September 2016 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 66 Issue # 3  September 2016

We Serve


President Jack Edwards

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

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

Lion President Jack Edwards

     As usual we had a busy August. We started off on the 3rd with our Chili’s fundraiser. We passed out hundreds of flyers during the Strauss Festival and had a good turnout. The club made about $270 on the fundraiser.  On the 6th Lion Bob Brewer and crew handled the Elk Grove Historical Society BBQ. We had our regular meetings and the board meeting. Our first meeting, on the 8th was at the Senior Center. Thanks Lion Brad and crew for the great tamale pie. We had a great crew to assist Lion Jim & Lion Don at the Senior Center Breakfast on Saturday the 13th. The board meeting on the 15th, my first as your new president, was well attended. Thanks to the Barn Cafe for providing refreshments. Our 4th Monday meeting on the 22nd was also at The Barn Cafe. We talked about our upcoming fundraisers for September and October.

     That fundraiser will be on the 26th of September at the Barn Cafe and tickets were handed out. If you did not get any tickets yet, please call Lion Lorene. Sell, Sell, Sell. Each of us needs to also buy a few tickets to support the club. Sell them to your friends as well. To set an example, I have purchased a sheet of tickets to give/sell to my friends. I hope each of you do as well. There are 8 tickets per sheet. We have three different sheets of tickets; one for the 5:30 seating, one for the 6:30 seating and one for the 7:30 seating. We cannot pay our bills if we don’t sell tickets to our fundraisers.

     As September rolls around, we have a major decision to make as to our meeting locations. The prior board voted to give The Barn Cafe a try for the first 3 months of the year. That time comes to an end on the 26th of September, the night of the fundraiser.  At our board meeting on the 19th, we will discuss our future plans for meeting at the Senior Center.      We will start the month with the Shortline Lake Dinner, thanks to Lion Sharon and Lion Don. We have our Senior Center Breakfast on the 10th. Our first general meeting of September is on the 12th at the Senior Center. As noted above, the board meeting on the 19th is at The Barn Cafe.

     Our 4th Monday meeting is on the 26th at the Barn Cafe where Lion Tom will be hosting our Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser. I don’t plan on having a business meeting at that time, but will be having dinner there in support of the club.  I hope to see all of you at our upcoming activities, especially the fundraiser at The Barn Cafe on the 26th.

     We also have a fundraiser scheduled at the Pavilion in Elk Grove Park on the 28th of October. It will be a Day of the Dead Carnitas Feed in honor of Halloween. Tickets will be available online by the first of September and to be handed out at the board meeting on September 19th.

     By the way, did I mention that we are having a spaghetti feed fundraiser dinner on the 26th of September.

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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: The Barn Restaurant, Sheldon.

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:30PM

Location: The Barn Restaurant, 8976 Grant Line Road, Sheldon.

Application for Membership

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Club, District and Zone Highlites:

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Let’s reach out to our fellow members:

Please keep Lion Dave Simpson in your prayers. He had a stroke in June and is recuperating at home.

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 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:

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



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
John Zehnder, Sr., Kirk Marchetti, Lewis Flint, Taka Blackburn

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September 12 – Senior Center – Sharon Mika

September 26- Dinner meeting at The Barn Cafe

October 10th – Senior Center/Governor’s Visit – Lion Jim Switzgable

October 24th – Dave King (If we are at the Senior Center.)

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Board Meeting Minutes
Date ___8/15/16________

Call to order __6:30________ pm Lion President: Jack Edwards

X President: Jack Edwards            X Secretary: Lorene Fuhs
X 1st VP: Charlie Brummer             X Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
X 2nd VP: Sharon Mika                   X Tail Twister: Agustin Placios
X 3rd VP: Brad Dano                       X Treasurer: Warren Weaver
X Lion Tamer: Jeylon Strong               2-Year Director: Marv Neill
1-Year Director: Jim Switzgable       2-Year Director: Al Jauregui
X 1-Year Director: Don Thompson  X Membership Director: Dan Pearson
X Imm Past Pres: Bob Brewer        X Public Relations: Pancho Sanchez

Other Lions Present
Lion Bill Hubbard
Lion Shelli Pearson


Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Secretary Lorene Fuhs:
Motion to approve Board Minutes by Lion _Warren____________ second by Lion _Jay_______ approved

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Warren Weaver:
Admin: $ ___5705.37_______
Project: $ ______19309.28____
Sub Accts:

Equipment: $_____19097.20_______
FFA: $_______71.03_____
Projects: $______141.06______

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates
Eyesight: Lion Dave King
No report

Sunshine: Lion Shelli Pearson
Sent card and Plant to Fred Hanley’s Family

Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson
Nothing to report

Membership: Lion Dan Pearson
Nothing to report

Visitation: Lion Sharon Mika

Lion Sharon Resigned and Lion Pancho was nominated by all and 2nd by Bill to replace Lion Sharon for Visitation

Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Chairperson’s Reports
Date Chairman/Motion Notes
Strauss Parking July 28-31 King No report
Kohl’s Child Spree July 30 Switzgable Received thank you note
Will Stodden Scholarship Still on hold
Chili’s Fundraiser August 3 John Z Jr. $273 earned
EG Historical Society BBQ August 6 Bob Brewer Went well, very thankful we helped.
Questions to bring new board members up to date on previously approved projects:
Check to Habitat for Humanity The board approved the funding of this project using funds in the equipment sub account of the project account to assist with the purchase of equipment/supplies for the remodel project. Check needs to be sent to Habitat for Humanity by the treasurer. Lion Weaver is waiting for a bill so he can pay them.
Valley High Dinner Sept 24 Rick Schriver
Lion Rick Schriver was called from the meeting to come over to explain the event he is chairing. He explained some of the concerns the members had with this event.

New Business:

• Thank you received from Optimist Club. Was shared with board
• Set November and December meeting schedule. (One holiday dinner meeting & the board meeting) The Board will make decisions on this next month after getting feedback from other Lions.
• Consolidation of Project funds/Elimination of Equipment sub account or payback of “borrowed funds” to Equipment sub account. The board voted no consolidation of funds because it could be a problem with our non profit status.
• Will Stodden Scholarship – We will revisit this when we have funds.
• Request from American Legion Post 861 to sponsor a TV for VA houses at Mather Veteran Village $150 Each. It was the opinion of the board we do not have the funds to help with their request. We will ask the membership if they would like to make donation.
• Donation requests received from:
1. Northern Calif. Lions Sight Association at $6 per member. We have no Funds
2. Lions projects for Canine Companions. $225 We have no funds

The Speech contest in February Lion Rick and Lion John Jr. will chair again.
Due to lack of funds in our account the board will consider later to buy a table at the Delta tea and also the canine companion program.

The board voted on membership dues. It was motioned by Lion Bob Brewer and 2nd by Lion Pancho to have letter go out in April 1st for due payments. Due Payments need to be paid by June 30th or members will be dropped from the club on that date.

Moved by: Motion Second Approval
NCLSA Donation No funds
Canine Companions No funds- going to consider this later
Moved By Motion second approved
Lion Cook Books Pearson We need to have recipes in as soon as possible. Send out reminders to Club members.
Lion Pancho Lion Shelli – Spaghetti Fundraiser McDaniel All you can eat pasta fundraiser on Monday, Sept. 26 at the Barn Café. Lion Tom will pay for all the spaghetti and bread. We will have serves at 5:30/6:30/7:30  Lion Jim S. is doing tickets. Lion Bob – Lion Weaver

Carnitas Fundraiser Fuhs & Strong Day of the Dead Carnitas fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 28 at the Park Pavilion. Jey Strong and Lorene Fuhs would like to be Co-chairs. Tickets have been approved. Lion Jack Lion Brad

Upcoming Approved Projects:
Date Location Chairman
Shortline Lake Dinner Sept 3 Shortline Lake Sharon Mika
CSD Giant Pumpkin Festival October 1-2 Elk Grove Park Lion Brad
December Crab Feed December 3 SES Hall Sharon Mika

Good of the Order:
Adjournment: 8:24 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: Jack Edwards 240-9302

Secretary: Lorene Fuhs

1st VP: Charlie Brummer 949-5519

2nd VP: Sharon Mika 479-4954

3rd VP: Brad Dano

Treasurer: Warren Weaver

Tail Twister: Agustin Placios

Lion Tamer: Jay Strong

1 Year Dir: Jim Switzgable 684-7700

1 Year Dir: Don Thompson 600-9884

2 Year Dir: Marv Neill 685-9878

2 Year Dir: Al Jauregui

Membership: Dan Pearson 217-2753

Past Pres: Bob Brewer 686-7084

Public Relations: Pancho Sanchez 595-9103
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
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 Vanita
Vanita Kumari Harjeet
John Lorraine Debbie
Kirk Marchetti Robin
Lu Lu Martinez
Tom McDaniel
Jack Megna


Name Spouse
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
Agustin Placios
Teresa Rodriguez
Jerry Salamy Leann
Pancho Sanchez Theresa
Bud Schafer Jr Rosanne – Ro
Rick Schriver Jessie
Bob Shipley
David Simpson Ginger
Howard Stoll Jeanette
Jeylon Strong
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
Isaac White Amy
John Zehnder Nancy
John Zehnder Jr Linda
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International President
Chancellor Robert ‘Bob’ Corlew

“New Mountains to Climb”

2015-2016 KumarKalagara
District Governor Kumar Kalagara
“Sustainable Service” Through Lionism

District Governor

Kumar Kalagara (Lion Sandhya)

Folsom CityHost Lions Club
Cell: 916-337-0914


1st Vice District Governor

Thomas “Nick” McNichols

Esparto Lions



2nd Vice District Governor

Doug Wight
Nevada City Lions


Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Cecilia Macias
Metropolitan Lions Club

Cabinet Treasurer

Scott Rogalski
Land Park Breakfast Lions Club


Sactramento Region Chair

Zenny Yagen


Sutter Zone Chair

Victoria Debord


District Pride Editor

Susan Lee Giles


District Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club