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EXPLANATION OF LIONS HISTORY: WHO ARE THE CRANBURY LIONS: THE LIONS: WHO WE ARE . . . Our Name is: The International We are diverse group of men Lions are 1.4 million men and Association of Lions Clubs. and women, with a young outlook. We women in 190 countries and are from all walks of life, dedicated to geographical areas who volunteer Our Motto is: “We Serve”. helping those less fortunate in the their time to humanitarian causes. community, the state, and the world. You will find us in the hinterlands of Our Emblem: A gold letter “L” on a Since 1932, when the Cranbury Lions Australia and Brazil and in thriving circular purple field. The word Club was founded, we have been urban centers like New York City and “Lions” appears at the top, and contributing to our community and Beijing. We speak dozens of “International” at the bottom. state. languages and vary in nature, Bordering this circular gold area are Some of our charitable local customs, and creeds. two lion profiles at either side facing endeavors have been: to Charter and We share a common spirit. away from the center. Symbolically, support Boy Scout Troop 52 and Cub Since our beginning in 1917, we have the lions face both past and future: Pack 52, help support the Cranbury been united in a single cause, helping proud of the past and confident of the Girl Scout Troop, Little League, those less fortunate. Hence our motto future. Cranbury Recreation Committee, the is „We Serve‟. We are tackling the Cranbury Educational Foundation, tough problems like blindness, drug Our Slogan is: Liberty, Intelligence, and Quest; we help support our First abuse prevention and diabetes Our Nation‟s Safety. Aid Squad, our volunteer Fire awareness. We are also helping to Company, the Cranbury Food Bank, provide assistance and training for the Our official colors are: purple and the Golden Age Neighbors, Friends of blind, the deaf, the disabled, the gold. Purple stands for loyalty to the Library, our Historical Society, and elderly and the underprivileged. In friends and to one‟s self; and for the Cranbury Arts Council. fact, whatever the community's needs integrity of mind and heart. Gold Just a few of our local Civic are, we are there to help. symbolizes sincerity of purpose, Projects are two annual scholarships, We are the youngest major liberality in judgment, purity in life, and a Community Service Award, a service organization, yet we have generosity in mind, heart, and purse college loan program, a disaster relief grown to be the world‟s largest. We towards humanity. fund, the Todd Beamer Memorial, the are succeeding because we have Cranbury website, the annual embraced all those committed to Memorial Day Parade, and the annual building a brighter future for the world Children‟s Halloween Party. and for themselves. Today, with a But, we‟re not just fundraisers new generation of enlightened – as a group, we also have fun and members worldwide, Lions are build camaraderie. We have two working smarter and faster with a annual dinner dances, an “open-to-all” greater commitment than ever before. summer picnic at the Cranbury Swim Do you want to serve your fellow man, Club, and we sponsor an annual woman, or child who may be less outing to a Trenton Thunder Baseball fortunate or just suffered a major Game. disaster? In Cranbury, we also support Lions District Projects within the state. So, you can see that the Cranbury THE CRANBURY Some of these are: Camp Lions are actively involved in Local, LIONS CLUB Nejeda, a juvenile diabetic camp for District, and State Projects. “We children located in Sussex County; Serve” is a living motto for us. Deborah Hospital, a heart & lung care Serving Our Community Coming from various walks of life, center located in Browns Mills; Music Since 1932 our members are as diverse as our Association for Visually Impaired projects. Our membership includes Students (MAVIS), an association that Accountants, Artists, Attorneys, provides music lessons & instruments Business Owners, Corporate for blind students located in Perth Managers, Contractors, Doctors, Amboy; and Eye & Ear Clinics located Engineers, Pilots, Plumbers, Real at Robert Wood Johnson and other Estate Agents, Retirees, Scientists, area hospitals, and ambulatory care Stock Brokers, Teachers, and more. centers that provide those less fortunate, with eye exams, Do we have your interest? eyeglasses, and hearing aids. Do you want to be part of the largest service organization in Some of the Lions State the world? Projects that we support are: Camp Do you want to help those less Marcella in Rockaway, a summer fortunate? camp for blind children ages 8 to 18 Do you have a Lion in you? yrs old; the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in Waldwick, that provides If you answered “yes”, then contact us “Help the Lions research funds; Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey in Springfield, that today. Please call: Help the Blind” Lion Mike Kaiser – (609) 977-6160 or provides 70% of the corneas for Lion George Smith – (609) 655-5361 transplant needs in New Jersey; Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley in ~WE SERVE~ We meet twice a month on the 1st & Philadelphia, PA, that serves the tri- 3rd Wednesday, at the Cranbury state area with corneas for transplant; Station Restaurant, on Route 130 in at Find us at: New Jersey H.L.A. Registry, that 7:00 P.M. provides an international registry for bone marrow transplants; St. Joseph’s www.cranburylions.org School for the Blind in Jersey City, Make a difference in your life and that provides residential facilities for the life of others. Come “Serve” blind students; and Helen Diller with us. Call us; you will be glad Vacation Home for Blind Children in you did! Avalon, that provides two week summer sea shore vacations for blind children.
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