December 2018 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 69 Issue # 6 Dec 2018

We Serve

President Brad Dano

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

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

Lion President Brad Dano

Hello Everyone:

As we move towards Christmas I want to again tell all of you how much I appreciate your support.  I am just now coming up to the half way point of my term as your President and have been honored by all you do for me, the club and our community. In just a couple of days, we will have our Annual Crab and Shrimp Feed. Thanks to all who has worked hard through November to get us ready for this major fundraiser, the last one of the year.

I hope most of you will be able to attend our Annual Christmas dinner that is coming up in a couple of weeks. Make sure to bring your partner, kids and grandkids. Santa will be there to make an even more special night. We can expect Lion Andy, the only one of us who can really sing, lead us in Christmas songs to call for the arrival of Santa with a great rendition of “Here Comes Santa Clause.”

I know that many of you are very busy this month but I hope that you take some time to join your fellow Lions at the Christmas parties throughout the month. What a wonderful time to visit and share the holiday season without having to be working a special event.

See you all next year, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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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:

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, 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 Bob Turner, Marv Neill



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lions Rigo De La Torre

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NOVEMBER 13, 2018

Call to order:  6:00        1st VIP BRAD  DANO


President: Brad Dano Secretary: Agustin Palacios
1st VP:  Taka Blackburn Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
2nd VP: John Muegge Tail Twister: Andy Anderson
3rd VP:   Rebecca Muegge Treasurer: Jeylon Strong
Lion Tamer: Jim Switzgable 2-Year Director: Warren Weaver
1-Year Director: Lewis Flint 2-Year Director: Vacant
1-Year Director: Bob Turner Membership Director: John Zehnder, Jr.
Immediate Past Pres: Sharon Mika Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
Lion Lion
Lion Lion


Sigma Delta Chapter: Adrienne Thames

Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Activity and membership Reports up to date except Carnitas Fundraiser pending report.

Motion to approve Board Minutes for   by Lion……No………  second by Lion…No…….  Motion……No………

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:  No report
Admin………. $___________
Project: ……….$___________
Scouts: ………$___________

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates

Eyesight:        no report
Sunshine            no report
Assets/Equipment:      no report
Membership:           no report
Visitation:              no report

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation


Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report


Event Name                                             Date                  Location                        Chair

Day of the Dead Carnitas Dinner Oct 27 Pavilion Hall Lion Jay
Spaghetti Dinner Elk Grove High School Nov 9 Elk High School Lion Warren/Taka
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Nov 10  E G Senior Center Lion Don/Jim


New Business:         

  • Alpha Kappa, Alpha Sorority Inc. Sigma Delta Omega Chapter in Elk Grove

Presentation: Eye Glasses by Adrienne Thames Lion Dan Thompson

  • Chick in Crisis “WABBLE GOBBLE” Water bottles donations for Thanksgiving Day
  • Speech Contest Package
  • Crab Feed tickets for sale Lion Jack
  • LCIF Cabinet Meeting update Lion Andy
  • Voting for new member Jeff Yezel Lion Taka
  • Heritage Garden Spring Mother, Daughter Tea Party: Needs help with parking and Bar on May 12,2019
  • Fund Raising Opportunities: California Pizza Kitchen and Mike’s Mountain Pizza
  • Spaghetti Dinner Pleasant Grove Elementary School March 15,2019
  • VPs Call members for attendance to our Thanksgiving Dinner Lion Dan Thomson
  • Pleasant Grove Lacrosse Club Trip-Tip Dinner Lion Warren

Motion                                             Moved by:                Second      Approval    Chair

To donate water bottles to Chick in Crisis Lion Taka Lion Sharon Yes Lion Taka
Price for Thanksgiving Dinner to 10single and 15 for couple Lion Jim Lion Andy Yes
Pleasant Grove Tri-Tip Dinner Lion Taka Lion Sharon Yes Lion Warren
Equipment use of equipment for People to People Event LionJim Lion Sharon Yes Lion Andy
1000 dollars donation to Victims on northern California fires from LCIF account by the Evacuation army Lions Emergency club Lion Jim Lion Sharon Yes

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


Event                               Date              Location                                    Chairman

Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Dec 8 E G Senior Center Lion Don/Jim
Pleasant Grove School Tri=Tip Dinner Jan 26 Elk Grove Masonic Hall Lion ?
Heritage Garden Spring Mother, Daughter Tea Party Mar 12 Elk Grove Heritage Park Lion ?
Pleasant Grove Spaghetti Dinner Mar 15 Pleasant Grove Elementary Lion ?

 Good of the Order:

Adjournment:              PM

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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 Bob Shipley. He may be reached by email at or by phone at 916-685-2426:

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

President: Brad Dano

Secretary: Agustin Placios

1st VP: Taka Blackburn

2nd VP: John Muegge

3rd VP:  Rebecca Muegge

Treasurer: Jay Strong

Tail Twister: Andy Anderson

Lion Tamer: Jim Switzgable

1 Year Dir: Bob Turner

1 Year Dir: Lewis Flint

2 Year Dir: Warren Weaver

2 Year Dir: Pancho Sanchez

Membership: John Zehnder, Jr.

Past Pres: Sharon Mika

Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
Stag Editor: Bob Shipley 685-2426

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 7 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
Andy Anderson
Tom Anderson Ashley
Taka Blackburn Valerie
Bob Brewer Cheryl
Brad Dano Teresa
Jack Edwards Tracey
Randy Feist Barbara
Lewis Flint Sr Peggy
Lorene Fuhs Robert
Bill Heston Jr Linda
Bill Hibbard Linda
Bob Hillyer Shirlee
Al Jauregui Jan
Chris Joyce Heather
Dave King Julie
Bill Kirkland Jr Dusty
Sterling Kloss Tina
Harjeet Kumar Vanita
Vanita Kumari Harjeet
Kirk Marchetti Robin
Tom McDaniel
Jack Megna
Sharon Mika
Name Spouse
John Muggee Rebecca
Rebecca Muggee John
Marv Neill Annajean
David Ogden Diann
Shauna Ono Greg
Jim Parino Charlette
Dan Pearsen Shelli
Shelli Pearsen Dan
Agustin Placios
Teresa Rodriguez
Jerry Salamy Leann
Pancho Sanchez Theresa
Bob Shipley
David Simpson Ginger
Jeylon Strong
Jim Switzgable Debbie
Matt Switzgable
Joe Tallerico Lynda
Don Thompson Sue
Bob Turner Alice
Warren Weaver Patricia
Dennis Weiss Diane
John Zehnder Jr Linda
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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