Thanks for all your help in a very busy February and getting ready for our March Crab Feed. We started out the month helping Lion Joe review several hundred scholarship applications. On Friday the 10th as we hosted the bar for the memorial service for Mary Lewis. Of course, Lion Jim & Lion Don handled the Senior Center Breakfast on Saturday the 11th. At our 2nd Monday meeting we will be hosted the Student Speaker Contest at 6:00 at the Senior Center. Our winner from last year returned, but lost to Prentice Hitt from Elk Grove High School. The Zone contest is set for March 6th. On the 16th, Lion Taka and crew worked the Blue & Gold Event for Pack 179. Lion Pancho and crew worked the Markofer Spaghetti Feed on the 17th and Lion Weaver and crew worked the Pleasant Grove High School Burgers and Brew event at the Pavilion at Elk Grove Park. And finally, at our 4th Monday meeting we announced the start of the election of officers for 2017-2018 year.
Coming up in March we will be almost as busy. We start the month with our Crab Feed on March 4th, followed by the Zone Student Speaker Contest on March 6th. On March 10th we will be hosting the bar for the Soroptimist Martinis and Merriment event. Lions Don & Jim and crew will be handling the Senior Center Breakfast on the 11th followed by our 2nd Monday meeting on the 13th. We will continue with the nominations for officers at that meeting and I expect a visit from Ed Smith to talk about a Student Speaker Fundraising event. We will also be joining the Pride of Laguna at Colton Insurance for the 3rd Annual Eyes across California for a statewide eyeglass collection event. After the board meeting on the 20th, we will move forward with another busy week. I will attend a CSD Master Planning Meeting on the afternoon of the 21st followed by the Chamber of Commerce mixer that evening. The theme of the night will be Elk Grove’s non-profit organizations. I have signed up to staff a booth and hope for a few members to assist. Friday the 24th is also double booked. We have a Regional Student Speaker Contest, if our winner moves forward, and the Spaghetti Feed at Pleasant Grove Elementary. On Saturday the 25th, we have the Mel Oneto Memorial Pasta Feud and the Delta Lions Club Celtic Irish Tea. We end the month at our 4th Monday meeting with more nominations for officers from the floor. Keep in mind that we will be voting for our board on April 10th.
I hope to see all of you at our upcoming activities.
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
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:
Activities & Photos
Check out the following photos:
Lion Agustin, Speaker Kathy Le & Lion Rick
Lion Agustin, Our Winner Prentice Hitt Le & Lion Rick
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:
Dennis Weiss, Don Veninga, Bud Schafer, Dave King, Kirk Marchetti, Randy Feist
Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Howard Stoll, Jack Edwards, Jim Switzgable
March 13 – St. Patricks Day Dinner – Lion Don Thompson
March 27 – Lion Randy Feist
April 10 – Lion Isaac White
April 24 – Lion Jerry Salamy
May 8 – Dan Pearson
May 22 – David Ogden
ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB
Board Meeting Minutes
Call to order @ 6:30 pm
Lion President: Jack Edwards
President: Jack Edwards
Secretary: Lorene Fuhs
1st VP: Sharon Mika
Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
2nd VP: Brad Dano
Tail Twister: Agustin Placios
3rd VP: Taka Blackburn
Treasurer: Warren Weaver
Lion Tamer: Jeylon Strong
2-Year Director: Marv Neill
1-Year Director: Jim Switzgable
2-Year Director: Al Jauregui
1-Year Director: Don Thompson
Membership Director: Dan Pearson
Imm Past Pres: Bob Brewer
Public Relations: Pancho Sanchez
Other Lions Present
Lion Bill Hubbard
Lion Joe Tallerico
Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Secretary Lorene Fuhs:
Motion to approve Board _____________ second by Lion ________ approved
Minutes by Lion: Jeylon
Second by Lion Taka Approved: All
Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Warren Weaver:
Admin: $ __________
Project Sub Accts:
Project: $ __________
Correspondence: (see folder)
Eyesight: Lion Dave King
Sunshine: Lion Shelli Pearson
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson
Membership: Lion Dan Pearson
Visitation: Lion Pancho Sanchez
Working on it,
Elk Grove Lions Foundation
Old Business / Chairperson’s Reports
The event well , everyone had a lot of fun.
Services for Mary Lewis
Falls Event Center
Very nice event for Mary and the bar went very smooth
Senior Center Breakfast
Lion Jim & Lion Don
Served 116 adults and 10 kids, 9 Lions club members helped with a total of 47 hrs. $726. was raised for Senior Center, $437 expenses and $116 back to LC
Student Speaker Contest
Lions Rick & John Jr.
Went well, only 3 speakers and 1 was disqualified. It was brought to the board that the rules and regulation be given to the participants next year so they are better prepared for contest
Blue & Gold for Pack 179
Lions served 125 ppl, served Hot dogs, beans and the cost was $184.01
Markofer Spaghetti Feed
Everything went really well.
March Crab Feed – Sell Tickets
Approx. 65 tickets sold —-Sell Sell Sell
Carnitas Feed – If we are going to do one, lets plan it now and get a date that does not conflict
with other Elk Grove Service Club fund raisers. The Kiwanis have one set for May 6th at the SES Hall.
Checking on Dates for Pavilion for dates next year events for smaller crab feed event
Request from Lion Joe regarding Brunch at the Ranch.
Board Approved the request to cook brunch at the Mosher ranch on Sunday, June 11th
Request from Lion Weaver, Spaghetti Feed for EGHS Senior Sunset on May 18th
Board Approved the request to cook Senior Sunset Spaghetti Feed
Request for assistance from Larry Sahota at the American Legion for a donation
The board agreed we won’t be able to assist at this time
Request for volunteers to work aid stations and for $250 donation for Running of the Elk.
The board has agreed to ask for volunteers to help with work stations at Running of the Elk.
But at this time we are unable to do a donation of $250 but will approve $125.
Create nomination committee: Vice Presdents and Directors. Open nominations from the
floor at next regular meeting, February 27th.
The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd VP will be contacting membership
Are we going to enter the Lion Mel Oneto Memorial Pasta Feud Contest???
The board has decided to ask the membership at next dinner meeting it they might be interested to competing
Swiss Night next week. Vice Presidents please call for a count and get numbers to Lion John Z.
The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd VP will be contacting membership and getting back to Lion John
Sending $500 of FFA Fund to LEF to get matching funds Grant
Lion Warren Weaver
Sunday Brunch for Spotlight at the Ranch
Lion Joe Tallerico
EGHS Senior Class Sunset Spaghetti Dinner
Lion Warren Weaver
Lion Bob Brewer
Help With Running of the Elk Volunteers
Lion Warren Weaver
Purchasing Jerry Strong Cooker for $4000 from Equipment Fund
Lion Bob Brewer
Purchasing a propane grill and selling the brique grill using money from equipment Fund $4000