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!
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.
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:
Activities & Photos
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
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:
Pancho Sanchez, Bill Kirkland, Teresa Rodriguez, Bill Hibbard, Brad Dano
Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Brad Dano, Matt Switzgable
August 14 – Lion Bob Shipley
August 28 – Lion Marv Neill
ELK GROVE LIONS FOUNDATION
Board Meeting Minutes
Call to order 18:37 Lion President: Sharon Mika
President: Sharon Mika
Secretary: Agustin Palacios
1st VP: Brad Duno
Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
2nd VP: Taka Blackburn
Tail Twister: Andy Anderson
Treasurer: Jaylon Strong
Lion Tamer: Don Thompson
2-Year Director: Lewis Flint
1-Year Director: Marv Neill
2-Year Director: Bob Tuner
1-Year Director: Al Jauregui
Membership Director: John Zehnder, Jr.
Imm Past Pres: Jack Edwards
Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
Other Lions Present
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
Project Sub Accts:
Correspondence: (see folder)
Eyesight: Lion Dave King
Sunshine: Lion Shelli Pearson
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson
Purchased US Flag for meetings.
Membership: Lion Dan Pearson
Visitation: Lion Pancho Sanchez
Adjourn Club Meeting
Open Meeting for Elk Grove Lions Foundation
Old Business / Chairperson’s Reports
Ft Sutter Lions 90th birthday
EG Run 4 Hunger Parking
Lion Jack & Lion Sharon
Sr Ctr Pancake Breakfast
Lion Jim & Lion Don
CSD Campout in Park
July 8 & 9
Past President BBQ
* 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
Eagle Scout Court of Honor to allow Lion Taka to spend up to $25 for awards.
Club to approve reimbursement to Lion Jack for fee for booth for the Elk Fest for $25
Motion to approve up to $200 to secretary for supplies
Motion to participate in Big Day of Giving with Lion Joe T to work on project with assistance of Lion Jack