Thanks to all of the members of our club, we had a great January as we served the Elk Grove Community. We started off the month with our service to the Senior Center of Elk Grove with our last monthly Pancake Breakfast, on the second Saturday in January, since they will be moving to their new site at District 56, the new Civic Center.
Unfortunately, the process of moving and clearing out the Senior Center will also leave us without a meeting place for February as we wait for the Community Services District to take over what is being now called the Beeman Community Center. As we begin to work with CSD starting in March, many of our members will have to obtain Food Managers Certification as well as Food Handler Certification. All of this was handled by the Senior Center in the past, but since we are the primary users of the kitchen in the future, we need to obtain our own training and certification. Since we will not be able to have our pancake breakfast in February, Lion Jack Edwards will be on site to greet the public who did not get the word about the cancelled breakfast.
We had our annual visit by the District Governor, Sarah Enloe, along with members of her cabinet.
Our spring calendar is filling up fast. We are getting ready for our annual Student Speaker Contest, thanks to Lion John Zehnder, Jr., and Lion Jack Edwards. It is scheduled for February 10th at the Pavilion at Elk Grove Regional Park. Please plan on being there to support our speakers. Since we will not be holding the event at our regular meeting place, we will serve pizza and drinks after the contest rather than a pasta dinner.
Our February board meeting will be held at Round Table Pizza on Elk Grove Blvd, and our 4th Monday meeting will be held at the Spaghetti Factory on Laguna Blvd. We should be back at the Beeman Rec Center starting in March.
We lost a long time member, Bill Hibbard, in December and we supported his family with an outstanding Celebration of Life. Thanks to all of the Lions who stepped up for Bill’s family. Some of our members attended the memorial service while the rest of the club prepared the meal for the Celebration of Life.
This was a difficult time for our membership. Bill Heston’s wife, Linda, passed at the end of January. We have also been told that Dave Ogden, our president for 2005-2006 is in hospice and not expected to live through February. If that is not enough, our Lion Joe Tallerico has stepped down from his positions with the board because of health issues. Our hearts and prayers go out to our members and their families during this difficult time.
Elk Grove Lions Club
P.O. Box 465
Elk Grove, CA. 95759
Program Meeting: 7:00PM – 2nd Monday of the month (except Nov & Dec) Location: Beeman Community Center, 8830 Sharkey Avenue
Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM
Location: Beeman Community Center, 8830 Sharkey Avenue
General Meeting: 7:00PM – 4th Monday of the month (except Nov & Dec) Location: Beeman Community Center, 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:
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:
Lion Warren Weaver
Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club: Lion Joe Tallerico
January 13 – Brad Dano
January 27 – Lyndon King
February 10 – Student Speaker Contest (Pizza & Drinks)
ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB BOARD MINUTES
January 20, 2020
Call to order: 6:03 President: Taka Blackburn
President: Taka Blackburn
Secretary: Agustin Palacios
1st VP: Rebecca Muegge
Bulletin Editor: Jack Edwards
2nd VP: John Muegge
Tail Twister: Brad Dano
3rd VP: Vacant
Treasurer: Jeylon Strong
Lion Tamer: Bob Husted
2-Year Director: Don Thompson
1-Year Director: Warren Weaver
2-Year Director: Sharon Mika
1-Year Director: Jack Edwards
Membership Director: John Zehnder Jr.
Immediate Past Pres: Brad Dano
Public Relations: Jack Edwards
LCIF: Andy Anderson
Lion Marvin, Lion Jim Switzgable
Lion Bill Kirkland
Lion Jason Springer
Lion Charlie Bremmer
Yolanda Underwood – PGHS Baseball Boosters’ Club Diamond Dinner (Bar) on Saturday, February 22, 2020
Chele Matsumoto – PGHS Aggie Backers’ “Burgers & Brews” on Saturday, February 29, 2020
John Lorraine – PG Elementary School PTA Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, March 27, 2020
Susan Hernandez – Elk Grove Historical Society Spring Tea (Parking) on Saturday, May 9, 2020
Ken Miller – EG Historical Society for Early California Days Assistance for parking 9-4 on 3/28-29
Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Minutes for December 2019 submitted to Lion Jack and all activities recorded in the Lions International
Motion to approve Board Minutes for December 2019 by Lion Brad second by Lion Andy Motion…Passed Yes
Sacramento Embarcadero Lions Club – Lion Catherine (Cat) Gon for 4-C5 District Governor 2020-2021
Higgins Diggins Lions Club – Lion Donna Prince for 4-C5 First Vice District Governor 2020-2021
Colfax Lions Club – Lion Tim Luckinbill for 4-C5 Second Vice District Governor 2020-2021
Eyesight: Under Control
Sunshine Lion Jack to check on Lion Joe Tallerico health
Assets/Equipment: Request to buy a new cover for the mobile grill
Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation
Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report
Event Name Date Location Chair
Bill Hibbard’s Celebration of Life
EG Lions Community Pancake Breakfast
Beeman Community Center
PGHS Baseball Boosters’ Club Diamond Dinner (Bar Only)
PGHS Aggie Backers’ “Burgers & Brews”
PG Elementary School PTA Spaghetti Dinner
Elk Grove Historical Society Spring Tea (Parking)
LCIF Sutter update Lion Andy
Boy Scout Troop 59 Lion Andy
Reimbursement for Bill Hibbard’s Celebration of Life
(Cancel) February Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, February 8, 2020 (No chairs & tables)
Student Speaker Contest – Moved to the Pavilion, Monday, February 10, 2020
February Board Meeting, Monday, February 17, 2020 (Location)
(Cancel) Dinner Meeting, Monday, February 24, 2020 (Cancel Senator Lions Club Visit)
Facility Use at 8830 Sharkey Avenue, Beeman Recreation Center (Name Only)
Club Assets located inside at 8830 Sharkey Avenue
Motion Moved by: Second Approval Chair
To authorized payment for Liquor License Insurance soon to expire up to 1500 dollars
Lion Bob Husted
Lion Don to spend <$200 for cover for grill
To accept Lion Jack to assume Public Relations position and Lion Warren assume position for Scholarship Foundation
Lion John M
District 4C5 Cabinet Meeting reimbursement cost for lunch
Reimbursement cost for Bill Hibbard’s Services to lions who provide receipts.
Burger and Brew service event (Bar only)
Lion Warren & Bill
Historical Tea Party Society event (parking
PGHS Boosters Bar for dinner
Lion John Jr
Lion Bill Kirkland
Early California Days (collect parking fee)
Lion John & Brad
Pleasant Grove spaghetti dinner
Lion John Jr.
Spend up to $200 for dinner for Speech Contest at the Pavilion
Lion John M
Club to reimburse member for cost of Food Handler $20 Certificate.
Food Mgr Cert (Lions Don & Jack $200)
Donation for 50 dollars to LICF
Lion John Jr.
President Taka to choose a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award recipient for the Elk Grove Lions Club
All Lion volunteers working in the kitchen and food event must get the Food Handlers Certificate and Club will pay up to 20 dollars reimbursement cost and for the Managers Certificate up to 200 dollars