As unusual, we have been holding our meetings online using Zoom. All members who have email addresses listed with the club have been sent these meeting notices. At this time, I know of only one member who chooses to not use email and, of course, who has not received these email notices.
Remember that we are only doing two meetings per month during the Covid-19 situation. We have our board meeting on the 3rd Monday Board Meeting and our regular 4th Monday meeting so that we can advise members who did not attend our board meeting what transpired during the board meeting. All members are welcome to our board meetings.
In November, we will have our board meeting on the 9th and our regular meeting on the 16th so that we do not interfere with Thanksgiving.
We will have a similar change in December. The board meeting will be on the 14th but we will push our dinner meeting to the 28th so that the members are free for Christmas.
The other unusual thing about our current situation is that we have not been able to hold our regular fundraisers or to support community efforts for other organizations to hold their fundraisers. We have scheduled a Tri-Tip drive thru for November 4th and we expect a great turnout. We have already sold over 100 tickets so far.
I continue to be so very proud to be a part of such a great community minded organization, the Elk Grove Lions Club.
One final note of something exciting from the month of October. Another Lion and his wife were selected as Elk Grove’s Citizens of the Year. Congratulations to Lion Jack Edwards and Soroptimist Tracey Edwards for being recognized for this special award. If we ever get back to normal, you can expect to see them in public events and parades in the new year. You can read more about it in theElk Grove Citizen. Although they usually have a celebration dinner on the first Monday of November, that will not be held this year because of Covid-19. They will be celebrated next November along with the 2021 winner.
Elk Grove Lions Club
P.O. Box 465
Elk Grove, CA. 95759
We are currently doing all of our meetings via Zoom.
We are not holding a 2nd Monday meeting at this time.
Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM
Location: Online Zoom Meeting
General Meeting: 6:00PM – 4th Monday of the month (except Nov & Dec) Location: Online Zoom Meeting
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:
Activities & Photos
Check out the following photos & videos:
Photo by Steven Crowley.
Lion Jack Edwards and Soroptimist Tracey Edwards, Elk Grove Citizens of the Year for 2020, being surprised at their front door by the Citizen of the Year committee.
Let’s reach out to our fellow members:
Lion Joe Tallerico is undergoing chemo treatments on Mondays. Please reach out to him during this difficult time for him and his wife, Lynda.
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 and Jack Edwards
Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club: Lion Warren Weaver
No meetings therefore no cooks.
Board Meeting Agenda
October 19, 2020
Call to order: 6:03 President: Taka Blackburn
President: Taka Blackburn
Secretary: Agustin Palacios
1st VP: John Muegge
Bulletin Editor: Jack Edwards
2nd VP: Rebecca 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 (18/19)
Public Relations: Jack Edwards
LCIF: Andy Anderson
Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Jack: Minutes for September 2020 submitted to Lion Jack and all activities recorded in the Lions International
Motion to approve Board Minutes for September 2020 by Lion Jack second by Lion John, Motion…Passed
Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong: Dues have been paid to National based upon our membership numbers. Lion Jey completed the state and federal taxes. Lion Jey advised that he would not make the November meeting.
Sunshine Report on status of Lion Joe T. and Warren W.
Assets/Equipment: No Report
Membership: Lions Jim, Jey & Taka updated our online status with the district
Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation at 6:10pm.
Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report
CSD Movie Night at the Park – Friday, September 25, 2020
Lions Jack, Brad, Bob S., and Taka. We put in about 8.5 hours.
District 4-C5 One Day Convention – Saturday, October 17, 2020
Lions Jack, John Jr., PDG Andy, and Taka. It was reported that PDG Andy received the District Governor’s Appreciation award. Lion John Jr received his Melvin Jones from the club and Lion Jack received the Sacramento Region Lion of the Year award.
CSD Movie Night at the Park – Friday, October 30, 2020
General Meeting at the Beeman Park – Monday, October 26, 2020. Bring your own “eats’ and chairs… Let’s meet a little early at 5:30 p.m. to visit first.
CSD and Elk Grove Lions Club Facility Use Contract – July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021
LCIF Sutter update Lion Andy
Facility Use at 8830 Sharkey Avenue, Albiani Recreation Center
Drive-Thru Tri-Tip Fundraiser – Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Ticket sales going well.
Lions Warren, Brad, Jason, Past Lions Dave K. We will advertise the Soroptimist and the Optimist fundraisers as they advertise for us during their events.
Elk Grove Food Bank Services – Traffic Control for Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Box Pickup
Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Creekside Baptist Church on E. Stockton
Information ONLY – EGHS Class of 1981 requests Bar Service ONLY for Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Pavilion, EG Regional Park
Passing of Member and Past Club President, Don Veninga – Sunday, September 6, 2020. Lion President Taka asked PDG Andy to advise the District.
Motion Moved by: Second Approval Chair
To work the CSD Movie Night on 10/30
To work traffic control for Food Bank Turkey box pickup at Creekside Church on 11/21. We will start at 8:15 am.