February 2017 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 66 Issue # 8  February 2017

We Serve


President Jack Edwards

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

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

Lion President Jack Edwards

     Although I usually start my message with a Thank You for your support over the prior month, but since our major fundraising effort is next month, I am going to start out by asking you for your assistance in selling Crab Feed Tickets for the March 4th Crab Feed.

     Now, I want to thank to all of you who made sure that we had a successful January Senior Center Breakfast on the 14th. Also, thanks to Lion Weaver & crew who assisted at the Lacrosse Dinner on the 27th.

     We do have a busy schedule coming up in February. We will start out the month helping Lion Joe review several hundred scholarship applications. On Friday the 10th as we host the bar for the memorial service for Mary Lewis. Of course, there is a Senior Center Breakfast on Saturday the 11th. At our 2nd Monday meeting we will be hosting the Student Speaker Contest at 6:00 at the Senior Center with a spaghetti feed to follow at about 7:00. On the 16th, Lion Taka and crew will be working the Blue & Gold Event for Pack 179. Lion Pancho and crew will be working the Markofer Spaghetti Feed on the 17th and Lion Weaver and crew will be working the Pleasant Grove High School Burgers and Brew event at Elk Grove Park.

      At our 4th Monday meeting we will announce formally the start of the election of officers for 2017-2018 year. 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: 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:  

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Check out the following photos:
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Let’s reach out to our fellow members:

Please keep Lion Dave Simpson in your prayers. He had a stroke in June and is recuperating at home.

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:

Warren Weaver



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

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February 13 – Lion Pancho – Student Speaker Contest

February 27 – Swiss Night – John Zehnder Jr.
March 13 – St. Patricks Day Dinner – Lion Don Thompson
March 27 – Lion Randy Feist
April 10 – Lion Isaac White
April 24 – Lion Jerry Salamy

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple


January 16, 2017

Call to order:  6:30 pm                   Lion President:  Jack Edwards


x President: Jack Edwards X Secretary: Lorene Fuhs
X 1st VP:  Sharon Mika Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
X 2nd VP: Brad Dano X Tail Twister: Agustin Placios
3rd VP: X Treasurer: Warren Weaver
X Lion Tamer: Jeylon Strong X 2-Year Director: Marv Neill
X 1-Year Director: Jim Switzgable 2-Year Director: Al Jauregui
X 1-Year Director: Don Thompson Membership Director: Dan Pearson
Imm Past Pres: Bob Brewer X Public Relations: Pancho Sanchez
Other Lions Present
Lion  Joe T. Lion Chris J.
Lion  Taka B. Lion Harjeet K.


Boy Scout Tanner Joyce

Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Secretary Lorene Fuhs:

Motion to approve Board Minutes by Lion  Marv      second by Lion Brad       approved  ALL

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Warren Weaver:

Admin: $ 1484.19__________
Project: $ _29,195.52_________

Total:    $_30,679.69______________

Sub Accts:
Equipment:           $__19097.20__________
FFA:                      $____504.53________
Projects:   $____9593.79________  

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates

Eyesight:  Lion Dave King —- no report
Sunshine: Lion Shelli Pearson —  no report
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson — new griddle gun purchased
Membership: Lion Dan Pearson — no report
Visitation: Lion Pancho — working on it

Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Reports                                                                                                                      Date                  Location                        Chair

December Crab Feed Report Dec 3 SES Hall Lion Sharon — report was turned in.  Still finalizing balance from SES Hall.


Senior Center Breakfast Jan 14 SCEG Lion Don – Served 130 adults and 8 kids, Expenses $273.76, Senior Ctr. $841.76


New Business:         

  • Use of the Pavilion: We were asking about March 17/18 & Oct 28. Did we get any info available dates? Waiting to hear back from Marni from CSD.
  • Status of Blue & Gold Dinner for Pack 179 in February discussed at November Board Meeting? Lion Taka is chairperson, Lions will be cooking spaghetti and Lion Jey will be donating garlic/cheese bread for this event. Lions have approved a budget/donation of $200.
  • This is the Centennial Year for Lions International. Can we use that as a theme for the crab feed? The club thinks this is a very good theme plus the fact that this spring is our 40th year anniversary our spring Crab Feed.
  • March Crab Feed – Are we staying with the SES Hall? Checking on date otherwise we have to make out deposit on the SES Hall.
  • Carnitas Feed – If we are going to do one, lets plan it now and get a date that does not conflict with other Elk Grove Service Club fund raisers. Good options are May, August or September. Waiting on dates
  • We still need a 3rd Lion Taka was nominated and accepted for this position
  • From Lion Andy: Is the club interested in doing a fund raiser for the Elk Grove FFA for the fair? The club came to the discussion that there is not enough time with our other commitments to be able to do a fundraiser for FFA at the fair this year.
  • From Lion Joe: Support for Spotlight at the Ranch. This will be the last year at the Mosher Ranch. They will be planning something new for next year. It was agreed that the Club will feed the Family and Sponsors breakfast on Sunday June 11, 2017
  • From Lion Taka: Two requests. 1 for Eagle Scout Plaques and 1 for Tanner Joyce’s Will Stodden Scholarship Matching Fund Request. Eagle Scout Tanner asked for donation for the Will Stodden Scholarship and asked question from the board, the board approved the request.    Lion Taka asked for pre-approval for 3 Eagle Scout Plaques.  The plaques will cost of $17.50.  The Eagle Scouts are: John Amazon, Dominic Hinton, Nicholas Karnow.  The board approved both requests
  • From Lion President Jack & Lion Dave King: Death of long-time supporter, Mary Lewis from the Citizen. Waiting to hear from David Herburger about assistance needed for her services. I will entertain a motion to provide support for purchasing and preparing food for her services in an amount to not exceed $500. We can coordinate with any other service clubs that will be assisting David and his family with the services. The Board Approved
  • From Lion John Z Jr: Is the club willing to host a spaghetti feed for the Student Speaker Contest? The Board approved to have Spaghetti dinner for the Student Speaker Contest


      Motion                                      Moved by:                        Second                Approval

Will Stodden Scholarship/ Tanner Joyce  $500 Lion Taka Lion Jim Lion Sharon ALL
Pre-Approval for 3 plaques for Eagle Scouts $17.50 ea Lion Taka Lion Marv Lion Jeylon ALL
Student Speaker Spaghetti Dinner Lion John Jr. Lion Warren Lion Pancho ALL
Spotlight on the Ranch June 11th breakfast for family and sponsors Lion Joe Lion Brad Lion Sharon ALL
Donation for Mary Lewis service and flowers for service


Lion Jack and Lion Dave Lion Taka Lion Jim ALL

 Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:                                                       

                                             Date          Location                                         Chairman

Lacrosse Dinner Jan 27 Masonic Lodge Lion Weaver
District 4c Conference Feb 10-12 Redding Lion Bob B. is going
Senior Center Breakfast Feb 11 Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
Student Speaker Contest w/ Spaghetti Dinner Feb 13 Senior Center Lions Rick & John Jr.
Boy Scout Blue & Gold Spaghetti Dinner Feb 16 Eddy Batty Lion Taka
Markofer Spaghetti Feed Feb 17 EGHS Cafeteria Lion Pancho
PG Burgers & Brew Feb 25 EG Pavilion Lion Weaver
March Crab Feed March 4 SES Hall Lions Sharon & Brad
Martinis and Merriment March 10th Falls Event Center We will not work it.
Senior Center Breakfast March 11 Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
PG Elementary PTA Spaghetti March 24 PG Elementary Lion Weaver
Running of the Elk April 2 Longleaf Drive
Senior Center Breakfast April 8 Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
CSD Just Serve Day BBQ April 22 Rotary Grove Lion
District 4c5 Conference April 27-30 San Ramon Lion Jack
Senior Center Breakfast May 13 Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
Musical Mayhem Event May 20 Laguna Town Hall Lion Andy – Bar Only
Senior Center Breakfast June 10 Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
Spot Light on the Ranch June 11 Mosher Ranch Lion Joe T.
EG Run 4 Hunger Parking June 27th Elk Grove Park Lion Jack

Good of the Order:

Adjournment:   7:30 PM

Club Contact Info UpArrowPurple

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: Jack Edwards 240-9302

Secretary: Lorene Fuhs

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
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
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
Jeylon 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

Email: dg@district4c5.org

1st Vice District Governor

Thomas “Nick” McNichols

Esparto Lions


Email: 1vdg@district4c5.org

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

Email: ct@district4c5.org

Sactramento Region Chair

Zenny Yagen

Email: SacramentoRegion@district4c5.org

Sutter Zone Chair

Victoria Debord

Email: SutterZone@district4c5.org

District Pride Editor

Susan Lee Giles

Email: editor@district4c5.org

District Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club