February 2018 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 67 Issue # 8 February 2018


We Serve


President Sharon Mika

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

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Lion President Sharon Mika

Our next big fundraiser is coming up next month on March 17th, 2018. Keep selling those tickets so that we may have a great turnout for this dinner. Also plan on donating a raffle item for the silent auction. About half of our fundraising income is from the auction and by your donation we won’t have to purchase any items. On February 7th, we have the Chili’s fundraiser night; dine in or take out, a portion of your meal will be donated to our club.
Our monthly pancake breakfast is on February 10th at the Senior Center.
Following that we have the student speech contest on February 12 at the Senior Center at 6:00 with a spaghetti dinner following around 7:00. Please show your support by attending this contest.
February 15th, Lion Taka and crew will handle the Cub Scout Pack 179’s Blue and Gold Dinner. February 17th is the District Cabinet Meeting which we will help host with the Sutter Zone Clubs.
On February 24th, we have the annual Burger & Brews Dinner for PGHS with Lion Dan and crew handling the cooking.
We now have work T-shirts available to purchase. These are a royal blue with the Lions logo on the front and Elk Grove Lions Club on the back. Lion Taka has graciously offered to order these for us; please see him if you would like to order a couple.
And to wrap up February, our dinner meeting on the 26th will be “Swiss dinner” night; the Lions John Sr. and now John Jr. Zehnder along with friends help prepare the sausage each year. We hope to see you at our next meeting!

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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

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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.)

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Check out the following photos:

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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 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 and Joe Tallerico

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February 12 – Taka Blackburn
February 26 – John Zehnder

March 12 – Don Thompson

March 26 – Randy Feist


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Board Meeting Minutes
JANUARY 15,2018

Call to order: Lion Sharon Mika

X President: Sharon Mika X Secretary: Agustin Palacios
X 1st VP: Brad Dano X Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
X 2nd VP: Taka Blackburn X Tail Twister: Andy Anderson
3rd VP: Treasurer: Jeylon Strong
X Lion Tamer: Don Thompson X 2-Year Director: Lewis Flint
X 1-Year Director: Marv Neill X 2-Year Director: Bob Turner
1-Year Director: Al Jauregui Membership Director: John Zehnder, Jr.
X Immediate Past Pres: Jack Edwards Public Relations: Joe Tallerico

Roger Zinger possible member
Wolfpack Robotics Club Cosumnes Oak HS Jason, Jack

Secretary Report (Stag) by lLion Agustin: Thanks you letter sent to vendors who donated for our Crab Feed
Motion to approve Board Minutes by Lion……….. second by Lion…….. Motion……..

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:
Admin:………….$ 4,448.37
Project:…………. $ 17,768.66
Scouts : …………$ 3,142.21
Equipment:…… $ 5,833.22
FFA:…………….$ 2,256.51
Combine……….$ 29,000.60

Total……………$ 33,448.97

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates
Eyesight: Lion Dave King:
Lion Bill Kirkland will undergo a medical procedure
Lion Shelli to be inform by Lion Sharon gift plant
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson no report
Membership: Lion John Zehnder, Jr. Possible member Roger Zinguer
Visitation: Lion Pancho – work with Pride Laguna to get our bell back
An email notice was sent to invite 5 lions for a visitation Pride Laguna club to retrive our bell
Day of Giving almost set up: Lion Joe Tallerico requested a resume submit by all board members to turn into the foundation

Points discussed at Cabinet meeting;
• Need a Lion as a point of contact for District/International Issues
• Turn in form P101-for March/April with new offices
• DISTRICT AWARD Have a nomination for outstanding lion in the club
• Club volunteer (Lion Brad) to buy food for the meeting
• Cabinet next meeting Feb 17,2018 at 8:00am (club to bring tables)
• Club commitment to help set up

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Reports

Crab Feed yield better profit compare to last year
Tri-Trip Dinner Event to Support Puerto Rico victims by Lion Brad

Date Location Chair

Pleasant Grove Tri-Tip Dinner Jan 26 Elk Grove Masonic Hall Lion Warren
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Feb 10 Senior Center Lions Jim & Don
Club Speech Contest Feb 12 Senior Center Lions John &Jack

New Business:
• Chili’s Fundraiser February 7,2018 Lion John Zehnder Jr.
• Corn Beef Dinner/Crab Feed discussion by Lion Taka
• T Shirt Update Lion Taka
• Plaque for eye Doctors Lion Brad
• Elk Grove Speech Contest February 12,2017 update Lion John Zinder
• LICF Centennial lion Andy’s Report
• Possible member Lion Andy
• OPEN the March and April Meetings to the PUBLIC
• Senior Center Relocation President Lion Sharon
• Super Bowl Pull Update Lion Bob (Fundraiser)
• Cabinet Meeting January 23,2018 Lion Sharon/Agustin (gift donations)
• Board Meeting Consumers Robot Club. Lion Jim will send information for visitation
• DAY OF Giving up date Lion Joe

Motion Moved by: Second Approval
Corn beef Dinner 20 dollar per ticket Jack Brad Passed
Printing of Tshirts vendor picked up (Wilton) Brad Taka Passed
LICF 500 check for Sacto Co Fair Taka Jack Passed
EG Scholarship Foundation. Award Dinner Jack Andy Passed
Short Line Labor Day for 250 dollars Jack Andy Passed
Bounty of the Boulevard Dinner and Bar Jack Brad Passed

Explore options Club Options When the senior center closes
President Sharon to Inquire with Lion Jack E.

Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:

Event Date Location Chairman
Cub Scout Pack 179’s Blue and Gold Dinner Feb 15 Edna Batey Elementary Lion Taka
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast March 10 Senior Center Lions Jim & Don
Pleasant Grove Pasta & Bingo Night March 16 Pleasant Grove School Lion Taka
Soroptimist Martinis & Merriment March 16 The Falls Event Center Lion Jack
St. Patrick’s Day Corn Beef March 17 Elk Grove Park Pavillion Lion Sharon
Running of the Elk April 1 Long Leaf Drive ?
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast April 14 Senior Center Lions John &Jack
CSD JUST SERVE DAY -Cooking April 21 Rotary Grove Lion President
EG Scholarship Fo. Award Dinner May 3 Creekside Church Lion Joe Tallerico
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast May 12 Senior Center Lions John &Jack
EG. High School Sr. Sunset Dinner May 17 Elk Grove High Lion Warren/John Jr
Senior Day in the Park at SCEG May 30 Senior Ctr./Beerman Park Lion Brad
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast June 9 Senior Center Lions John &Jack
Bounty on the Bvd. Dinner & Bar Jun 10 Old Town Plaza EG Lion Joe Tallerico
Shor Line Labor Day Sep 1 ?

Good of the Order:
Adjournment: 8:45 PM

Board Meeting Minutes

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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: Sharon Mika 479-4954

Secretary: Agustin Placios

1st VP: Brad Dano

2nd VP: Taka Blackburn

3rd VP:

Treasurer: Jay Strong

Tail Twister: Andy Anderson

Lion Tamer: Marv Neill 685-9878

1 Year Dir: Al Jauregui

1 Year Dir: Marv Neill 685-9878

2 Year Dir: Bob Turner

2 Year Dir: Lewis Flint

Membership: John Zehnder, Jr.

Past Pres: Jack Edwards 240-9302

Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
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
Brad Dano Teresa
Jack Edwards Tracey
Randy Feist Barbara
Lewis Flint Sr Peggy
Lorene Fuhs Robert
Bill Heston Jr Linda
Bill Hibbard Linda
Bob Hillyer Shirlee
Al Jauregui  Jan
Chris Joyce Heather
Dave King Julie
Bill Kirkland Jr Dusty
Sterling Kloss Tina
Harjeet Kumar Vanita
Vanita Kumari Harjeet
Kirk Marchetti Robin
Tom McDaniel
Jack Megna
Sharon Mika
Name Spouse
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
Bob Shipley  Andrea
David Simpson Ginger
Jeylon Strong
Jim Switzgable Debbie
Matt Switzgable
Joe Tallerico Lynda
Don Thompson Sue
Bob Turner Alice
Warren Weaver Patricia
Dennis Weiss Diane
John Zehnder Jr Linda
John Zehnder Nancy
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International President
Dr. Naresh Aggarwal
“The Power of We”


District Governor Thomas “Nick” McNichols
“Embrace Your Accomplishment With Our Legacy of Service”

District Governor

Thomas “Nick” McNichols

Esparto Lions


Email: dg@district4c5.org

1st Vice District Governor

Doug Wight
Nevada City Lions


Email: 1vdg@district4c5.org

2nd Vice District Governor

Sarah Enloe
Maharlika Lions

Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Kitty Kramer
Woodland Host Lions Club


Cabinet Treasurer

Dennis Kramer
Woodland Host Lions Club

Email: ct@district4c5.org

Sactramento Region Chair

Mark Steffens

Email: SacramentoRegion@district4c5.org

Sutter Zone Chair

Sheri Retzlaff

Email: SutterZone@district4c5.org

District Pride Editor

Susan Lee Giles

Email: editor@district4c5.org

District Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club