January 2017 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 66 Issue # 7  January 2017

We Serve


President Jack Edwards

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

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Lion President Jack Edwards

     First of all, thanks to all of you who made the December Crab Feed successful. It is one of our major fundraisers each year, and although we had smaller numbers of guests than last year, we still had a successful event. Special thanks to 1st VP Sharon for stepping up and managing her first crab feed. Also thanks to the crew who handled the pancake breakfast on Saturday the 10th. Lion Don and crew did a great job at our Family Christmas Dinner on the 12th. Also, thanks to Lion Brad for being Santa for the kids. Last of all, Merry Christmas to Lion Joe and his crew who handled the traffic control for the Food Bank’s Christmas Box Drive Thru at the Creekside Church on the 19th.

     As we start the new year, we have our first meeting of the year on the 9th, followed by serving breakfast at the Senior Center on the 14th of January.  Our board meeting is on the 16th and the final meeting of the month is on the 23rd. All of the meetings will be at the Senior Center.

      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:

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:
20161212_193637Family Night Christmas Dinner on December 12th
20161212_193639Family Night Christmas Dinner on December 12th
20161212_193728Family Night Christmas Dinner on December 12th

Family Night Christmas Dinner on December 12th

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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:

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 9 – Jey Strong

January 23 –

February 13 – No Dinner – Student Speaker Contest

February 27 – Swiss Night – John Zehnder Jr.

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Board Meeting Minutes    
Call to order  6:30PM Lion President:  Jack Edwards
X President: Jack Edwards X Secretary: Lorene Fuhs
1st VP:  Sharon Mika Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
X 2nd VP: Brad Dano Tail Twister: Agustin Placios
3rd VP: X Treasurer: Warren Weaver
X Lion Tamer: Jeylon Strong 2-Year Director: Marv Neill
X 1-Year Director: Jim Switzgable 2-Year Director: Al Jauregui
X 1-Year Director: Don Thompson X Membership Director: Dan Pearson
X Imm Past Pres: Bob Brewer X Public Relations: Pancho Sanchez
Other Lions Present Guests None
Lion John Zehnder Jr.
Lion Rick Schriver
Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Secretary Lorene Fuhs:
Motion to approve By Lion: Pancho Second by Lion Dan            Approved: All
Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Warren Weaver:
Admin: $2,059.92 Project Sub Accts:
Project: $30,606.73 Equipment:  $ 19,097.20
Grand Total $32,666.65 FFA:  $   504.53
Projects:  $ 11,005.00
Correspondence: (see folder)
Committee Updates
Eyesight:  Lion Dave King No report
Sunshine: Lion Shelli Pearson No report
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson Bought towels, nothing else to report
Membership: Lion Dan Pearson No report
Visitation: Lion Pancho Sanchez Visitation will begin after 1st of the year

Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Chairperson’s Reports

Location Date Chairman/motion notes
Valley High School Accounting Lion Rick Schriver Lion Rick turned in a donation to the club for $861
Senior Center Breakfast Senior Center Lion Don & Lion Jim served 132 adults/5 kids
December Crab Feed Report EG Park Pavilion 4-Dec Lion Sharon Lion Weaver reported on income and expenses looks like the crab feed made approx.  $4956.14.  There are a few numbers that could change
Food Bank Turkey Boxes Creekside Church- traffic control 19-Dec Lion Joe Went well 7 Lions helped totally 35.5 hrs
1.  Why are we always pushing for fundraising events??  Because we have regular monthly expenses;   What are they ?
What are our monthly expenses? We need to determine what we need to break even.
Approx. Monthly Expenses Senior Center Breakfast $350.00
Eye Exams/Glasses $125.00
Insurance $90.00
P.O. box $10.00
Monthly Total $575.00
We need about $6900 per year in fund raising to meet the estimates noted above.
2. March Crab Feed-  So, do we want to start a new tradition and do something other than a crab and shrimp feed in March
       a)  Crab Feed Same Price? Jack wants to order tickets so that we can get started selling in January.
 There is a lot of competition for selling crab feed tickets after the first of the year.
We are checking with CSD to see it pavilion is available for March 3 for a cheaper venue
Lion Lorene is still checking on dates with CSD for options for Carnitas Dinner (March 17/18th & Oct 28th
3. Caritas Dinner – If we are going to do one, lets plan it now and get a date:
4.  We still need a 3rd VP.   We are still looking for a VP
5.  Lion Taka:  Needs to seek pre-approval for the 3 Eagle Scout plaques at $17.50 each.
Plaques will ONLY be made when the scout notify us of their court of honor date.   APPROVED by board
6.  Request from Jenn Leon, on behalf of Musical Mayhem Production for running a Bar.  They are going to have wrist bands for adults.
Lion Andy is chairperson for this event. Approved by board
7.  It has come to the attention of the board the Lupe and Family was only paid $180 not the normal fee of $250 for crab feed dishes.
The board decided to pay Lupe additional $80 plus a $100 Christmas gift to Lupe and Family   APPROVED by board
8. Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce dues have not been paid.   We will be paying them.   APPROVED by board
   Moved by: Motion  Second Approved
Boy Scout Plaques Lion Taka Lion Don Lion Dan ALL
Musical Mayhem Production Lion Pancho Lion Bob B ALL
Lupe and Family Lion Brad Lion Pancho ALL
EG Chamber of Commerce Payment Lion Dan Lion Pancho ALL
District 4c Conference To pay representive- Lion Bob Brewer Fees Lion Jim Lion Don ALL
PG Elementary Spaghetti Feed Lion Pancho Lion Bob B ALL
Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:
Date Location Chairman
Senior Center Breakfast Jan 14th Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
District 4C Conference Feb 10-12 Redding Lion Bob Brewer
Senior Center Breakfast Feb 11th Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
Student Speaker Contest Feb 13th Senior Center Lion Rick & John Jr.
March Crab Feed March 4th SES Hall Lion Sharon & Brad
Senior Center Breakfast March 11th Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
PG Elementary School PTA Spaghetti Dinner March 24th PG Elem Multi Purpose Room Lion Warren
Running of the Elk April 2nd Longleaf Drive not helping
Senior Center Breakfast April  8th Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
CSD Just Serve Day BBQ April 22nd Rotary Grove Lion Jack
District 4C Conference April 27-30 San Ramon Lion Jack
Senior Center Breakfast May 13th Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
Musical Mayhem Event May 20th Laguna Town Hall Lion Andy (Bar Only)
Senior Center Breakfast June 10th Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
EG Run 4 Hunger Parking June 27th Elk Grove Park Lion Jack
Adjournment:              8:20   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