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
Nancy Houston told the Lions about the
activities at the Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley (http://lebdv.org).-
one of the major Lions funded organizations.
Author David Mercaldo gave the Cranbury Lions a talk about the writing experience and read an excerpt from his novel "Ferry"
Tonight, Allan Stefanowitz, Robert Murdock, and Lee Howard of the Robert Murdock Band (http://www.robertmurdockband.com/mainfrm.htm) talked to the Lions regarding a new fundraising opportunity.
This was Boy Scout night at the Lions meeting. Mike Kaiser presents donation checks to Cranbury Scout Representatives Jerry Yochelson and Joe Kirkenir.
Matt Long, Scoutmaster, gave the Lions a fascinating talk about his High Adventure Trek to Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.
The Lions held a joint meeting with the West Windsor Lions Club tonight.
Richard Bezub of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance (http://www.pinelandsalliance.org) gave the Lions a multimedia presentation on the state of the New Jersey Pinelands.
Tonight was the annual Cranbury Lions Holiday party held at the Bog. It was a joint party with the Hightstown Lions.
The Cranbury School artists came through in a big way this year in the Lions-sponsored Peace Poster contest. The theme this year was "Peace Without Borders".
First Place overall was Jessica Zhang (Lions President Alex Johnson congratulates the winners):
Second place was Devin Chambers:
Third place was Angela Cao:
There were also an unprecedented 5 Honorable Mentions:
Finally, the Captain of the Cranbury First-Aid Squad, Kim Irving, gave a talk to the Lions:
Lion Bob Virgadamo shows off the winning entry in this year's Peace Poster contest in Cranbury:
The Lions heard a talk from Paul Ritz on the Kennedy assassination. He is described as being one of the countryís foremost experts on the subject:
Lion Don Jo Swanagan receives a membership key from President Alex Johnson:
A number of members showed up to receive the award for showing up (perfect attendance for the previous year):
The Lions heard a talk from Christopher Blessing and Richard Aspenleider regarding the vocation of Physical Therapy ( http://www.princetonhcs.org )
The Cranbury Lions held the annual party for children in the Township. Many Lions helped out - but special thanks go to Lion Rich Stannard for his MC duties.
Tonight was spouse night at the Lions meeting. Tail-twister Peter Turner arranged a song for the spouses, brilliantly performed by Lions Frank Marlowe, Peter Turner, Richard Stannard, and Rusty Hankin (not pictured):
The Speaker was Thomas Nye who is the co-owner of "The Grape Escape" - the first and only wine-making school in Middlesex County. He told us about how the school works, and what is involved in making wine. The website is: http://gograpes.com
District Governor Eddie Hui visited the Cranbury Lions tonight and presented Cranbury Lions president Alex Johnson with a District scroll:
Ann Wooley told the Lions about the Princeton
Hub - a place for adults with developmental challenges to socialize in a
relaxed, informal manner. See
Assembly member Linda Greenstein addressed the Cranbury Lions tonight to explain her point of view concerning issues of interest to NJ citizens:
Cranbury Day 9/10/05
The Cranbury Lions did our traditional fundraising at the Cranbury Day Village Street fair:
President Alex Johnson presented certificates to Lions Walt Caldwell, Mike Kaiser, and Frank Marlowe for bringing in new members in the past year:
Alex Johnson presents a plaque to Walt Caldwell in recognition of Walt's service as Club President last year
Jane Venanzi gave a readout of her trip to the World Affairs Seminar last June
Jamesburg Flood Relief 8/27/05
Lions of the 16D District joined together today to provide residents of Jamesburg funds they can use for food:
Fritz Hagen gave the members a cool talk on a very cool topic - Antarctica:
We began tonight's meeting by recognizing two members:
President Alex Johnson presents a Lions Certificate to Bob Virgadamo to recognize Bob for bringing in new Lions Members.
President Alex Johnson presents Lion Ray Dickey with a Membership key for outstanding contributions to the Club.
Lion Frank Marlowe discussed the 60th Anniversary of the dropping of the Atomic bomb during WWII.
Tonight was the annual Installation Dinner, held at Good Time Charley's in Kingston, NJ. Following are pictures (courtesy of Lion Bob Virgadamo):
It was a very busy meeting tonight.
First, we inducted a new Cranbury Lion -
Pat Meehan. Congratulations Pat! Sponsor Frank Marlowe gives Pat his
Memorial Day Parade 5/30/05
For a change, the annual Cranbury Memorial Day parade was marched in beautiful weather. Click here to see pictures:
Tonight was a Cranbury - Hightstown/E. Windsor joint meeting, held at the Masonic Lodge in Hightstown.
The two club presidents preside over the meeting:
7th Annual Golf Outing 5/16/05
The Cranbury Lions Golf Outing was held on a beautiful day this year. Following are some pictures from the event:
Tonight, the Cranbury Lions recognized several of the Honorary Members of the Club for their decades of service to the Club and the Community. Lion Wayne Stahl was also recognized - his certificate will be delivered at a later time.
President Walt Caldwell presented a certificate to John Bloom. In addition John Bloom received a 50(!)-year pin.
Lion Craig Gilbert receives his certificate:
Lion Dick West is recognized by President Walt Caldwell:
Bob Moore, candidate for International Director, talked to the Lions about his Lionism:
Carl and Jane Helstrom talked to the Lions tonight about their running lifestyle, and also about how the Lions Club could potentially sponsor a local Race:
Finally, Frank Marlowe presented Carl Helstrom a donation from the Lions Club to the Cranbury Historical Society:
Joseph Bocklage, Secretary of District 16D, talked to the Lions about his experiences as a Lions International Director:
Bart Jackson gave the Lions a talk about his travels in Argentina, but the highlight was the Tango dance with the Cranbury Station staff member, Cindy:
It was Boy Scout night at the Lions meeting.
Scout Master Wayne Whitman accepts a Lions donation on behalf of the Cranbury Boy Scouts from Club President Walt Caldwell:
Tonight, the Cranbury Lions welcomed a new member - Dean Koehler.
Sponsor Mike Kaiser gives Dean his new Lions pin:
Our speaker tonight was Joe Russo from LBM Consulting on the topic of Emergency Preparedness:
Betty Paris of the Florida Lehigh Nites Lions Club came up to visit the Cranbury Lions - Welcome!
Pictures of the Cranbury Lions Peace Poster contest are below:
Carl Cussero, President of the Cranbury Historical Society gave a talk to the Lions regarding the activities of the Society
Gladys Frisch accepts a check from Lions
president Walt Caldwell on behalf of Skeet's Food Pantry. Skeetís Food
Pantry provides local needy families with food and warm clothing.
The Cranbury Lions held their annual Halloween Party at the Cranbury School. This year we had about 60 kids showing their costumes off.
Lion Bob Virgadamo provided a report on his trip to the Leadership Forum
District governor Al Brewer 16D introduced a video on LCIF
Guest speaker Patti Long showed the Cranbury Lions pictures from "Whispers From the Grave" - a village event held by the Historical Society to commemorate the Battle of Monmouth. Village residents dressed in period clothing and portrayed Revolutionary War veterans buried at the Presbyterian Church.
Tonight was Guest Night. Several Lions brought prospective members to the meeting. Lion Mahlon Thompson gave a talk on Lionism
Cranbury Day 9/11/04
This year's Cranbury Day was another success - great weather and great food, and a great fund-raiser. Below are some pictures from the Lions' Food Stand:
Lion Mike Marrazzo of Housing and United Services (www.husnj.org) talked to the Cranbury Lions about the work the organization performs for New Jersey. Emphasis was given on services for the visually impaired. Below, Lion Rich Stannard presents Mr. Marrazzo's organization a check on behalf of the Cranbury Lions.
Laurel Kanawyer gave a talk to the Lions regarding her experiences at the World Affairs Seminar. (http://www.worldaffairsseminar.org/)
Trenton Thunder 50/50
The Cranbury Lions performed their annual sale of 50/50 tickets at Waterfront Park during a Trenton Thunder game. Pictured are Frank Marlowe, Walt Caldwell, Bob Virgadamo, Mel, Ranade Overstreet, and Dennis Kennedy.
Tonight was the annual Spring Fling and induction of new officers.
Outgoing President Ray Dickey hands over the Presidential pin to incoming President Walt Caldwell
As a surprise, Ray announced to the club that Bonnie and Mahlon Thompson were celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary!
Tom Reilly and Alex Johnson
An overhead view of the party
Cranbury Lion (and Cranbury School Chief Administrator) Carol Malouf receives a check on behalf of the Quest program:
Tonight many of the Cranbury Lions sponsored awards and scholarships were awarded:
The Cranbury Lions annually send a local incoming HS senior to the World Affairs Seminar in Wisconsin (http://www.worldaffairsseminar.org/). This year, Princeton High School senior Laurel Kanawyer will represent Cranbury:
The Cranbury Lions awarded the Stan Thomas Community Service Award to John Kirkenir:
The Cranbury Lions awarded the David Tudor Scholarship to Thomas Krall:
The Cranbury Lions awarded the Todd Beamer Scholarship to Eliza Stasi:
Finallly, Cranbury Lion (and Cranbury Mayor) Rich
Memorial Day Parade 5/31/04
These are some scenes from this year's parade. It did rain on our parade, but it was a fine tribute to our fallen veterans.
Ed Lawson finally gets his plaque for his Lion of the Year honor:
Tonight's speaker was Dick West, a Cranbury Lion since 1956. The topic was a look back on his experiences in the Lions Club, along with additional remembrances on his time on the township committee.
This was the Lion of the Year Meeting with spouse night at the East Brunswick Chateau.
Here is a table full of partiers:
Congratulations to Lion Ed Lawson - Lion of the Year 2003-2004!
Larry Leson talked to the Lions tonight about his career with the Leigh Bureau - http://www.leighbureau.com.
Some of the speakers he has worked with are:
Tonight's meeting was a joint meeting between the Cranbury Lions and the Hightstown-East Windsor Lions. The presidents pf the two clubs address the attendees:
Steve Rush joined the Cranbury Lions tonight. He is pinned by his sponsor Ray Dickey.
Tonight, our speaker was Alex Bussey, formerly of the Social Security department, now volunteering for the "National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare" (http://www.ncpssm.org)
16D District Meeting 2/9/04
Tom Reilly presents to Walt Caldwell a banner from the Lions Club in Malta
Bob Virgadamo presents a check from the Cranbury Lions to District 16D
Larry Leson was inducted as a Cranbury Lion tonight. George Smith performs the induction while President Ray Dickey, Bob Virgadamo, and Larry mostly pay attention.
Here is his sponsor, Bob Virgadamo, "pinning" Larry.
Dave Stout provided a multi-media presentation of his blues record collection hobby.
Below are some audio links to hear samples of some of Dave's records.
Nancy in picture mating with Bart Jackson (a freelance travel writer) who proceeded to talk about his experiences in the Galapagos islands.
Holiday Party 12/19/04
The annual Cranbury Lions Holiday party was held at the Bog at the Cranbury Golf Club. Below are pictures of the dining scene:
Five Lions were honored with the Melvin Jones Fellowship (see http://www.lcif.org/donations/MJFfaq.htm for a description):
Pancake Breakfast 12/14/03
The weather outside was frightful, but the food inside was delightful, as the Cranbury Lions held their annual pancake breakfast at the Cranbury School cafeteria. Below are some pictures of the event:
The annual Lions Peace Poster
contest winners were announced tonight.
Special thanks to Cranbury School Chief Administrator Carol Malouf and Cranbury School Art teacher Tamara Woronczuk
The Cranbury Lions held a hobby night, where members present their avocational interests. Tonight, Bob Virgadamo showed his picture frame collection:
Walt Caldwell talked about Amateur Radio:
Kendrick Li, chosen by the Cranbury Lions to represent Cranbury at the annual "World Affairs Seminar" at the University of Wisconsin, gave a report to the Lions about the seminar, centered on World Peace:
The Lions held their annual Halloween party in the Cranbury School gymnasium. Everyone had a frightfully good time!
Peter Turner gave the Lions a talk on "Keys to Effective Presentations"
Cranbury Day 9/6/03
It was the usual perfect weather for the Cranbury Day festival in downtown Cranbury. The Lions ran the traditional hamburger and chicken stand, raising a lot of money for the good works. Some pictures of the hard work:
Norma Swale discussed local gardening