May Newsletter

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 1 Issue # 1 Apr 2019

We Serve


President Tom Smith

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

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Lion President Tom Smith


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Pride of Laguna Creek Lions Club

6921 Mitchlen Court

Sloughhouse, CA. 95683

General Meetings: 6:30 PM – 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
Location: The Old Spaghetti Factory, 7727 Laguna Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95658

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.”
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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.)

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Check out the following photos & videos:

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Let’s reach out to our fellow members:

As many of you know, Lions Dick and Rita Zimmerman can’t get out as often as they use to. Feel free to drop by and see them (call first) or drop them a line via snail mail or email.


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:



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:

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Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Reports

Event Date Location Person in Charge




                  New Business:



  • Cub Officers for 2019/2020

Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects: Our Fundraisers CSD Event SCEG Events


Event                                 Date              Location                                     Chairman

Walk To Remember Bryan Hall April 6 Elk Grove Regional Park Lion Jack/Warren
Running Of The Elk April 7 Longview Drive, EG Lion Jack


Tail Twister  

Good of the Order


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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 PDG Mike Retzlaff. He may be reached by email at or by phone at 916-225-8321.

Pride of Laguna Creek Lions Club, 6921 Mitchlen Court, Sloughhouse, CA 95683

President: Tom Smith

Secretary: Debbie Wayne

1st VP: Steve Larson

2nd VP:

3rd VP:

Treasurer: Rob Wayne

Tail Twister: Laurie O’Brien

Lion Tamer: Dean Reichenberg

1 Year Dir:

1 Year Dir:

2 Year Dir:

2 Year Dir:

Membership: Sheri Retzlaff

Past Pres: Laurie O’Brien

Public Relations: Mike Retzlaff
Stag Editor: Mike Retzlaff

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 6:30 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
Mike Retzlaff Sheri
Name Spouse
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International President
Gudrun Yngvadottir
“Beyond the Horizon”

District Governor Doug Wight
“Golden Road of Lionism”

District Governor

Doug Wight
Nevada City Lions



1st Vice District Governor

Sarah Enloe
Maharlika Lions


2nd Vice District Governor

Cat Gon
Embarcaradero Lions

Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Jeri Retzlaff
Pride of Laguna Creek Lions

Cabinet Treasurer

Sheri Retzlaff
Pride of Laguna Creek Lions


Sactramento Region Chair

Lynn Ventura


Sutter Zone Chair

Zenny Yagan


District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer


District Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club