September 2015 Stag

Volume 65 Issue # 3 September 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

     Well, it looks like we are off to a good start for our new year. We had a busy July and August and look forward to a similar high level of activity for September. Probably the best news that I can share with you is that our efforts to bring in new members is moving forward as well. Make sure to join us in our upcoming meetings to welcome our new members.

     This past month we continued to support our Elk Grove Senior Center with the monthly pancake breakfast fundraiser. We also supported the Pleasant Grove Jr. Eagles with a sit-down Tri-tip Fundraiser Dinner, the Troop 59 BBQ, and the EG FFA Tri-tip Drive Thru dinner.

     Coming up in September is 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 will also be available on our website by the middle of September. 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. We will assist the Franklin Elementary School with their fundraiser on September 11th.  Our club will also be supporting the Food Bank by providing labor and equipment for their Harvest of Hope fundraiser. That is set for September 12th. The City of Elk Grove is asking for our support at their Art Americana Event on the 19th of September. Finally for the month of September, we should plan on attending the City Council meeting for the presentation of the Feasibility Study for the proposed new Senior Center on the 20th at 6:00 pm.

     Just so that you can start to plan ahead, 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. 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.

     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

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Calendar of Events  UpArrowPurple
Club, District and Zone Highlites:

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Check out the following photos:

Presentation of a $700 check from the SES Hall by Mrs. Antionette Duarte to assist in our replacement of stolen equipment.

Invitation from the Meridian Lions Club to attend their 70th Annual Steak Barbecue on September 2nd

IMG_1639Presentation to Lion John Zehnder Sr. from Past Presidents Pancho and John Jr.
 Lion Jack Presenting Running of the Elk Award to Lion Randy
IMG_1638Elk Fest, Presentation to Lion Bob from Past President Lion Pancho
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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.
We should probably discuss dues at an upcoming board meeting.

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:

Charlie Brummer, Rigo De La Torre, John Zehnder Jr.



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Bill Heston, Jerry Salamy, John Zehnder Jr., Kirk Marcheti,
Lewis Flint, Taka Blackburn

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September 14 – Lion Taka Blackburn

September 28 – Lion Sharon Mika

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple


Board Meeting Minutes

August17, 2015

Call to order 7Pm               Lion President:  Robert Brewer
Held after Club Board Meeting


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

Other Lions Present:

Andy A


Ken Flavell from EG Sr Center

Secretary Report by Lion Secretary Rick Schriver:  Motion to approve Board Minutes by Lion —– and second by Lion —- ;   approved

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Bill Kirkland:

Equipment Fund: $13,346.71     Project: $3,064.68   FFA: 348

Lion —- moved to accept Treasurer’s report with Lion Neil seconding; approved

Correspondence: (see folder)



Committee Updates

Eyesight: Dave King  No Report
Assets: Don Thompson No report

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

                                                   Date                  Chairman                                  Notes

Strauss Parking 7/23 to 26 Dave King 5pm nightly at the E G Park front gate for assignment
Kohl’s Spree 7/25 Jim S Arrive at 5:45 at the store off Bruceville if you can help.

Loading trailer 5pm Friday afternoon.

Disabled waterski group –Dropped– No recent contact. Dropped
CSD Scouts Campout Bob Served 340 dinner and 300 breakfast. 7 Lions and family 59 hours total
Senior Center Breakfast 7/11 L Don Thompson

L Jim Switzgable

160 served, $800 raised for Senior Center, another excellent breakfast.

New Business:                                                         

                        Motion                                       Second                      Approval

Wellsprings Breakfast  – Sacramento Optimist to use our grills to cook. L. King to deliver

On 8/3… 6 am

Requist from Sophia Scherman for 1,000 hot dogs and bunns for V-day parade BBQ in the Park
Requist by Franklin Elementary for cooking on 9/11 for campout voted on after meeting of 8/24 Motion by L.Sharon L Rick approved
PG Jr Eagles Football request turned in by L Warren. 8/2 @ 7pmMasonic Hall. TriTip dinner. Cook and Bar. Full reimbursement to Club for expanses. Conform with Warren on WHO is processing ABC license request
E G H S –  FFA requested cooking and equipment for TriTip drive thru on 8/12@3:30pm. Also requested $500 for food. Lions will donate $250.00 No report No info
Troop 59 requested food and labor for Court of Honor banquet on 8/5@6pm for 200. We offered Equip and Labor at Building at E HG Park entrance. No report
Harvest of Hope, E G Food Bank Building fund requested labor and Equip for Bar on 9/12@5:30 at 1290 Shoeffier Road Wilton, Ca. Lions to request ABC and cover for Insurance. Fee Due  Betty Hall @ 531-0882 Lion Jim L Sharon Approved
End of Watch Brews for Brews. L.Tom McDaniel

Cook and Bar at Lent Ranch barn.. 6pm on 10/10

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Upcoming Events
:                                                    Date          Location                                         Chairman


Good of the Order:

Adjournment:     8:20 PM

Items to address during our next Board Meeting:

  1.  3 day weekend meetings…?


Board Meeting

July,20 2015

Call to order                       Lion President:  Robert Brewer                                          7:00pm


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

Other Lions Present:

Andy Anderson

Secretary Report by Lion Sectary Rick:  Motion to approve Board Minutes by Lion — and second by Lion approved

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Bill Kirkland

Admin Acct ???

Lion — will move to accept Treasurer’s report with Lion —  seconding

Correspondence: (see folder)







Committee Updates

Membership: Dan Pearson   Submitted Mr Shipley
Sunshine: Fred Handley Ain’t No Sunshine when he’s gone
Visitation: Sharon Mika
Eyesight: Dave King
Assets: Don Thompson Keys Proper People with Keys..?


    Old Business / Chairman’s Reports:

                                                          Date                  Chairman                                  Notes


 New Business:             Motion                                        Second          Approval


 Upcoming Events:                Date                  Location                                  Notes



Club Board Meeting:

  • Lion President Bob to appoint a Budget committee for this year to better anticipate cash needs and projects to fund.
  • Bush Short Line Lake dinner donation in September 5,  Lion Don

Good of the Order:

Adjournment:           8:40       PM

Items to address during our next Board Meeting:

  1. Lions event that Rotary will provide Labor… Several years past due for a FUN Lions Club Event


3. Summary of discussion with Ken Flavell from the Senior Center

Senior center and Lions future look…

April 2014 inception of plan to relocate

Sold existing land for $3 million

City of EG offers funding for $7 million additional

Study by planners, designers and feasibility study based on 28,000 SF of space says the plan needa additional $5 to 6 million

September 28 the Feasibility Study is to be presented to the Public at the City Council Meeting

October 28 plan presented to City Council

Construction planned to begin 2017

Property would have Vet center adjacent to Sr Center with large kitchen facility

“we are appreciated by the Sr Center and they would like us to join in the relocation”

Terms and space to be worked out in the future.

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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 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
John Lorraine Debbie
Kirk Marchetti Robin
Ray Martinez Connie
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


1st Vice District Governor

Kumar Kalagara

Folsom Host Lions Club

Cell: 916-337-0914


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


Sactramento Region Chair

Jeri Retzlaff

Pride of Laguna Lions Club


Sutter Zone Chair

Mat Lara


District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer

Woodland Reveille


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