Cranbury Lions Club

Club History

Arthur L. (Pete) Burroughs of Cranbury, and Fred Gowen, a member of the New Brunswick Lions Club, had some conversations about the desirability of having a club in Cranbury; whether any approach was made to International Headquarters is not known. Later, "Pete" and Wm. C. Hoffman,a member of the Trenton Lions Club, pursued the subject and the outcome was the sending of an International organizer, Larry Slater, from Washington, D. C.

He was given a list of twenty-five names of people who might be interested in becoming Charter members; the minimum was twenty-four. Very quickly, Lion Slater secured the twenty-four names and the organization was completed.

Dr. Miller was elected the first president, E. Stanley Barclay, secretary, and Leslie W. Perrine, treasurer. Charter night was June 24, 1932 at the Cranbury Inn. There are no surviving Charter members.

A copy of the booklet outlining the first 60 years is available upon request from our Club Secretary, Bob Virgadamo; and, a copy of the 75-Year History will be available at the 75th Anniversary Celebration.

Past Presidents

Gerald H. Miller, M.D.
Spencer W. Perrine
Everitt D. Mitchell
Samuel E. Bennett
Cecil A. Allen
Norman H. Wright
Ezekiel S. Barclay
C. Raymond Wicoff
Wilton T. Applegate
James C. Ewart
Adrian Van Ravesteyn
E. Stanley Barclay
Arthur E. Clayton
Fred Brunner, Jr.
John W. Evans
John H. Nostrand, Jr.
Arthur C. Romweber
J. Wilson McBride
Leslie W. Perrine
Isaiah D. Barclay
Arthur MacDonald
Edmund Rice
Robert G. Kugler
Wayne T. Stahl
William C. Hoffman
John Trowbridge
Harold B. Girth
Edward Poling
William Croes
Donald N. Ross
James Morgan
Joseph Konrad
George A. Dawson
George Conley
Richard West
Norman E. Erickson
William J. Alberti
Stephen Bencze
H. Craig Gilbert
Richard Ziegler
James F. Paul
Judson Hagerty
Thomas Eisenhauer
1932-33
1933-34
1934-35
1935-36
1936-37
1937-38
1938-39
1939-40
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1964-65
1965-66
1966-67
1967-68
1968-69
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1969-70
1970-71
1971-72
1972-73
1973-74
Max Mesner
John Enders
George Earl
David Meyer
Jack Murray
Richard Pape
J. Lamont Hagerty
Nicholas Stromtsos
John Ziegler
Thomas Kearney
Jack Halvorsen
Edward Dunphy
Martin Abelkop
Stanley Thomas
Mahlon Thompson
Huell E. Alberty
Edgar Lawson
Edgar Lawson
Mahlon Thompson
George Smith
Barbara Wright
Stanley Thomas
Roscoe Hankin
Richard Pape
Gregory Overstreet
Thomas Reilly
Thomas Reilly
Bob Virgadamo
Bob Virgadamo
Ray Dickey
Walton Caldwell
Alex Johnson
Rick Burke
Michael Kaiser
Michael Kaiser
John Kobland
David Shaffer
Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson
Fay Kobland
Phyllis Johnson
Phyllis Johnson
Elaine Homoky
1974-75
1975-76
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