February 2 - Board of Directors Meeting - 7:30PM, Boy Scout Room (Town Hall)
February 3 - Boy Scout Meeting - 7PM, Cranbury Station; Dinner: Broiled Pork Chops
Program: Frank Brennan III will summarize and
describe the many contributions, by current and past Scouts, that the
Cranbury Boy Scouts have made to Cranbury. He will explain and show
pictures of structures around the township built by Scouts and of
activities surrounding their construction. Scouts who were involved and
are present at the meeting will comment in their own words about their
February 17 - Annual Joint Meeting with Hightstown LC and Spouse Night -
Reservations Required for seating purposes - 7PM, Cranbury
Station; Dinner: Chicken Portobello
Program: Ms. Peggy Brennan is the co-author (with her
husband, Frank Brennan, Jr) of two history
books about Cranbury and one about Hightstown-East Windsor. She
will talk about what is involved writing and publishing a town
history book and describe selected topics from the books that will be of
interest to the Lions from both towns.
March 2 - Board of Directors Meeting - 7:30PM, Boy Scout Room (Town Hall)
March 3 - Regular Meeting - 7PM, Cranbury Station; Dinner: Broiled Filet of Flounder
March 17 - Regular Meeting - 7PM, Cranbury Station; Dinner: Corned Beef and Cabbage
Things To Know
The Lions Vests recently ordered
from LCI have arrived. Any Member who pre-ordered a vest should see Secretary
Bob at the scheduled meetings. Pre-ordered vests will be charged to your dues
account and will appear on your next dues bill. If you do not have a vest,
please see Club Secretary Bob.
new LEO Club advisors, Lions Tim Demarest and Fay Kobland, have continued
talking to both Cranbury and Princeton school officials in an effort to get
a LEO Club started in our
community. The Board of Directors asks that members - especially members with
school age children - offer their assistance on this LEO Club project. We will
keep your informed of their progress.
The New Jersey Lions Night at Prudential
Arena with the Jersey Devils is scheduled for Saturday, March 20; the
Devils will play the St. Louis Blues; The Regular Price ($56) ticket is only
$45 for Mezzanine / Balcony Seating. But, not only is the ticket price
discounted, once we reach 100 tickets (state-wide), the Devils will donate
$10 back to each participating Club for every ticket sold! This is a
GREAT opportunity to fundraise, and what could be easier - or more fun? Buy a
ticket, go to a very exciting hockey game, get back $10 for the Club! For
tickets contact Lion Joe Carroll or PDG Bob. Reserve your tickets today!
Lions Phyllis Johnson and Fay Kobland both submitted stunning photos to the
Lions Clubs International Photo Contest,
under the Animal Life and Plant Life categories, respectively. Both of them
placed in the District Selection, making it to the Multiple District Level.
Thank you Lions Fay and Phyllis for the beautiful photographs, and
congratulations for making it to the State competition.
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 attendance and participation. Please Note that Spouses are not only invited
to attend all meetings, but to become Members under the Family
Membership Initiative. In any event, Spouses are wholly encouraged to attend
our quarterly "Spouse Night" meetings. Our next Spouse Night is the Annual
Joint Meeting with the Hightstown Lions Club, featuring an historical program
by Peggy Brennan, Co-Author of three Histories books about Cranbury and/or
it has become necessary for the Club to postpone the planned Casino Night
Fundraiser, which you have seen under this heading for the last few months.
Committees will be formed in July or August 2010, and the event has been
tentatively scheduled for February 2011.
Mark your Calendars:
The Annual Golf Outing - Monday, June 7, 2010 at Peddie Golf Course
The Annual Trenton Thunder Super 50/50 will be held Saturday, June 12, 2010;
the Thunder will be playing the Binghamton Mets which usually insures a packed
house and better sales.
We have also made arrangements for the 11th Annual Trenton
Thunder Baseball Outing on Saturday, August 7, 2010; the Thunder will
be playing the Mets. Tickets will be $10 and will be available in January.
Membership - Membership - Membership
As we've said so
often, membership is the key to our survival! New members will rejuvenate
existing members and help to keep us ALL young-at-heart, active, and viable!
President John is asking ALL members to assist Membership Chair Jon
Goldstein in attracting and bringing in new
members. Some of our members have said that the reason it took so long to
become Lions was that no one asked! Ask
your friends and neighbors if they would like to give a little of their time to
serve and to give back to the community, while having a good time doing it with
new friends. If every one of our 66 members asked just one person
to join and only 25% of those people joined this
year, we would increase our membership by 17 people! To get information
about membership options or to obtain membership applications contact
Membership Chair Jon, Secretary Bob, or President John. In any event, we
MUST begin a proactive campaign to
bring in new Members and keep our Lions Club from being Cranbury's "best kept
John is asking EVERY Cranbury Lion to provide suggestions on how we
might be able to make the meetings more appealing to a broader range of the
membership, in an effort to build a stronger Cranbury Lions Club. Since
attendance is such a problem,
there must be a reason or
reasons; please provide your suggestions to President John directly. We
can't fix it until we know what's broken!
a reminder, the Club requires that all Members wear a Lion Vest
when we are at a fundraiser or Service Project. If
you do not have a vest please contact Club Secretary Bob to obtain a vest. You
may also order a baseball cap; these items are at "cost" to our members. Vests
@$40 (S-M-L) or $45 (XL, 2X); larger size vests (to 6X) are available as a
special order; hats are $12. Ladies Cut for vests are available, same pricing.
Do you know of an interesting speaker? You
may be an interesting speaker! Please
advise Program Chair Frank Marlowe with any and all suggestions for
speakers at our meetings.
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 Lions Frank
Marlowe (Chair, H&W) and/or Dave Cook ("phone tree"), and/or
Bob Virgadamo (e-mail notifications) so that all members may be notified as
soon as possible.
Member Pick-Up - Ed Lawson (5 S. Main)
Lion George Smith has volunteered to 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, please notify President John as soon as possible. Riders:
please notify the assigned driver if you cannot make a meeting.