August 2017 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 67 Issue # 2 August 2017


We Serve


President Sharon Mika

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

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Lion President Sharon Mika

On June 26, 2017 Captain Megan Couto made history as she became the first female to command the Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace in London, England. And on this same date the Elk Grove Lions Club installed their first female president, making history right here in our small corner of the world!  Thank you for this honor and opportunity!


As usual for July we were pretty busy.  We started off the month with the pancake breakfast at the Senior Center on July 8th with Lion Don & Lion Jim leading the cooking crew.  We also cooked hamburgers and hotdogs Saturday night that same day and pancakes and sausages the next morning for the CSD Community Campout in Elk Grove Park. Lion Brad and myself lead the crews for our commitment to CSD.  On July 22nd, Lion Jack and Lion Jey covered the Elk Fest with help from Lion John Z Jr, and Lion Taka, distributing info on the Elk Grove Lions Club at Morse Park on a hot day!


July 27th thru July 30th, Lion Dave and his crews covered the parking for the annual Strauss Festival in Elk Grove Park.  July 29th was the Kohl’s Child Spree where we cooked pancakes and sausages and also had the Sight Van in residence.  Over 65 kids had their eyesight checked and 12 VSP vouchers were issued.  Great Job to Lion Dave and Lion Andy and their small crew for taking care of the kids.


We slow down a bit in August with dinner meetings on the 14th and 28th and our board meeting on August 21st..  We will once again be cooking for the Senior Center Pancake Breakfast on the 12th.


Thanks so much to Lion Jack, past president, whose help has been immeasurable in assisting the transition to the new board! Thanks to all Lions for helping serve 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.
    • 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 presenting District Award from DG Kumar to Lion Taka Blackburn
Lions Taka, Andy, John Sr. and Jack at Scouts Court of Honor BBQ

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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:

Pancho Sanchez, Bill Kirkland, Teresa Rodriguez, Bill Hibbard, Brad Dano



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Brad Dano, Matt Switzgable

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August 14 – Lion Bob Shipley
August 28 – Lion Marv Neill


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Board Meeting Minutes


Call to order 18:37                 Lion President:  Sharon Mika 
X President: Sharon Mika X Secretary: Agustin Palacios
X 1st VP:  Brad Duno X Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
X 2nd VP: Taka Blackburn X Tail Twister: Andy Anderson
X 3rd VP: X Treasurer: Jaylon Strong
X Lion Tamer: Don Thompson X 2-Year Director: Lewis Flint
X 1-Year Director: Marv Neill X 2-Year Director: Bob Tuner
X 1-Year Director: Al Jauregui X Membership Director: John Zehnder, Jr.
X Imm Past Pres: Jack Edwards X Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
Other Lions Present Guests .
Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Secretary Agustin Palacios: Did not have minutes to be approved
Motion to approve Board  Minutes by Lion: Second by Lion
Note: Minutes for May and June will be approved at next meeting
Treasurer Report given by Lion Jay from Lion Warren’s notes
Admin: $3,314.86 Project Sub Accts:
Project: $14,792.60 Equipment:  $              6,010.64
Grand Total $18,007.46 FFA:  $                 188.16
Projects, General:  $              8,593.80
Total:  $            14,792.60
Correspondence: (see folder)
Committee Updates
Eyesight:  Lion Dave King No report
Sunshine: Lion Shelli Pearson No Report
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson Purchased  US Flag for meetings.
Membership: Lion Dan Pearson No report
Visitation: Lion Pancho Sanchez No report
Adjourn Club Meeting 
Open Meeting for Elk Grove Lions Foundation
Old Business / Chairperson’s Reports
Dates Location Chairman notes
Ft Sutter Lions 90th birthday 24-Jun Sutter’s Fort Lion Jack Great event
EG Run 4 Hunger Parking 24-Jun EG Park Lion Jack Great event
Installation Dinner 26-Jun Sr Ctr Lion Jack & Lion Sharon
Sr Ctr Pancake Breakfast 8-Jul Sr Ctr Lion Jim & Lion Don
CSD Campout in Park July 8 & 9 EG Park Lion Sharon
Past President BBQ 10-Jul Senior Center Lion Jack
* CPA for taxes: Lion Jaylon Strong  checking with CPA to do the Clubs Taxes
* Visitation to other Clubs: Lion Sharon will check with Lion Pancho
* Senior Center MOU:  not received for discussion
*  49ers Football Game: Lion Tuner 14 squares paid out (20 dollars square)
* AirMed Care by Sonia Conclin: discussion – Do not want to invite to meeting, no interest.
* List of cooks for next years: Lion Don will put it together
* Strauss Festival: July 27-30. Lion Jack  passed sign up sheet for helpers for both parking entrances
* Child Spree- July 29th Lion Joe passed the sign up list for helpers he need 3 people at 5:30 for loading
* LCIF/COUNTY FAIR: Lion Andy request the club to put aside funds with in two years for thr LCIF and to form a committee for the County Fair
Motions Moved Seconded Vote
Eagle Scout Court of Honor to allow Lion Taka to spend up to $25 for awards. Jack Brad Passed
Club to approve reimbursement to Lion Jack for fee for booth for the Elk Fest for $25 Jack Marv Passed
Motion to approve up to $200 to secretary for supplies Bob T Taka Passed
Motion to participate in Big Day of Giving with Lion Joe T to work on project with assistance of Lion Jack Jack Taka Passed
Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:  
Date Location   Chairman  
Strauss Festival Parking July 27-30 Elk Grove Park Lion Dave
Child Spree (Pancakes) 29-Jul Kohl’s Lion Joe
Child Spree (Vision Van) 29-Jul Kohl’s Lion Dave
Good of the Order: Adjournment:    8:15          PM
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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: Sharon Mika 479-4954

Secretary: Agustin Placios

1st VP: Brad Dano

2nd VP: Taka Blackburn

3rd VP:

Treasurer: Jay Strong

Tail Twister: Andy Anderson

Lion Tamer: Marv Neill 685-9878

1 Year Dir: Al Jauregui

1 Year Dir: Marv Neill 685-9878

2 Year Dir: Bob Turner

2 Year Dir: Lewis Flint

Membership: John Zehnder, Jr.

Past Pres: Jack Edwards 240-9302

Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
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
Brad Dano Teresa
Jack Edwards Tracey
Randy Feist Barbara
Lewis Flint Sr Peggy
Lorene Fuhs Robert
Bill Heston Jr Linda
Bill Hibbard Linda
Bob Hillyer Shirlee
Al Jauregui  Jan
Chris Joyce Heather
Dave King Julie
Bill Kirkland Jr Dusty
Sterling Kloss Tina
Harjeet Kumar Vanita
Vanita Kumari Harjeet
Kirk Marchetti Robin
Tom McDaniel
Jack Megna
Sharon Mika
Name Spouse
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
Bob Shipley
David Simpson Ginger
Jeylon Strong
Jim Switzgable Debbie
Matt Switzgable
Joe Tallerico Lynda
Don Thompson Sue
Bob Turner Alice
Warren Weaver Patricia
Dennis Weiss Diane
John Zehnder Jr Linda
John Zehnder Nancy
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International President
Chancellor Robert ‘Bob’ Corlew

“New Mountains to Climb”

District Governor Thomas “Nick” McNichols
“Embrace Your Accomplishment With Our Legacy of Service”

District Governor

Thomas “Nick” McNichols

Esparto Lions



1st Vice District Governor

Doug Wight
Nevada City Lions



2nd Vice District Governor

Sarah Enloe
Maharlika Lions

Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Kitty Kramer
Woodland Host Lions Club

Cabinet Treasurer

Dennis Kramer
Woodland Host Lions Club


Sactramento Region Chair

Mark Steffens


Sutter Zone Chair

Sheri Retzlaff


District Pride Editor

Susan Lee Giles


District Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club