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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

 

 

 

 

November, 2004

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

November 3 – “Spouse Night” Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Chicken Francaise

                                Speaker: Bob Kershner

Topic: Mr. Kershner is a local representative of the Holland America Cruise Line and will speak to us about cruising with Holland America

November 17 – Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Roast Turkey

                     Interactive Member Discussion: TBA

December, 2004

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

December 1 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Steak Orleans

Speakers: Karl Kuserow

Topic: Mr. Kuserow is the current President of the Cranbury Historical Society, and he will tell the Club about the past, present and future of CHS

December 17 – Holiday Meeting – Cocktails at 7PM, Buffet Dinner at 8PM at The Bog

Interactive Member Discussion: Dinner Dance in lieu.

 

In Memoriam

 

Lion Max Mesner, 92, while in Princeton Hospital, passed away on October 23rd. Max was a key member of the team of engineers at RCA Laboratories in Princeton who worked under David Sarnoff in the late forties and early fifties to develop the color television system that became the standard for broadcasting in the United States. He went on to join the new RCA Astro Space division in East Windsor where he did pioneering development of high resolution electronic imaging systems for the US space program. Lion Max became a Cranbury Lion on November 1, 1967, and was Club President in 1974-75, during which the Cranbury Club began collecting the White Cane fundraiser. In spite of his failing health, Lion Max, until recently, attended meetings regularly, and still volunteered for the pancake breakfast. Max is survived by his wife Ethel and daughter, Susan. Condolences may be sent to his home address.

 

Things To Know

Welcome to our two newest Members – Jeff Grundy and Glenn Johnson.

Lion Rick Cusworth’s wife, Karen, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. It's not a secret - a lot of people already know.  Rick would like us to know that while it is cancer and it is serious, Karen's prognosis is good. He would also like us to know, however, that because she's going to be feeling poorly for next few months his general availability toward his Lions duties will vary accordingly. Everyone in the Club wishes Karen a speedy recovery.

Our Interactive Member Discussion Topic scheduled for November 17th has yet to be determined. All Members are asked to suggest topics for future discussions; please give your suggestions to President Walt, or Lion Frank Marlowe.

District Governor Al Brewer visited with us at our October 6th meeting and personally recognized and thanked the Cranbury Lions with twenty years or more of service. He then gave an interesting presentation on LCIF, and the many ways that “local donations” come back to help Lions locally; of the many examples cited were the new District 16D Eye-mobile and the donations given to help local victims of 9-11. We would like to thank Governor Al for taking the time to visit with us.

Like any organization, the Cranbury Lions must evolve to reflect the times in which we live; among the many things that show this…the Jargon is on-line, Website advertising is a primary fundraiser, a golf outing has “replaced” the turkey dinner, broom sales are quaintly archaic and barely remembered, and our members are given a choice as to how they may dress when they attend regular meetings. The Cranbury Lions has a “dress code” which follows the dress code recommended by Lions International; it is important to note that Lions International does not have a dress code standard, nor has any dress code ever been written into the International By-Laws. Traditionally, members of the Cranbury Lions have always been required to wear business attire to our “regular” bi-monthly meetings. Lions International, in 1998, recommended that (U.S.) Clubs amend existing dress codes to allow for, what is termed, in every workplace, as “Business Casual”. This recommendation was based on the fact that American businesses, for the most part, had adopted a more casual standard of dress in the workplace. Approximately one year after the recommendation from Lions International, a majority vote of the Cranbury Lions’ Board of Directors approved a modification in the “dress code”, to wit, the traditional dress for business meetings, being jackets and ties, would remain in effect, but would not be mandatory, since so many of our members spent their days in a “business casual” workplace, and many members came to the meetings directly from work. Because the issue of “dress code” was brought to the floor at a recent meeting, the matter was again discussed by the Board, who unanimously agreed to continue to include “business casual” as part of the Club’s “dress code”. Because “dress code” is not referenced in our By-Laws, a membership vote on this issue is not required. The Cranbury Lions Club has adopted “business casual” as a co-standard to the more formal jacket and tie, and members are free to choose either standard of business dress, when attending regular meetings.

At 6PM on October 31st, in spite of the great weather, scores of Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins, Witches ‘n’ Warriors, Dinosaurs and Dancers, arrived at the school gymnasium for the Annual Halloween Party, hosted by “old Abe” himself, Lion Richard Stannard. Both children and adults, alike, were treated to feats of prestidigitation from our young magician, George Murray III, who, for the third year in a row, volunteered to entertain. This year the 15-year old magician amazed us all by “disappearing” from a locked bag, and reappearing from behind the crown of on-lookers. Bravo, George! 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 for her usual hand at registration. And of course, a laurel and hardy handshake goes to Lion Bill Keller and his crew for providing and serving the cider and donuts and Lion Roy Reinhardt for providing the pumpkins and other decorations.

 

Our Annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser will be on December 5th. Co-Chairs Ed Lawson and Rich Pape have gone into semi-retirement, but will stay on in an advisory capacity to the new Co-Chairs, Lions Gerry Hanson, Paul Hayden and Larry Leson. We will again be featuring pictures with Santa, done by Lion Jim Gerberich. As usual every Cranbury Lion is expected to be available for this fundraiser; individual assignments will be completed by the end of November.

 

We have already begun working with the US Marines for this year’s ‘Toys for Tots’ Drive. You can expect to see boxes and barrels go out at the usual locations within the next few weeks. The actual locations will be announced shortly.

 

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 and Bingo. Any member who has a fundraising idea should share the idea with President Walt. The list of potential fundraisers will be discussed at a Board of Directors meeting, and presented to the membership at a regular meeting.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – The Club needs a Chairman and Co-Chairman for the Spring Raffle; we also need to know who will be interested in holding a can for the White Cane Days. All interested members, should please contact President Walt, ASAP.

 

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 12 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 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 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 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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