July 2017 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 67 Issue # 1 July 2017


We Serve


President Sharon Mika

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

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Immediate Past President Lion Jack A Edwards

     Thanks for all your help in a very busy year. It has been a pleasure to serve as your President for the past year.

     For those who were able to attend our installation dinner, thanks for being there. Also thanks to our special guests District Governor Kumar Kalagara, District Governor Dr. Venkatachalam Annavajjhala from the Hyderabad Lions in India, Cora Ramirez, PDG Mike Retzlaff and Lion Sheri Retzlaff and David & Debra Herberger from the EG Citizen. Thanks to Lion Agustin for cooking.
I want to acknowledge the Lions who were recognized at our installation dinner. The following lions were recognized for 100% participation last year: Lions Anderson, Brewer, Dano, Edwards, Fuhs, Heston, Jauregui, King, Kirkland, John Muegge, Rebecca Muegge, Neil, Pearson, Sanchez, Strong, Jim Switzgable, Tallerico, Thompson, Turner, Weaver and Zehnder.

     My selection for the Lion of the year for 2016-2017 was Lion Don Thompson and my selection for the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for 2016-2017 was presented to Lion Brad Dano.
Special recognition for their support to me through the year went to Lions Pancho, Warren, Dan, Brad & Joe who each received a personalized Lions apron.

     I plan to be an active past president, providing assistance to incoming President Sharon Mika. Please join me and offer your support of our new President.

     Thanks again for another productive month serving our community.

Lion President Sharon Mika


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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:
PDG Andy presenting District Award for Sustainable Service to  Lion President Jack A Edwards
Lion John Zehnder, Jr. receiving Centennial Award for sponsoring a new Lion from President Jack Edwards
PDG Andy presenting the Fred W. Smith Fellow Award to Lion Pancho Sanchez.

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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:

PDG Andy Anderson



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

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July 10 – Jack Edwards Past Presidents BBQ
July 24 – Lion Lewis Flint
August 14 – Lion Bob Shipley
August 28 – Lion Marv Neill


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Board Meeting Minutes
Call to order __________  pm                   Lion 2nd Vice President:  Sharon Mika 18:37 Lion President:  Jack Edwards
X President: Jack Edwards X Secretary: Lorene Fuhs
X 1st VP:  Sharon Mika Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
X 2nd VP: Brad Dano X Tail Twister: Agustin Placios
X 3rd VP:  Taka Blackburn X Treasurer: Warren Weaver
X Lion Tamer: Jeylon Strong X 2-Year Director: Marv Neill
X 1-Year Director: Jim Switzgable X 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 Chris Joyce
Lion Lewis Flint
Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Secretary Lorene Fuhs: Did not have minutes to be approved
    Motion to approve Board Minutes by Lion: Second by Lion
Treasurer Report given by Lion Warren
Admin: $2,219.72 Project Sub Accts:
Project: $16,072.39 Equipment:  $                                      678.43
Grand Total $18,292.11 FFA:  $                                      188.16
Projects:  $                                    9,105.80
Correspondence: (see folder)
Committee Updates
Eyesight:  Lion Dave King No report
Sunshine: Lion Shelli Pearson No Report
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson Purchased  32 Quart Pots
Membership: Lion Dan Pearson No report
Visitation: Lion Pancho Sanchez Visitation to Pride of Laguna and retieve our Bell
on June 14th
Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting
Elk Grove Lions Foundation
Old Business / Chairperson’s Reports
Dates Location Chairman/motion notes
Chili’s Dinner Fundraiser May 10th Chili’s Elk Grove Lion        John Jr. we made $170
Senior Center Breakfast June 10th Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don no report
Dues are past due. Please bring a check tonight if you have not paid.
CSD & EG Lions Annual Contract/Agreement Board Approved
We should cover the costs for Scouts Court of Honor on August 16th— up to $250 Board approved 1 child for $125
Senior Center & EG Lions Annual Contract/Agreement (if I receive it) Board needs to clarify some information before making decision
Discuss Ft. Sutter Lions 90th Anniversary Tickets are $65
New Club Officer Training at Higgins Diggins Clubhouse on June 24th at 8:30 am
Sign up sheet for parking at Elk Grove Run 4 Hunger June 24th at 6:30 am Sign up sheets were being filled
Sign up sheet for Campout in the Park – July 8 & 9 Sign up sheets were being filled
Sign up sheet for Child Spree – July 29th Sign up sheets were being filled
Motion Moved By: Second: Approval
Motion to approve CSD & EG Lions Agreement Lion Jeylon Lion Marv All
Lions Club to sponsor 1 child in the Elk Grove Youth foundation program for $125.00 Lion Jim Lion Sharon All
Form a Committee Lead by Lion Jeylon to make guidelines on how the money is spent at county fair  FFA project and fundraising funds Lion Jeylon Lion Warren All
Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:
                                             Date Location  Chairman
Pride of Laguna Brewfest 16-Jun Laguna Town Hall —————————–
Board Meeting 19-Jun Senior Center
Ft Sutter Lions 90th Birthday 24-Jun Sutter’s Fort —————————–
EG Run 4 Hunger Parking 24-Jun Elk Grove Park Lion Jack
Installation Dinner 26-Jun Chevy’s Lion Sharon
CSD Campout in the park July 8 & 9 Elk Grove Park Lion Sharon
Past Presidents BBQ 10-Jul Senior Center Lion Jack
Installation of new DG McNicholas Sac Double Tree
Strauss Festival Parking July 27-30 Elk Grove Park Lion Dave
Child Spree (Pancakes) 29-Jul Kohl’s Lion Jim
Child Spree (Vision Van) 29-Jul Kohl’s Lion Dave
Good of the Order: Adjournment:    8:15          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: Brad Dano

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
Chancellor Robert ‘Bob’ Corlew

“New Mountains to Climb”

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