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.
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
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.
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Activities & Photos
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
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 atEmeritus 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.
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.
April 10 – Lion Isaac White
April 24 – Lion Jerry Salamy
May 8 – Dan Pearson
May 22 – David Ogden
ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB
Board Meeting Minutes
Call to order __________ pm Lion 2nd Vice President: Sharon Mika
Lion President: Jack Edwards
President: Jack Edwards
Secretary: Lorene Fuhs
1st VP: Sharon Mika
Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
2nd VP: Brad Dano
Tail Twister: Agustin Placios
3rd VP: Taka Blackburn
Treasurer: Warren Weaver
Lion Tamer: Jeylon Strong
2-Year Director: Marv Neill
1-Year Director: Jim Switzgable
2-Year Director: Al Jauregui
1-Year Director: Don Thompson
Membership Director: Dan Pearson
Imm Past Pres: Bob Brewer
Public Relations: Pancho Sanchez
Other Lions Present
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: $ __________
Project Sub Accts:
Project: $ __________
Correspondence: (see folder)
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
Membership: Lion Dan Pearson
Visitation: Lion Pancho Sanchez
Elk Grove Lions Foundation
Old Business / Chairperson’s Reports
Zone Student Speaker Contest
7000 65th, Suite A
Lion John & Lion Rick
Martinis and Merriment
Falls Event Center
Lion Jack & Lion Andy
Went very well.
Senior Center Breakfast
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
Pride of Laguna
the brought in 1700 glasses
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
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.
Reimburse Lion Jack on cost of the Chambers Mixer of $50
Lion Bob Brewer
Buy 4 tickets for tea party
Spend $200 if Lion Rick Chairs the Sober Grad Event
Lion Warren Weaver
Pay for Sharon to go to convention for Friday and sat $460