As you can tell when you read the minutes below, we have had a very busy month since the last Stag was published, but before I get into all that we have been doing and what we have scheduled over the next couple of weeks, I do want to ask you to help the club with it’s fundraiser, The Big Day Of Giving. It is on May 2nd. It is a 24 hour effort to raise money for the club. You can tell your friends about it and ask them to support us. There is a piece on the website to tell you all about it. You can ask Lion Jack for a graphic that you can add to Facebook, or you can just look at our Facebook page and share the event and share the piece about this fundraiser with all of your contacts on Facebook.This is one fundraiser that you don’t have to work at, but you do need to work at telling all of your friends about it.
Now, on to the busy month. As usual, we supported the Senior Center with their 2nd Saturday Pancake Breakfast. The winner of our Student Speaker Contest, Kathy Le, competed at the Zone level at the Falls Event Center on the 13th and won. She competed again at the Region level Student Speaker Contest where she again won the contest. She is now headed to the District level contest. If you can be there on the 20th at noon, please plan to attend. 7000 65th Street at the Sheriff’s substation west of the old Florin Mall.
Our members again participated in several community events. We assisted with the Soroptimist of Elk Grove’s Martinis and Merriment fundraiser on the 22nd of March. On the 23rd, we cooked at the Pasta Feed at Sheldon High School. Also on the 23rd, we provided parking assistance to the Early California Days Event at Elk Grove Park.
We have several events coming up during the early part of April. Please make sure to step up to assist at the Pleasant Grove Elementary PTA dinner, the Walk to Remember and the Running of the Elk. We also have the Just Serve day in Elk Grove Park on the 13th of April and we need to have about a half dozen Lions to assist with cutting up watermelons, tomatoes and onions and serving the volunteers. Later on April 20th, the Senior Center will need a few volunteers for the Butterfly Tea. .
One very important activity that is ongoing now is the selection of potential officers for our club for the coming year. We have been announcing the need for volunteers or nominees who will run. Please consider stepping up when asked so that our club will continue to be the club that serves the people of our community of Elk Grove.
Thanks for your support over this past year,
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 @ 6:00PM
Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue
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Activities & Photos
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The winner of the Student Speaker Contest at out club, Kathy Le, went to the Zone contest and won. Then she went to the Region Contest. Pictured here with the Lions who attended. Lions Jey, Agustin, Brad, Andy and Jack.
In the Region contest, she competed with Ellie Mizushima and won again. Now she is off to the District Contest on May 20th. If you are available to attend, please go and show your support. Noon at the Sheriff’s Substation at 7000 65th Street, next to the old Florin Mall.
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:
Lions Lorene Fuhs, Joe Tallerico
Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lions Lorene Fuhs, Sharon Mika, Shauna Ono, Teresa Rodriguez
ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
MARCH 18, 2019
Call to order: 6:00 President: BRAD DANO
President: Brad Dano
Secretary: Agustin Palacios
1st VP: Taka Blackburn
Bulletin Editor: Jack Edwards
2nd VP: John Muegge
Tail Twister: Andy Anderson
3rd VP: Rebecca Muegge
Treasurer: Jeylon Strong
Lion Tamer: Jim Switzgable
2-Year Director: Warren Weaver
1-Year Director: Lewis Flint
2-Year Director: Jack Edwards
1-Year Director: Bob Turner
Membership Director: John Zehnder, Jr.
Immediate Past Pres: Sharon Mika
Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
BSA District Executive Abagail and T59 Committee Chair Julie Lewis and the T59 Scout Master John Schrader (no show)
Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Minutes for February sent out, member activity and membership up to date
Motion to approve Board Minutes for by Lion……………… second by Lion……. Motion……………
Correspondence: (see folder) was read by president
Sunshine Bob Turner update none
Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation
Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report
Event Name Date Location Chair
Student Speech Contest
Falls Event Center
Pleasant Grove Spaghetti Dinner
Pleasant Grove Elem
Fundraiser for Pete Saunders Lion Taka
LCI District Cabinet Meeting Report Lion Andy
Club Officers for 2019/2020
EG Regional Scholarship Foundation event (Spotlight on Scholarships) event; request of donation
Student Senior Project volunteer need it to serve as judges Lion John
Motion Moved by: Second Approval Chair
To provide tables and chairs and equipment for a Fundraiser dinner of Trip-tip for Pet Saunders
To add 500 donation to next year Elk Grove Scholarship
To form a committee to review the qualifications of the Elk Grove Scholarship for next year 2019/20120
To assist at the Harvest of Hope Event with parking