November 2017 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 67 Issue # 5 November 2017


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

Thank you to all who helped make our 2nd annual Day of the Dead Carnitas Festival Dinner a great success! Special thanks to the chair, Lion Jey, and Lion Pancho & crew who cooked. Delicious as usual!
November 6th some of us will be attending the Elk Grove Citizen of the Year dinner to honor our very own Lion Pancho Sanchez. Once again Congratulations for a well-deserved honor!
Next up is our monthly pancake breakfast at the Senior Center on November 11th. After many years as a co- chair with Lion Jim, Lion Don Thompson will be stepping down as pancake flipper L. Lion Don has been turning out beautiful fluffy golden brown pancakes every month for years and we will surely miss him and his expertise. He will still be helping out with the shopping for the breakfast. Thank you for your continued service Lion Don, you will be greatly missed!
On November 13th we will have our annual Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family. Our board meeting will be on November 20th.
Lion Tony Santos of the Citrus Heights Lions who requested our help with labor and equipment for a tri tip dinner to aid the victims of Puerto Rico will be on November 18th. Check with Lion Brad to see what help he needs.
We will also once again help the Elk Grove High School drill team with their spaghetti dinner fundraiser, with Lion Pancho as the head cook.
Next month coming up quick is our annual Crab Feed & Shrimp fundraiser at the SES Hall on December 2nd. Tickets are $50.00 and available now. Please bring in a raffle prize donation for this event. It’s one of the many ways you can help support your club and is much appreciated, along with selling tickets! Sell! Sell! Sell!
You can still participate in the Toys for Troops with a donation, just bring in an unwrapped toy and Lion Andy will make sure it gets to the right place.
Coming up our December Family Christmas Dinner will be on December 11th. We will most likely collect a check or cash for the Elk Grove Food Bank in place of paying the club for dinner. Our board meeting will be on December 18th.
Save your recyclables!
Tell your friends and family to donate to the Big Day of Giving web site for Elk Grove Lions Foundation!
Happy Thanksgiving to All!



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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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    • Membership is by invitation.
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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:

Lion Pancho serving Lion President Sharon at our Day of the Dead Carnitas Festival

Chicken Drop at our Carnitas Festival. And the winners are!!!
Photos from the Elk Grove Citizen of the Year Celebration for Lion Pancho
Link to Video of Past President Jack Edwards Honoring Lion Pancho

Elk Grove Lions in attendance at Citizen of the Year Celebration for Lion Pancho Sanchez

Here are the 23 members of our club that were in attendance for the Elk Grove Citizen of the Year Dinner honoring Lion Pancho Sanchez.
Andy Anderson, Taka Blackburn, Charles Brummer, Jack Edwards, Randy Feist, Lorene Fuhs,
Chris Joyce, David King, Kirk Marchetti, Sharon Mika, Shauna Ono, Dan Pearson, Shelli Pearson,
Teresa Rodriguez, Jerry Salamy, Bob Shipley, Jay Strong, Jim Switzgable, Joe Tallerico, Bob Turner,
Warren Weaver, John Zehnder Sr.
Other Lions in attendance:
Lion Lena Oneto – Pride of Laguna Creek, Lion Mike Zehnder – Pride of Laguna Creek,
IPDG Kumar Kalagara – Citrus Heights Lions
Former Elk Grove Lions in attendance:
Diana Edwards, Howard Stoll

Lion Pancho & Lion Weaver at the Citizen of the Year

Make sure to sign up to help. Make sure to sell tickets for our annual fundraiser.

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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:

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 13 (Thanksgiving Dinner) – Lion Dave King
December 11 (Christmas Dinner – Lion Jim Switzgable


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October 16,2017

Call to order:  6:30 pm                        Lion President: 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 X 2-Year Director: Lewis Flint
X 1-Year Director: Marv Neill X 2-Year Director: Bob Turner
1-Year Director: Al Jauregui X Membership Director: John Zehnder, Jr.
X Immediate Past Pres: Jack Edwards X Public Relations: Joe Tallerico

Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Secretary Agustin Palacios: 
Motion to approve Board Minutes by Lion Taka,    second by Lion John Jr. approved

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:
Project: $ 7,273.83

Sub Accts:
Equipment: $  5,833.22
FFA:                $ 689.80
Projects:    $  13,796.85
Scouts:           $3142.20

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates

Eyesight:  Lion Dave King:                                                                 Issue a plaque to eye doctor
Sunshine: Lion Shelli Pearson                                                           No report
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson                                            No report
Membership: Lion John Zehnder, Jr.                                                 No change
Visitation: Lion Pancho –                                                                    No report

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Reports

                                                                        Date                  Location                        Chair

We still need a 3rd VP
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Oct 14 Senior Center Lions Jim & Don
Strause Festival Masquerade Ball Oct 21 Lion Andy needs help at the bar.
Day of the Dead  – Carnitas Fest Oct 28 EG Park Pavilion Lion Jay

 New Business:         

  • Pleasant Grove School Pasta & Bingo Night sponsor John Lorraine
  • International Food Fair November 12, 2017
  • T Shirt
  • Crew 59 folding and receipt of check plus BSA’s upcoming policy allowing girls to be part of the Boy Scout Pack 179 and Troop 59.
  • Taka would like to drop out as representative for the scouts
  • TOYS FOR THE TROOP’S KID at Beale AFB (Bring to 1st November Meeting on gthe 13th to be delivered to the Holiday Party Cabinet Meeting)
  • Support for Optimist Club of Elk Grove and Kohl’s Child Spree — drive-thru trip-tip October 25 by Patricia Weaver
  • Citizen of the year award gala honoring Lion Pancho. Nov 6,2017
  • EGHS Drill Team Spaghetti Dinner Nov 17,2017 (Labor & Equipment only)
  • Carnitas Dinner Update Lion Pancho
  • Speech Contest Package ordered by Lion John Jr. for February 12th meeting.
  • Schedule dates for THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS dinners

                  Motion                                       Moved by:                              Second              Approval

To set a sub-acct. for Scouts 59 funds Lion Jack LionTaka Passed
Buy a plaque for Citzen of the Year Presented by the Elk Grove Lions Club Lion Jack Lion Jay Passed
EGHS Drill Team Pasta Dinner Event. Pancho to chair. Lion Jay Lion Taka Passed
Lion Tony Santos from Citrus Hights Trip-Tip Event for Puerto Rico victims (chair Lion Brad) Lion Brad Lion John Passed
Pleasant Grove Pasta Dinner Lion Taka Lion Marv Passed

Strauss Festival Report turned in by Lion Andy

Lion Jack to take over on the committee for Citizen of the Year.

Trip-Tip Dinner Pleasant Grove for Jan. 26,2018……table till November Board meeting

Plaque for Eye doctor table for next board meeting

Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:                                                       

                                Date              Location                                    Chairman

Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Nov 11 Senior Center Lions Jim & Don
December Crab Feed Dec 2 SES Hall Vice Pres
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Dec 9 Senior Center Lions Jim & Don

Good of the Order:         8:30

Adjournment:              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