Jim Elzholz, President - After my retirement in 2008, my wife and I moved to SCSH with our little girl Dutches. I retired after spending 30 years in the auto auction business with Manheim Auctions, the largest auction firm in the US. After spending my early retirement playing golf I volunteered with the Palm Desert sheriffs department as a citizen on patrol volunteer. After five years and a complete changing of the guard, I decided that the new guard was not a group I wanted to work with. In 2017 I contacted Animal Samaritans and started volunteering at their shelter in Thousand Palms and at their clinic in Indio. Currently I am working at the shelter on Tuesday and the clinic on Friday. I also volunteer at most of their adoption clinics and their vaccination clinic in Indio. My wife and I have been married for 52 years. We have 2 boys, 12 grandchildren and we have been blessed with 5 of the greatest great grandchildren. We also have a cat name Minnkie and another Shih Tzu puppy name Thor. And I do mean a puppy - - he is a handful - - but we sure do love him.
Jo Provenzano, Vice President - I am an animal lover and at one point had 9 animals including 4 feral cats that adopted my yard and then adopted me; as well as 2 inside cats and 3 dogs. I currently have one darling girl Maggie, who is a fifteen year old Aussie beagle mix. My human family includes my son who is a Battalion Chief with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, a granddaughter who is 13, going on 18… and a very wise and very techy 9 year old grandson. I moved to SCSH ten years ago from my native home in Burbank, California. After 28 years working in neurosurgery and cardiology, I retired from nursing. Throughout my entire life I have been involved in volunteer activities. In Burbank, I volunteered with the Burbank police department and with the Burbank Animal Shelter, a no-kill shelter, which is also where I adopted Maggie from. For four years, I served as President of the San Fernando Valley chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation. I am currently serving on the SCSH Emergency Preparedness committee, the Lifestyle ad hoc committee, and working with the SCSH Golf Tournament supporting Animal Samaritans. I am excited to continue my involvement with the Pet Club to share my passion for pets with our neighbors who have the same passion.
Mary Lloyd, Secretary - My wife Victoria and I moved to SCSH in October of 2020. Prior to that I resided in Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana. My 16-year career as a Bus Operator for Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) was exciting, rewarding and yes; sometimes dangerous, but it gave me the opportunity to do something I loved and encounter all types of people. It was with regret that in 2015 due to a workplace injury I was forced to take a Medical Retirement. Before being a Bus Operator I did Administrative and Customer Service work as an Account Representative, Accounts Receivable, etc. In my spare time I enjoy reading (mystery and suspense), writing, walking in the pool at Montecito and decorating my home. Victoria and I are the proud parents to three adult sons and four grandchildren. Sir Parker Lloyd and our new arrival Sasha Lloyd, are both rescue pets. I am grateful and excited to be the Secretary of The Pet Club and look forward to serving in this capacity.
Lori Lustig, Treasurer - I graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Mathematics in 1961. I started my career working for IBM as a systems engineer, salesperson, and education marketer. In 1971, I worked in various computer jobs, but focused on being my husband’s eyes and ears at the various resorts he managed working for Rock Resorts, Inc. From 1991 until I retired in 1998, I worked as a bookkeeper for Grayson Mountain Water. Since then I’ve volunteered as treasurer for Palm Beach Kappa Alumnae from 1998 to 2008 and Desert Alumnae of Kappa Kappa Gamma since 2008. Each of those organization have over 100 members.