April 2017 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 66 Issue # 10  April 2017

We Serve


President Jack Edwards

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

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Lion President Jack Edwards

     Thanks for all your help in a very busy March. We started the month with our Crab Feed on March 4th, followed by the Zone Student Speaker Contest on March 6th. Unfortunately, although she did a good job, Prentice Hitt did not win the Zone contest. On March 10th we hosted the bar for the Soroptimist Martinis and Merriment event. Lions Don & Jim and crew handled the Senior Center Breakfast on the 11th followed by our 2nd Monday meeting on the 13th. We continued with the nominations for officers at that meeting and had a visit from Ed Smith to talk about a Student Speaker Fundraising event. We joined the Pride of Laguna at Colton Insurance for the 3rd Annual Eyes across California for a statewide eyeglass collection event.  I attended a CSD Master Planning Meeting on the afternoon of the 21st followed by the Chamber of Commerce mixer that evening. The theme of the night was Elk Grove’s non-profit organizations. I had a great evening. Friday the 24th we supported the PTA at the Spaghetti Feed at Pleasant Grove Elementary. On Saturday the 15th, Lion Jim & Lion Dave represented our club at the Mel Oneto Memorial Pasta Feud. Some of our members attended the Delta Lions Club Celtic Irish Tea. We selected Diane Hollingshead to be our special guest, but she was not able to attend. We will be recognizing her at our April 10th meeting. We ended the month at our 4th Monday meeting with the opportunity for more nominations for officers from the floor.

     We have a busy April coming up. Although not the first event of the month, the major event this month will be the vote for our board on April 10th.

     Here are our activities set for April.  April 2nd we will assist with the Running of the Elk which supports the Elk Grove Youth Sports Foundation with scholarships for kids who want to participate in sports but who’s families don’t have the funds to cover the cost of equipment and uniforms. Several of us will support the “Walk to Remember” on the 8th. In addition to our regularly scheduled meetings, we will participate in the Just Serve Day BBQ for CSD on the 22nd at Rotary Grove in Elk Grove Regional Park. We will end the month with the president or the 1st vice president going to the District 4c5 conference in San Ramon. As a reminder, we have selected May 10th as our Chili’s Give Back event. There is information on the home page of our website about this event. Please share it with all of your friends and neighbors.

     Thanks again for another productive month serving our community.

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Elk Grove Lions Club

P.O. Box 465

Elk Grove, CA. 95759

Program Meeting: 7:00PM – 2nd Monday of the month (except November & December)
Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

General Meeting: 7:00PM – 4th Monday of the month (except November & December)
Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:30PM

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.
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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:
Elk Grove’s Prentice Hitt at the Zone Student Speaker Contest
Elk Grove’s Prentice Hitt at the Zone Student Speaker Contest
Elk Grove’s Prentice Hitt at the Zone Student Speaker Contest with Zone Chair Victoria Debord

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Let’s reach out to our fellow members:

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 Dr. Diana Holcomb’s office at 8419 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624 just south of Calvine Road, next to the Bel Air Market.


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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, Shauan Ono, Teresa Rodriguez, Vernon Vincent.

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April 10 – Lion Isaac White
April 24 – Lion Jerry Salamy
May 8 – Dan Pearson
May 22 – David Ogden

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Board Meeting Minutes
Call to order __________  pm                   Lion 2nd Vice President:  Sharon Mika 6:30 Lion President:  Jack Edwards
X President: Jack Edwards X Secretary: Lorene Fuhs
1st VP:  Sharon Mika Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
2nd VP: Brad Dano Tail Twister: Agustin Placios
X 3rd VP:  Taka Blackburn X Treasurer: Warren Weaver
Lion Tamer: Jeylon Strong X 2-Year Director: Marv Neill
X 1-Year Director: Jim Switzgable X 2-Year Director: Al Jauregui
X 1-Year Director: Don Thompson X Membership Director: Dan Pearson
X Imm Past Pres: Bob Brewer X Public Relations: Pancho Sanchez
Other Lions Present Guests None
Lion John Zehnder
Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Secretary Lorene Fuhs:
Motion to approve Board  _____________ second by Lion  ________   approved Minutes by Lion: Taka Second by Lion Dan    Approved: All
Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Warren Weaver:
Admin: $ __________ $1,018.56 Project Sub Accts:
Project: $ __________ $25,614.65 Equipment:  $                                  14,597.20
Grand Total$ $26,633.21 FFA:  $                                      460.28
Projects:  $                                  10,557.17
Correspondence: (see folder)
Committee Updates
Eyesight:  Lion Dave King We have eye truck for Child Spree, still getting doctor.
 VSP wants to only use House Vouchers.
Sunshine: Lion Shelli Pearson Flowers were sent to Lion Sharon for a speedy recovery
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson No report
Membership: Lion Dan Pearson No report
Visitation: Lion Pancho Sanchez No report

Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Chairperson’s Reports

Dates Location Chairman/motion notes
Crab Feed 4-Mar SES Hall Lion Brad No report
Zone Student Speaker Contest 6-Mar 7000 65th, Suite A Lion John & Lion Rick No report
Martinis and Merriment 10-Mar Falls Event Center Lion Jack & Lion Andy Went very well.
Senior Center Breakfast 11-Mar Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don Served 117 adults and 6 kids, 11 Lions club members helped with a total of 47 hrs.  $726. was raised for Senior Center, $437 expenses and $100 back to LC
Eye Across California 18-Mar Colton Insurance Pride of Laguna the brought in 1700 glasses
New Business:
Lion Jack will be attending a planning meeting with CSD as they work on their master plan.
Jack will be asking to secure the use of the now senior center for the
 community organizations to use.
Lion Jack will be attending the Chamber Mixer on the 21st Focus on Non Profits/Service Clubs
Delta Lions Club Celtic Irish Tea, March 25th. Buy table & sponsor Diane Hollingshead?
Lion Jack & Wife are going along with Lion Andy
Did we miss the request for Sheldon High Sober Grad Night Spaghetti Feed 3/25?
Lion Jack was going to contact Lion Rick if he was going to chair this event
since he has done this event in the past.  If not we weren’t going to do
 this event
Now is the time to request dates for the Pavilion in 2018.
Lion Lorene is going to contact Marni at CSD for up coming 2017-2018 dates
Lions Jim & Dave will enter the 6th Annual Mel Oneto Memorial Pasta Feud on 3/25.
Lion Jim and Lion Dave all set for this event
Request for the club to pay for convention for incoming president Sharon.
The board voted on to cover some of the cost of convention
 Fri & Sat up to cost of $460
Bar request for Pleasant Grove Elementary PTA Bar only and SES Hall April 22nd
Board approved this event with Andy as Chairperson
Ordering Mevin Jones Plaque.
Lion Jack will give information on to what he wants ordered.
   Moved by: Motion Second Approved
Reimburse Lion Jack on cost of the Chambers Mixer of $50 Lion Jim Lion Bob Brewer Lion Taka ALL
Buy 4 tickets for  tea party Lion Taka Lion Jim Lion Bob ALL
Spend $200 if Lion Rick Chairs the Sober Grad Event Lion Warren Weaver LionTaka Lion Bob ALL
Pay for Sharon to go to convention for Friday and sat $460 Lion Jim Lion Taka Lion Dan ALL
Bar request for PG Elementary at SES Hall Lion Bob Lion Warren Lion Jim ALL
Chili’s fundrasier May 10th Lion John Jr Lion Lorene Lion Warren ALL
Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:
Date                               Location                                 Chairman
EG Chamber Non Profit Mixer 21-Mar Falls Event Center Lion Jack
CSD Master Plan Meeting 21-Mar Willow Rm at Wackford Lion Jack
Regional Speaker Contest 24-Mar 7000 65th, Suite A Our winner lost at Zone
PG Elementary PTA Spaghetti 24-Mar PG Elementary Lion Weaver
Delta Lions Club Celtic Irish Tea 25-Mar Grand Island Mansion
Mel Oneto Memorial Pasta Feud 25-Mar Motherlode Clubhouse Lion Jim & Lion Dave
Officer Nominations from Floor 27-Mar Senior Center Nomination Committee
Running of the Elk 2-Apr Longleaf Drive Lion Teresa
Senior Center Breakfast 8-Apr Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
Student Speaker Fundraiser 8-Apr Roseville Host
Election of new Board of Directors 10-Apr Senior Center Nomination Committee
CSD Just Serve Day BBQ 22-Apr Rotary Grove Lion
District 4c5 Conference April 27-30 San Ramon Lion Jack
Spotlight on Scholars 4-May Creekside Church Pancho
Senior Center Breakfast 13-May Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
Amgen Event in Elk Grove 13-May Elk Grove Regional Park Lion Dave?
Special Kids Day 13-May
EGHS Senior Class Sunset 18-May EGHS Cafeteria Lion Weaver
Musical Mayhem Event 20-May Laguna Town Hall Lion Andy – Bar Only
Davis Aggie Lions Hellacapella 21-May Davis
EGHS FFA Breakfast 27-May County Fair Lion Andy
Buyers Breakfast 28-May County Fair Lion Warren
Senior Center Breakfast 10-Jun Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
District Centennial Party 10-Jun Folsom Host
Spotlight at the Ranch 10-Jun Mosher Ranch Lion Joe
Sunday brunch at the ranch 11-Jun Mosher Ranch Lion Joe
EG Run 4 Hunger Parking 24-Jun Elk Grove Park Lion Jack
Installation Dinner Sharon 26-Jun Senior Center
Past Presidents BBQ 10-Jul Senior Center Lion Jack
Adjournment:  7:58pm
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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 newsletter is produced each month by the Stag Editor, Lion Bob Shipley. He may be reached by email at  or by phone at 916-685-2426:

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

President: Jack Edwards 240-9302

Secretary: Lorene Fuhs

1st VP: Charlie Brummer 949-5519

2nd VP: Sharon Mika 479-4954

3rd VP: Brad Dano

Treasurer: Warren Weaver

Tail Twister: Agustin Placios

Lion Tamer: Jay Strong

1 Year Dir: Jim Switzgable 684-7700

1 Year Dir: Don Thompson 600-9884

2 Year Dir: Marv Neill 685-9878

2 Year Dir: Al Jauregui

Membership: Dan Pearson 217-2753

Past Pres: Bob Brewer 686-7084

Public Relations: Pancho Sanchez 595-9103
Stag Editor: Bob Shipley 685-2426

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
Jeylon 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
Chancellor Robert ‘Bob’ Corlew

“New Mountains to Climb”

2015-2016 KumarKalagara
District Governor Kumar Kalagara
“Sustainable Service” Through Lionism

District Governor

Kumar Kalagara (Lion Sandhya)

Folsom CityHost Lions Club
Cell: 916-337-0914

Email: dg@district4c5.org

1st Vice District Governor

Thomas “Nick” McNichols

Esparto Lions


Email: 1vdg@district4c5.org

2nd Vice District Governor

Doug Wight
Nevada City Lions


Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Cecilia Macias
Metropolitan Lions Club


Cabinet Treasurer

Scott Rogalski
Land Park Breakfast Lions Club

Email: ct@district4c5.org

Sactramento Region Chair

Zenny Yagen

Email: SacramentoRegion@district4c5.org

Sutter Zone Chair

Victoria Debord

Email: SutterZone@district4c5.org

District Pride Editor

Susan Lee Giles

Email: editor@district4c5.org

District Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club