November 2016 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 66 Issue # 5  November 2016

We Serve


President Jack Edwards

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

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

Lion President Jack Edwards

     Thanks to all of you who have been supporting our activities this fall. We had a busy October and are looking forward to our Thanksgiving Dinner in November.

     Here is a quick review of what we did since the last newsletter. We supported the Elk Grove Pumpkin Festival on the 1st & 2nd of October. Lion Dano and his crew handled the parking as part of our agreement with the Elk Grove CSD which provides space for our equipment storage. I had a great time visiting with fellow Lions as well as the people who visited the park for the Pumpkin Festival. At our 2nd Monday of the month meeting at the Senior Center we hosted the District Governor and part of his staff. We had a great time.

     We hosted the Senior Center Breakfast on the 8th.  The big event of the month was at the Pavilion at Elk Grove Park. We had our Day of The Dead, Carnitas Festival on October 28th. Lions Lorene and Jay put together a great event. Almost a complete sell out. It was a fun time for all of us who worked or attended the event.

     In November we have our annual Family Thanksgiving Dinner on the 14th and then our board meeting on the 21st. 1st VP Lion Sharon will be handling the board meeting.

     Coming up in December is one of our major fund raising events, the December Crab and Shrimp Feed at the SES Hall.  Please keep selling tickets so that we have a successful fundraiser. Lion Sharon still needs raffle prizes so touch bases with her if you have a raffle prize for the Crab Feed.

     After the Crab Feed, we have a Senior Center Pancake Breakfast on the 10th, our December Family Christmas Dinner on the 12th. Rather than paying the club for the dinner,  we will be collecting a check or cash for the Elk Grove Food Bank. Please plan to bring cash or a check made payable to the Elk Grove Food Bank Services in the amount of $10 or more. We will have a board meeting on the 19th. We also have the traffic control for the Elk Grove Food Bank’s food boxes on the 19th. Check with Lion Jim Switzgable to see if he needs any help on the 10th and Lion Joe Tallerico to see if he needs any help on the 19th.

     I hope to see all of you at our upcoming activities.

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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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Calendar of Events UpArrowPurple
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.)

Activities & Photos UpArrowPurple
Check out the following photos:
governorkumarandpresidentjackDistrict Governor Kumar with Lion President Jack Edwards
governorkumarandpastpresidentbobDistrict Governor Kumar with Past President Bob
goverorsvisitDistrict Governor Kumar’s Board Members with PDG Andy
governorkumarandlionjoetLion Joe Tallerico receiving award from District Governor Kumar
First Vice District Governor Nick McNicholas
 chickendropwinnerwithlionjey2Chicken Drop Winner with Lion Jey at Carnitas Festival

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Let’s reach out to our fellow members:

Please keep Lion Dave Simpson in your prayers. He had a stroke in June and is recuperating at home.

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 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:

Rick Schriver, Jerry Salamy, Sharon Mika, Jack Edwards, David Simpson



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Jack Megna, Warren Weaver

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November 14 – Thanksgiving Dinner – Dave King
December 12 – Christmas Dinner – Don Thompson
January 9 – Jey Strong

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Board Meeting Minutes

October 17, 2016

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
2nd VP: Brad Dano  X Tail Twister: Agustin Placios
3rd VP:  Dan Pearson  X Treasurer: Warren Weaver
 X Lion Tamer: Jeylon Strong  X 2-Year Director: Marv Neill
 X 1-Year Director: Jim Switzgable  X 2-Year Director: Al Jauregui
1-Year Director: Don Thompson Membership Director: Dan Pearson
 X Imm Past Pres: Bob Brewer  X Public Relations: Pancho Sanchez
Other Lions Present
Lion  Andy Anderson  Lions Bill Hubbard  Lion  Taka Blackburn



Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Secretary Lorene Fuhs:
Motion to approve Board Minutes by Lion warren       second by Lion Bob             approved all

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Warren Weaver:
Admin: $ _1925.79_________
Project: $ _____21,671.45_____

Sub Accts:
Equipment:     $__19097.22__________
FFA:                $____71.02________
Projects:         $___2503.21_________

Committee Updates

Eyesight:  Lion Dave King – no report
Sunshine: Lion Shelli Pearson – no report
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson – no report
Membership: Lion Dan Pearson- no report
Visitation: Lion Pancho  will be doing a visitation in November

Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Reports

                                                          Date                  Location                        Chair

Pumpkin Festival Parking Oct 1-2 Elk Grove Park Lion Brad no report
Senior Center Breakfast Oct 8 Senior Center Lion Don everything went well
Habitat For Humanity Oct 15 Elk Grove Lion Jim Switzgable Had a great time rained during the day so everything didn’t get completed.

New Business: 

  • Funding for County Fair we couldn’t come up with a fundraiser for this.

We need another fundraiser

  • Eagle Scout Report for Troop 59. Two scouts have qualified for the Rank of Eagle. Matthew Morris and Kyle Blackburn. No others will qualify this year. Court of Honor is November 19th at 2:00 for Kyle Blackburn.  Lion Jeylon Strong has volunteered to present awards.
  • The Speech contest in February Lion Rick and Lion John Jr. will chair again. Have they scheduled and ordered supplies? Date set and notifications to schools? February 13th or February 27th?   Chairpersons were not at board meeting to report.
  • The board voted on membership dues in August.  It was moved by Lion Bob Brewer and 2nd by Lion Pancho to have letter go out in April 1st for due payments.  Due Payments need to be paid by June 30th or members will be dropped from the club on that date. Has research been done to allow this?  Still looking into this matter.
  • Have we dropped members who have not yet paid their dues?

We have dropped Howard Stoll and Donald Veninga.

  • Have we received an invoice or a request for funds to pay Habitat for Humanity the $1,000 we have pledged?  We have not received a invoice for is donation.  Lion Jim in going to see if they might be willing to have the lions work off the donation instead of the cash value.
  • Mayor’s Volunteer Awards due by October 31st.
  • Donation requests received and not funded due to lack of funds:
  1. 1,000 dogs and buns for Veteran’s Day Event.  We are looking into getting buns and hot dogs donated.
  2. Delta Tea event we are going to address this in the spring
  3. Will Stodden Scholarship we have the funds now and we are paying the scholarship.

  Moved by:                  Motion                                               Second                Approval

Upcoming Activites and Approved Projects:                                                                        

                                         Date          Location                                         Chairman

Franklin Elementary Cookout Oct 21 Franklin Elementary Lion Bob Brewer
Strauss Fall Fundriser Oct 22 Laguna Town Hall Lion Andy
General Meeting Oct 24 Senior Center Cook – Lion Sharon
Carnitas Fundraiser Oct 28 EG Park Pavilion Lion Lorene & Lion Jay
EGHS Drill Team Spaghetti Feed Nov 12
November Thanksgiving Dinner Nov 14 Senior Center Cook – Lion Jim S
November Board Meeting Nov 21 Senior Center Lion Sharon to cover
No November 28th Meeting
December Crab Feed Dec 3 SES Hall Lion Sharon
December Christmas Dinner Dec 12 Senior Center Cook – Lion Don
December Board Meeting Dec 19 Senior Center
No December 26th Meeting
Student Speaker Contest Feb 13/27 Senior Center Lions Rick & John Jr.

Good of the Order:

Adjournment:          7:45    PM

Club Contact Info UpArrowPurple

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
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
Jeylon 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
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