addonizio’s wife, Ilene, and their newborn son, James, were hospitalized after serious complications following the birth, but are now home and doing well.

We wish these Lions and their families the best and hope for their speedy recovery.

The Interactive Member Discussion for December will be preempted by the Holiday Dinner Dance. When the Board chose “Hobbies” as an Interactive Member Discussion topic, no one expected it would be such a popular choice. The November topic was Hobby Night – Part 2, and we learned more about Lions Bob Virgadamo and Walt Caldwell, through their hobbies of watercolor painting and ham radio work, respectively. Because there is still a list of members who would like to discuss their hobbies, the Interactive Member Discussion Topic for January will be Hobby Night – Part 3. A laurel and hardy handshake to Lion Frank Marlowe for keeping these evenings interesting through the use of his probing and intelligent questions.

The judging for the Peace Poster Contest was held on November 18th, and the top three winning posters were selected. The first, second, and third prizes went to Dana Sahli, Maddy O’Meara, and Jessica Charwin, respectively. The three young artists have been invited to our December 3rd meeting to accept their awards, and their posters, as well as the posters from the ‘runners-up’, will be on display. The Club would like to thank this year’s judges, Virginia Swanagan, Lisa Walsh, and Cindy Giradet.

 

The Community Room, which apparently is now known by another name, and to which we donated a large sum of money, is no longer available for our use, neither for Board meetings (due to an apparent scheduling conflict), nor for a trophy case (which was to be used for our historic memorabilia). President Ray and Lion Andre Mento are pursuing other alternatives, especially for the trophy case. The Membership will be kept informed along the way, and of the eventual outcome.

 

The Cranbury Lions Annual Pancake Breakfast will be Sunday, December 7. By now all members should have received their assignments and tickets to sell. If anyone has questions about their assignments, or needs more tickets, please contact Lion Ed Lawson. As usual, Santa will arrive at 9AM, and pictures with Santa (available for a nominal charge) will be taken by Santa’s elf, Lion Jim Gerberich.

 

The Cranbury Lions is once again sponsoring a Toys for Tots Drive, in cooperation with the U. S. Marines. There are collection boxes at the Post Office, The First Constitution Bank and PNC Bank. The Marines have asked that we have all the collections done on or about December 12th; they will be picking up the toys on December 13. If you wish to participate in this program, please deliver a new, unwrapped toy to one of the collection points for ages 0-16. The Marines are also soliciting cash donations to make up for the lack of toys donated in the 0-3 and 13-16 age groups (USMC uses the cash donations to buy these toys from Wall Mart and Best Buys). The Board of Directors has voted to donate $100 to be used by the Marines for this purpose.

 

NJ Multiple District 16 is sponsoring a hockey game between the New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday, December 12, 2003. Each second tier ticket, regularly priced at $52, cost members and their guests $35; $5 from each ticket will be donated back to our Club. Last year the Cranbury Lions led the State with 47 attendees, this year we will have 62, in large part through the efforts of Lion Joe Carroll. These tickets will net a $310 donation to the Club.

 

Everyone should get their holiday decorations up soon – and tell your neighbors. The Holiday Decoration Committee will be traveling around town to determine the best decorated house in each neighborhood on Thursday December 18. As in past years, winners will receive a poinsettia, and will be listed here and in the Cranbury Press.

 

The Cranbury Lions Holiday Meeting and Dinner Dance will be at the Bog Restaurant on Friday, December 19, 2003. The cash bar cocktail hour will begin at 7PM, followed by a buffet dinner with three main course choices, including a carving station. Our regular DJ, Fred Campbell, has retired to Florida, so we have contracted a new DJ – Ultimate Sounds DJ’s. Fred knew what our members liked, and always had an eclectic mix of music. While this new DJ comes highly recommended, we would like to make sure that the musical needs of all our members are met, so, if anyone has any particular songs, era, or types of music that they would like at the Holiday Party, please contact Lion Bob ASAP. After the dinner dance, Lion Bob Virgadamo would appreciate hearing your comments on this new DJ. Reservations need to be made and confirmed in early December, so please use the sign-up sheet going around at the meeting, or contact Lion Bob.

 

The Coupon Collection Project is in full swing! 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”.

 

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 tickets at the game, but the more volunteers we have, the more tickets we can sell. Our Annual Trenton Thunder Game Club Outing will be on Saturday, August 14, 2004; tickets and additional information will be available in February.

 

PRESIDENT RAY AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WISHES ALL OUR MEMBERS, OUR ADVERTISERS, AND ALL THEIR FAMILIES A HEALTHY AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON.

 

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 more than a dozen 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.

 

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 of volunteer drivers.

 

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
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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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