OCTOBER 25, 2023

The meeting was called to order by President Frank Adams at 7:30 AM.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: President Frank Adams, 1VP Joe Bowers, Secretary Jim Berdan, Treasurer Joyce Eng, 1 Year Director PDG Cat Gon, 2 Year Director Marlene Mateo, 2 Year Director Jackie Llenas-Rossi, Immediate Past President Jun Mateo, Lion Tamer Ritchie Carlson, Chaplain PDG Carl Burson, and Membership Chair Mark Steffens.

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: 2VP Louis Pritchett, 1 Year Director Mark Kraut, Marketing Director Brent Showalter, and Tail Twister Bob DeMarco.


  • Committee Reports:
  • Fundraisers:
  • WSWA Halloween Trick or Treat – Lion Ernie reported that he is still collecting food donation for WSWA’s Thanksgiving distribution.  Requested items include things that can be used for a Thanksgiving dinner.  Special thanks to Lion Dean for his $XXXX donation.  He will be collecting through Thanksgiving week.  There may be a need for volunteers to deliver the meals.  More to follow.
  • Poinsettia Fundraiser – Lion Steve reported that the deadline to order is November 10th, and that he has 60 orders so far and his goal is to sell 100.
  • Embarcadero Night at the Theater – Prez Frank reported that there is nothing new. Tabled.  
  • Projects:
  • Student Speaker Contest Update – Lion Joe reported that we are still waiting for MD4 to send the material.  Tabled.
  • Glenwood Elementary School Request – Lion Jim will send Lion Mark S the request for his follow up.  Tabled
  • SELC Christmas Party – IPP Jun has volunteered to hold the party, but may have a conflict.  Prez Frank will check with his wife to see it he could hold the party at his house.  Dates were discussed and it was decided to hold the party on December 1st at 4:00 PM at the Mateo’s home.
  • Dinner with Santa – Lion Ernie reported that the date is December 15th. No numbers of guests yet.  Location is the Rizal Community Center in South Sacramento.

Tabled Business:

  • Guest Speaker Program – Lion Steve reported that we have speakers/programs covered through the end of the year. More to follow.
  • 50th Anniversary Update – Lion Mark S/Lion Joyce reported that we have 91 attendees so far and the 50th Anniversary pins are available.  Pins are free for those attending the dinner and $XXXX for those not attending the dinner.  Everything else is under control. Lion Brent is taking care of the audio/visual.  Prez Frank met with Lion Brent to go over the video.  More to follow after the next meeting.
  • Club Visitation Program –
  • 50th Anniversary Program – Lion Ernie briefed the board on the agenda and time line. Discussion followed about the raffle.  We have five roasters so far, but need a couple more.

SELC Business:

  1. Approval of September 27th Board Minutes: Lion Mark S made a motion to accept the minutes as written.  PDG Cat seconds the motion.  Prez Frank calls for the question and the motion was approved.
  2. Treasurer’s Report:

Admin $XXXX, Charity $XXXX, City of Hope $XXXX, LMEAF $XXXX,

LPCC $XXXX, Opportunity Drawing $XXXX, Tail Twister $XXXX, Attendance $XXXX

Lion Joyce is still waiting for the report from Lion Brent for the Putts 4 Pups Mini Golf tournament.

New Business:

  1. PDG Erv reported that he, PDG Luckinbill, and Lion Ernie, delivered 300 pounds of aluminum pop tops collected by District 4C5 Lions were delivered to the Ronald McDonald House.
  2. Lion Marlene reported that her “Walk & Talk” group is collecting yarn for knitted bennies to be donated to homeless, prisoners, etc.
  3. Welcome back Lion Darnell, who is recovering from neck surgery.

With no further business, President Frank adjourned the meeting at 8:35 AM.

Lion Jim Berdan


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