September 2017 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 67 Issue # 3 September 2017


We Serve


President Sharon Mika

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

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

Lion President Sharon Mika


It’s been a very hot summer this year and August was no exception. But in spite of the heat the Lions continue to roll along and get the job done!  Lion Don & Lion Jim with crew cooked the monthly pancake breakfast supporting the Senior Center which is held on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

At our dinner meeting on the 28th of August, we had visitations from other clubs.
PDG Erv Gon and several board members from the Citrus Heights Club along with the Antelope Club Tail Twister were in attendance.

We have two major fund raisers coming up. Next month on Saturday, October 28th the Day of the Dead Carnitas Festival will be held at the Elk Grove Pavilion.  Last year was our first dinner and we had such a great turnout we are going to host a dinner again!

Ticket sales will be starting soon. On December 2nd, we host our annual crab feed at the SES Hall.  We need your help!  The silent auction is a great asset for raising funds at both events and you can do your part by contributing a silent auction item for BOTH.  By your donations, we can help keep costs down and funds up!  You can drop off your donations at one of our meetings or the Senior Center. Thank you in advance for your support!

And thanks to my awesome board members for covering for me in my absence!  It’s rewarding to be a part of such a helpful and supporting crew!

Stay cool

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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: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:30PM

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.)

Activities & Photos UpArrowPurple
Check out the following photos:

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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 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, John Zehnder, Jr.



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

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September 11 – Lion Warren Weaver
September 25 – Lion Marv Niell
October 9 –
October 23 – Joe Tallerico


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Board Meeting Minutes


Called to order at 19:37 by 2nd Vice President Taka Blackburn

President: Sharon Mika X Secretary: Agustin Palacios
X 1st VP:  Brad Duno X Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
X 2nd VP: Taka Blackburn X Tail Twister: Andy Anderson
X 3rd VP: X Treasurer: Jaylon Strong
X Lion Tamer: Don Thompson X 2-Year Director: Lewis Flint
X 1-Year Director: Marv Neill X 2-Year Director: Bob Tuner
X 1-Year Director: Al Jauregui X Membership Director: John Zehnder, Jr.
X Imm Past Pres: Jack Edwards X Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
Other Lions Present Guests .
Lion Bob Brewer
Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Secretary Agustin Palacios: .
Motion to approve Board  Minutes by Lion: Jack Second by Lion Andy
Note:Motion to Approve  Minutes was for May, June and July
Treasurer Report given by Lion Jay from Lion Warren’s notes
Admin: $4,475.65 Project Sub Accts:
Project: $13,867.92 Equipment:  $              5,833.22
Grand Total $18,343.57 FFA:  $                 188.16
Projects, General:  $              7,876.54
Total:  $            13,867.92
Correspondence: (see folder)
Committee Updates
Eyesight:  Lion Dave King No report
Sunshine: Lion Shelli Pearson No Report
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson No report
Membership: Lion Dan Pearson No report
Visitation: Lion Pancho Sanchez No report
Adjourn Club Meeting 
Open Meeting for Elk Grove Lions Foundation 7:00
Added two new members
Old Business / Chairperson’s Reports
Dates Location Chairman notes
Sr. Ctr. Pancake Breakfast 9-Sep Senior Center Lion Jim & Lion Don Great event
* CPA for taxes update byLion Jaylon Strong
* Review and  Approve Minutes for May June and July
Joe Tallerico talk about BIG DAY OF GIVEN AND TOWN PLANNER update .work in progress
Pleasen Grove Elementary School Pasta and Bingo Night sponsor:John Lorraine March 16,2018      Up for Review
49ers  Football by Lion Turner update
Jennifer Leon needs a Bar Service for MMP event for September 9,2017
.LCIF up date by Lion Andy  updfate
.Service for Cooking only Fund raise for TONY NGUYEN October 6,,13,2017
.Senior Center MOU discussion
Motions Moved Seconded Vote
Miinutes for May June and July Jack Andy Passed
MMP Event Bar Service Jennifer Leon Jack Al Jauregui Passed
Fundraise for TONY NGYEN  Cookin Only Jack Andy Passed
LCIF procurment of Funds for the Melvin Jones awards from Project Account Jack Al Jauregui Passed
Motion that Jaylon Strong prepare and  file Taxes for the Lions Club Al Lewis Passed
Motion to refuse propose MOU by the Senior Center and submit last year MOU Jack Jay Passed
Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Sept 9,2017 Senior Center Lions Jin & Don
MMP Service Bar for Jennifer Leon Sept 9,2017
CSD Pumking Festival Parking Oct. 7, 8 2017 Elk Grove Park Lion President
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Oct. 14,2017 Senior Center Lions Jim& Don
DAY OF THE DEAD-CARNITAS-FEST Oct.28,2017 EG Park Pavillion Lion Jay
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Nov. 11,2017 Senior Center Lions Jim& Don
DECEMBER CRAB FEED Dec. 2,2017 SES HALL Vice. President
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Dec 9,2017 Senior Center Lions Jim& Don
Good of the Order: Adjournment: 7:50




Club Contact Info UpArrowPurple

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: Sharon Mika 479-4954

Secretary: Agustin Placios

1st VP: Brad Dano

2nd VP: Taka Blackburn

3rd VP:

Treasurer: Jay Strong

Tail Twister: Andy Anderson

Lion Tamer: Marv Neill 685-9878

1 Year Dir: Al Jauregui

1 Year Dir: Marv Neill 685-9878

2 Year Dir: Bob Turner

2 Year Dir: Lewis Flint

Membership: John Zehnder, Jr.

Past Pres: Jack Edwards 240-9302

Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
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
Brad Dano Teresa
Jack Edwards Tracey
Randy Feist Barbara
Lewis Flint Sr Peggy
Lorene Fuhs Robert
Bill Heston Jr Linda
Bill Hibbard Linda
Bob Hillyer Shirlee
Al Jauregui  Jan
Chris Joyce Heather
Dave King Julie
Bill Kirkland Jr Dusty
Sterling Kloss Tina
Harjeet Kumar Vanita
Vanita Kumari Harjeet
Kirk Marchetti Robin
Tom McDaniel
Jack Megna
Sharon Mika
Name Spouse
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
Bob Shipley
David Simpson Ginger
Jeylon Strong
Jim Switzgable Debbie
Matt Switzgable
Joe Tallerico Lynda
Don Thompson Sue
Bob Turner Alice
Warren Weaver Patricia
Dennis Weiss Diane
John Zehnder Jr Linda
John Zehnder Nancy
District Contact Info UpArrowPurple

International President
Chancellor Robert ‘Bob’ Corlew

“New Mountains to Climb”

District Governor Thomas “Nick” McNichols
“Embrace Your Accomplishment With Our Legacy of Service”

District Governor

Thomas “Nick” McNichols

Esparto Lions



1st Vice District Governor

Doug Wight
Nevada City Lions



2nd Vice District Governor

Sarah Enloe
Maharlika Lions

Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Kitty Kramer
Woodland Host Lions Club

Cabinet Treasurer

Dennis Kramer
Woodland Host Lions Club


Sactramento Region Chair

Mark Steffens


Sutter Zone Chair

Sheri Retzlaff


District Pride Editor

Susan Lee Giles


District Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club