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.
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.
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Activities & Photos
Check out the following photos:
Centennial Pin presented to Lion John Zehnder, Jr. by Lion President Jack Edwards
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:
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:
May 8 – Lion David Ogden
May 22 – Dan Pearson
June 12 – Bill Heston
June 26 – Installation Dinner – Lion Agustin
ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB
Board Meeting Minutes
Call to order 6:30 pm Lion President: Jack Edwards
President: Jack Edwards
Secretary: Lorene Fuhs
1st VP: Sharon Mika
Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
2nd VP: Brad Dano
Tail Twister: Agustin Placios
3rd VP: Taka Blackburn
Treasurer: Warren Weaver
Lion Tamer: Jeylon Strong
2-Year Director: Marv Neill
1-Year Director: Jim Switzgable
2-Year Director: Al Jauregui
1-Year Director: Don Thompson
Membership Director: Dan Pearson
Imm Past Pres: Bob Brewer
Public Relations: Pancho Sanchez
Other Lions Present
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
Project Sub Accts:
Correspondence: (see folder)
Eyesight: Lion Dave King
Sunshine: Lion Shelli Pearson
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson
Lost 2 Pancake Pumps need to replace
Membership: Lion Dan Pearson
Visitation: Lion Pancho Sanchez
Elk Grove Lions Foundation
Old Business / Chairperson’s Reports
Senior Center Breakfast
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
Results of our Election of Officers
Elk Grove Lions Club
July 1, 2017-June30, 2018
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
1 Year Director Marv Neill
1 Year Director Al Jauregui
2 Year Director Lewis Flint
2 Year Director Jay Strong
Public Affair Joe Talerico
LCIF Coordinator Andy Anderson
Immediate Past President Jack A Edwards
We are still in need of a Secretary and Treasure
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
New Officer Training April 22nd 7000 65th Street, Sacramento 1-4pm
Lion Sharon and Lion Brad will be attending
Request for Sheldon Senior Class to cook their Senior Breakfast May 22