July 2016 Stag

Volume 66 Issue # 1  July 2016

We Serve


President Jack Edwards

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

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

Lion President Jack Edwards

     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.

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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: The Barn Restaurant, Sheldon.

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:30PM

Location: The Barn Restaurant, Sheldon.

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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We have a new International President of the Lions Club; check out the video below.

To learn more about our International Lions Club, click here.

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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 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:

Lion Andy Anderson



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Bill Kirkland, Jim Parino

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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

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Board Meeting

June 20, 2016

Call to order 7:00  pm                    Lion President:  Pres. Bob Brewer


X President: Robert Brewer X Secretary: Rick Schriver
X 1st VP:  Jack Edwards X Bulletin Editor: Jack Edwards
2nd VP: Charlie Brummer Tail Twister: Tom Anderson
X 3rd VP: Sharon Mika X Treasurer: Bill Kirkland
Lion Tamer: Marv Neil X 2-Year Director: Jim Switzgable
X 1-Year Director: David King X 2-Year Director: Don Thompson
1-Year Director: John Muegge X 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  _____ ;

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Bill Kirkland:

Equipment Fund: $14,097.20 ( $5,000 loan to Project act)   Project: $4,196.83           ($5,000 owed)

FFA:$ 71.02

Correspondence: (see folder)

Young Farmers




Committee Updates

Eyesight:  Lion Dave King 4 exams in the past month or so

Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Chairman’s Reports / New Business:

                                                          Date                  Chairman/Motion                        Notes

Barn Café, Tom offered facility for future meetings and dinners King motion to try place for a few months 3rd and 4th Monday’s 2nd by Jim S … Passed by vote
Valley High School Reunion Dinner Sept 24th Jim S motion Sharon 2nd… Passed

Rick to Chair

Habitat for Humanity looking for money and help for a 74 year old vet with diabeties to fix up home Fall 2016 Motion by King for $1,000 donation from the equipment account and labor


Jim S – 2nd… Passed

Note account is in a deficite

Run 4 Hunger labor July


Jack motion


Dan P 2nd … Passed


Senior Center MOU in for review. 30 notice to cancel 2015/2016 Insurance Cert is needed with agreement  


Membership dues and members hours criteria to be implemented. $80 with 10 events and 20 hours of time. If not reported then dues will go up the next year 2015/2016 Jim S made the motion Jack E 2nd… passed

2016/2017 first year that dues can scale higher vs time donated


New Business:                                                         

                                     Motion                   Second           Approval

Installation Dinner June 27th Senior Center $15.00


                                         Date          Location                                         Chairman

Sr Ctr Breakfast      7/09 Sr Center Don / Jim
CSD Campout pm BBq      7/09 E G Park
CSD Campout am breakfast      7/10 E G Park
Strauss parking assistance


Kohl’s Child Spree Breakfast

    7/28-29-           30-31


E G Park THU/Fri/Sat/Sun pm

6am Bruceville @ EG Blvd

Dave K


Jim S

Bush family BBQ at Shortline Lake       9/3




Chili’s meal fundraiser 8/3 John Jr.


Good of the Order:

Adjournment:    ________  PM

Items to address during our next Board Meeting:




Board Meeting

April 11, 2016

Call to order                       Lion President:  Bob Brewer                                  7:00pm


X President: Bob Brewer X Secretary: Rick Schriver
X 1st VP:  Jack Edwards X Bulletin Editor: Jack Edwards
2nd Charlie Brummer Tail Twister: Tom Anderson
X 3rd Sharon Mika X Treasurer: Bill Kirkland
Lion Tamer: Marv Neil X 2-Year Director: Don Thompson
X 1-Year Director: Dave King X 2-Year Director: Jim Switzgable
1-Year Director: John Muegge X Membership Director: Dan Pearson
I Past Pres: Poncho Sanchez

Other Lions Present:

Lion Tom McDaniel

Secretary Report by Lion Sectary Rick:  no minutes provided

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Bill Kirkland…

Equipment Fund: $14,097.20 ( $5,000 loan to Project act)   Project: $4,196.83           ($5,000 owed) FFA:$ 71.02

Correspondence: (see folder)

Young Farmers

 Committee Updates

Membership: Dan Pearson No new members
Sunshine: Shelli Pearson No new illnesses
Visitation: Sharon Mika Nothing lined up
Assets: Don Thompson Equip to sell coming together

 Old Business / Chairman’s Reports:

                                                          Date                  Chairman                                  Notes


New Business:                               Motion                                        Second          Approval

Tom offered new facility to hold meetings

Upcoming Events:                                            Date                  Location                                  Notes

Club Board Meeting:

  • Lion President Bob to appoint a Budget committee for this year to better anticipate cash needs and projects to fund. No action
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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 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: Jack Edwards 240-9302

Secretary: Lorene Fuhs

Bulletin: Bob Shipley

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

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
John 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


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