April 2016 Stag

Volume 65 Issue # 10 April 2016

We Serve


President Bob Brewer

President’s Message
Join Us
Cooks List
Board Minutes
Contact Info
District Info

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Lion President Bob Brewer

As usual, we had a busy month.  Our March Crab Feed was held on the 5th. We had abut 240 paid guests. Thanks to all lions who assisted Lion Pancho in the kitchen as well as those who tended bar, sold tickets, and supported our club. We had a busy Senior Center Pancake Breakfast last month and Lion Andy and crew represented us well as the first annual sold out Soroptimist Club Martinis and Merriment event on the 18th of March.

     Our Club’s speech contest winner has continued to move forward. She won the Zone contest and then won the Region contest. She is now moving forward to the District contest where she will compete with 3 other speakers, one speaker from each Zone. It will be held at the Sheriffs Community Room. Doors will open @ 6:30 with the contest starting at 7 pm on April 22nd. You are welcome to come support our winner.

     As usual, your support at long list of activities, as well as our monthly meetings and our board meetings, is very much appreciated.

     We have several items on the April calendar: Delta Lions Celtic Tea on April 2nd, Running of the Elk on April 3rd, Senior Center Breakfast on April 9th, Sheldon High School Sober Grad Spaghetti Dinner on April 9th, Franklin Elementary School Camp-out on April 22nd, District Student Speaker Contest on April 22nd, Hands Helping Hands on April 23rd, Clean up at the Senior Center Tea on April 23rd, Jesse Banker Lunch on April 27 & 28. Finally, the District Convention is in Reno, April 28- May 1.

     The first order of business for the first April meeting is the election of a slate of new officers. Fortunately we did have nominees for each office. The new board will take office starting in July and they need to know that training is available for them to get off on the right foot. According to Lion Andy it will be held in June, so let’s put it on the calendar.

Here are our new officers:

President – Lion Jack Edwards

1st VP – Lion Charlie Brummer

2nd VP – Lion Sharon Mika

3rd VP –  Lion Brad Dano

Treasurer – Lion Warren Weaver

Secretary – Lion Lorene Fuhs

Membership – Lion Dan Pearson

Tail Twister – Lion Agustin Placios

Lion Tamer- Lion Jay Strong

1 Year Director – Lion Jim Switzgable

1 Year Director – Lion Don Thompson

2 Year Director – Lion Marv Niell

2 Year Director – Lion Al Jauregui

PR – Lion Pancho Sanchez

Bulletin Editor – Lion Bob Shipley

Immediate Past President – Lion Bob Brewer

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Elk Grove Lions Club

P.O. Box 465

Elk Grove, CA. 95759

Meetings: 2nd & 4th Mondays (except November & December)

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday

Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

Application for Membership

Lions are in 200 countries and geographic areas. We have 45,000 clubs with over 1.3 million members world wide. We have a dynamic history. We are best known for fighting blindness — it’s part of our history as well as our work today. But we also volunteer for many different kinds of projects including disaster relief — across many borders. We serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools with new programs and resources. Internationally, we offer many programs.

    • We hope you will consider joining our club.
    • To become a Lion, you must be of good moral character and good reputation in our community.
    • Membership is by invitation.
    • If you’re interested in being invited to join Lions Club of Elk Grove, you may want to consider some of the following facts about Lionism:
      • Lions are active.
      • Our motto is “We Serve.”
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Club, District and Zone Highlites:

Click Here For More District and Zone News

Click Here to see our Calendar (It is now a live calendar, not a static calendar.)

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Check out the following photos:
PDG Andy with our Club Speech Contest Winner, Kathy Le, after her win at the Region Contest
Elk Grove Lions with our Student Speech Contest Winner Kathy Le
Elk Grove Lions at the Region Student Speech Contest
Our club as long been a supporter for the Walk to Remember. Club member Jack Edwards recently made this PVC flag stand for their Honor and Remember Flag.

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Let’s reach out to our fellow members:

Please keep Lion Heinz in your prayers. He started radiation treatment in December. Give him a call and lend him your support. He can be reached at (540) 888-3936.

As many of you know, Lion Sterling has been in a care facility since his stroke. He would love to have some visits from his Lion friends. Call ahead to make sure he is not out on a field trip. He is at Emeritus of Laguna Creek, 6727 Laguna Park Drive, EG, CA. 95758 916-683-1881


As usual, we want to send out a special thank you to Dr. John J. Eliopulos, O.D. for all of his support with our efforts to continue to provide support to people with visual impairments. You can find Dr. Eliopulos’ office at 9074 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624.

We also send our thanks out to Dr. Diana Holcomb, O.D. for her support of our mission to support people with visual impairments. You can find Crystal View Optometry at 8347 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Suite 123, just north of Calvine Road.


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Happy Birthday to Lions:

Lorene Fuhs, Joe Tallerico



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Bob Hillyer, Bud Schafer, John Jackson, Lorene Fuhs, Sharon Mika, Shauna Ono, Teresa Rodriguez, Vernon Vincent

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April 11 – John Jr
April 25 – Dennis Weiss

May 9 – Randy Feist

May 23 – Don V

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The organizational structure for our Lions Club is as follows: Lions Clubs International, Multiple District 4, District 4C5, Sacramento Region, Sutter Zone, Elk Grove Lions Club.

This bulletin is produced each month by the Bulletin Editor, Lion Jack Edwards. He may be reached by email at jack.edwards@surewest.net or by phone at 916-240-9302 or by mail at:

Elk Grove Lions Club P.O. Box 465 Elk Grove, CA 95759

President: Bob Brewer 686-7084

Secretary: Rick Schriver 425-3865

Bulletin: Jack Edwards 240-9302

1st VP: Jack Edwards 240-9302

2nd VP: Charlie Brummer 949-5519

3rd VP: Sharon Mika 479-4954

Treasurer: Bill Kirkland 687-7986

Tail Twister: Tom Anderson 947-2439

Lion Tamer: Marv Neill 685-9878

1 Year Dir: John Muegge 215-9787

1 Year Dir: Dave King 479-6574

2 Year Dir: Jim Switzgable 684-7700

2 Year Dir: Don Thompson 600-9884

Membership: Dan Pearson 217-2753

Past Pres: Pancho Sanchez 595-9103

Public Relations: Rick Schriver 425-3865

Make-up Clubs

Delta Lions Club

2nd Thursdays, 7 am

Bartley Cavenaugh Golf Course

8301 Freeport Blvd.


Galt Lions Club

2 & 4 Thursdays

6:00 pm Social

7:00 pm Meeting

Papa’s Pizza

505 C Street, Galt

Pride of Laguna

2 & 4 Wednesdays at 7 pm

The Old Spaghetti Factory

7727 Laguna Blvd.

Elk Grove, CA

Club Roster with Phone Numbers & Email Addresses
was Emailed to Each Member
Name Spouse
Andy Anderson
Tom Anderson Ashley
Taka Blackburn Valerie
Bob Brewer Cheryl
Charlie Brummer
Brad Dano Teresa
Chuck Davis Rebecca
Rigo De La Torre Marina
Daniel DiBenedetto III Sunni
Dianne Edwards Brian
Jack Edwards Tracey
Randy Feist Barbara
Lewis Flint Sr Peggy
Lorene Fuhs Robert
Fred Handley Pam
Bill Heston Jr Linda
Bill Hibbard Linda
Bob Hillyer Shirlee
John Jackson
Chris Joyce Heather
Dave King Julie
Bill Kirkland Jr Dusty
Sterling Kloss Tina
Harjeet Kumar Vanita
Vanita Kumari Harjeet
John Lorraine Debbie
Kirk Marchetti Robin
Lu Lu Martinez
Tom McDaniel
Jack Megna


Name Spouse
Sharon Mika
John Muggee Rebecca
Rebecca Muggee John
Marv Neill Annajean
David Ogden Diann
Shauna Ono Greg
Jim Parino Charlette
Dan Pearsen Shelli
Shelli Pearsen Dan
Agustin Placios
Teresa Rodriguez
Jerry Salamy Leann
Pancho Sanchez Theresa
Bud Schafer Jr Rosanne – Ro
Rick Schriver Jessie
Bob Shipley
David Simpson Ginger
Howard Stoll Jeanette
John Strong
Jim Switzgable Debbie
Matt Switzgable
Joe Tallerico Lynda
Don Thompson Sue
Bob Turner Alice
Don Veninga
Vernon Wheeler Patricia
Warren Weaver Patricia
Dennis Weiss Diane
Isaac White Amy
John Zehnder Nancy
John Zehnder Jr Linda
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International President
Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada
“Dignity, Harmony, Humanity”

2015-2016 MikeRetzlaff DGMikesLogo

District Governor Mike Retzlaff

District Governor

Mike Retzlaff (Lion Sheri)

Pride of Laguna Lions Club
Cell: 916-225-8321
Res: 916-681-9726

Email: mikeretzlaff@sbcglobal.net

1st Vice District Governor

Kumar Kalagara

Folsom Host Lions Club

Cell: 916-337-0914

Email: 1vdg@district4c5.org

2nd Vice District Governor

Thomas “Nick” McNichols
Esparto Lions


Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Gayle Kono
Senator Lions Club


Cabinet Treasurer

John Vermeltfoort
Galt Lions Club

Email: ct@district4c5.org

Sactramento Region Chair

Jeri Retzlaff

Pride of Laguna Lions Club

Email: SacramentoRegion@district4c5.org

Sutter Zone Chair

Matt Lara

Galt Lions Club

Email: SutterZone@district4c5.org

District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer

Woodland Reveille

Email: editor@district4c5.org

District Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club


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