January 2016 Stag

Volume 65 Issue # 7 January 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

     Half way through my term as your President. I appreciate all of the assistance I have received over the past 6 months and look forward to a productive 2016. Although we had challenges with our December “non” Crab Feed, we did have a successful fundraising dinner. We raised a little over $2,000 at our TriTip and Shrimp dinner. Now it is time to get started on 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 will be available by the middle of January.

     We had a great turnout for our Christmas Dinner in December, so thanks to Lion Dave & Lion Pancho for a great dinner. We also had a great time assisting the Elk Grove Food Bank at their Christmas Dinner Box event at the Baptist Church on the 21st. Thanks to all who were out in the cold and windy day to assist.

     We have a busy schedule as we move into the new year.  Of course, our pancake breakfast for the Senior Center of Elk Grove on the 9th. Also, I am looking forward to having all of you at our January 11th meeting. District Governor Mike Retzlaff and his Cabinet will be our guests at our first general meeting of the year. Also in January, our friends at the Galt Lions Club will be hosting their Crab Feed on the 16th. So, if missed having crab in December, maybe you need to buy tickets from the Galt Club. I expect one of their members at the January 11th meeting to be selling tickets if it has not already sold out by then. You can contact them at the above link if you want to be sure to get a ticket.

     The Sheldon HS Band Spaghetti dinner is set for the 23rd. Finally, maybe you want to go to the LEF Soup and Salad event on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Lincoln Veteran’s Memeorial Hall, 541 5th Street, Lincoln, CA.  I have attended in past years and it is a great time to enjoy great food and to visit with fellow Lions throughout the district. For more info on the Soup and Salad event, contact PDG Andy Anderson.  We have three events already scheduled for February, so you will have plenty of opportunities to volunteer next month.

     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:

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Click Here to see our Calendar (It is now a live calendar, not a static calendar.)

Activities & Photos UpArrowPurple
Check out the following photos:
Santa (Lion Matt) and his Elf (Lion Agustin)
Santa (Lion Matt) and his Dad (Lion Jim)
Lion Tom Anderson’s Daughter
Lion Jack Edwards’ Grandson
Lion Brad – Traffic Control at Food Bank Christmas Boxes Handout
Lion Bill – Traffic Control at Food Bank Christmas Boxes Handout
Lion John Z Sr., and Lion President Bob – Traffic Control at Food Bank Christmas Boxes Handout

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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:

John Zehnder Sr., John Jackson, Vernon Vincent, Jim Parino, Bill Heston



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Dave King, Dennis Weiss, John Zehnder Sr., Rick Schriver

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January 11 – Lion Sharon & Lion Agustin ((Governor Visitation))

January 25 – Lion Bill H

February 3 – Lion Shauna

February 22 – Lion John Z Sr.

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

Board Meeting for December, 2015. We did not have a quorum so we did not vote on anything. All issues put over until January board meeting.

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
Name Spouse
Jack Megna
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
David Simpson Ginger
Howard Stoll Jeanette
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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