May 2017 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 66 Issue # 11  May 2017

We Serve


President Jack Edwards

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

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Lion President Jack Edwards

     Thanks for all your help in a very busy April. We started off on April 2nd where we assisted with the Running of the Elk which supports the Elk Grove Youth Sports Foundation with scholarships for kids who want to participate in sports but who’s families don’t have the funds to cover the cost of equipment and uniforms. Several of us supported the “Walk to Remember” on the 8th. I was there for setup and Lion Warren and crew showed up to BBQ tritip for sandwiches. Lion Lorene and crew assisted the CSD with parking control at the Eggstravaganza at Elk Grove Park on the 15th. In past years, we supported the Creek Cleanup day throughout Elk Grove on Earth Day. It is now called the CSD Just Serve Your Community Day. A crew of Lions John & Rebecca, Me and my wife, Lion Joe, Lion Brewer, and Lion Sharon spent the morning cutting up fruit and serving burgers and dogs to the work crews on the 22nd at Rotary Grove in Elk Grove Regional Park. That evening, some of the same Lions who worked the Just Serve event, met up at the SES Hall to run the bar for the PTA fundraiser. On the 23rd, we had the honor of working the bar for the Celebration of Life for Jerry Strong at the Project Ride arena. To end a busy month, Lion Pancho and crew worked worked the games at Jesse Baker School on the 27th and 28th, serving burgers and hot dogs to the participants. On the 29th, our incoming president Lion Sharon and I finished off the month by going to the District 4c5 conference in San Ramon.

     We will start off the month on the 4th at the Spotlight on Scholars at Creekside Church. We will have lions there for the setup, preparation of water and tea and for the breakdown. Additionally, we will be there to present scholarships to this year’s recipients. Congratulations to Susan Zhang and Faith Meeker this year’s recipients of our scholarships. We have selected May 10th as our Chili’s Give Back event. There is information on the home page of our website about this event. Please share it with all of your friends and neighbors so that we can have a productive fundraiser. Our Senior Center Pancake Breakfast is on the 13th. On the 18th is the EGHS Senior Class Sunset Breakfast and on the 20th, our crew will work the bar at the Musical Mayhem Event.

     Thanks again for another productive month serving our community.

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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

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:
      • Lions are active.
      • Our motto is “We Serve.”
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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:
Centennial Pin presented to Lion John Zehnder, Jr. by Lion President Jack Edwards

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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:

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



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

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May 8 – Lion David Ogden
May 22 – Dan Pearson
June 12 – Bill Heston
June 26 – Installation Dinner – Lion Agustin

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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
3rd VP:  Taka Blackburn Treasurer: Warren Weaver
X Lion Tamer: Jeylon Strong 2-Year Director: Marv Neill
1-Year Director: Jim Switzgable 2-Year Director: Al Jauregui
X 1-Year Director: Don Thompson Membership Director: Dan Pearson
X Imm Past Pres: Bob Brewer Public Relations: Pancho Sanchez
Other Lions Present none Guests None
Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Secretary Lorene Fuhs:
Motion to approve Board Munites: Motion by LionTaka,  second by Lion  Don,   approved
Treasurer Report given by Lion Lorene
Admin: $1,114.02 Project Sub Accts:
Project: 25,861,70 Equipment:  $ 14,540.08
Grand Total $26,973.72 FFA:  $ 1,926.53
Projects:  $ 9,395.09
Correspondence: (see folder)
Committee Updates
Eyesight:  Lion Dave King No report
Sunshine: Lion Shelli Pearson No Report
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson Lost 2 Pancake Pumps need to replace
Membership: Lion Dan Pearson No report
Visitation: Lion Pancho Sanchez No report

Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Chairperson’s Reports

Dates Location Chairman/motion notes
Senior Center Breakfast April 8th Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
Served 117 adults and 6 kids, 11 Lions club members helped with a total of 47 hrs. $726. was raised for Senior Center, $437 expenses and $100 back to LC
Election of new Board of Directors April 10th Lion Sharon 2017-2018 Board
Results of our Election of Officers
Elk Grove Lions Club
July 1, 2017-June30, 2018
Office Winner
President Sharon Mika
1st Vice President Brad Dano
2nd Vice President Taka Blackburn
3rd Vice President
Membership Director John Zehnder, Jr.
Tail Twister Andy Anderson
Lion Tamer
1 Year Director Marv Neill
1 Year Director Al Jauregui
2 Year Director Lewis Flint
2 Year Director Jay Strong
Public Affair Joe Talerico
Bulletin Editor
LCIF Coordinator Andy Anderson
Immediate Past President Jack A Edwards
We are still in need of a Secretary and Treasure
CSD Eggstravaganza April 15th EG Park Lion Lorene
1 Fun Event 4 Lions members parked over flow parking.  Was the largest attended egg hunt CSD has had.
Request from Lion Jeylon Strong to ddo the bar for Jerry’s Celebration of Life April 23rd
The Lion Will help set-up and work bar
2 New Officer Training April 22nd 7000 65th Street, Sacramento 1-4pm
Lion Sharon and Lion Brad will be attending
3 Request for Sheldon Senior Class to cook their Senior Breakfast May 22
Lion Warren and Lion Pancho will Chair event
   Moved by: Motion Second Approved
Purchase 2 new pancake pumps Lion Don Lion Lorene Lion Sharon ALL
Make 8 Flags for directing traffic Lion Lorene Lion Jey Lion Don ALL
Purchase 8 traffic Vest Lion Lorene Lion Jey Lion Don ALL
Bar request for Jerry Strong celebration of life Lion Jey Lion Sharon Lion Lorene ALL
Request for Flag w/ Stand Lion Don Lion Don Lion Jey ALL
Request for Sheldon Senior Breakfast Lion Warren Lion Bob Lion Sharon ALL
Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:
Date                               Location                                 Chairman
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 Pancho
Chili’s Dinner Night Fundraiser 10-May Chili’s Elk Grove Lion John Jr
Senior Center Breakfast 13-May Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
Amgen Event in Elk Grove 13-May Elk Grove Regional Park Lion Dave?
EGHS Senior Class Sunset 18-May EGHS Cafeteria Lion Weaver
Musical Mayhem Event 20-May Laguna Town Hall Lion Andy – Bar Only
Davis Aggie Lions Hellacapella 21-May Davis
Sheldon Senior Breakfast 22-May Creekside Church Lion Warren and Lion Pancho
EGHS FFA Breakfast 27-May County Fair Lion Andy
Buyers Breakfast 28-May County Fair Lion Warren
Senior Day at the Park 31-May Beeman Park@ Senior Center Lion Brad
Senior Center Breakfast 10-Jun Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don
District Centennial Party 10-Jun Folsom Host
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
Installation Dinner Sharon 26-Jun Senior Center
CSD Campout in the Park July 8th-9th Elk Grove Park Lion Sharon
Past Presidents BBQ 10-Jul Senior Center Lion Jack
Strauss Festival Parking July 27-30 Elk Grove Park Lion Dave
Child Spree Breakfast 29-Jul EG Kohls Parking Lot Lion Dave
Adjournment:  7:20pm
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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
Jack Edwards Tracey
Randy Feist Barbara
Lewis Flint Sr Peggy
Lorene Fuhs Robert
Bill Heston Jr Linda
Bill Hibbard Linda
Bob Hillyer Shirlee
Alfred  Jaurequi  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  Tina
Jack Megna
Sharon Mika
John Muegge Rebecca
Name Spouse
Rebecca Muegge John
Marv Neill Annajean
David Ogden Diann
Shauna Ono Greg
Agustin Palacios
Jim Parino Charlette
Dan Pearsen Shelli
Shelli Pearsen  Dan
Teresa Rodriguez
Jerry Salamy Leann
Pancho Sanchez Theresa
Rick Schriver Jessie
Bob Shipley
David Simpson Ginger
Jeylon Strong
Jim Switzgable Debbie
Matt Switzgable
Joe Tallerico Lynda
Don Thompson Sue
Bob Turner Alice
Justin  VanWinkel
Vernon Vincent 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