October 28, 2020

The meeting held via Zoom and called to order by President Mark Steffens at 7:10 AM.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: President Mark Steffens, 1VP Brent Showalter, Secretary Jim Berdan, Treasurer Darren Simonds, 1 Year Director Joe Bowers, 1 Year Director Norm Royce, 2 Year Director PDG Rich DeCuir, 2 Year Director PDG Erv Gon, Chaplin Carl Burson, Lion Tamer Ritchie Carlson, and IPP Mark Kraut.

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: 2VP Jun Mateo, Tail Twister Frank Adams, and Membership Director Darnell Lawrence.


  1. 2021 District Convention Hospitality – 2VP Jun - PDG Erv reported no change.
  2. 2020/2021 Peace Poster Contest – Lion Darren is working with Elena at Western Service Workers Association (WSWA).
  3. 2021 Student Speaker Contest – President Mark/1VP Brent – Waiting for packet from MD4.
  4. Fundraising Ideas During COVID-19 – Lion Rich Frank – Sugar Plum Vegan.
  5. Lions Diabetes Innovation Fund Campaign – Lion Dave Alltucker – No report.
  6. Putts 4 Pups – 1VP Brent/IPP Mark Kraut – Facebook video done, need tables and volunteers to help.  So far 20 tickets sold.
  7. Cyber Membership – Lions Louis and Michelle – Lion Brent reported that they are ready to print.
  8. PID Bob Smith Parkinson’s Walk – Meeting scheduled for November 1st to discuss donations.


  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  Minutes from the September 30, 2020 were presented for approval.  President Mark Steffens calls for the question and the Ayes have it, and the motion was approved.
  2. TREASURER’S REPORT: Treasurer Darren Simonds, submitted balances for all accounts: $XXXX in the Admin account, and $XXXX in the Charity account, $XXXX in the City of Hope account, $XXXX in the LMEAF account, and $XXXX in the LPCCI account. 
  3. eBay Auction – President Mark reported that the PayPal account is set and he is working on an eBay account.
  4. Lions Blood Drive – November 19th – See flyer for more information.
  5. Simply Scones Fundraiser – President Mark reported that there is no end date so far.
  6. EIN Update – No Report
  7. Closing the 501(c)(3) – No Report
  8. PayPal Account Update – Lion Darren is working with PayPal to open the account.
  9. Storage Container Move – Lion Joe reported that he has found a place in West Sacramento where we can store the container and he is looking for someone to move the container.  More to follow.


  1. Panda Express Fundraiser – IPP Mark K reported that it’s 20% of sales on a given date.  More to follow.
  2. Evening Meetings - Tabled

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:25 AM.

Lion Jim Berdan


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