December 2015 Stag

Volume 65 Issue # 6 December 2015

We Serve


President Bob Brewer

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

President’s Message  UpArrowPurple

Lion President Bob Brewer

     Another month has flown by and we are working to get ready for the December non crab feed. Yes, I am sure that you have heard that the California and Oregon Crab Seasons have been cancelled and we chose to go with a Tri-tip and Shrimp feed. Ticket sales have been terrible. We will be lucky to break 140 seats at our fund raiser. Please keep pushing for a few more ticket sales. Tickets are available on our website and it has been announced is on the District website as well. Check out our website, on the right side of the menu at  Make sure to contact your friends and neighbors so that we can have a successful fundraiser for the club this winter.      To start of the month, many of us attended the Citizen of the Year on November 2nd where our own Lion Warren Weaver along with his wife, Optimist Pat Weaver, were be honored as the Elk Grove Citizen of the Year. It was a great event and we were all proud to be there for Warren and Pat. Later in the week we cooked for the Elk Grove HS drill team on the 7th. Senior Center pancake breakfast was served on the 14th and several members attended the District meeting on the 21st. Thanks to Lion Don, our members enjoyed a Thanksgiving Dinner.

     As noted above, this month is focused on the annual fundraiser at the SES hall with Tri-tip being substituted for Crab. We will also be doing the pancake breakfast at the senior center, our annual Christmas Dinner for our club and managing traffic control for the Elk Grove Food Bank Christmas Dinner pickup. Another thing to remember is that because of the Christmas Holiday, we will have our Board Meeting on the 7th and our Christmas Dinner on the 14th.

     If I don’t see you at one of the upcoming events or meetings this month, I look forward to seeing all of you at our January 11th meeting. Governor Mike Retzlaff and his Cabinet will be our guests at our first general meeting of the year on the 11th and I would appreciate your attendance.

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Elk Grove Lions Club

P.O. Box 465

Elk Grove, CA. 95759

Meetings: 2nd & 4th Mondays  (except November & December)

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday

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.”
Calendar of Events  UpArrowPurple
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:
Elk Grove Citizens of the Year; Optimist Pat Weaver & Lion Warren Weaver!!!
Lion Taka & Lion Weaver
Lion Taka, his son and Lion Warren at Citizen of the Year Celebration
The Weavers and the Tallerico’s at Citizen of the Year Celebration
The Weavers and the Tallerico’s at Citizen of the Year Celebration
Announcements UpArrowPurple

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 8347 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Suite 123, just north of Calvine Road.  


Birthdays UpArrowPurple

Happy Birthday to Lions:

Bob Turner, Marv Neill



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Don Veninga, Rigo DeLaTorre

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December 21 – Lion Dave King, Christmas Dinner
January 11 – Lion John M ((Governor Visitation))

January 25 – Lion Bill H

February 3 – Lion Shauna

February 22 – Lion John Z Sr.

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Board Meeting Minutes

Nov 9, 2015

Call to order 7:14  pm                    Lion President:  Robert Brewer


X President: Robert Brewer X Secretary: Rick Schriver
X 1st VP:  Jack Edwards X Bulletin Editor: Jack Edwards
2nd VP: Charlie Brummer Tail Twister: Tom Anderson
X 3rd VP: Sharon Mika Treasurer: Bill Kirkland
Lion Tamer: Marv Neil X 2-Year Director: Jim Switzgable
X 1-Year Director: David King X 2-Year Director: Don Thompson
1-Year Director: John Muegge Membership Director: Dan Pearson
X Imm Past Pres: Poncho Sanchez

Other Lions Present:

Bill H Joe T Taka
Agustin Jack M Andy


Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Secretary Rick Schriver:  Motion to approve Board Minutes by Lion King and second by Lion  Poncho;   approved

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Bill Kirkland:  ABSENT

 Equipment Fund: $xx,xxx                        Project: $x,xxx                       FFA: xxx  

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates

Eyesight:  Lion Dave King

Foundation Old Business / Chairman’s Reports / New Business:

                                                          Date                  Chairman/Motion                        Notes

Lions Tri-Tip and Shrimp Feed Dec 5th Edwards
Sheldon HS Band Spaghetti Dinner


Jan 23 Schriver
Markoffer Spaghetti

PG Aggie Boosters

DEC 23 and DEC 21

Feb 5th

Feb 27

Food Bank







Soroptimist Martini night March 18th Edwards
Franklin Elem Campout April 22
Lions Car Show April/May 2016 Lion Jack Megna

New Business:                                                         

                                                        Motion          Second                      Approval                                

Lion Chair Jack proposed TriTip and Shrimp Feed tickets to 50$ include 5 raffle tickets and reprint tickets L Kin L Poncho YES

Good of the Order:

Adjournment:     7:13  PM

Items to address during our next Board Meeting:

  1.  3 day weekend meetings…?



Board Meeting

Nov 9, 2015

Call to order                       Lion President:  Robert Brewer                                          7:14pm


X President: Bob Brewer X Secretary: Rick Schriver
X 1st VP:  Jack Edwards X Bulletin Editor: Jack Edwards
2nd Charlie Brummer Tail Twister: Tom Anderson
X 3rd Sharon Mika Treasurer: Bill Kirkland
Lion Tamer: Marv Neil X 2-Year Director: Don Thompson
X 1-Year Director: Dave King X 2-Year Director: Jim Switzgable
1-Year Director: John Muegge Membership Director: Dan Pearson
X I Past Pres: Poncho Sanchez

Other Lions Present:

Secretary Report by Lion Sectary Rick:  Motion to approve Board Minutes by Lion King and second by Lion ….. Poncho … approved

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Bill Kirkland… ABSENT

Admmin Act  $ XXXX

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates

Membership: Dan Pearson
Sunshine: Shelli Pearson
Visitation: Sharon Mika
Assets: Don Thompson Keys Proper People with Keys..?

Old Business / Chairman’s Reports:

                                                          Date                  Chairman                                  Notes


 New Business:                 Motion                                        Second          Approval

Club Student Speaker Contest Feb 8th Rick and John Jr Chairs
Zone contest on March 13 x
Region Contest on March 29
Dec 16 Christmas Dinner

December 7th Board Meeting

 Upcoming Events:                                          

Club Board Meeting:

  • Lion President Bob to appoint a Budget committee for this year to better anticipate cash needs and projects to fund.
  • PROPOSE Prospective members dinners are paid by Club.  We need more invitees…! PASSED

Good of the Order:

Adjournment:           7:40        PM

Items to address during our next Board Meeting:

  1. Lions event that Rotary will provide Labor… Several years past due for a FUN Lions Club Event
  2. Sr Ctr MOU update
Club Contact Info UpArrowPurple

The organizational structure for our Lions Club is as follows: Lions Clubs International, Multiple District 4, District 4C5Sacramento 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: Bob Brewer 686-7084

Secretary:  Rick Schriver 425-3865

Bulletin: Jack Edwards 240-9302

1st VP: Jack Edwards 240-9302

2nd VP: Charlie Brummer 949-5519

3rd VP: Sharon Mika 479-4954

Treasurer: Bill Kirkland 687-7986

Tail Twister: Tom Anderson 947-2439

Lion Tamer: Marv Neill  685-9878

1 Year Dir: John Muegge 215-9787

1 Year Dir: Dave King 479-6574

2 Year Dir: Jim Switzgable 684-7700

2 Year Dir: Don Thompson 600-9884

Membership: Dan Pearson 217-2753

Past Pres: Pancho Sanchez 595-9103

Public Relations: Rick Schriver 425-3865

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
Name Spouse
Jack Megna
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
Teresa Rodriguez
Jerry Salamy Leann
Pancho Sanchez Theresa
Bud Schafer Jr Rosanne – Ro
Rick Schriver Jessie
David Simpson Ginger
Howard Stoll Jeanette
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
Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada
“Dignity, Harmony, Humanity”

2015-2016 MikeRetzlaff DGMikesLogo

District Governor Mike Retzlaff

District Governor

Mike Retzlaff (Lion Sheri)

Pride of Laguna Lions Club
Cell: 916-225-8321
Res: 916-681-9726


1st Vice District Governor

Kumar Kalagara

Folsom Host Lions Club

Cell: 916-337-0914


2nd Vice District Governor

Thomas “Nick” McNichols
Esparto Lions


Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Gayle Kono
Senator Lions Club

Cabinet Treasurer

John Vermeltfoort
Galt Lions Club


Sactramento Region Chair

Jeri Retzlaff

Pride of Laguna Lions Club


Sutter Zone Chair

Mat Lara


District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer

Woodland Reveille


District  Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club

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