Pictures of Lions Club Members

These are some pictures of Cranbury Lions during some of their events. Click on a picture to see it in full size

Meeting 8/20/03

Girl scout leader Mary Jean Mucciarone is present to represent the Cranbury Girl Scout troops.  The Cranbury Lions Club

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Gordon Stults receives 40 year pin from President Ray Dickey.

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Monty Hagerty receives 35 year pin from President Ray Dickey

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Charlie Devany talks about second careers

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Meeting 6/4/03

It was a very busy meeting tonight.

Sam DiStasio receives a donation for the Cranbury Fire Company:

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Kendrick Li was named the Cranbury Lions representative at the Lions International World Affairs Seminar (

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Chris Lalli receives First Annual Todd Beamer Memorial Scholarship:

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Lauren Caldwell receives First Annual Dr. David Tudor Science Scholarship (no picture available)

Marie DiStasio receives 2003 Stan Thomas Community Service Award

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Michael Deering (Assistant Scout Executive, Central New Jersey Council) talks to the Lions about scouting, and the Scouting Organization:

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Mr. Deering accepts a donation from the Cranbury Lions:

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Fifth Annual Golf Outing 6/2/03

The Cranbury Lions sponsored the Fifth Annual Cranbury Lions Golf Classic.   This year's late spring has been cold and rainy, but the weather was perfect for the Lions Golfers!

Click here to see some pictures:


Memorial Day Parade 5/26/03

The Cranbury Lions sponsored the annual Cranbury Memorial Day Parade.   Click the link below for pictures from the parade:

Lions Club Meeting 5/21/03

Cranbury Lions Club President, Bob Virgadamo, presents Frank Brennan, on behalf of Cranbury Summer Recreation, a check for $500.

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Lions Club Meeting 5/7/03

Cranbury Lion Dennis Kennedy was named "Lion of the Year" Below, President Bob Virgadamo presents Dennis with the Award.  Congratulations Dennis!

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History of Radio
Our speaker tonight was Ray Chase (aided by Joe Bentrovato)  from the NJ Antique Radio Club (  The subject was an overview of the history of Radio, with emphasis on the first half of the 20th century.

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Lions Club Meeting 4/16/03

Tonights meeting was held at the East Brunswick Chateau - it was a joint meeting with the South Brunswick, Milltown, and Cranbury Lions Clubs.  Each Club named their Lion of the Year - the Cranbury Lion of the Year can be seen immediately above.  Below is a scene from the meeting.

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Lions Club Meeting 4/2/03

Lions Mason Blaich and Bob Virgadamo present to Tamara Woronczuk, Cranbury School, a plaque celebrating her "outstanding and dedicated service" in the Peace Poster program for 12 years.

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Carol Malouf talks to the Lions about the Eight Habits of the Heart - Characteristics of the Cranbury School Community.

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Lions Club Meeting 3/19/03

Ralph Serpe from the Princeton Area Community Foundation (for Central New Jersey) talked to the Lions about the organization

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Lions Club Meeting 3/5/03

Dave Stout receives a Multiple Membership Key for bringing in two new members:

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John Dutkowski, District 16D Governor, addressed the Cranbury Lions Club on the state of the District:

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Lions Club Meeting 2/26/03

Tonight was a joint meeting with the Hightstown/East Windsor Lions Club.   Below are some images of the meeting.

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In addition, it was Hobby Night at the meeting - Bill Keller talked to the group about his interest in remote-controlled airplanes:

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Lions Club Meeting 2/5/03

It was Boy Scout night at the Cranbury Lions Club.

Jerry Yochelson representing the Cranbury Cub Scout Pack 52 receives check for $500
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Wayne Wittman representing the Cranbury Boy Scout Troop 52 receives check for $500
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Our speaker of the evening was Bill Baroni, an Election law attorney at Seton Hall University.  Mr. Baroni gave the Lions Club an overview of Campaign Finance Reform Law.

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Lions Club Meeting 1/22/03

Linda Greenstein 14th District State Assembly and Scott Crass talk to the Lions about the Veterans History project sponsored by the Library of Congress

Contact Scott at (609) 395-9911 if you are a veteran or know a veteran that would share experiences for the Project

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It was the ugly tie contest night for the Lions.  Many thanks to Joe Carroll for organizing the event.

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Lions Club Meeting 1/8/03

Tom Cafferty talks about the new NJ Open Public Records Act

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Pancake Breakfast 12/8/02

Another successful pancake breakfast was held in the Cranbury School cafeteria.  Below are some pictures of the event:

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Lions Club Meeting 12/05/02

Lion Mason Blaich announced the the second and third place winners of the Cranbury Peace Poster Contest

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Katie Henderson

Vivian Sun

Peter Turner was inducted as a new Cranbury Lion (Rusty Hankin was the sponsor).

Tony Bianculli, author of the "Trains and Technology" series of four books from the University of Delaware Press (, discusses excerpts from his unpublished book "Railroad History on American Postage Stamps"

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Lions Club Meeting 11/20/02

Lion Mason Blaich announced the winner of the Cranbury Peace Poster Contest:

Charlotte Babcock

Cranbury School
7th grade

There were 71 entrants this year - thanks to all that participated!

This is a picture of the winning poster:

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Betty Wagner of the Cranbury Historical Society introduced Charlie Dieterich who discussed the observance of the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth:

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This web site has historical papers - you can find Washington's Papers

This is the web site describing the 225th anniversary observance:

Lions Club Meeting 11/6/02

Andy Jost receives an award for "bringing in new members":

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Several anniversary chevrons were given out:

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10 years
Rusty Hankin
Bill Keller
15 years
Bob Meyers
20 years
Don Herr
25 years
Mason Blaich
40 years
Bill Eller
Don Jo Swanagan

Two new members were inducted.  Pictured are the new members, along with their sponsors:

Greg Overstreet sponsoring Christine Thompson
Rick Cusworth sponsored by Ray Dickey

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Finally, writer Bill Hart spoke to the Lions about the 1938 "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast by Orson Welles, complete with clips from the original broadcast.

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Lions Club Meeting 10/16/02

Frank Marlowe and Dave Stout receive "Membership Excellence" certificates for their work in bringing in new members

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Jon Goldstein presents a talk on "Developing Cooperative/Partnership Negotiation"

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Lions Club Meeting 10/02/02

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Lion Charles Devany welcomes new member John Corr to the Cranbury Lions.

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Frank Marlowe gave a talk about the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Pictured above is Lion Art Hasselbach showing off his Harley to Lions Jonathan Goldstein, Doug Pearce, and Rich Stannard.

Lions Club Meeting 9/18/02

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Don Herr and Bill Keller receive their 20 and 10 year chevrons respectively.

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Speaker Larry Dipano talks about horses to the Cranbury Lions and also discusses their family stables - Canterbury Tails.

Dedication of Todd Beamer Memorial 9/14/02

The Cranbury Lions led the dedication of the memorial to Todd Beamer.   Follow this link to see some pictures:


Cranbury Day 9/7/02

Follow this link to see some pictures from Cranbury Day 2002: cranburyday2002.htm

The Cranbury Lions manned their traditional hamburger stand in the food court to raise money for the Club and its works.

Lions Club Meeting 9/4/02

Cindy Nastasi and Nancy Egan accept a plaque from Lion Andy Jost commending the Cranbury Station Restaurant and its owners, Yanni and Kathi Bardis for their service to the Cranbury Lions club:

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Arthur Zysk spoke to the Lions about his Cranbury-based internet company, New Jersey Internet (

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Lions Club Meeting 8/21/02

Dennis Kennedy gave his annual Lions Club budget:

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Joe Konrad received his 50 years of membership award:

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Bill Eller received his 40 years of membership award:

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Bonnie Evans and Kathleen Fry of "In Touch Massage Therapy" (37A Maplewood Ave., Cranbury NJ 08512 609-395-5551) spoke to the club about Theraputic Massage.   Below, Frank Marlowe and Greg Overstreet receive massage from Bonnie Evans and Kathleen Fry, respectively:

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Lions Picnic 7/27/02

Here are some of the scenes from the Cranbury Lions Club picnic held at the Cranbury Swim Club.

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Lions Club Meeting 7/17/02

The Cranbury Lions Perfect Attendance awards were given for the year 2001.
Recipients are (Left to right)
Walt Caldwell, Bob Virgadamo, Mike Kaiser, Roy Reinhardt, Mason Blaich,
Rich Pape, Tom Reilly

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Tom Reilly was named the recipient of the Lions Clubs International Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.  This is the highest award presented by Lions Club International to an individual Lion:

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Our Speaker tonight was the Branch Manager of the Princeton Area Red Cross -  Joyce Wackenhut.  She spoke to the Lions about the history and activities of the Red Cross, with special emphasis on their role in the aftermath of September 11.

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Lions Club Meeting 6/5/02

Ben DeAngelis was the first recipient of the Stan Thomas Memorial Award:

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Frank Marlowe completed his discussion of the first year of WWII.

Golf Outing 6/03/02

The 4th Annual Cranbury Lions Golf Classic was held in perfect conditions at the Cranbury Golf Club.

Take a look at pictures from the event here: Golf 2002 Pictures

Memorial Day Parade 5/27/02

Firefighter Sam Distasio receives a check of behalf of the Cranbury Volunteer Fire Company from Lions President Bob Virgadamo

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Lots of Memorial Day Parade pictures here (beware, the page may take a little while to load) (memd2002.htm)

Lions Club Meeting 5/15/02

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Frank Marlowe discussed the first year of WWII With enphasis on ships and planes in the Pacific theater with events leading up to the Battle of Midway.

Lions Club Meeting 5/1/02

Three new Lions were inducted tonight.  Pictured are the inductees with their sponsors:

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From Left to Right:

New Lion Jonathan Goldstein, Jonathan's sponsor Doug Pearse,  Lion Walt Caldwell, New Lion Jeffery Caldwell, New Lion Joe Addonizio, and Joe's sponsor George Smith (standing in for Frank Marlowe).  In addition, Lion Dave Stout performed his first member induction!

Becky Beauregard from the Cranbury Historical Society spoke to the Lions about current Historic Preservation activities in Cranbury.  This is the 35th anniversary of the Historical Society

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Click here for pictures May 2001 through April 2002

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