January 2 - Regular Meeting - 7PM, the Station Bar & Grill; Dinner: Hamburgers with French Fries
Scout Meeting - Robert Cenker as an aerospace engineer with RCA AstroSpace was
chosen to fly on the Space Shuttle Columbia. He orbited the earth for six days and will show pictures taken from
space and tell us of his experience. Dinner cost $20
January 15 - Board of Directors Meeting - 7:30PM, Boy Scout Room (Town Hall)
January 16 - Regular Meeting - 7PM, the Station Bar & Grill; Dinner: Chicken Marsala Dinner cost $25
Program: Tyler Daniel will talk about new Fitness Center at Medical Center in Plainsboro
February 5 - Board of Directors Meeting - 7:30PM, Boy Scout Room (Town Hall)
February 6 - Regular Meeting - 7PM, the Station Bar & Grill; Dinner: Broiled Pork Chops cost $25
Program: Richard Eekins will talk about Reverse Mortgages
February 20 - Regular Meeting - 7PM, the Station Bar & Grill; Dinner: Chicken Portobello cost $25
Program: Promode Chivate will talk about Personal Styles.
Things To Know
Superstorm Sandy Relief Lions
Christine Thompson, Frank Vesci and Fay Kobland traveled to South River on
December 15th to deliver the gift cards to four families
affected by Sandy. Christine made
Christmas cookies for each family, a gift these families could not make for
themselves with homes of no utilities. Many people are not aware that South River sustained massive damage to
sections of the town due to a 6 to 10 foot tidal surge from the rivers
destroying the first floors of most homes in a number of neighborhoods. The families were grateful for our
gifts. See pictures posted on our
Peace Poster Meeting Cranbury School Art teacher, Erika
Katz, and Lion Fay Kobland presented the awards to the first place winner, Amy
Huang, second place to Claire Xu and third place to Alexandrea Ciardella. Erika brought all the peace posters, which
were displayed for the Lions to view. The artwork by the young artist was amazing and the meeting to honor the
winners was enjoyed by all. Thank you Erika Katz!!!
Jamesburg Leo Club The Cranbury Lions
helped to make the Leos fundraising project of making and selling pink
bracelets to raise money to donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation a
huge success. The Leos thank the
Cranbury Lions for helping the sales of the bracelets and a special thanks to
Lion Frank Marlowe for selling bracelets at the pancake breakfast. The Lions bought or sold $300 worth of
bracelets. The Leos make a total of $500
in sales netting $345 to contribute to Breast Cancer Research. Their next project is making holiday cards to
raise money for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
The Marine Toys for Tots Frank Vesci,
chairperson, reported that the Cranbury Lions collected 532 toys, from the
Women's Club Christmas Tree lighting and Santa Workshop at the Firehouse on
December 7th, and at collection sites at the 1st Constitution Bank,
the Community Bank, Arcadis, East Coast Limousine Yardley and Cranbury
Limousine. Thank you to the residents of
Cranbury and all those that participated in this project! President Christine Thompson, Frank Vesci,
Ken Smith, Jon Goldstein, John Ryan and Neal Wagman represented the Cranbury
Lions by attended the Marine's Appreciation Dinner on December 11, 2012.
Coat Collection Lion Dave Shaffer,
chairperson for the coat collection project reports that Cranbury residents and
those attending the Cranbury Lions pancake breakfast donated 84 coats. The Toms River Lions Club will distribute all
the coats to those in their community affected by Sandy. Thanks to all who donated and Teddy's &
the Cranbury Library for collection sites!
District Governor John Kobland's Testimonial Dinner The Cranbury Lions Club hosts the District
Governor's Testimonial dinner on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Please mark your calendar for this special
Mark Your Calendar We have once again been approved for an Annual Trenton
Thunder Super 50/50; the event is scheduled for June 22, 2013; and, the
Board of Directors has approved the Annual
Trenton Thunder Baseball Game for next year. We will once again have tickets to the Yankee
Skybox; the game, against Portland (Double-A Red Sox) will be on Saturday,
August 24, 2013. Tickets are $38 each.
Membership - Membership - Membership
For those of you who are not Lions -
Lions are the world's largest service organization and lives up to its motto of
"We Serve" at the local, state, country and international level. Much of Lions work is done at the local level
in Lions Clubs across New Jersey and the USA.
Lions has made, and continues to make, important contributions to Cranbury in
the form of financial support to worthy causes, physical gifts to the town and
support to other organizations. We are
men and women of Cranbury and are always open to those who wish to look us over
and make a decision to join and carry on the 80 years of service legacy to
Cranbury. You may join us for a dinner
meeting, work with us on a project or talk with another Lion.
Lions - Here's what you can
do: contact a friend or neighbor and invite them to a Lions meeting; talk with
Jon Goldstein or Christine Thompson about someone you think would be an asset
to our Club and willing to serve Cranbury; look inside your own family, religious
and other relationships you have and tell them about your experience and invite
them to a dinner meeting; ask a group if they would be willing to listen to a
short presentation on the Cranbury Lions (Men's/Women's Clubs, Knights of
Columbus, PTA, social clubs.) Our club's
service to the community depends on committed Lions who continue to make a
difference in Cranbury, now and in the future.
legacy of the Lions is all over Cranbury. Consider the service you can provide in a spirit of fellowship and fun
with the Cranbury Lions. Lions consider
why you joined the Cranbury Lions and spread the word of the rewards and value
of serving others.
The Club will arrange a ride for any member who is unable to drive
to the meeting(s). If a Member needs a ride, please contact President Christine
or Lion Frank Marlowe to arrange for a pick-up.