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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

September, 2003

 

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

September 3 – Regular Meeting/Spouse Night – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Chicken & Broccoli

                                    Speaker: Norma Swale – one of Cranbury’s Master Gardeners will discuss gardening

 

September 17 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Stuffed Flounder

Interactive Member Discussion – Topic: Public Speaking; Lion Peter Turner will lead us in this discussion on the ease of public speaking.

 

October, 2003

 

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

October 1 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Beef Burgundy

Speaker: Kendrick Li, the Cranbury high school student whom the Lions sent to the youth leadership seminar, will give a report of his experience and show pictures that he took.

 

October 15 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Chicken Alfredo

                                    Interactive Member Discussion – Topic:

 

Things To Know

 

The first meeting in September means the normal Dress Code is back in effect – Please dress accordingly.

 


Fellow Lions, the first September meeting, September 3rd, has been designated “Spouse Night”, and for everyone’s enjoyment, Lion Frank Marlowe has gotten Local Master Gardener Norma Swale to come and regale us with useful garden tips for winterizing our gardens. As space is limited, reservations will be needed. Please sign your spouse up on the sheet going around at the August meeting, or contact Lion Bob Virgadamo before August 29.

 

Beginning September 2003, we will have only one formal speaker per month at one of our regular meetings; generally, we will try to have the speaker at the first monthly meeting. The second meeting will be a series of informal, no pressure discussions, among the members, on a topic that will be chosen at the monthly Board of Directors meeting, and reported here. Lion Peter Turner will lead the first Interactive Member Discussion this month, with a discussion on Public speaking. The October Discussion will be on “hobbies”. Future topics will include, careers, Military or some other Service to our Country, and many other interesting possibilities. This will be an opportunity for any member to speak about the topic, and for all members to get to know each other better, through these discussions. While the Board hopes that everyone will participate, participation is on a volunteer basis, only. In view of the diversity that our Club has in age and career categories, this will only help to solidify what is already a strong Club. Lion Frank Marlowe, who has been our Regular Meeting Program Chair for some time, now, has agreed to act as Moderator for the informal discussions.

 

Lion Christine Thompson has volunteered to Chair the Coupon Collection Project for the Club, and Lion Chris is working with Lorraine Sedor, who is coordinating the Scouting effort on this project.  Remember that this very worthwhile project will cost each of us a mere 10-15 minutes each Sunday morning. We appeal to all Lions to (neatly) clip every manufacturer’s coupon from the Sunday paper, put them in an envelope and either bring them to the meetings, drop them at Lion Chris’s house, or place them in the boxes that have been provided by the Scouts in the Town Hall and the Library. Let’s remember that “We Serve”, and who better to serve than those that serve us in the military!

 

As everyone is aware, the Red Oak that was dedicated at the Beamer Memorial did not fare well during last summer’s drought nor through this past winter’s extreme conditions. As luck would have it, the weather would not cooperate with us – the tree could not be replaced this past Spring due to the unseasonably wet weather, nor could a tree be planted during the extremely hot temperatures which followed We are happy to report that a new tree has been purchased and it is scheduled to be installed during the week before Cranbury Day.

 

Thanks in part to the final “sales push” by President Ray, the 4th Annual Trenton Thunder Baseball Outing was a sold out success. As previously announced and reported here, the Board agreed to sell the tickets for $10 to make this a “minor” fundraiser; the Club made just over $100. Lion Bob Virgadamo would like to thank everyone who participated and is hoping to see even more of our Members and their families at next year’s 5th Annual Trenton Thunder Game.

 

This year, the White Cane Collection, which is being Chaired by Lion Mahlon Thompson, will be during House Tour Weekend, October 10th and 11th. A sign up sheet will be distributed at the September 17 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 years 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.

 

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) / Max Mesner (Rossmoor)

 

9/3 – Jon Goldstein / N/A; 9/17 – George Smith /TBA;

10/8 – Joe Addonizio / Frank Marlowe; 10/22 – TBA / Bob Wood

 

Fellow Lions, usually, by this time, we have always had a full roster of volunteers to pick up our Members who are unable to drive. For some inexplicable reason, we are severely lacking in pick-up volunteers. We urge you to review the pick up list at the next meeting, and sign up to help our members get to the meetings. Or, call Lion Rick Cusworth (655-2426) to get on the list. Reminder: We Serve.

 

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 Adonizzio

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
21
Maplewood Ave.
Cranbury, NJ 08512

860-1900  (M)

860-1901

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

 

 

(M) = Member