March 2016 Stag

Volume 65 Issue # 9 March 2016

We Serve


President Bob Brewer

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

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Lion President Bob Brewer


As usual, we had a busy month. Lion Weaver handled the Markoffer Spaghetti Dinner. Thanks to Lions Rick & John Jr., we had our Club’s speech contest on Monday the 8th. We picked a good winner who went on to win the Zone contest. She will be going to the Region contest which is scheduled for March 29th. It will be held at the Sheriffs Community Room. Doors will open @ 6:30 with the contest starting at 7 pm. You are welcome to come support our winner. Of course, we had a great turn out at our pancake breakfast for the Senior Center of Elk Grove on the 13th. Our Lions jumped in to cover for Lion Charlie for the Blue/Gold Dinner on the 18th; thanks Lion Jim, Lion Jack & Lion Brad and Debbie S.  Lion Pancho kept us busy at the PGHS Lacrosse Tri-Tip Dinner on the 19th and the PGHS Aggie Boosters Dinner on the 27th.

Coming up this month, of course, is our March Crab Feed on the 5th. Call Lion Pancho and offer your assistance. Lion Jim will probably need your help at the Senior Center Pancake Breakfast on March 12th. Lions Andy will be running the bar at the Soroptimist Martinis and Merriment on the 18th. We will also be supporting the Optimist Wellsprings Breakfast on the 23rd. Finally, as noted above, our speech contest winner will be giving her best at the Regional contest on March 29th.

Finally, for those who like to plan ahead, the District Convention is in Reno, April 28- May 1.

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Elk Grove Lions Club

P.O. Box 465

Elk Grove, CA. 95759

Meetings: 2nd & 4th Mondays (except November & December)

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday

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 inducting new Lion Jay Strong with sponsor Lion Bob Turner
PDG Andy inducting new Lion Jay Strong with sponsor Lion Bob Turner
DSC00167PDG Andy inducting new Lion Jay Strong with sponsor Lion Bob Turner
New Lion Jay Strong with sponsor Lion Bob Turner
Lions Rick and John Jr., with contestants for Lions Speech Contest

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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 8347 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Suite 123, just north of Calvine Road.


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Happy Birthday to Lions:

Dennis Weiss, Don Vennga, Bud Schafer, Dave King, Kirk Marchetti, Randy Feist



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Howard Stoll, Jack Edwards, Jim Switzgable

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March 14 – Lion Kirk Marchetti
March 21 – Lion Bob Turner
April 11 – John Jr
April 25 – Dennis Weiss

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Board Meeting Minutes

Feb 16, 2016

Call to order 7:00  pm                    Lion President:  Act Pres Jack Edwards


President: Robert Brewer X Secretary: Rick Schriver
X 1st VP:  Jack Edwards X Bulletin Editor: Jack Edwards
X 2nd VP: Charlie Brummer Tail Twister: Tom Anderson
3rd VP: Sharon Mika X Treasurer: Bill Kirkland
X 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 Membership Director: Dan Pearson
Imm Past Pres: Poncho Sanchez

Other Lions Present:

Jeylon Strong Andy
Joe T Bob T


Susan – re American river parkway marathon aid station requests April 30th

Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Secretary Rick Schriver:  Motion to approve Board Minutes by Lion Jim and second by Lion  Dan P;   approved

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Bill Kirkland:

 Equipment Fund: $14,158                        Project: $3,086.73                  FFA: 1,680.56  

Correspondence: (see folder)

 Committee Updates

Eyesight:  Lion Dave King

Foundation Old Business / Chairman’s Reports / New Business:

                                                          Date                  Chairman/Motion                        Notes

Sheldon HS Band Spaghetti Dinner


Jan 23 Schriver Served 250
Markoffer Spaghetti Dinner

Lions Std Speaker

LaCross Tri-Tip

PG Aggie Boosters

Club visitation P Laguna

Feb 5th



Feb 27








Sr Center  6 speakers

Masonic Hall

Pavilion at EG Park

Old Speg. Factory

Crab Feed

Soroptimist Martini night

Optimist Wellsprings Grills

March 5








Sacto at Wellsprings

Sheldon HS Sobar Grad Speg dinner

Lions Carnitas Dinner

Franklin Elem Campout

April 9






Sheldon HS


Pavilion at the Park


Strauss Parking

Kohl’s Child Spree

July 28-31

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King E G Park

 New Business:                                                         

                                       Motion                              Second                      Approval

Good of the Order:

Adjournment:     8:15  PM

Items to address during our next Board Meeting:

  1.  3 day weekend meetings…


Kohl’s Child spree Van and eye exam fees approved for $200  1st Jim S and 2nd Marv; No date as of this time

Blue and Gold Scouts assistance – Charlie B

Delta Tea approved 8 tickets at $35 – Honoring Paula Maita? 1st D King and 2nd Dan P

Approved NEW member Jaylon Strong – Intriduce yourselves and make him feel welcomed..!

CSD Creek Clean up in April..? No date yet.

District Canine Companion tickets 25 = $100 donation           1st D King 2nd Jim S

NCLSA Board looking for Board member… Are You interested..?


Board Meeting

Feb 16, 2016

Call to order                       Lion President:  Jack Edwards 1st VP                                 7:00pm


President: Bob Brewer X Secretary: Rick Schriver
X 1st VP:  Jack Edwards X Bulletin Editor: Jack Edwards
X 2nd Charlie Brummer Tail Twister: Tom Anderson
3rd Sharon Mika X Treasurer: Bill Kirkland
X 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:

Jeylon Strong Andy
Joe T Bob T

Secretary Report by Lion Sectary Rick:  Motion to approve Board Minutes by Lion

Jim and second by Lion ….. DAN … approved

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Bill Kirkland…

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates

Membership: Dan Pearson 1 new member approved
Sunshine: Shelli Pearson
Visitation: Sharon Mika
Assets: Don Thompson

Old Business / Chairman’s Reports:

New Business:                                 Motion                                        Second          Approval

Club Student Speaker Contest Feb 8th Rick and John Jr Chairs
Zone contest on March 13 x
Region Contest on March 29

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.
  • PROPOSE Prospective members dinners are paid by Club.  We need more invitees…! PASSED

Good of the Order:

Adjournment:          8:15PM

Items to address during our next Board Meeting:

  1. Lions event that Rotary will provide Labor… Several years past due for a FUN Lions Club Event
  2. Sr Ctr MOU update
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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 or by phone at 916-240-9302 or by mail at:

Elk Grove Lions Club P.O. Box 465 Elk Grove, CA 95759

President: Bob Brewer 686-7084

Secretary: Rick Schriver 425-3865

Bulletin: Jack Edwards 240-9302

1st VP: Jack Edwards 240-9302

2nd VP: Charlie Brummer 949-5519

3rd VP: Sharon Mika 479-4954

Treasurer: Bill Kirkland 687-7986

Tail Twister: Tom Anderson 947-2439

Lion Tamer: Marv Neill 685-9878

1 Year Dir: John Muegge 215-9787

1 Year Dir: Dave King 479-6574

2 Year Dir: Jim Switzgable 684-7700

2 Year Dir: Don Thompson 600-9884

Membership: Dan Pearson 217-2753

Past Pres: Pancho Sanchez 595-9103

Public Relations: Rick Schriver 425-3865

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
Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada
“Dignity, Harmony, Humanity”

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District Governor Mike Retzlaff

District Governor

Mike Retzlaff (Lion Sheri)

Pride of Laguna Lions Club
Cell: 916-225-8321
Res: 916-681-9726


1st Vice District Governor

Kumar Kalagara

Folsom Host Lions Club

Cell: 916-337-0914


2nd Vice District Governor

Thomas “Nick” McNichols
Esparto Lions


Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Gayle Kono
Senator Lions Club

Cabinet Treasurer

John Vermeltfoort
Galt Lions Club


Sactramento Region Chair

Jeri Retzlaff

Pride of Laguna Lions Club


Sutter Zone Chair

Matt Lara

Galt Lions Club


District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer

Woodland Reveille


District Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club

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