In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of Lions Club International our local club erected a monument in the newly created Arthur Lewis Park. On this monument we will be honoring the 100 outstanding community members of Green Brook, NJ. Below you will see the names and a brief bio on them. Also the pavilion in the park has been dedicated to our beloved member Kenneth G. Herrmann
Arthur L. Lewis, the namesake of the Park, was a member of the GB Lions Club and many other organizations including the GB Seniors, BPO Elks, and Moose International. He was a Green Brook Mayor and Tax Assessor, and a founding board member of the Green Brook Swim Club, which operated for six decades prior to the conversion to a Township park.
Vernon was a charter member of the Green Brook Lions Club, which was established in 1950. In addition to his philanthropic efforts on behalf of this club, Vern was very involved with the Elks Club, and their efforts on behalf of the handicapped. Vern was an elected and appointed official in Green Brook, serving on almost every board and commission. He served as Mayor of Green Brook Township and as a Somerset County Freeholder. He was a founding member of the Green Brook Flood Control Commission.
Irene started as a teacher in Green Brook in 1926, in a two-year-old school on the site where the Green Brook Municipal Building now sits. She taught grade 5 through 8. In 1938, the school was moved to a new building and Irene was the first principal of the Andrew Street School. She dedicated 47 years to education, and the school was renamed to honor her service.
Alvin Peter Kappelmann, Jr., was killed on September 11, 2001 at the age of 57. He was an insurance executive who worked at the World Trade Center. Following in his father and uncles' footsteps, Al became a member of the Green Brook Volunteer Fire Department at the age of 16. he served the department for more then 41 years, including many years as a department officer and as Fire Chief. Hos dedication to the Fire Department helped mold the department. His service is a symbol of the volunteerism that sets Green Brook apart from other communities