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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

November, 2003

 

November 4 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Tom Gambino Room

November 5 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Broiled Salmon

Speaker: Kendrick Li Ken is the Cranbury high school student whom the Lions sent to the youth

leadership seminar at the University of Wisconsin. He will give a report of his   experience and show pictures that he took.

November 19 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Turkey

  Interactive Member Discussion – Topic: Hobbies, Part 2 – The last Hobby night was

  well received and because time ran out for the many Members who wished to speak, a

                          second Hobby Night has been added.

 

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

 

Things To Know

 

Welcome to our newest Members, Jerry Hanson, Paul Hayden, and Larry Leson.

 

The Board of Directors has updated and revised the Club’s Constitution and By-Laws. The By-Laws had not been changed since 1976, and were somewhat antiquated. For those members who receive this via e-mail, there is a file attachment of the new By-Laws; for those who receive the Jargon in the mail, the revision follows the Advertiser section. A membership vote on the revised Constitution and By-Laws will take place at the November 19 meeting.

 

The Interactive Member Discussion Topic for October was on “Hobbies”. Lion Judson Hagerty brought in two of his hand-made dollhouses, and spoke about how he built and furnished them; Lion Judson also touched briefly on another hobby of his, collecting Lions pins; he will bring a portion of his collection to another meeting and discuss that hobby. Our members were so interested in Judson’s hobby that his talk, and related questions, took the entire allotted time, and since there are additional members who would like to talk about their hobbies, it was decided that there would be a second hobby night in November to allow these members to speak for a few minutes on their hobbies.  Kudos to Lion Frank Marlowe who directed the format for this new program form, and for making it interesting to all those who attended. All members are encouraged to participate in these discussions. The December discussion will be “replaced” by Member interaction at our Holiday Meeting and Dinner Dance.

 

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”.

 

Our Annual Children’s Halloween Party took place at the Cranbury School on Friday, October 31. As usual, this was a wonderful little event, and the kids were adorable. We were able to procure the services of young Mr. George Murray III who provided a magic show that entranced both children and adults, alike. George is only 13 and is already a great showman; if you missed his act this year, we will try to have him again next year; his feats of prestidigitation and levitation are well worth seeing. Due to the warm weather on Halloween, most of the kids were out ‘Trick or Treating’, so turnout was lower than usual, however, we were able to give prizes to all the children that attended. The Costume Parade, once again led by the lovely Katie Stannard, produced  “Honorable Mention” prizes that went to Morgan and Megan Maroides (sp?), Jack and Drew Staples, Timmy Yesalavage (sp?) and Rebecca Saul, in the pre-school group; Paige McGuire, Brittany Hidalgo, and Hayden Reyes in grades K&1; Alden Reyes, Wally Allikas, Tim Brennan, and Emily Toplin for grades 2&3; Derek Colaizzo and Reed Devany in the 4th&5th grade group; and, Guy Blackburn in the 6th grade to adult group. A loud Lion roar of thanks to our Master of Ceremonies, the startlingly scary Lion Richard Stannard, and his equally frightening band of volunteers, including perennial snack servers and donut donators Lions Monty Hagerty and Rich Pape, who were in turn assisted by their winsome wives, or as Lion Rich has observed, we had a pair of Papes and a Full Monty.

 

The Board of Directors suggested a new Community Service Project, which was ratified by a vote of the membership at the first meeting in October. The Cranbury Lions will be renovating at least one of the barns on the Updike Property (NOT to be confused with the barn that the Town may move to the Updike Property). This barn, once preserved, will act as our storage facility for the parade float, the ice cream cart, the griddle, all the signs for the golf outing, and the boxes of supplies for our fundraisers. It can (may) ultimately hold our archives, so that Lions George Smith, Mason Blaich, and Mahlon Thompson can reclaim some personal space by storing historical records in a “Club facility”.

 

Two years ago, the Club donated $2000 to the Cranbury Educational Foundation for their fundraising efforts toward the new Community Room; as a consideration for our donation, we were promised, at that time, that we would be able to use of the room for our Board of Director meetings, and that we could place a “trophy case” in the room to display our charter, the president’s plaque, the Stan Thomas plaque, our sponsorship plaques (Little League, et al), and other assorted historical memorabilia from the 30’s to the present. The room is now in use, and President Ray is working with the school to obtain the use of the Community Room, or some other room, and the trophy case. Lion Pete Turner is investigating trophy cases for size, function and cost.

 

The Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held on December 7, 2003. Co-Chairs Ed Lawson and George Smith have begun their preparations, which, this year will include an advertisement in the Cranbury Press about our ‘Pictures with Santa’ Service. Lion Joe Addonizio will man a separate table to sell Entertainment Books. Lion Ed will have the assignment list ready before the day of the breakfast. Lion Ed has chaired the breakfast for a few decades, now, and would like to step down. If any of our younger members would like to try and fill his shoes, please contact Lion Ed or President Ray.

 

Lion Bob Virgadamo has been trying to contact the U.S. Marines in Ewing, who operate and coordinate the Toys for Tots Program in this area. So far, he has not heard back from them, but anticipates a response. Assuming a response from the Marine Company, there will be boxes set up in the First Constitution Bank, PNC Bank and the Post Office, as in previous years. Lion Bob will keep the Members, as well as the rest of the town, informed through Lorraine Sedor’s weekly column.

 

In recent weeks, we have had a number of inquiries about whether the Multiple District would sponsor another Devil’s Hockey Game. President Ray just received word that there will be a NJ Multiple District 16 sponsored hockey game between the NJ Devils and the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday, December 12, 2003. Each ticket will be $35 (regular price $52), and $5 from each ticket will be donated back to our Club. Last year the Cranbury Lions led the State with 67 attendees, which netted a donation to the Club of $335. Anyone interested in attending this game should notify President Ray or Lion Bob Virgadamo of the number of tickets you would like. All reservations and payment (checks made out to ‘Cranbury Lions’) must be in no later than November 25, 2003.

 

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. After the dinner dance, Lion Bob Virgadamo would appreciate hearing you’re your comments on this new DJ. Reservations need to be made and confirmed in early December, so we will start a sign up sheet at the November 19th meeting.

 

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 a year’s supply of 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.

 

Don’t forget about our new Eyeglass Collection Box, at its new location in front of the Library.

 

Member Pick-Up

Ed Lawson (5 S. Main), Bob Meyers (95 N. Main) / Max Mesner (Rossmoor)

(Don Jo Swanagan will be the “permanent” pick up driver for Bob Meyers)

11/5 – Dennis Kennedy /Rich Pape ; 11/19 – Joe Addonizio/Frank Marlowe

12/3 – Joe Addonizio / Frank Marlowe

For those already on the 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 are unable 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
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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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