August 2016 Stag

Volume 66 Issue # 2  August 2016

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

     Well, we have made it through our first month with me as your President. So far, so good. We had a very busy July. Our first meeting of the month was the Past President’s BBQ thanks to Immediate Past President Bob Brewer. Our board meeting was handled by 2nd VP Sharon at The Barn Cafe in Sheldon. Our final dinner meeting of the month was also held at The Barn Cafe in Sheldon. Thanks to all of you for the great turnout.

     As is often the case, we again doubled up our community events and served pancakes at the Senior Center Breakfast on the 9th, followed by cooking hamburgers and hotdogs for the CSD Community Campout at Elk Grove Park. The following morning, the crew returned to the park to prepare sausages and pancakes for the approximately 340 campers. It was a great event. Thanks to Lions Bob Brewer, Dave King, Dan Pearson, Bill Hibbard, Vanita Kumari, Harjeet Kumar, Pancho Sanchez, Jim Switzgable and Lorene Fuhs.

     Later in the month, we assisted the Strauss Festival by handling the collections for parking. Thanks to the chair of the event, Lion Dave King, we had great crews on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. If that wasn’t enough to keep us buys over the weekend, Lion Jim Switzgable’s crew was up early on Saturday morning to cook pancakes at the Kohl’s Child Spree in support of our friends at the Optimist Club of Elk Grove.  Thanks to all of the Lions who volunteered. We could not be the force within our community without you.

     We also have the following plans for August. We will start off on the 3rd with our Chili’s fundraiser. We passed out hundreds of flyers during the Strauss Festival and hope for a great turnout. On the 6th Lion Bob Brewer and crew will handle the Historical Society BBQ. We have our regular meetings and the board meeting. Our first meeting, on the 8th will be at the Senior Center. We will be doing the Senior Center Breakfast on Saturday the 13th. The board meeting on the 15th and the 4th Monday meeting on the 22nd will be at The Barn Cafe in Sheldon. I hope to see all of you at our upcoming activities.

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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: The Barn Restaurant, Sheldon.

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:30PM

Location: The Barn Restaurant, Sheldon.

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.)

Activities & Photos UpArrowPurple
Check out the following photos:


I attended the Tribute to Iris Zimbleman, the creator of the Elk Grove Strauss Festival.
We happily worked this event in July.
For the club members who don’t know a lot of our history, here is a photo of the plaque on the Strauss Island Bridge thanking the Elk Grove Lions Club for building it for the community.
Lions Cooking for Camp Out in Elk Grove Park
Lions Cooking for Camp Out in Elk Grove Park
ChildSpreeSetup1 Lions getting set up for the Child Spree

Lions Lorene, Jim & Al
Lions getting set up for the Child Spree
Sausages on the grill LionsAlJimLoreneLion Al flipping pancakes
ServingLineThe serving line. Lions Sharon, Harjeet & Joe

Lions Al & Agustin

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DUES!!! DUES!!!  Dues were due by the end of June. Many of you still have not paid yet. Please make sure to bring your checks to the next meeting or go online to our website and pay your dues there. All you need is a credit card, and you are set to go.  
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 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:

Pancho Sanchez, Marina Galvez, Bill Kirkland, Teresa Rodriguez, Bill Hibbard, LuLu Martinez, Brad Dano



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
BradDano, LuLu Marina, Marina Galvez, Matt Switzgable

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August 8 – Senior Center – Brad Dano

August 22- Dinner meeting at The Barn Cafe

September 12 – Senior Center – Sharon Mika

September 26- Dinner meeting at The Barn Cafe

October 10th – Senior Center/Governor’s Visit – Lion Jim Switzgable

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Elk Grove Lions Club / Foundation Business / Board Meeting
Call to Order Lion Sharon Date 7/18/2016
Time 6:30
Lion President Bob Brewer
President Jack Edwards X Secretary Lorene Fuhs
1st VP Charlie Brummer X Bulletin Ed Bob Shipley
X 2nd VP Sharon Mika X T Twister Agustin Plaios
X 3rd VP Brad Dano X Treasurer Warren Weaver
X Lion Tamer Marv Neil X M Ship Dan Pearson
X 1 year Dir Don Thompson X 2nd Year Dir Marv Neill
X 1 year Dir Jim Switzgable X 2nd Year Dir Al Jauregui
X IP President Bob Brewer P R Poncho Sanchez
Guests / Presentations     N/A
Lions Present:
Secretary Report Lion Fuhs
Motion to Approve the Minutes 1st Lion Jim 2nd Lion Dan
Treasurers Report Lion Bill Admin (Club Act) $5,436.32
Project Foundation Act $18,277.76
Sub Accounts
Equipment $14,097.20
FFA $71.02
Project $4,109.54
Motion to Approve the Treasures Report 1st Lion Dan 2nd Lion Brad
*New Business/requests

Elk Grove Lions Foundation

1. Request from EG Historical Society to cook dogs & burgers. August 6th. Food/labor & euipment. From Lion Brewer

        At the request of the EG Historical Society for $150 donation along with cooking for their event the board
has decided and aprroved we would only cook and serve for event.
2. Do we want to do a Carnitas Feed? Very few days available in September?
Lion Lorene Checked With Lion Pancho and he is avaiable to cook in October.
We could do a Day of the Dead Theme
3. Would we rather do a TriTip Drive Thru? May be easier to do. Is Lion Weaver available to cook?
  Lion Tom has offered to have a Spaghetti Dinner at the Barn Café to help raise Money for the club
4.  Lions Club Cookbooks
  Lion Dan has presented the club with options on having a Lions club Cookbook for Lions to sell at our events.
5.  Boy Scout Scholarship – Will Stodden Scholarship
  Ian Hamiltion submitted as a candidate for the  award of $500 his troop/$500 from Lions Club
  Board will re-address this in the fall due to the lack of our funds.
Old Business/Committed Events
1-Jul Senior Center Day in the Park Brad Dano Went well – Report submitted
9-Jul Sr Center Breakfast Jim S/Don T Went well – Report submitted
9-Jul CSD Campout in the Park – Dinner Edwards Went well – Report submitted
7/10 CSD Campout – Breakfast Edwards Went well – Report submitted
7/28 Strauss Parking King sign-ups for parking are getting filled
7/30 Kohl’s Child Spree Jim S everything on target
3-Aug Chili’s Fundraiser John Z Jr fliers have been copied and passed out
and emails have sent with flier
Correspondence/Mail N/A
Committee Reports
Eye Sight – Dave King N/A
Sunshine – Shelli Pearson Nothing to report
Assets/Equipment – Don Thompson Nothing to report
Visitation – Sharon Mika Nothing to report
Membership – Dan Pearson Nothing to report
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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 or by phone at 916-240-9302 or by mail at:

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

President: Jack Edwards 240-9302

Secretary: Lorene Fuhs

Bulletin: Bob Shipley

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

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
Jey 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


1st Vice District Governor

Thomas “Nick” McNichols

Esparto Lions



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


Sactramento Region Chair

Zenny Yagen


Sutter Zone Chair

Victoria Debord


District Pride Editor

Susan Lee Giles


District Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club

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