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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

Joe Addonizio

1st Vice President

Richard Stannard

 

 

Dave Cook

2nd Vice President

David Stout

 

 

Andre Mento

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

 

 

 

 

September, 2004

August 31 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Tom Gambino Library Room

September 1 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Chicken & Broccoli

Speaker: Mike Marrazzo, President or the Lions Multiple District 16 Housing and United Services Corp. will discuss the agency's work to provide assistance and services for the blind and visually impaired in New Jersey.

September 15 – “Bring-A-Guest” Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Stuffed Flounder

        Interactive Member Discussion: The Greatest Experience of Your Life

 

October, 2004

October 5 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:30PM, Tom Gambino Library Room

October 6 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Broiled Pork Chops

                     Speaker: TBA

October 20 – Regular Meeting – 7PM, Cranbury Station, Dinner: Broiled Filet of Flounder

                     Interactive Member Discussion: TBA

A Message To All Cranbury Lions

 

For some reason, last year’s meeting attendance was unusually low. As Lions, we have agreed to help the community through fundraising and volunteerism. In the past, our members have volunteered, directly, at meetings. With attendance down, so is our volunteer corps. We realize that the dynamics of our Club have changed and members have more demanding roles with careers and family, but the Board has asked that all members make every effort to attend as many meetings as possible throughout the year. The Board would welcome any and all constructive comments on how we can boost attendance at the regular business meetings.

 

Things To Know

 

Effective with our first September meeting, normal “dress codes” are back in effect. Business attire, including proper “business casual”, at all meetings, please.

 

Our Interactive Member Discussion Topic scheduled for September 15th will be “The Greatest Experience of Your Life”. With the full understanding that the birth of your first – or any – child is right up there, if that’s your greatest experience, please tell us about the “next greatest” experience. Please keep in mind that these Interactive Discussions have been planned to help us get to know more about our fellow Lions and to further help our total interaction as a Club through the friendship and camaraderie that can come from these discussions. Members are encouraged to suggest topics for these discussions; please give your suggestions to President Walt, Lion Frank Marlowe, or Lion Bob Virgadamo.

 

A laurel and hardy handshake to Lion Joe Carroll, and his “crew” for providing a great time at the Cranbury Swim Club for our Fifth Annual Cranbury Lions Club Picnic. We had about 40 people, including family members, and a wonderful time was had by all.

 

Our Annual Trenton Thunder Game Outing was on Saturday, August 14, 2004 We sold 44 tickets this year, but due to inclement weather and the treat of a Hurricane Charley, only fourteen people made the came, The Trenton Thunder, however, made an exception to their “use ‘em or lose ‘em” policy, and allowed all ticket holders for that game to use (or re-use) their tickets for any other game during the season.  Just for the record, the Thunder won the game on August 14th.

 

Cranbury Day is Saturday, September 11, and ALL Lions are asked to pitch in at the food court, on the Ice Cream Cart, or walking around selling 50/50 tickets. There will be a sign up sheet at the September 1st Meeting. Please contact Lions Don Herr or Dennis Kennedy to let them know what time you will be available to work.

 

The Board of Directors has designated the second meeting in September (9/15) as “Bring –A-Guest” Night. All Cranbury Lions are encouraged to bring a guest – and a potential member – to the meeting. There will be a reservation/sign-up sheet at the September 1st meeting. While reservations are not required, if you plan to bring someone, we ask that you please advise Lion Bob Virgadamo, so he can let the restaurant know, as a courtesy, if we will have a substantial increase in attendance.

 

Our Annual Golden Agers Luncheon will be held on September 18. As always, Lions Mahlon Thompson and Joe Addonizio will need a few Lion volunteers to assist with the hosting duties, and of course, desserts are needed. A sign-up sheet will be passed around at both September meetings. Anyone wishing to help, but unable to make the meeting, can contact Lion Mahlon.

 

The first meeting in November (11/3) is our Autumn “Spouse Night”; please advise Lion Bob Virgadamo if you plan on bringing your significant other, so he can make arrangements with the restaurant. A sign-up sheet will begin circulating at the September 1st 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.

 

This issue of the Jargon contains the Treasurer’s Report for the year ending June 30, 2004, and the Proposed Budget for Lion Year 2004-05. The two readings will take place at the September meetings.

 

 

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 Joe Addonizio, 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) / Max Mesner (Rossmoor)

 

Lion Dennis Kennedy will be the “permanent” pick up driver for Lion Ed

Lion Frank Marlowe will be the “permanent” pick up Driver for Lion Max

Lion Joe Addonizio has volunteered to be the “permanent” back-up driver for both

 

Drivers: if you cannot make your pick-up, and/or if you switch (or need to switch) with someone else, 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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