March 2017 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 66 Issue # 9  March 2017

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

     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.

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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

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    • We hope you will consider joining our club.
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    • Membership is by invitation.
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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:
Lion Agustin, Speaker Kathy Le & Lion Rick
Lion Agustin, Our Winner Prentice Hitt Le & Lion Rick

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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:

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

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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

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Board Meeting Minutes
Call to order @ 6:30 pm

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     Tail Twister: Agustin Placios
  X 3rd VP:  Taka Blackburn   X Treasurer: Warren Weaver
  X Lion Tamer: Jeylon Strong     2-Year Director: Marv Neill
  X 1-Year Director: Jim Switzgable     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 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: $ __________ $1,917.69     Project Sub Accts:  
  Project: $ __________ $24,171.34     Equipment:  $                                  19,097.20
  Grand Total$ $26,089.03     FFA:  $                                      504.53
          Projects:  $                                    4,569.61
  Correspondence: (see folder)        
  Committee Updates          
  Eyesight:  Lion Dave King   No report    
  Sunshine: Lion Shelli Pearson No report    
  Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson No report    
  Membership: Lion Dan Pearson No report    
  Visitation: Lion Pancho Sanchez Working on it,    

Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Chairperson’s Reports

    Dates Location Chairman/motion   notes
  Lacrosse Dinner 27-Jan Masonic Lodge Lion Weaver The event well , everyone had a lot of fun.
  Services for Mary Lewis 10-Feb Falls Event Center Lion Jack Very nice event for Mary and the bar went very smooth
  Senior Center Breakfast 11-Feb Senior Center 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 13-Feb Senior Center 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 16-Feb Edna Batey Lion Taka Lions served 125 ppl, served Hot dogs, beans and the cost was $184.01
  Markofer Spaghetti Feed 17-Feb EGHS Cafeteria Lion Pancho Everything went really well.
  New Business:          
1 March Crab Feed – Sell Tickets Approx. 65 tickets sold —-Sell Sell Sell
2 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
3 Request from Lion Joe regarding Brunch at the Ranch.    
    Board Approved the request to cook brunch at the Mosher ranch on Sunday, June 11th
4 Request from Lion Weaver, Spaghetti Feed for EGHS Senior Sunset on May 18th
    Board Approved the request to cook Senior Sunset Spaghetti Feed  
5 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    
6 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.
7 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    
8 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
9 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
      Requested by      Moved by: Second Approved
  Sending $500 of  FFA Fund to LEF to get matching funds Grant Lion Warren Weaver Lion Taka Lion Brad ALL
  Sunday Brunch for Spotlight at the Ranch Lion Joe Tallerico Lion Jim Lion Don ALL
  EGHS Senior Class Sunset Spaghetti Dinner Lion Warren Weaver Lion Bob Brewer Lion Pancho ALL
  Help With Running of the Elk Volunteers Lion Teresa Lion Brad Lion Warren Weaver ALL
  Purchasing Jerry Strong Cooker for $4000 from Equipment Fund Lion Pancho Lion Bob Brewer Lion Taka ALL
  Purchasing a propane grill and selling the brique grill using money from equipment Fund $4000 Lion Pancho Lion Taka Lion Dan ALL
  Raising EG Lions Club Dues to $100 Anually Lion Warren Weaver Lion Warren Weaver Lion Don ALL
  Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:
      Date                               Location                                 Chairman
  PG Burgers & Brew 25-Feb   EG Pavilion   Lion Warren
  Officer Nominations from Floor 27-Feb   Senior Center   Nomination Committee
  March Crab Feed 4-Mar   SES Hall   Lions Sharon & Brad
  Zone Student Speaker Contest 6-Mar   7000 65th, Suite A    
  Martinis and Merriment 10-Mar   Falls Event Center   We will not work it.
  Senior Center Breakfast 11-Mar   Senior Center   Lion Jim & Lion Don
  Officer Nominations from Floor 13-Mar   Senior Center   Nomination Committee
  Regional Speaker Contest 24-Mar   7000 65th, Suite A    
  PG Elementary PTA Spaghetti 24-Mar   PG Elementary   Lion Weaver
  Mel Oneto Memorial Pasta Feud 25-Mar   Motherlode Clubhouse   4701 Missouri Flat Rd
  Officer Nominations from Floor 27-Mar   Senior Center   Nomination Committee
  Running of the Elk 2-Apr   Longleaf Drive   Lion Teresa
  Senior Center Breakfast 8-Apr   Senior Center   Lion Jim & Lion Don
  Election of new Board of Directors 10-Apr   Senior Center   Nomination Committee
  CSD Just Serve Day BBQ 22-Apr   Rotary Grove   Lion
  District 4c5 Conference April 27-30   San Ramon   Lion Jack
  Spotlight on Scholars 4-May   Creekside Church   ?
  Senior Center Breakfast 13-May   Senior Center   Lion Jim & Lion Don
  EGHS Senior Class Sunset 18-May   EGHS Cafeteria   Lion Weaver
  Musical Mayhem Event 20-May   Laguna Town Hall   Lion Andy – Bar Only
  Senior Center Breakfast 10-Jun   Senior Center   Lion Jim & Lion Don
  Spotlight at the Ranch 10-Jun   Mosher Ranch   Lion Joe
  Sunday brunch at the ranch 11-Jun   Mosher Ranch   Lion Joe
  EG Run 4 Hunger Parking 24-Jun   Elk Grove Park   Lion Jack
  Past Presidents BBQ 10-Jul   Senior Center   Lion Jack
  Good of the Order:   Adjournmen 7:49  
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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: Jack Edwards 240-9302

Secretary: Lorene Fuhs

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
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
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
Jeylon 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


1st Vice District Governor

Thomas “Nick” McNichols

Esparto Lions



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


Sactramento Region Chair

Zenny Yagen


Sutter Zone Chair

Victoria Debord


District Pride Editor

Susan Lee Giles


District Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club