Speaker: Paul Ritz will speak about the Kennedy
Things To Know
A new “Feature”
in the Jargon each month: check this space for what our Tail Twister, Lion
Peter Turner, has in store for you at our meetings. Every once in a while,
borrowing from Bill Maher, Lion Pete will give
us “New Rules”. The New Rule for October is: “Get To know ALL the Members” Lion
Pete will tell us how at the October 5th meeting. He will also be
asking about input about Cranbury Day, and will be looking for volunteers to
sing at Spouse Night! The winner of Last month’s Tail Twister Assignment was to
add a caption to a cartoon; the cartoon showed a man and woman reading a sign
on an antique car – the sign read…? The winners were the Lions at Mahlon
Thompson’s table with: “Touch my wife, but NOT my car!”
The updated Club
Directory is ready. Please go to Cranburylions.org to download a copy of
the Directory. Lions without internet access may use the Library computer or may
request a hard copy of the Directory from Lion Dave at the October 5th
meeting. Lions who need pins, name tags, hats, or vests should speak to our Club
Secretary, Lion George Smith, ASAP
laurel and hardy handshake to Lions Don Herr and
Walt Caldwell, and all the Club volunteers,
for making this year’s Cranbury Day food
booth one of our most successful, ever, with the Club raising over $2100. The
Board has voted to provide Certificates of Thanks to all of this year’s donors.
Club would also like to express thanks to Lions Mahlon Thompson and Jeff
Grundy, and their committee for their service at the Golden Agers’ Luncheon.
John Kobland has volunteered to Chair the Advertising
Committee. Fellow Lions, when Lion John asks for your assistance, please be generous with your
time. A sign-up sheet will be circulated at the October 5 meeting.
Alex attended the USA Canada Leadership
Forum this year, and has asked Lion Bob V, who is the Forum Promotion Chair
for the District, to give a short presentation on the Forum during one of the
forget that our October 19th meeting has been designated as the “Autumn Spouse Night” Meeting. Wine
enthusiasts should thoroughly enjoy the evening, as our Guest Speaker will be
Tom Nye, the winemaker from the Grape Escape in Dayton.
Lions has donated $2000 to Katrina
Relief, through LCIF. We are still trying to arrange a “Donation
Specific” Fundraiser in the form of an Adult
Halloween Costume Party, the proceeds of which will go to Katrina Relief.
Unfortunately, we need a location to do this type of fundraiser. At this
writing, time has become short, but any Lion with a barn, or if you know
someone who would be willing to donate their barn, or similar location, where
we can hold a party on Saturday, October 29th, please advise Lion Bob V, ASAP.
The 72nd Annual Children’s Halloween
Party will be in the school on Halloween from
to ; registration will begin at . Refreshments will be served in the
Cafeteria. Lion Richard Stannard will be our MC, but additional volunteers will
be needed; please use the sign-up sheet at the October meetings.
though we have begun sending a new “Calendar
of Events” with the dues mailings, we’d like to remind all members to please, share the Jargon with your Spouse, so that our events may be
better scheduled on your personal, or family, calendars for better
News! The Cranbury Lions will be doing a Winter
Fundraiser this year. We will be holding an Art Auction with the Friends of
the Library. More information will be forthcoming in future issues of the
Cranbury Lions Barn Project is
moving along – slowly, but still moving. Lion Frank Brennan III has helped with
the lease wording and Project Chairman Mike Kaiser
has advised that he is still meeting with the Township and waiting for them to
complete the document, so that we may begin our 75th Anniversary
And, speaking of our 75th Anniversary…Hold the
date for the Cranbury Lions 75th
Anniversary Celebration – Saturday,
June 23, 2007. A committee is being formed for this historic event;
the Co-Chairs are Lions Andre Mentoand Bob Virgadamo;
sub-chairs are being sought for a myriad of committees, including advertising,
promotions, marketing, donations, printing, ticket sales, entertainment,
program, etc. All interested Lions should contact either Andre or Bob. Open
discussions about the Anniversary Celebration are encouraged at ALL meetings.
What’s Happening In Other Clubs
Lions Club presents "A Night At The Races" at the Meadowlands
Racetrack,in the Pegasus Restaurant (http://www.thebigm.com/index.asp),
Saturday, October 29,2005 Starting at 6:00 PM $65.00 Per Person includes
Entrance Fee and Buffet Dinner. For tickets and information contact John Bucich
Deadline for obtaining tickets: Oct. 19, 2005. Checks payable to: Leonia Lions Club, c/o John
Bucich, 428 Golf
Course Drive, Leonia,
The South Brunswick Lions Club will hold their Annual
Pig Roast at Von Thun’s Farm on October 15-16, 2005; they will hold their Annual Pancake Breakfast on
November 6; and they have started selling Thanksgiving Raffles - $2 could win a
$20 gift certificate. Foe information and Tickets call Lion Barbara Hendrickson
at (732) 297-1107.
Lions Club is holding a "Gala Art Exhibition & Auction"Saturday Evening, October 22, 2995. Preview .
Auction Wine & Cheese,
Dessert & Coffee. Admission is $10.00Held at the Milltown Senior Citizens Building, Violet Terrace, Milltown.
For information and tickets my call Joan Trent (732) 398-9006
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 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. Additionally, Frank
will take all members’ suggestions for interactive discussion nights.
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, Bingo,
an art auction, a cruise, and a marathon; the Board of Directors would
appreciate input from our membership on these, or any new, ideas. Any member
who has a fundraising idea should share the idea with President Alex. The list
of potential fundraisers, and the input from interested Lions, will be
discussed at a Board of Directors meeting, and presented to the general
membership at a regular meeting.
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 Shafferor
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 Frank Marlowe (Chair,
H&W) and/or Lion Dave Cookto activate the “phone tree”, so that all members may be
Ed Lawson (5 S. Main)
Lion George Smith
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.