August 2019 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 70

Issue # 2

August 2019


We Serve

President Taka Blackburn

President’s Message

Join Us





Cooks List

Board Minutes

Contact Info

District Info

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

Lion President Taka Blackburn

As noted last month, we were scheduled to have a busy July and we did, all the way up to the end of the month.

We, as a club have already hit the month of July running with the monthly Senior Center Breakfast, the “Community Campout” in partnership with the Cosumnes Community Service District, the Strauss Festival, and the Kohl’s Child Spree. This should make all of us smile with pride as Lions! This in part is what “Lionism” is all about.

My fellow Elk Grove Lions, with your help, I know that we will continue to do our best to serve our community, upholding the Lions Club International’s motto “We Serve.”

Taka Blackburn

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Elk Grove Lions Club

P.O. Box 465

Elk Grove, CA. 95759

Program Meeting: 7:00PM – 2nd Monday of the month (except November & December)
Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

General Meeting: 7:00PM – 4th Monday of the month (except November & December)
Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM

Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

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:

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Check out the following photos & videos:
Child Spree Photos Coming Soon

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Let’s reach out to our fellow members:

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 at Emeritus 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.


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Happy Birthday to Lions:

Lions Bill Kirkland, Terest Rodriguez, Bill Hibbard, Brad Dano



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lion Brad Dano

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August 12 – Lewis Flint, Sr.
August 22 – Stan Pochop
September 9 – Sharon Mika
September 23 – Jerry Salamy
October 14 – Lynden King
October 28 – Marv Neill

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB                                    

July 15, 2019
Call to order:  6:00      President: Taka Blackburn


X President: Taka Blackburn X Secretary: Agustin Palacios
X 1st VP:  Rebecca Muegge X Bulletin Editor: Jack Edwards
X 2nd VP: John Muegge X Tail Twister: Brad Dano
3rd VP:   Vacant X Treasurer: Jeylon Strong
X Lion Tamer: Bob Husted X 2-Year Director: Don Thompson
X 1-Year Director: Warren Weaver X 2-Year Director: Sharon Mika
X 1-Year Director: Jack Edwards X Membership Director: John Zehnder Jr.
X Immediate Past Pres: Brad Dano X Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
LCIF: Andy Anderson
Lion  Bob Brewer Lion Stan Pochop
Lion  Charlie Brummer Lion


Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Minutes for June and activities as membership are in the Lions International

Motion to approve Board Minutes for June 2019   by Lion Jack second by Lion Brad Motion…Pass Yes

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:

Admin………. $ 5,858.35
Project: ……….$ 20,031.50
Scouts: ………$ 2,782.06
Equipment……$ 5,943.36
FFA………….…$ 5,652.50
Combine……..$ 34,408.97
Total…………..$ 40,267.32

Correspondence: (see folder)

Awards received for several Lions

Committee Updates

Eyesight: Lion Marv eye/site van reserved Andy to get new vouchers
Sunshine   Bob Turner soon to return to the Club
Assets/Equipment: Mobile trailer needs new tires and new propane gas tanks
Membership: Add Lion Teresa Rodriguez as lion  member
Visitation:     vacant

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

        Event Name                                             Date                  Location                        Chair

Senior Center Breakfast Jul 13 Elk Grove Senior Center Lion Don/Jim
CSD Community Campground Jul 13,14 Elk Grove Park Lion Taka

New Business:

  • Equipment needing replaced (LPG tanks and trailer tires and bar tending for Elk Grove Animal Shelter) Lion Taka.
  • Well Springs Woman’s Center Children Backpack Day Breakfast.
  • Bid results for two grills for sale
  • Send a thank you letter to Lion Warren for donation of two on grills wheels

Motion                                             Moved by:                Second      Approval    Chair

To purchase radial tires for trailer Lion Don Lion John yes
Prepare a donation letter attention Lion Warren for donation of grills on wheels trailer worth 1,000 dollars Lion Brad Lion Jack Yes
Purchase of plaques for Optometry of Laguna for glasses donated Lion Brad Lion Jey Yes

Jack sent out to CCSD a revised proposal with suggestions from the Lions Club for approval

Recognition of Donation to the Optometry of Laguna

Two grills sold for 300 one to Lion Charlie and Lion Agustin

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

    Event                                    Date              Location                                    Chairman

Straws Festival July 25,26,27,28 Elk Grove Lion Brad
Khol’s Annual Shopping Spree July 27 Kohl’s 9650 Bruceville Blvd. Lion Brad
Short Line Dinner Aug 31 Short Line Lake Lion Brad
Harvest of Hope Sep 14 Sheldon Inn Lion Jack
Masquerade Ball (Nifty 50’s Banstand Oct 19 SES Hall Lion Bill

Good of the Order:

Adjournment:              PM

Club Contact Info UpArrowPurple

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 Jack Edwards. He may be reached by email at or by phone at 916-240-9325:

Elk Grove Lions Club P.O. Box 465 Elk Grove, CA 95759

President: Taka Blackburn

Secretary: Agustin Placios

1st VP: John Muegge

2nd VP: Rebecca Muegge

3rd VP:  vacant

Treasurer: Jay Strong

Tail Twister: Brad Dano

Lion Tamer: Bob Husted

1 Year Dir: Sharon Mika

1 Year Dir: Don Thompson

2 Year Dir: Warren Weaver

2 Year Dir: Pancho Sanchez

Membership: John Zehnder, Jr.

Past Pres: Brad Dano

Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
Stag Editor: Jack Edwards
LCIF Coordinator: Andy Anderson

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

6:30 pm Meeting

Galt Place

400 D Street, Galt

Pride of Laguna

2 & 4 Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Logan’s Roadhouse

9105 West Stockton Blvd

Elk Grove, CA

Club Roster with Phone Numbers & Email Addresses
was Emailed to Each Member
Name Spouse
Andy Anderson
Tom Anderson Ashley
Taka Blackburn Valerie
Bob Brewer Cheryl
Charles Brummer
Brad Dano Teresa
Jack Edwards Tracey
Randy Feist Barbara
Lewis Flint Sr Peggy
Bill Heston Jr Linda
Bill Hibbard Linda
Bob Husted Charlene
Chris Joyce Heather
Lynden King
Bill Kirkland Jr Dusty
Harjeet Kumar Vanita
Vanita Kumari Harjeet
Kirk Marchetti Robin
Sharon Mika
Name Spouse
John Muggee Rebecca
Rebecca Muggee John
Marv Neill Annajean
Agustin Palacios
Dan Pearsen Shelli
Shelli Pearsen Dan
Stan Pochop Jr.
Teresa Rodriguez
Jerry Salamy
Bob Shipley Leann
Jeylon Strong
Jim Switzgable Debbie
Joe Tallerico Lynda
Don Thompson Sue
Bob Turner Alice
Don Veninga
Warren Weaver Patricia
Dennis Weiss Diane
John Zehnder Jr Linda
District Contact Info UpArrowPurple

 International President
Dr. Jung-Yul Choi

District Governor Sarah Enloe
“Hand-in-Hand, We Can Do More”

District Governor

Sarah Enloe
Maharlika Lions


1st Vice District Governor

Cat Gon
Embarcaradero Lions


2nd Vice District Governor

Donna Prince
Higgins Diggins Lions

Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Zenny Yagan
Maharlika Lions

Cabinet Treasurer

Kitty Kramer
Woodland Host Lions


Sactramento Region Chair

Gayle Kono


Sutter Zone Chair

Beth Esternon


District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer


District Webmaster

Jack Edwards