December 2019 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 70

Issue # 6

December 2019


We Serve

President Taka Blackburn

President’s Message

Join Us





Cooks List

Board Minutes

Contact Info

District Info

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

Thanks to all of the members of our club, we had a great November as we served the Elk Grove Community. We started off the month with our service to the Senior Center of Elk Grove with our monthly Pancake Breakfast.

We supported our local veterans by providing 1000 hotdogs and buns. Our friends at the Rotary did the cooking and the Optimist club donated additional food as well.

We spent a large part of the month getting ready for our annual Shrimp and crab feed.

One of the best parts of working with our local partners was that we were able to garner additional support from our Strauss partners for our December Crab and Shrimp Feed. The ultimately purchased in person or online a total of 24 tickets. Thank you very much to Jackie Lewis for all you do to support the Lions Club.

As usual, the club had a great Thanksgiving Dinner thanks to Lion Jim Switzgable. We are looking forward to Lion Don Thompson preparing our Christmas Dinner next month.

Join Us UpArrowPurple

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.”
Calendar of Events UpArrowPurple
Club, District and Zone Highlites:

Activities & Photos UpArrowPurple
Check out the following photos & videos:
Coming Soon

Announcements UpArrowPurple

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.


Birthdays UpArrowPurple

Happy Birthday to Lions:

Lions Bob Turner and Marvin Neill



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lion Don Veninga

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

October 28 – Marv Neill
November 18 – Thanksgiving Dinner – Jim Switzgable
December 16 – Christmas Dinner – Don Thompson

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

NOVEMBER 11, 2019

Call to order:  6:05      President: TAKA BLACKBURN

There was no Quorum for this meeting


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


Cub Scout Pack 179-Blue and Dinner Request: Mr. Enda McKenna

Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Minutes for Sep submitted to Lion Jack and all activities recorded in the Lions International

Motion to approve Board Minutes for October  2019   by Lion …… second by Lion Motion…

Treasurer Report by Lion Jeylon Strong

Admin                          $ 4,899.23
Project                         $14,950.87
Scouts                         $ 2,625.99
Equipment                   $ 6,243.36
FFA                             $ 5,746.05
Combined Project       $29,566.27

Total                            $34,465.50

Correspondence: (see folder) none

 Committee Updates


Eyesight:   Lion Marv-No news
Sunshine: Lion Warren had surgery and Lion Dan Pearson will have an upcoming surgery
Assets/Equipment:  Lion Don new cutting boards
Membership:  Anthony Dapelo and Jason Springer
Visitation:     vacant

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation at 6:15

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report


             Event Name                                             Date              Location                              Chair

EG Lions Community Pancake Breakfast Nov 09 Beeman Recreation Center Lion Don/Jim
Veterans Day Parade Nov 11 Regional Park Lion Taka

       New Business:



  • Crab Feed, Lion John & Rebecca.
  • CSD/Senior Center building update, Lion Jack (New Beeman’s Community Center)
  • Speech Contest Lion John Jr. update
  • LCIF update Lion Andy
  • Pancho Sanchez-Request for Assistance
  • Pack 179’s Blue and Gold Dinner- Request for Assistance
  • Beeman Community Center Meeting-CSD Board Room, Nov 12,2019 at 6:00pm
  • 2020 MD Lions Convention-Visalia Convention Center, February 21-23,2020
  • 2020 District 4-C5 Convention-Marriott Hotel, San Ramon April 24-26,2020                                  

NOVEMBER:    Thanksgiving Dinner on November 18, 2019                                                                                       
DECEMBER:      Board Meeting     December 9, 2019        

                            Christmas Dinner December 16, 2019

                             Dinner cost $10.00 per member $5.00 additional guest

Motion                                                 Moved by:                Second      Approval     Chair

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

                Event                                    Date              Location                                    Chairman

EG Lions Club Crab Feed Fundraiser Dec 7 SES Hall Lion John/Rebecca

Good of the Order:                                                        7:07
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