July 20 - Board of Directors Meeting - Reorganization Meeting - 7:30PM, President Dave Shaffer's House
July 21 - Regular Meeting - 7PM, The Grape Escape; Dinner:Buffet TBD
Program: The Club
Project Wine is ready for bottling and labeling, which will be done at this
meeting. Also, Club Treasurer Dean Kohler
will review the 2010-2011 budget and ask for a vote.
August 17 - Board of Directors Meeting - Reorganization Meeting - 7:30PM, President Dave Shaffer's House
August 18 - Regular Meeting - 7PM, Cranbury Station; Dinner:Baby Back Ribs
Program: Dr. Blase Toto was
the chiropractor member of the USA Medical Team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and will speak
to us about the experience.
Things To Know
Congratulations and Welcome to our New Officers
and Board of Directors
The July 2010 Issue of the Jargon
will be printed in two parts; this first part, which hopefully provides our
members (and advertisers) with timely information; and, the second part, which
will be released after President Dave's Reorganization meeting on July 20.
Summer dress rules are in effect
through July and August. Members are permitted to wear appropriate summer
attire, including shorts, to the meetings. Remember that we meet in a
restaurant and a little decorum is still required. No tank tops or sleeveless
The Cranbury Lions will host PorchFest; it will be on Friday,
July 9, at the home of Lion Andre & Rosemarie Mento. All Members are being
asked to participate, in this "passive" recruiting forum. Bring a desert to
share and your own beverage. No sign-up...just come.
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
Installation of Officers and presentation of Awards at the meeting on June 16.
As an update, the Installation Dinner
meeting was well attended, and we would like to congratulate our
2010-11 Board and thank them for volunteering to serve our Club. We would also
like to congratulate those members who received longevity awards, but
especially Lion Don Herr on his 25th Anniversary, Lions Bill Eller
and Don Jo Swanagan for 50 years of service to Cranbury, and Lion Bub Danser for 58 years of service.
President Dave Shaffer headed up the Habitat for Humanity crew at the
Hightstown house build on June 27, and our thanks go to Lions Dave, Frank Marlowe, Andre Mento,
Alex Johnson, Peter Turner, John and Fay Kobland,
and a friend that accompanied Andre, Ricky Puleio. If our services continue to
be needed, we will announce the next Team weekend here and at our meetings.
Our 12th Annual Golf Outing on
Monday, June 7, 2010 at Peddie Golf Course, was a rousing success. A laurel and
hardy handshake goes to Lion Co-Chairs Mike Kaiser and
Dean Koehler for their dedication to
the event, and to members of the committee, Lions Christine Thompson, Bob
Virgadamo and Frank Marlowe for their invaluable assistance in obtaining prizes
and sponsors. Of course, thanks go to all those members who helped at the event
as hole-in-one judges, 50/50 sales, and other assorted odd jobs. Final numbers
are not yet available, but Lion Dean advises that we made over $3000 on the
event. Thanks and congratulations to all!
The 11th Annual Trenton Thunder Super 50/50 was held
Saturday, June 12 when the Thunder played playing the Binghamton Mets in a sold
out game. Due to the efforts of the ticket selling crew, the Club made $550.
Thanks go to Lions John & Fay Kobland, Dean Koehler, Mike Kaiser, Phyllis
Johnson, Dave Shaffer, Neile Wright, and Dave's daughter, Rebecca, who sold
like a wildman let loose! Thanks, Rebecca.
If you have been thinking of going to the USA/Canada
Lions Leadership Forum, now is the time to get Early Bird pricing, the
hotel of your choice, and cheaper airline fares. The Forum is one of the most
interesting, informative - and yes, exciting! - events during the Lion Year,
and can be enormous benefit to all those who attend. Better yet, the more
members from our Club who attend the Forum, the better, stronger and more progressive
the Club can become. The seminar topics over the course of the two days (Friday
& Saturday) are varied and helpful in such areas as Club or District
positions. The motivational speakers are as good as can be found anywhere, and
will leave you feeling that you can be a better person, as well as a better Lion. The Pin Traders and vendor areas
are always interesting - and you get a chance to see part of Lion Judson
Hagerty's massive pin collection!). This year's Forum is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Home of Harley Davidson, some of the country's best beers, "Laverne &
Shirley", and of course, "The Fonz". And, there will be a Motorcycle raffle
drawing (a very cool, hot orange Harley). This year, we have a larger group
than normal planning to attend...why don't you
join us. Don't miss out on this GREAT event! Contact PDG Bob for information
and Registration, or see the Forum Newsletter on-line at
Our LEO Club advisors, Lions Tim Demarest and Fay Kobland,
have worked this past year to get the word out about the start of a new LEO Club in our community. The
effort may (or may not) go dormant for the summer, but the Board of Directors
asks that our members - especially
members with school age children - offer their assistance on this LEO Club
project. As an interesting note, for those who are not aware of it, ALL
high school age children MUST perform a few score hours of volunteer
service to graduate, and a LEO Club fits that requirement perfectly.
Let's Get Together As Friends This Summer...
The Annual Club BBQ Picnic will
be held on Saturday, July 24, at the home of Lion Joe and Suzanne Carroll, rain
or shine. If you haven't made it before, please try to attend, as this has been
a really fun event each year, and "the more the merrier". Hot dogs, hamburgers
and salads, with all the fixin's, are being provided, as well as beer, wine,
soda, and coffee. Adults are $20, kids are $5; the party starts at 6PM and goes
until 10PM. Bring a friend or a potential member! A head count is needed for
food and beverage purchase, so please call Joe with your reservation.
Joe also needs volunteers for set-up, grilling, games and clean-up.
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 are for all Lions, their families and friends. Tickets
are $10 and are available now. Contact PDG Bob, NLT July 29.
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 Dave 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 Dave. In any event, we MUST maintain a proactive campaign to
bring in new Members and keep our Lions Club from being Cranbury's "best kept secret".
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 Dave as soon as possible. Riders:
please notify the assigned driver if you cannot make a meeting.