Thanks to all of the members of our club, we had a productive October as we served the Elk Grove Community. We started off the month with our service to the CSD at the Great Pumpkin Festival on October 5th & 6th.
The following weekend, we cooked and served breakfast for the Elk Grove Senior Center. On Friday the 18th, we supported the Elk Grove Elementary School by cooking a spaghetti dinner for their Harvest Festival.
The following night, we staffed the bar for our friends at the Strauss Festival for their annual October Gala. This year it was a 1950’s theme, and it was great fun.
One of the best parts of working with our local partners was that during the evening, we were able to garner additional support from our Strauss partners for our December Crab and Shrimp Feed. They had already committed to 16 tickets. At the Gala, that was increased to 36 tickets. Thank you very much to Jackie Lewis for all you do to support the Lions Club.
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 @ 6:00PM
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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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:
Lions Jerry Salamy, Sharon Mika, Jack Edwards
Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club: Lion Warren Weaver
October 28 – Marv Neill
November 18 – Thanksgiving Dinner – Jim Switzgable
December 16 – Christmas Dinner – Don Thompson
ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB BOARD MINUTES
OCTOBER 21, 2019
Call to order: 6:10 President: TAKA BLACKBURN Attendance:
President: Taka Blackburn
Secretary: Agustin Palacios
1st VP: Rebecca Muegge
Bulletin Editor: Jack Edwards
2nd VP: John Muegge
Tail Twister: Brad Dano
3rd VP: Vacant
Treasurer: Jeylon Strong
Lion Tamer: Bob Husted
2-Year Director: Don Thompson
1-Year Director: Warren Weaver
2-Year Director: Sharon Mika
1-Year Director: Jack Edwards
Membership Director: John Zehnder Jr.
Immediate Past Pres: Brad Dano
Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
LCIF: Andy Anderson
Lion Marvin Neill
Lion Pancho Sanchez
Lion Chris Joyce
Diane Shepherd from Correctional Workers Who Cares (No show)
Sophia Scherman from the Elk Grove Optimist Club for the Veterans Day Parade
Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Minutes for Sep submitted to Lion Jack and all activities recorded in the Lions International. Motion to approve Board Minutes for September 2019 by Lion John Zehnder, second by Lion Jack Edwards. Motion…Passed
Eyesight: Lion Marv will be talking with local schools regarding assistance for exams & glasses
Sunshine: Lion Warren home recovering from heart surgery
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don replaced a few small items.
Membership: no change or new members
Visitation: vacant maybe Lion Stan will fill spot
Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation at 6:32
Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report
Event Name Date Location Chair
Spaghetti Feed/Harvest Festival
Elk Grove Elementary School
Masquerade Ball (Nifty 50’s Bandstand
*NOTE TO ALL MEMBERS*
WE ARE ALL REQUIRED TO BUY OR SELL A TICKET FOR THE CRAB FEED
Lion Joe T, Upcoming Awards for supporters of our eyeglass recycling program.
Crab Feed, Lion John & Rebecca need some assistance and guidance.
CSD/Senior Center building update, Lion Jack (New Beeman’s Community Center)
Speech Contest Lion John Jr. update (working on having it on February10, 2020)
LCI Sutter update Lion Andy Noreport
Sophia Scherman, Chair, Veterans day parade on November 11th
Schedules for Nov and Dec for board and Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner club meetings
Motion Moved by: Second Approval Chair
Procure 1000 hot dogs and buns for Veterans Event not to spend more than 500 dollars
Proceeds from Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner to be donated to EG Food Bank
Lion Bob Husted
Support, Bar Only, for Soroptimist Martinis and Merriment event on March 28, 2020
All members to sell or purchase a ticket for any EG Lions Club Fundraiser
Pancho Sanchez’s request for a donation for his School and Guest House, for use by families of children seeing a doctor in Guadalajara, Mexico
Motion put on hold pending proper documentation from Pancho.
Send an invitation for all members to attend the October 28th meeting where we will present awards to the businesses and organizations who donated glasses to the Lions Club Eyeglass Recycling Program. For more info on where to donate, go to http://www.LionsRecycleGlasses.com
Request to Lions Jim & Don to put info in the Citizen to announce the Elk Grove Pancake Breakfast will continue as usual on the Second Saturday of each month.
Board Meeting: November 11, 2019 Board Meeting: December 9, 2019
Thanksgiving Dinner on November 18, 2019 Christmas Dinner December 16, 2019
Lion Jim Switzgable to be head cook Lion Don Thompson to be head cook
Dinner cost $10.00 per member, $5.00 additional guest
Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects: Our Fundraisers CSD Event SCEG Events Event Date Location Chairman