Upcoming Meetings: 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.
We have our signed contract for our use of the Albiani Recreational Center in place with plans to have our first live face-to-face meeting on April 19th for the board meeting. Of course it depends upon the color code status in April. If it does not come down from Red, we won’t be able to have a meeting in person because the current rules only people from 3 different families with social distancing rules in place.
The April board meeting will be on the 19th and we will have our regular 4th Monday meeting on the 26th.
Fundraising: We are working on another drive thru dinner, this time being a Pasta Drive Thru, on April 14th. Tickets are available online. Make sure to buy your ticket and to tell your friends about it so that we have a profitable fundraiser. Here is the link.
Honoring our History: Since our last board meeting Lion Jack updated the website to include a new page. In Memory is a menu link to honor the Lions who passed away. Please check it out and let Lion Jack know if he has missed someone or if you have a good story to add about working with one of those special people who may have mentored you as a new Lion cub.
Elections: Finally, it is the time of the year that we are looking for new board members to serve our club. 1st VP John Muegge has been calling and asking if you are willing to step up to the plate and serve on our board. At this time I know that he has asked which current board members would be willing to stay on in their current role or in another role. He will also be asking you if you are willing to serve. I know that we will have the following vacancies: 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, 1 year director (two positions), visitation chair and sunshine chair. Time to Step up & Serve.
District 4C5 Convention: As with the past year, it looks like the District will not have its regular 3 day convention. It looks like a two day convention in Sacramento. It is set for June 4 & 5 in Sacramento. The theme will be “Masquerade”. Click here for more info.
Lions International Convention: If you ever wondered what took place at the International Convention, this year you can do it virtually. The convention, to be held in Montreal, is set for June 25-29, 2021.Click here for more info.
In Closing: I continue to be so very proud to be a part of such a great community minded organization, the Elk Grove Lions Club.
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:
No activities and no photos at this time.
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 Elk Grove Park, (formerly Emeritus at 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:
We don’t have any birthdays this month, but we did.
Let’s remember Lion Joe Tallerico & Lion Gary Dapelo this month
Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club: Lion Sharon Mika & Teresa Rodriguez
No meetings therefore no cooks.
ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB
Board Meeting Agenda
March 15, 2021
Call to order: 6:00 p.m. President: Taka Blackburn
President: Taka Blackburn
Secretary: Jack Edwards
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
Lion Marv Neill
Lion Anthony Dapelo
Secretary Report: Minutes for February 2021 posted to the Stag by Lion Jack. Lion Jack to record all a activities with Lions International when Lion Jack has access.
Motion to approve Board Minutes for February 2021 by Lion Andy and Seconded by Lion Don. Approved
Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong: Lion Jey was unable to join the meeting until it was adjourned.
Administrative: ….. $ ___________.___
Project: ……………… $ ___________.___
Scouts: …………… $ ___________.___
Equipment: ……….. $ ___________.___
FFA: …………….….. $ ___________.___
Combined Amount: $ ___________.___
Total ………………. $ ___________.___
Eyesight: Everything Ok
Sunshine No updates
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don met with staff at Albiani Rec Center to clear out past dated food.
Membership: Lion Andy has membership info for transferring Napa Lion, Ken McDonald.
Visitation: No updates
Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation 6:06 p.m.
Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report
A visit with Linda Hibbard on Friday, March 5, 2021
– Presentation of the Memorial Candle & DG Sarah’s Blue Rose in Memory of Late Lion Bill
– by Lions PDG Andy, Bob B., Dan, Bob S., Jack, and Taka
Lion Jack announced the addition of an “In Memory” page honoring our Lions who have passed away. Lion Don & Lion Andy to go through past rosters to provide additional info to Lion Jack.
Facility Use at 8830 Sharkey Avenue, Albiani Recreation Center
– Earliest possible use date is Monday, April 19, 2021 for a board meeting – Lion Taka
LCIF Sutter Zone update – Lion Andy
Lion Jack presented info regarding the individual and club awards to be sent to the district for their awards presentation at the District Convention. See more info below.
Conversation with an old friend of the Late Fred, Robert Martin of PA
Plans for New Officers and New President for the 2021 / 2022 Lions Club Year. We announced that the incoming president should solicit members to fill the board positions that will be vacant. Lion Andy to provide a form to 1st VP John Muegge to complete the process. . Depending upon who will continue in their offices, it appears that we will need 2nd and 3rd vice presidents, and two 1 year directors.
Lion President Taka to have 1st VP John Muegge to preside over the May board and regular meetings in preparation for taking over after the installation in June
Next “Regular” Meeting will be on Monday, March 22, 2021 via Zoom
Motion Moved by: Second Approval Chair
Nominate Lion Jack Edwards for District Lion of the Year by our board of directors.
Nominate Lion Taka Blackburn and Valerie Blackburn for the Tom & Annamae Galligan Youth Award
Nominate Valerie Blackburn for the Partner in Service Award
Nominate Elk Grove Lions Club for the Leadership Award
Nominate Elk Grove Lions Club for the Community Service Award for its Movies in the Park with the CSD.
Move to select Lion Taka Blackburn for the Club’s Melvin Jones Fellow award
Moved to accept Ken McDonald as a transfer member from Napa Lions Club