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.
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.
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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 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:
Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Andy Anderson, Joe Tallerico
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
ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB
January 16, 2017
Call to order: 6:30 pm Lion President: Jack Edwards
President: Jack Edwards
Secretary: Lorene Fuhs
1st VP: Sharon Mika
Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
2nd VP: Brad Dano
Tail Twister: Agustin Placios
Treasurer: Warren Weaver
Lion Tamer: Jeylon Strong
2-Year Director: Marv Neill
1-Year Director: Jim Switzgable
2-Year Director: Al Jauregui
1-Year Director: Don Thompson
Membership Director: Dan Pearson
Imm Past Pres: Bob Brewer
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
Sub Accts: Equipment: $__19097.20__________
Correspondence: (see folder)
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 ReportsDate Location Chair
December Crab Feed Report
Lion Sharon — report was turned in. Still finalizing balance from SES Hall.
Senior Center Breakfast
Lion Don – Served 130 adults and 8 kids, Expenses $273.76, Senior Ctr. $841.76
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 3rdLion 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
Pre-Approval for 3 plaques for Eagle Scouts $17.50 ea
Student Speaker Spaghetti Dinner
Lion John Jr.
Spotlight on the Ranch June 11th breakfast for family and sponsors
Donation for Mary Lewis service and flowers for service