I am honored and extremely proud to serve as the president of the Elk Grove Lions Club for the 2019 / 2020 year. It is indeed a privilege to be part of such a distinguished group of men and women who have contributed to the motto “We Serve” for the benefit of community service here in Elk Grove and beyond.
To my fellow Lions, I pledge to do my best to uphold my leadership position that has made this club a success in our community. With your help, I believe we’ll continue to be a great presence in Elk Grove.
We, as a club, are planning for a very busy July. On schedule this month are the monthly Senior Center Breakfast, the “Community Campout” in partnership with the Cosumnes Community Service District, the Strauss Festival, and the Kohl’s Child Spree. This should make all of us smile with pride as Lions! This in part is what “Lionism” is all about.
I would like to give a BIG thank you to our past president Brad Dano. He guided our club to provide many benefits to the greater Elk Grove nonprofits, many youth organizations, schools and including our charter of Boy Scout Troop 59 and Cub Scout Pack 179 this past year.
I would also like to thank the family and friends of our members who have lent their support, when we needed an extra pair of hands.
My fellow Elk Grove Lions, with your help, I promise to do my best to serve with honor as your club president, in upholding the Lions Club International’s motto “We Serve.”
Respectfully, Taka Blackburn
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 @ 6:00PM
Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue
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:
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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 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: Lion Bill Kirkland
August 12 – Lewis Flint, Sr. August 22 – Stan Pochop September 9 – Sharon Mika September 23 – Jerry Salamy
October 14 – Lynden King
October 28 – Marv Neill
ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
JUNE 17, 2019
Call to order: 6:00 President: BRAD DANO
President: Brad Dano
Secretary: Agustin Palacios
1st VP: Taka Blackburn
Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
2nd VP: John Muegge
Tail Twister: Andy Anderson
3rd VP: Rebecca Muegge
Treasurer: Jeylon Strong
Lion Tamer: Jim Switzgable
2-Year Director: Warren Weaver
1-Year Director: Lewis Flint
2-Year Director: Jack Edwards
1-Year Director: Bob Turner
Membership Director: John Zehnder, Jr.
Immediate Past Pres: Sharon Mika
Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
Lion Bob Brewer
Lion Marv Neill
Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Minutes for May and activities as membership are in the Lions International
Motion to approve Board Minutes for May 2019 by Lion John second by Lion Jim Motion…Pass Yes