Thanks to all of the members of our club, we had a great February as we served the Elk Grove Community. We did not have a pancake breakfast in February due to the move of the Senior Center to their new facility. We are looking forward to getting back on track in March.
During the past month, many of our members have been working to obtain Food Managers Certification as well as Food Handler Certification. All of this was handled by the Senior Center in the past, but since we are the primary users of the kitchen in the future, we need to obtain our own training and certification.
We had a great turnout for our annual Student Speaker Contest, thanks to Lion John Zehnder, Jr., and Lion Jack Edwards. Also a special thanks to Lion Don and crew who hosted the pizza dinner. Congratulations to our winner, Margarita Jamero. She is scheduled to move forward to the Zone contest on March 13th at 7:00 pm at the Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library at 7335 Gloria Drive, Sacramento. Please plan on attending to give her your support.
I mentioned last month that our past president for 2005-2006, Dave Ogden, was in hospice. Dave passed away last month. Those of you who knew Diann should take the time to reach out to her during this difficult time for her.
Elk Grove Lions Club
P.O. Box 465
Elk Grove, CA. 95759
We are currently doing all of our meetings via Zoom.
Program Meeting: 6:00PM – 2nd Monday of the month (except Nov & Dec) Location: Beeman Community Center, 8830 Sharkey Avenue
Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM
Location: Beeman Community Center, 8830 Sharkey Avenue
General Meeting: 6:00PM – 4th Monday of the month (except Nov & Dec) Location: Beeman Community Center, 8830 Sharkey Avenue
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.
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Activities & Photos
Check out the following photos & videos:
February Student Speaker Contest. Lion Jack Edwards, Winner Margarita Jamero, runner ups Amalia Arroyo, Mackenzie Potter and Lion President Taka Blackburn.
Let’s reach out to our fellow members:
Lion Joe Tallerico is undergoing chemo treatments on Mondays. Please reach out to him during this difficult time for him and his wife, Lynda.
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 atEmeritus 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.
Happy Birthday to Lions:
Lion Dennis Weiss, Don Veninga, Randy Feist
Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club: Lion Jack Edwards, Jim Switzgable
Since we are not holding meetings during Covid-19 there are no cooks
ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB Board Meeting Agenda
February 17, 2020
Call to order: 6:04 President: Taka Blackburn
President: Taka Blackburn
Secretary: Agustin Palacios
1st VP: Rebecca Muegge
Bulletin Editor: Jack Edwards
2nd VP: John 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
Public Relations: Jack Edwards
LCIF: Andy Anderson
Lion Bill Kirkland
Soon to be a Lion Sharleen Husted
Lion Jason Springer
NOTE: FEBRUARY LIONS CLUB MEETINGS
FEBRUARY 17 (BOARD MEETING) AT ROUND TABLE PIZZA
FEBRUARY 24 (CLUB MEETINF) AT SPAGHETTI FACTORY)
Guests: Todd and Chuck Woodson’s son-in-law of Pack 179
Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Minutes for January 2020 submitted to Lion Jack and all activities recorded in the Lions International system.
Motion to approve Board Minutes for January 2020 by Lion Andy,second by Lion Jack. Motion…Passed
Sunshine Bill Heston’s wife passed way President Taka sent a plant and we received a thank you note from Bill in appreciation
Assets/Equipment: Tent brought to cover outside equipment by Lion Don
Membership: No report
Visitation: Call and visit Joe Tallerico: He is undergoing Chemo on Monday’s
The student speaker contest went well. Our winner, Margarita Jamero, will compete at the Zone level on March 13th at 7:00pm at the Robbie Waters Library at 7335 Gloria Drive. Please be there to support her.
Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation @ 6:30PM
Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report
Event Name Date Location Chair
Student Speaker Contest
Elk Grove Pavilion
Pack 179 request to assist with the purchase “TRACKS for miniature soap box derby” Lion Andy. Lion Taka suggested that they check with one of the other Packs that may no longer be needing their tracks.
LCIF update Lion Andy
Beeman Recreation Center update Lion Jack. Several lions have already obtained their Food Handler Certificates and Lions Don, Warren & Jack will be obtaining their Food Manager’s Certificate. Lion Don will hold copies of certificates in binder for use at our community pancake breakfasts to satisfy requirements of CSD. All lions who assist with the breakfast need to obtain a food handler certificate. It only takes a couple of hours, on line, and a minimal cost of less than $10, to get it. You can take the training and get the certificate in one day. Please forward a copy to Lion Don when you finish.
Stafford Hebert Sheldon High Saturday March 28th. Lion Brad to handle.
Visitation of Alpha Sorority Inc. Sigma Delta Omega Chapter of Elk Grove will attend our meeting on May 18, 2020
Motion: Moved by: Second Approval Chair
To send a plant to Diann Ogden in name of David Ogden former Lion who passed away
To buy supplies for tent to be place on the ground at the shed not to exceed 100 dollars
To cover the expenses registration accommodation at the District Convention for Lion Andy Anderson not to exceed 700 dollars in substitute of President and VI President not attending.
To cover cost for pizza for 34.46
To assist Pack 179 when they return with formal request for “Track)
To change meeting times to 6:00 pm from 7:00 pm to fit with CSD open hours for Mondays at the Beeman Recreational Center.
Todd, Club Master for Pack 179 requested help to purchase new tracks for their yearly event; The Club agreed to have events to collect funds for this project before commit any financial contribution.
Lion Jack said he will use 10 tables for the Running of the Elk
Sheldon HS Band needs some help and Lion Brad will be assisting on his own time, not as a Lion, but will be using our smoker to cook tri-tip.
Starting in March, our meetings need to conclude by 7:45 to allow CSD staff time to secure the building and lock up. They have modified their hours to work with us so that they have staff on Mondays until 8:00 pm. Otherwise we would have to pay the cost for part time help to keep the facility open after their normal 5:00 pm closing time. A special thanks to CSD for making the adjustment to work with us.
We will not be working parking for the Early California Days because the CSD did not give the Historical Society permission to charge admission for their event.
Visitations: Take some time to visit JoeTallerico. He is undergoing Chemo treatments on Mondays, but would like some lions to visit later in the week. Call first to see if he is up to a visit.