Hello, and welcome to my first newsletter as your club president. I am looking forward to a fun filled, but busy year. As we have over the past several years, we, the whole club, will continue to fulfill our motto, “We Serve” in our community. I want to thank you in advance for your support because I know that you will step up and help our club excel in the coming year.
We finished on a busy June and are already off to a busy July. Of course, we worked the senior center breakfast on the same morning that we worked the Spotlight BBQ at Mosher Ranch where we handle the parking and the cooking. It always makes me proud to be a Lion when we get recognized for our service to the other service clubs and non profit organizations in our community. Also, Lion Dave Ogden and crew handled our installation dinner on June 27th at the Senior Center. Immediate past president, Bob Brewer, announced two major awards at the dinner. He selected Lion Brad Dano as the Lion of the Year, and Lion Dan Pearson as the newest Melvin Jones Fellow. Congratulations to two very worthy Lions.
The last event of the month will be parking control at the Elk Grove Run 4 Hunger at Elk Grove Park in support of the Elk Grove Food Bank on the 25th of June. Thanks to our crew for their hard work. It was very much appreciated.
To start off the new year, we again doubled up events and served pancakes at the Senior Center Breakfast on the 9th, followed by cooking hamburgers and hotdogs for the CSD Community Campout at Elk Grove Park. The following morning, the crew returned to the park to prepare sausages and pancakes for the approximately 340 campers. It was a great event. Thanks to Lions Bob Brewer, Dave King, Dan Pearson, Bill Hibbard, Vanita Kumari, Harjeet Kumar, Pancho Sanchez, Jim Switzgable and Lorene Fuhs.
Later this month, we will be working parking control for the Strauss Festival and will be cooking pancakes at the Kohl’s Child Spree in support of our friends at the Optimist Club of Elk Grove. We might even have a couple Lions helping at the Elk Fest on the 23rd as well.
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: The Barn Restaurant, Sheldon.
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We have a new International President of the Lions Club; check out the video below.
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DUES!!! DUES!!! Dues were due by the end of June. Many of you still have not paid yet. Please make sure to bring your checks to the next meeting or go online to our website and pay your dues there. All you need is a credit card, and you are set to go.
You may have heard that the Board voted in some changes in our meeting schedule. Here is your update: For the month of July, August and September we have been invited by Lion Tom to have our board meetings at 6:30 at “The Barn” in Sheldon, if he is open by the 18th. We also plan to have our 4th Monday meeting and dinner at 7:00 at The Barn for those three months. We will be sending out an email to give you an update on the status of those meeting changes.
Another question that has come up, especially since it is often a challenge to schedule cooks for our dinner meetings, is “Do we want to continue to be a club that prepares our own dinner for our dinner meetings or do we want to meet at a restaurant for our dinner meetings?” Something we will be discussing at an upcoming meeting.
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 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 Andy Anderson
Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Bill Kirkland, Jim Parino
July 11 – Past Presidents BBQ – Bob Brewer
July 25 – Dinner meeting at The Barn Cafe
August 8 – Brad Dano
August 22- Dinner meeting at The Barn Cafe
September 12 – Sharon Mika
September 26- Dinner meeting at The Barn Cafe
ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB
June 20, 2016
Call to order 7:00 pm Lion President: Pres. Bob Brewer
President: Robert Brewer
Secretary: Rick Schriver
1st VP: Jack Edwards
Bulletin Editor: Jack Edwards
2nd VP: Charlie Brummer
Tail Twister: Tom Anderson
3rd VP: Sharon Mika
Treasurer: Bill Kirkland
Lion Tamer: Marv Neil
2-Year Director: Jim Switzgable
1-Year Director: David King
2-Year Director: Don Thompson
1-Year Director: John Muegge
Membership Director: Dan Pearson
Imm. Past Pres: Poncho Sanchez
Lion Tom McDaniel
Diana from VHS Alumni
Laine and Richard from Habitat
Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Secretary Rick Schriver: Motion to approve Board Minutes by ____ and second by Lion _____ ;