October 2015 Stag

Volume 65 Issue # 4 October 2015

We Serve


President Bob Brewer

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

President’s Message  UpArrowPurple

Lion President Bob Brewer

     We have some very exciting news to share in this month’s Stag. First of all, we inducted a new member in September. Please make sure to welcome Harjeet Kumar when you see him. Both he and his wife, Vanita Kumari are joining. She has to find time in her work schedule to come in for the vote on her membership application. We need to add a few more new members to help fill in for all of our activities. Secondly, the Citizen(s) of the year for Elk Grove has been announced. We are proud to say that our own Warren Weaver and his wife Pat were selected as the Elk Grove Citizens of the Year for 2015-2016. Congratulations to Warren & Pat Weaver.

     This past month we continued to support our Elk Grove Senior Center with the monthly pancake breakfast fundraiser. We also supported the Short Line Lake Dinner with Lion Don at the helm. We are also moving forward with our December Crab Feed as tickets will be available this month. Ticket sales are available on our website and an announcement is on the District website as well. Check out our website, on the right side of the menu at www.ElkGroveLionsFoundation.org.  Make sure to contact your friends and neighbors so that we can have a successful crab feed as it is the major fundraiser for the club this winter. Our club supported the Food Bank by providing labor and equipment for their Harvest of Hope fundraiser on September 12th.

     One of the most important things to happen in September was the Elk Grove Service Club Summit. It was hosted by Kevin Spease of the Laguna-Sunrise Rotary. Leaders from each of the service clubs were invited to meet to discuss what their club does and how we could better work together to serve the needs of Elk Grove as well as to eliminate overlap of services and conflicts on our various fund raising efforts. One of the issues discussed was the availability of a community calendar at LivingInElkGrove.com/events where you could see all upcoming events in the Elk Grove area. This calendar is maintained by our own Lion Jack Edwards, so, let him know if you know of an event that is missing and he can put it on the calendar.

     The month of October will start out with our assistance to the Pumpkin Festival for parking on the 3rd & 4th. Thanks to Lion President Bob Brewer for leading the charge. Lion Chris will represent us at the Troop 59 Court of Honor on the 3rd. We will be cooking the pancake breakfast at the Senior Center the following Saturday on the 10th. Also on October 10th, we will be lending a hand at the End of Watch Brews at the Lent Ranch. Thanks Lion Tom McDaniel for being the lead on this one.

     Later this month, we will be assisting the Strauss Festival with their Masquerade Ball on October 24th. It will be held at the Laguna Town Hall from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Join us in supporting them with their ticket sales as well as with assisting them during their event. Remember that they regularly support the Lions as they generally buy a full table at our December and our March crab feed fundraisers.

     If you are not already booked for the morning of the 24th, you could support My Sister’s House at their walk/run. For more info, click here.

     At the board meeting in September, we agreed to work on hosting a car show in the late spring. Lion Jack Megna will be the chair.

     One last reminder about dues. They were due on the first of July. We have to pay the first half of our insurance for the year so please contact the treasurer and get your check in. The dues are still $80.

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Elk Grove Lions Club

P.O. Box 465

Elk Grove, CA. 95759

Meetings: 2nd & 4th Mondays  (except November & December)

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday

Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

Application for Membership

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:
      • Lions are active.
      • Our motto is “We Serve.”
Calendar of Events  UpArrowPurple
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:
NewMembersVanitaAndHarjeetKumarAtShortlineLakeNew members in training, snapping fresh green beans, at Shortline Lake; Vanita Kumari & Harjeet Kumar
LionDonShortlineLakeLions Don, Bob, Sharon & John at Shortline Lake
TrucksUnloadedNowToGetOrganizedAtShortlineLakeLion Sharon checking to see if Lion Don brought everything
SkingWaterShowShortlineLakeA little water show put on by the skiers at Shortline Lake
PastaThe Muegge’s working on the pasta
FreshGreenbeansShortlineLakeSnapping beans
ShortlineLake2Shucking corn
ShortlineLake1Part of Lion Don’s crew at Shortline Lake
ParticipatingAtServiceClubSummitLion Dave, Tracey Edwards (Soroptimist), Angela Spease (Laguna-Sunrise Rotary), Lion Bob, Pat Beal at The Service Club Summit at the Senior Center
LionDaveSimpsonAtPumpkinFestivalParkingLion Dave Simpson helping out with traffic control at the Pumpkin Festival
StraussCostumeBallWe will be working this event on the 24th
Elk Grove Citizens of the Year; Optimist Pat Weaver & Lion Warren Weaver!!!
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Dues: If you have not yet paid your dues, you are now late. As you remember, they are $80 per year. Just so you know, $25 goes to MD4, $43 goes to LCIF and $12 is kept by the club. That $12 per member goes into the admin fund. It is not enough to pay our annual insurance bill, which is why we are always looking for a way to bring in admin funds.

Let’s reach out to our fellow members:  

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 8347 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Suite 123, just north of Calvine Road.  


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Happy Birthday to Lions:

Taka Blackburn, Bob Brewer, Dave Ogden, Tom Anderson, Lewis Flint



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Chuck Davis, David Ogden, Fred Handley, Tom Anderson

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October 12 – Lion Jim S

October 28 – Lion Joe T
November 9 – Lion Jack E
November 23 – Lion Don T (Thanksgiving)

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Board Meeting Minutes

September 21, 2015

Call to order 7 PM               Lion President:  Robert Brewer


X President: Robert Brewer X Secretary: Rick Schriver
X 1st VP:  Jack Edwards X Bulletin Editor: Jack Edwards
X 2nd VP: Charlie Brummer Tail Twister: Tom Anderson
X 3rd VP: Sharon Mika X Treasurer: Bill Kirkland
X Lion Tamer: Marv Neil 2-Year Director: Jim Switzgable
X 1-Year Director: David King X 2-Year Director: Don Thompson
X 1-Year Director: John Muegge Membership Director: Dan Pearson
X Imm Past Pres: Poncho Sanchez

Other Lions Present:

Andy A Joe T
John Jr Jack Megna
Harjeet Kumar – New Member


Secretary Report by Lion Secretary Rick Schriver:  Motion to approve Board Minutes by Lion Jack E and second by Lion Sharon ;   approved

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Bill Kirkland: 

Equipment Fund: $14,112                        Project: $3,064.68                  FFA: 479  

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates

Eyesight: Dave King Membership – Dan
Assets: Don Thompson Sunshine – Lion Fred – Need New Chair…

Foundation Old Business / Chairman’s Reports / New Business:

                                                Date                  Chairman/Motion                        Notes

CSD Fall Festival Parking 10/3 and 4 Lion Pres Bob
Elk Grove Service Club Summit 9/20 Lion Bob, Dave and Jack attended Minutes to come
EG Elem Hot Dogs 10/09 Lion Pancho Motion
Lion King Second
Franklin Elem Fall Festival Labor and Equip for 400 Hot Dogs 10/23 Lion Pres Bob
Pending Application – Franklin Theater Pancake Breakfast
Amended: Franklin Elem Campout moved to April 22, 2016 4/22/16 Motion by Lions Jack E and Sharon
Lion Jack M proposed a car show for late March or early April on a Saturday and EG Park Pavilion ( our trade time to be used) Motions by Dave and Marv
Sheldon Music Spaghetti Dinner labor and Equip. Cook & Donate Sauce. Serve 5:00-7:00PM @ PGHS. 200 people 1/23/17 Lion Rick to chair. Motions by L. Charlie and Marv They are willing to assist at crab feed.

New Business:

                                                               Motion              Second                      Approval

Request from Sophia Scherman for 1,000 hot dogs and buns for V-day parade BBQ in the Park Donated $500.00
Lion Chair Jack proposed raising Crab Feed tickets to $50 and charging a corkage fee of $10 per bottle and the possibility of selling drawn butter
Voted and accepted new Member Harjeet Kumar

Good of the Order:

Adjournment:     8:40 PM

Items to address during our next Board Meeting:

  1.  3 day weekend meetings…?

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The organizational structure for our Lions Club is as follows: Lions Clubs International, Multiple District 4, District 4C5Sacramento Region, Sutter Zone, Elk Grove Lions Club.

This bulletin is produced each month by the Bulletin Editor, Lion Jack Edwards. He may be reached by email at jack.edwards@surewest.net or by phone at 916-240-9302 or by mail at:

Elk Grove Lions Club P.O. Box 465 Elk Grove, CA 95759

President: Bob Brewer 686-7084

Secretary:  Rick Schriver 425-3865

Bulletin: Jack Edwards 240-9302

1st VP: Jack Edwards 240-9302

2nd VP: Charlie Brummer 949-5519

3rd VP: Sharon Mika 479-4954

Treasurer: Bill Kirkland 687-7986

Tail Twister: Tom Anderson 947-2439

Lion Tamer: Marv Neill  685-9878

1 Year Dir: John Muegge 215-9787

1 Year Dir: Dave King 479-6574

2 Year Dir: Jim Switzgable 684-7700

2 Year Dir: Don Thompson 600-9884

Membership: Dan Pearson 217-2753

Past Pres: Pancho Sanchez 595-9103

Public Relations: Rick Schriver 425-3865

Make-up Clubs

Delta Lions Club
2nd Thursdays, 7 am
Bartley Cavenaugh Golf Course
8301 Freeport Blvd. Sacramento

Galt Lions Club
2 & 4 Thursdays
6:00 pm Social 7:00 pm
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
John Lorraine Debbie
Kirk Marchetti Robin
Lu Lu Martinez
Tom McDaniel
Name Spouse
Jack Megna
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
Teresa Rodriguez
Jerry Salamy Leann
Pancho Sanchez Theresa
Bud Schafer Jr Rosanne – Ro
Rick Schriver Jessie
David Simpson Ginger
Howard Stoll Jeanette
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
John Zehnder Nancy
John Zehnder Jr Linda
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International President
Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada
“Dignity, Harmony, Humanity”

2015-2016 MikeRetzlaff DGMikesLogo

District Governor Mike Retzlaff

District Governor

Mike Retzlaff (Lion Sheri)

Pride of Laguna Lions Club
Cell: 916-225-8321
Res: 916-681-9726

Email: mikeretzlaff@sbcglobal.net

1st Vice District Governor

Kumar Kalagara

Folsom Host Lions Club

Cell: 916-337-0914

Email: 1vdg@district4c5.org

2nd Vice District Governor

Thomas “Nick” McNichols
Esparto Lions


Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Gayle Kono
Senator Lions Club


Cabinet Treasurer

John Vermeltfoort
Galt Lions Club

Email: ct@district4c5.org

Sactramento Region Chair

Jeri Retzlaff

Pride of Laguna Lions Club

Email: SacramentoRegion@district4c5.org

Sutter Zone Chair

Mat Lara

Email: jeri_retzlaff@sbcglobal.net

District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer

Woodland Reveille

Email: editor@district4c5.org

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