March 2018 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 67 Issue # 9 March 2018


We Serve


President Sharon Mika

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

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Lion President Sharon Mika

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!


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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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Club, District and Zone Highlites:  

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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:

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

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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, Dave King, Kirk Marchetti, Randy Feist



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

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March 12 – Lion John Zehnder Jr.
March 26 – Lion Randy Feist


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Board Meeting Minutes

MARCH 19, 2018

Call to order:  6:30                  Lion Sharon Mika


X President: Sharon Mika X Secretary: Agustin Palacios
X 1st VP:  Brad Dano Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
X 2nd VP: Taka Blackburn X Tail Twister: Andy Anderson
3rd VP: X Treasurer: Jeylon Strong
X Lion Tamer: Don Thompson 2-Year Director: Lewis Flint
X 1-Year Director: Marv Neill X 2-Year Director: Bob Turner
X 1-Year Director: Chris Joyce X Membership Director: John Zehnder, Jr.
X Immediate Past Pres: Jack Edwards X Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
Lion Lion
Lion Lion


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………

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:
Admin………. $ 2,143.50
Project: ………. $ 5,823.22
Scouts: …………$ 2999.92
Equipment: …… $
FFA: …………$ 3,199.08
Combine………. $

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates

Eyesight:  Lion Dave King:  collected 620 boxes of contact lenses of 100 each
Sunshine:  Lion Pearson had surgery-sent flowers to John Sr. Jr. sent a plant. Lion Jim Parino is in the hospital. Dealing with problems with pneumonia.
Assets/Equipment: Lion Brad removed rack and painted inside trailer
Membership: Lion John Zehnder, no change
Visitation: Lion Pancho –  no report

Adjourned Club Meeting at 7:05 & Opened Foundation Meeting at 7:06 pm

 Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

Lion Sharon wants to know why we are doing the Delta Tea event rather than a tea in EG. Have the Delta Lions supported the EG Lions?

Events run smooth St. Patrick’s had less attendance but create better monies thanks to Lion  Taka and lots of raffle prices.

John Zehnder expressed his gratitude on the help for his father Lion John Sr’s services

Day of Giving is on line for everyone to give donations and spread the word to other thanks to Lion Joe and Lion Jack for their presentation

Lion Sharon requested help in the cleaning of the shed on April 14

Lion Pancho is our Lion of the year

                                                                       Date                                                 Chair

Pleasant Grove Pasta & Bingo Night Mar 16 Pleasant Grove School Lion Taka
Soroptimist Martinis & Merriment Mar 16 Everything went well thanks to Lions Sharon, Bill and Marvin Lion Jack
St. Patrick’s Day Corn Beef Mar 17 Elk Grove Park Pavillion Lion Taka

New Business:         

  • 40 Year Class Reunion Elk Grove Park Pavilion 9/08/2018. They only want a bar. Paperwork submitted.
  • Heritage Garden Spring Mother/daughter Tea event. They need assistance with parking on May 12th from 10:00 to noon
  • Raymond Case Elementary wants help with food and prep on April 19th. No one stepped up to chair event. Normally done by Pride of Laguna and they are not available. They are at Convention.
  • Dave Ogden Update Bob Turner. Home and doing well.
  • Just Serve Community Day of Service at Rotary Grove on 4/21 from 9:00-1:00.
  • Spaghetti Feed Sheldon High School 4/28/2018 – Lion Brad to chair
  • Regional Speech Contest March 29,2018 at 7:00pm 7000 65th street
  • Brad and Sharon will be attending District Convention in San Ramon
  • CSD Community Camp out July 7 and 8, Cooking. Lion Brad needs help.
  • Lion of the Year nomination Andy’s Report
  • OPEN the March and April Meetings to the PUBLIC Noted that they are already open.
  • Senior Center Relocation President Lion Sharon
  • River Cats Game Invitation – Lion Sharon wants to know if we are interested.
  • DAY OF GIVING UPDATE Lion Joe Tallerico     

Motion                           Moved by:                    Second              Approval

James McKee Elementary Fun Run/Pasta dinner and 250 dollars for dinner Lion Jey Lion Jack Passed
Spaghetti Feed Sheldon High School 4/28/2018 with a 250 donation Lion John Lion Jack Passed
To accept Eagle Scout for 500 dollars from the Scout account Lion Taka Lion Marv Passed

Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:                                                     

          Event                               Date              Location                                    Chairman

Senior Center Pancake Breakfast April 14 Senior Center Lions John &Jack
CSD JUST SERVE DAY -Cooking April 21 Rotary Grove Lion President
James McKee Elementary Pasta Dinner April27 James McKee Elementary Lion Jey
Sheldon HS Spaghetti Feed April 28 Sheldon High School Lion Brad
Running of the Elk April 29 Kaiser Promenade Lion Jack
EG Scholarship Award Dinner May 3 Creekside Church Lion Joe Tallerico
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast May 12 Senior Center Lions John &Jack
EG. High School Sr. Sunset Dinner May 17 Elk Grove High Lion Warren/John Jr
Senior Day in the Park at SCEG May 30 Senior Ctr./Beerman Park Lion Brad
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast June 9 Senior Center Lions John &Jack
Bounty on the Bvd.  Dinner & Bar Jun 10 Old Town Plaza EG Lion Joe Tallerico
CSD Community Camp Jul 7,8 Elk Grove Park Lion Brad
Short Line Labor Day Sep 1 Elk Grove Lion Sharon

Good of the Order:

Adjournment:  8:30  PM

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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: Sharon Mika 479-4954

Secretary: Agustin Placios

1st VP: Brad Dano

2nd VP: Taka Blackburn

3rd VP:

Treasurer: Jay Strong

Tail Twister: Andy Anderson

Lion Tamer: Marv Neill 685-9878

1 Year Dir: Al Jauregui

1 Year Dir: Marv Neill 685-9878

2 Year Dir: Bob Turner

2 Year Dir: Lewis Flint

Membership: John Zehnder, Jr.

Past Pres: Jack Edwards 240-9302

Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
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
Brad Dano Teresa
Jack Edwards Tracey
Randy Feist Barbara
Lewis Flint Sr Peggy
Lorene Fuhs Robert
Bill Heston Jr Linda
Bill Hibbard Linda
Bob Hillyer Shirlee
Al Jauregui  Jan
Chris Joyce Heather
Dave King Julie
Bill Kirkland Jr Dusty
Sterling Kloss Tina
Harjeet Kumar Vanita
Vanita Kumari Harjeet
Kirk Marchetti Robin
Tom McDaniel
Jack Megna
Sharon Mika
Name Spouse
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
Bob Shipley
David Simpson Ginger
Jeylon Strong
Jim Switzgable Debbie
Matt Switzgable
Joe Tallerico Lynda
Don Thompson Sue
Bob Turner Alice
Warren Weaver Patricia
Dennis Weiss Diane
John Zehnder Jr Linda
John Zehnder Nancy
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International President
Dr. Naresh Aggarwal
“The Power of We”

District Governor Thomas “Nick” McNichols
“Embrace Your Accomplishment With Our Legacy of Service”

District Governor

Thomas “Nick” McNichols

Esparto Lions



1st Vice District Governor

Doug Wight
Nevada City Lions



2nd Vice District Governor

Sarah Enloe
Maharlika Lions

Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Kitty Kramer
Woodland Host Lions Club

Cabinet Treasurer

Dennis Kramer
Woodland Host Lions Club


Sactramento Region Chair

Mark Steffens


Sutter Zone Chair

Sheri Retzlaff


District Pride Editor

Susan Lee Giles


District Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club