Our club suffered a great loss this month with the passing of Lion John Zehnder Sr. Lion John Sr. joined the Elk Grove Lions Club in 1953 and became a life member in 1983. That’s 65 years of service!!! He was truly an inspiration to us all as he was still serving the community until just recently and always with a smile!
The pancake breakfast on March 10th at the Senior Center started this month’s activities. Also on that day we celebrated Tracey Edwards as our Woman of the Year at the Delta Lions Club Celtic Tea at the Grand Island Mansion.
March 16th is a busy night. We have double duty with the Pleasant Grove Pasta & Bingo night with Lion Taka as chair and Lion Jack & crew will be at the Soroptimist Martini’s & Merriment at the Falls Event Center.
March 17th is our first ever Corn Beef & Cabbage fundraising dinner at the Elk Grove Pavilion with Lion Taka chairing this new event. We are struggling to fill seats so please help get the word out.
We welcome the community to our dinner meeting on March 26th to come and check us out. If you know someone who would be a good fit for the club this is a good opportunity to bring them to the meeting.
Lions Eyes across California day is also on the 17th of March. We will once again partner with Pride of Laguna to collect eye glasses at Colton Insurance from 9:00 to 2:00. You can also bring your recyclables as Lion Andy has been collecting in preparation for supporting our area youth at the Sacramento County Fair.
Day of Giving Reminder! Please check out the website and look for Elk Grove Lions Foundation to make your greatly appreciated donations!
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: IPP Jack Edwards presenting Lion Dave King with an award for his continued service in support of Lions Vision Services
Lion Dave King presenting Dr. John J. Eliopulos, O.D. with an award for his continued service in support of Lions Vision Services
Lion Dave King presenting Dr. Diana Holcomb, O.D. with an award for her continued service in support of Lions Vision Services
Lion President Presenting Lions 2018 Woman of The Year to Tracey Edwards at the Delta Tea
Tracey Edwards making her acceptance speech at Delta Tea
Lion Sharon Mika, her guest, and Lion RebeccaDelta Tea at Grand Island Mansion
Delta Tea at Grand Island Mansion
Delta Tea at Grand Island Mansion
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, Dave King, Kirk Marchetti, Randy Feist
Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Jack Edwards, Jim Switzgable
March 12 – Lion John Zehnder Jr.
March 26 – Lion Randy Feist
ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB
Board Meeting Minutes
MARCH 19, 2018
Call to order: 6:30 Lion Sharon Mika
President: Sharon Mika
Secretary: Agustin Palacios
1st VP: Brad Dano
Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
2nd VP: Taka Blackburn
Tail Twister: Andy Anderson
Treasurer: Jeylon Strong
Lion Tamer: Don Thompson
2-Year Director: Lewis Flint
1-Year Director: Marv Neill
2-Year Director: Bob Turner
1-Year Director: Chris Joyce
Membership Director: John Zehnder, Jr.
Immediate Past Pres: Jack Edwards
Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
Leslie Greiss mCkEE Elementary School- Wants to do a fun run and pasta dinner on April 27th.
Mr. Jack Gothberg- Will Stoddard Scholarship
Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin:
Motion to approve Board Minutes by Lion …… second by Lion……. Motion………