January 2018 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 67 Issue # 7 January 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

Happy New Year 2018!

Another fresh new year is here! Another year to live! To vanish worry, doubt, and fear, to love and laugh and give!

With that in mind, your Elk Grove Lions Club Members are here to serve!

BIG DAY OF GIVING – Check out this website and budget now to support the Elk Grove Lions Foundation! You can donate at ANYTIME!

Wrapping up December, please thank Lion Joe and his crew for handling the traffic control for the Elk Grove Food Bank’s Christmas Box Drive.

Also thank you to Lion Brad,” aka Santa for the kids” at our Family Christmas Dinner, as well as the lead on our annual December Crab and Shrimp Feed. A big thank you to all Lions who helped to make one of our major fundraisers a big success! And thank you to the people who attend this event year after year. We appreciate your continued support!

January 8th and January 22nd we will get back on schedule with our dinner meetings. The monthly pancake breakfast is on January 13th and our board meeting is on January 15th, all at the Senior Center.

We will be helping out at Pleasant Grove Lacrosse Club’s 4th Annual tri tip dinner on January 26th.

Lion John Jr. has confirmed our Chili’s fundraiser for next month. It’s on February 7th and a portion of the proceeds will go to us from that day. Tell all your family and friends! Coupons you can print out are attached here to the website.

Looking for somewhere to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? We will be hosting our very first Corned Beef with Cabbage Dinner at the Elk Grove Pavilion with Lion Taka as head Chair. We hope to make this an annual tradition, so please come support our efforts to provide a delicious and entertaining night!

Recyclables – Keep saving them please! With our combined donations, we can make a difference!


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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:

People having fun at our December Crab Feed.

The Soroptimist group at the Zehnder table at our December Crab Feed

Christmas Cheer at the December Crab Feed by Lion Bob Turner

Lion Chris performing duties as Santa for our Christmas Dinner night with Lion Jack Edwards’ grandson.

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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:
John Zehnder Sr., Jim Parino, Bill Heston



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

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January 8 – Jey Strong
January 22 – Pancho Sanchez

February 12 – Student Speaker Contest

February 26 – Don Thompson


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Board Meeting Minutes
December 11,2017

Call to order: 6:33 pm Lion Sharon Mika

x President: Sharon Mika Secretary: Agustin Palacios
x 1st VP: Brad Dano Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
x 2nd VP: Taka Blackburn x Tail Twister: Andy Anderson
3rd VP: x 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 x Membership Director: John Zehnder, Jr.
Immediate Past Pres: Jack Edwards x Public Relations: Joe Tallerico

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Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Taka: No Board Meeting for November
Motion to approve Board Minutes by Lion John Jr second by Lion Brad Motion approved

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:
Admin:………….$ 4,544.43
Project:…………. $ 17,537.47
Scouts : …………$ 3,142.21
Equipment:…… $ 5,833.22
FFA:…………….$ 2,256.51
Combine……….$ 28,769.41

Total……………$ 33,313.84

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates
Eyesight: Lion Dave King: Issue a plaque to eye doctor
Lion Bill Kirkland will undergo a medical procedure
Lion Shelli to be inform by Lion Sharon
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson Nothing to report
Membership: Lion John Zehnder, Jr. Nothing to report
Visitation: Lion Pancho – Nothing to report

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Reports

Date Location Chair
We still need a 3rd VP
December Crab Feed Dec 2 SES Hall Lions Dan
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Dec 9 Senior Center Lions Jim & Don

New Business:
• Christmas Dinner 12/18/2017
• Phone calls for Christmas dinner Lion Brand and Taka
• T Shirt Update Lion Taka
• Plaque for eye Doctors Lion Brad
• Pleasant Grove Lacrosse Club 4th Annual Tri-Tip Dinner January 26,2018
• Club Speech Contest Feb 12,2017 update Lion John Zehnder Jr.
• District Convention Update Lion Sharon April 19,2018 San Ramon Marriott
• December Crab Feed update Lion Brad
• LICF Centennial Andy’s Report
• Food Bank December 20,2017 at Creekside Church Lion Joe Tallerico
• Chili’s Fundraiser January 24,2017 Lion John Zehnder Jr.
• Senior Center Relocation President Lion Sharon
• Elk Grove Speech Contest February 12,2017 update Lion John Zinder

Motion Moved by: Second Approval
Special Board meeting 11/13/2017
Donations of Funds (300) for E.G.H Drill team requested by
Lion Pancho Lion Taka Lion Jack Approved
Cub Scout Pack 179 Blue and Gold Dinner Event Lion Taka Lion Brad Approved
Club Advertisement for
District 4-5C Convention Lion Taka Lion Bob T. Approved
Pleasant Grove Lacrosse Trip-Tip Dinner .
Elk Grove High School Senior Sunset Dinner Lion Taka Lion Brad

SUGGESTION To OPEN the March and April Meetings to the PUBLIC by Lions Andy and Joe
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
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Jan 13 Senior Center Lions Jim & Don
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Dec 9 Senior Center Lions Jim & Don
Pleasant Grove Tri-Tip Dinner Jan 26 Elk Grove Masonic Hall
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Feb 10 Senior Center Lions Jim & Don
Club Speech Contest Feb 12 Senior Center Lions John &Jack
Cub Scout Pack 179’s Blue and Gold Dinner Feb 15 Edna Batey Elementary ?
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
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast May 12 Senior Center Lions John &Jack
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

Good of the Order: 7:43
Adjournment: PM

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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
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