February 2019 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 69 Issue # 8 Feb 2019

We Serve

President Brad Dano

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

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Lion President Brad Dano

As usual, we started off the year with a couple of projects in January. Thanks to the members for stepping up and assisting us with our projects. We had our usual pancake breakfast on the second Saturday, thanks to Lions Jim and Don and crew. Lion Warren and his crew managed the Pleasant Grove Tri-Tip dinner on the 26th. We have also had a couple of potential new members at our meetings and projects. Looking forwarding to inducting them into the club in February.

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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 

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Check out the following photos & videos:
New Sign Boards in Elk Grove with our Logo

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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 Jim Parino & Bill Heston



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lions Dave King & Dennis Weiss

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JANURY 21, 2019

Call to order:  6:05       President: BRAD DANO


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


Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Activity and membership Reports up to date

Motion to approve Board Minutes for   by Lion…Bob…………  second by Lion…Jim…Motion…Pass Yes

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates

Eyesight:     None
Sunshine       send personal card to Shelly Lion’s Bill wife
Assets/Equipment: None
Membership: Lynden King possible member has fulfilled two requirements.
Visitation:     vacant

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report


        Event Name                         Date                  Location                        Chair

Pleasant Grove Tri-Tip Dinner Jan 26 EG Masonic Hall Lion Warren/Andy



New Business:

  • Heritage Garden Spring Mother, Daughter Tea Party: Needs help with parking and Bar on May 12,2019
  • Sponsorship/Donation Marion Mix Elementary
  • Student Speech Contest February 11, 2019 update Lion John
  1. a) District Convention
  2. b) Eagle Scout (name)
  3. c) District Convention
  4. d) Club Officers
  5. e) Pleasant Grove PTA Request for Assistance April 6,2019
  6. f) Early California Events Lion Brad
  • Pints and Parents Fundraiser Night Friday Jan 25,2019 (Marion Mix Elementary 6th Grade Elementary School)
  • Annual Spaghetti Feed Florence Markofer Elementary School
  • Soroptimist Martinis & Merriment March 22,2019 Lion Jack

   Motion                  Moved by:                 Second          Approval       Chair


Vote for a new member Lynn King Lion John Lion Jim Yes  
Pay for room accommodations &meals at Convention for President and VIP Lion Rebecca Lion Bob Yes  
Annual Spaghetti Feed Lion John Lion Jim Yes Warren
Pleasant Grove PTA Dinner Lion John Lion Andy    



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


                            Event                               Date              Location                                    Chairman

Annual Spaghetti Feed Florence Markofer Elementary School Feb 1 Florence Markofer Elementary School Lion Warren
Pack 179 Blue &Gold Banquet Feb 21 Lion Brad
Burgers and Brew Feb 23 Park Pavilion Lion Warren
Heritage Garden Spring Garden Daughter Tea Party Mar 12 Elk Grove Heritage Park Lion John
Pleasant Grove Spaghetti Dinner March 15 Pleasant Grove Elem Lion Brad/Taka
Soroptimist Martinis & Merriment Mar 22 Soroptimist International of Elk Grove Lion Jack
Past Feed Sheldon High School Mar 23 Sheldon High School ?
Early California Event Mar 23/24 Pavilion in Elk Grove Park Lion Brad
Pleasant Grove Elementary PTA Dinner April 6 Elk Grove Park Pavilion Lion Andy

Good of the Order:


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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


Email: dg@district4c5.org

1st Vice District Governor

Sarah Enloe
Maharlika Lions

Email: 1vdg@district4c5.org

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

Email: ct@district4c5.org

Sactramento Region Chair

Lynn Ventura

Email: SacramentoRegion@district4c5.org

Sutter Zone Chair

Zenny Yagan

Email: SutterZone@district4c5.org

District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer

Email: editor@district4c5.org

District Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club