February 2016 Stag

Volume 65 Issue # 8 February 2016

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

     Now it is time to get tickets sold for our March Crab Feed. The Crab season is open along the west coast, so I am looking forward to a successful fundraiser.  Make sure to contact your friends and neighbors and sell some tickets so that we can have a successful fundraiser for the club this spring. The tickets are available NOW!!!

     We have a busy schedule as we move into February.  To start off the month, Lion Weaver will be working the Markoffer Spaghetti Dinner. Give Lion Weaver a call to see if he needs any help. We have our Club’s speech contest on Monday the 8th. Please show up to support our contestants. We will need tellers & timers, etc… Of course, our pancake breakfast for the Senior Center of Elk Grove on the 13th.    We also have the Blue/Gold Dinner on the 18th, the PGHS Lacrosse Tri-Tip Dinner on the 19th and the PGHS Aggie Boosters Dinner on the 27th. Call Lions Brummer, Sanchez, King or Schriver to see if you can give some assistance.

     Also coming up in February is the District Cabinet Meeting. If you have never attended, you may want to plan for February 27th in Woodland and the Pioneer High School campus.

     Finally, for those who like to plan ahead, the Lions MD-4 Convention in Modesto from February 5 – February 7, and the District Convention is in Reno, April 28- May 1.

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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:
District Governor Mike Retzlaff
District Governor Mike Retzlaff and part of his Cabinet
District Governor Mike Retzlaff and Cabinet Visitation
District Governor Mike Retzlaff and new members Agustin, Harjeet, Isaac, Vanita & Bob
District Governor Mike Retzlaff with new member Isaac White and Sponsor Joe Tallerico
DSC00139District Governor Mike Retzlaff with new members and sponsors
20160130_152155Lion Andy working the bar at the LEF Soup and Salad Event
20160130_151934Lion Derek Ledda’s Lumpia at the LEF Soup and Salad Event
20160130_152037Raffle Prizes at the LEF Soup and Salad Event
20160130_152103Lion Jerri Retzlaff working the door at the LEF Soup & Salad Event

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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.  


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Happy Birthday to Lions:

Warren Weaver



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Andy Anderson & Joe Tallerico

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

February 8 – Speech Contest, no dinner

February 22 – Lion John Z Sr.
March 14 – Lion Kirk Marchetti
March 21 – Lion Bob Turner

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

Minutes for the Elk Grove Lions Foundation/Club Board of Directors Meeting

January 11, 2016

Meeting call to order by President Lion Bob Brewer at 7:03 PM.  Late start due to waiting for last member to be present to have a quorum.  Lion PDG Andy Anderson acted as secretary in the absent of the club secretary.

Members present:

Lion Bob Brewer, Lion Jack Edwards, Lion Charlie Brummer, Lion Sharon Mika, Lion Marv Neil. Lion Bill Kirkland, Lion Dan Pearson, Lion Jim Switzgable, and Lion Don Thompson.

Members absent:

Lion Dave King, Lion John Muegge, Lion Poncho Sanchez, Lion Tom Anderson (working), and Lion Rick Schriver.

Other members present

Lion PDG Andy Anderson, Lion Joe Tallerico and Lion Bob Turner

Guest attending the meeting:

Jay Strong – a guest of Lion Bob Turner and Cub Master of Pack 179 Andy ________.

Motion to approve the minutes was passed.

Treasurers Report:

Old Business:

Lion Jack Edwards gave us his final report for the Dec Tri-Tip and Shrimp dinner and turned in the total number of hours work at the dinner.  Total profit was $ 2,710.75.  We have not received back the amount from the SES from the deposit.  Raffle brought in $ 932.00 and the bar brought in $ 437.46.

Lion Don Thompson gave us a report on the parking for the Food Bank.

Lion Don also gave us a report on the Senior Breakfast.  He showed us the tickets that will be used by the Senior Center to track the number of breakfast that were served and a flyer that will be posted on the sign-in table, the door going into the hall and at the serving station that shows what will be put on the plate.  He also told us about an incident that happen with a guest who did not come through the sign-in table and demanded food.

Lion Rick Schriver did not send in a report on the Sheldon HS Band Spaghetti Dinner but he did send around a sign-up sheet at our last dinner and has email the members asking for assistance.

No report of the Student Speaker Contest.  It will be held at our first meeting in Feb on the 8th.  Since we are having our speech contest that night, we will not hold our normal meeting.

No report on the PG FFA dinner to be held on Feb 27th.

Lion Jack Edwards and Lion Charlie Brummer discussed the March Crab Feed in length.  Lion Jack received the tickets but they had the wrong price on them so they are being redone.  Lion Poncho will be asked to be the head cook and PDG Andy agreed to set up the bar.  More to come.

PDG Andy discussed the upcoming Soroptomist Dinner on March 18th.  The bartenders will be Lion Sharon Mika, Lion Issac and himself.  Lion Jack will be the backup bartender if needed.

Lion Bob stated that we will discuss the upcoming Franklin Elem Campout at our next Board Meeting in February.

New Business:

PGHS Lacrosse Team Tri Tip Dinner will be held on Feb 19th.  Lion Poncho and Lion Warren will be the head cooks and PDG Andy, Lion Bill K. and Lion Tom will be the bartenders.

Ad for the District Convention Program was approved for a one page ad costing $100.  Motion by Lion Dan and second by Lion Sharon.

Tickets for the Youth Exchange was discussed and the board approved to purchase the tickets for $100.

Tickets for the LEF Soup and Salad were discussed and it was the board discussion not to purchase the tickets this time.

Lion Jack and Lion Joe brought up the fundraiser at Dickie’s BBQ for the Scholarship for Elk Grove.

Parking for the Strauss event (Jul 28-31) was discussed and a motion to do the event by Lion Jim and second by Lion Jack.

Blue and Gold dinner for Pack 179 was discussed and a motion to provide the food (as the sponsor of the Pack) was motion by Lion Jim and second by Lion Dan.  The max funds to be used is $250.

Lion Bob discussed the usage of the CSD Park Pavilion for April 16th.  We original want to do a car show by Lion Jack Megna but Lion Jack said that it would not give him enough time to put the show together.  So we will have a Carinas Feed by Lion Poncho instead.  More information at the next meeting.

Committee Reports:

Eye Sight by Lion Dave King – not present

Sunshine by Lion Shelli Pearson – not present but pant was sent to Lion Dave Simpson.

Visitation by Lion Sharon – no visits are on the books at this time.

Assets/Equipment by Lion Don Thompson – he purchased a squidgy for the kitchen and mixer.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:31 PM

PDG Andy Anderson

Acting secretary

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 jack.edwards@surewest.net 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
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
John 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
District Contact Info UpArrowPurple


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

Email: mikeretzlaff@sbcglobal.net

1st Vice District Governor

Kumar Kalagara

Folsom Host Lions Club

Cell: 916-337-0914

Email: 1vdg@district4c5.org

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

Email: ct@district4c5.org

Sactramento Region Chair

Jeri Retzlaff

Pride of Laguna Lions Club

Email: SacramentoRegion@district4c5.org

Sutter Zone Chair

Matt Lara

Galt Lions Club

Email: SutterZone@district4c5.org

District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer

Woodland Reveille

Email: editor@district4c5.org

District  Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club


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