May 2016 Stag

Volume 65 Issue # 11  May 2016

We Serve


President Bob Brewer

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

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

Lion President Bob Brewer

     Our Club’s speech contest winner has continued to move forward. She won the Zone contest and then won the Region contest. She also won the District contest where she competed against 3 other speakers, one speaker from each Zone. It was held at the Sheriffs Community Room on April 22nd. Unfortunately, at the area contest in Redding, she did not win. Congratulations for all of your effort goes out to Kathy Le. Thanks to the Lions who drove to Redding to support her while I was at the Convention in Reno.

     We had several items on the April calendar: Delta Lions Celtic Tea on April 2nd, Running of the Elk on April 3rd, Senior Center Breakfast on April 9th, Sheldon High School Sober Grad Spaghetti Dinner on April 9th, Franklin Elementary School Camp-out on April 22nd, District Student Speaker Contest on April 22nd, Hands Helping Hands on April 23rd, Clean up at the Senior Center Tea on April 23rd, Jesse Banker Lunch on April 27 & 28. Finally, the District Convention is in Reno, April 28- May 1.

     The month of May brings a slightly less busy schedule. In addition to our regular meetings and the pancake breakfast at the Senior Center, we will be working at the Scholarship Awards Banquet on the 5th and the Sheldon High School Senior Breakfast on the 23rd. We are gearing up for a buys June. Spotlight BBQ at Mosher Ranch where we handle the parking and the cooking will be a full day of work to support the Scholarship Foundation. Remember that we have our installation dinner on June 27th at the Senior Center. Lion Dave Ogden will be handling the job as head cook and PDG Erv Gon will be our master of ceremonies.

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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

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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:
Mike Albiani presenting a program from the Ek Grove FFA
Elk Grove FFA presenting their program
Elk Grove FFA member, Shelby Clifford
PDG Andy with our guest, Paula Maita, at the Delta Tea
Speech Contestants at the area contest in Redding

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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:

Fred Handley, Jack Megna, Matt Switzgable, Bob Hillyer, Jim Switzgable,
Chuck Davis, Shauna Ono, Dan Pearson



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Bob Turner

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May 9 – Randy Feist

May 23 – Don V

June 13 ?

June 27 – Dave Ogden (Installation Dinner)

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Board Meeting Minutes

April 11, 2016


Call to order 7:00  pm                    Lion President:  Pres. Bob Brewer



X 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
X 3rd VP: Sharon Mika X Treasurer: Bill Kirkland
Lion Tamer: Marv Neil 2-Year Director: Jim Switzgable
X 1-Year Director: David King X 2-Year Director: Don Thompson
1-Year Director: John Muegge X Membership Director: Dan Pearson
X Imm.  Past Pres: Poncho Sanchez
Brad Taka
Joe T John





Cristy Giles Badger Creek 4-H BBQ request Passed


L Rick 6/1 – Equip / Labor
Troop Crew 59 Annual report and


Request for Crab feed set up $  Donation – Passed

Motion by Jack and 2nd by Pancho


Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Secretary Rick Schriver:  Motion to approve Board Minutes by ____ and second by Lion  _____ ;


Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Bill Kirkland:


Equipment Fund: $14,158                        Project: $24,456.92                FFA: 2555.84  




Correspondence: (see folder)




Committee Updates

Eyesight:  Lion Dave King  







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

                                                          Date                  Chairman/Motion                        Notes


New Business:                                                         

                                                                                                               Motion                   Second           Approval

Bush Family Water Ski Dinner Sept 3rd Admin Donation Don T Sharon YES
Scouts Eagle Plaque – Lion Taka requested

Adriani Elem Breakfast   5/5

Wellsprings Donation

Sac County Fair Breakfast(s) 5/29

Chilies Fundraiser 8/2 or 8/3





Receive % of sales




May 29th

August 2nd or 3rd

Don T















                                         Date          Location                                         Chairman

Adriani Elem Breakfast 5/5 School Joe T





Good of the Order:

Adjournment:    ________  PM

Items to address during our next Board Meeting:




Board Meeting

April 11, 2016

Call to order                       Lion President:  Bob Brewer                                  7:00pm


X 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
X 3rd Sharon Mika X Treasurer: Bill Kirkland
Lion Tamer: Marv Neil X 2-Year Director: Don Thompson
X 1-Year Director: Dave King 2-Year Director: Jim Switzgable
1-Year Director: John Muegge X Membership Director: Dan Pearson
X I Past Pres: Poncho Sanchez


Other Lions Present:


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

______ and second by Lion ______ … approved


Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Bill Kirkland…

Admin Act  $2559.62

Correspondence: (see folder)


Committee Updates

Membership: Dan Pearson
Sunshine: Shelli Pearson
Visitation: Sharon Mika
Assets: Don Thompson


    Old Business / Chairman’s Reports:

                                                          Date                  Chairman                                  Notes



New Business:                                                                                 Motion                                        Second          Approval

Club Student Speaker Contest
Zone contest on April 22 Cathy Le Won…! $4,500.00
Region Contest on March 30 We have a contestant !


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
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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”

2015-2016 MikeRetzlaff DGMikesLogo

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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