February 2020 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 70

Issue # 8

February 2020


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 January as we served the Elk Grove Community. We started off the month with our service to the Senior Center of Elk Grove with our last monthly Pancake Breakfast, on the second Saturday in January, since they will be moving to their new site at District 56, the new Civic Center. 

Unfortunately, the process of moving and clearing out the Senior Center will also leave us without a meeting place for February as we wait for the Community Services District to take over what is being now called the Beeman Community Center. As we begin to work with CSD starting in March, many of our members will have to obtain Food Managers Certification as well as Food Handler Certification. All of this was handled by the Senior Center in the past, but since we are the primary users of the kitchen in the future, we need to obtain our own training and certification. Since we will not be able to have our pancake breakfast in February, Lion Jack Edwards will be on site to greet the public who did not get the word about the cancelled breakfast.

We had our annual visit by the District Governor, Sarah Enloe, along with members of her cabinet.

Our spring calendar is filling up fast. We are getting ready for our annual Student Speaker Contest, thanks to Lion John Zehnder, Jr., and Lion Jack Edwards. It is scheduled for February 10th at the Pavilion at Elk Grove Regional Park. Please plan on being there to support our speakers. Since we will not be holding the event at our regular meeting place, we will serve pizza and drinks after the contest rather than a pasta dinner.

Our February board meeting will be held at Round Table Pizza on Elk Grove Blvd, and our 4th Monday meeting will be held at the Spaghetti Factory on Laguna Blvd. We should be back at the Beeman Rec Center starting in March.

We lost a long time member, Bill Hibbard, in December and we supported his family with an outstanding Celebration of Life. Thanks to all of the Lions who stepped up for Bill’s family. Some of our members attended the memorial service while the rest of the club prepared the meal for the Celebration of Life.

This was a difficult time for our membership. Bill Heston’s wife, Linda, passed at the end of January. We have also been told that Dave Ogden, our president for 2005-2006 is in hospice and not expected to live through February. If that is not enough, our Lion Joe Tallerico has stepped down from his positions with the board because of health issues. Our hearts and prayers go out to our members and their families during this difficult time.

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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 Nov & Dec)

Location: Beeman Community Center, 8830 Sharkey Avenue


Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM

Location: Beeman Community Center, 8830 Sharkey Avenue

General Meeting: 7:00PM – 4th Monday of the month (except Nov & Dec)

Location: Beeman Community Center, 8830 Sharkey Avenue


Application for Membership

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    • Membership is by invitation.
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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:

Lion Warren Weaver



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lion Joe Tallerico

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

January 13 – Brad Dano
January 27 – Lyndon King
February 10 – Student Speaker Contest (Pizza & Drinks)

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

January 20, 2020
Call to order:  6:03      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: Jack Edwards
X LCIF: Andy Anderson
Lion  Marvin, Lion Jim Switzgable Lion Bill Kirkland
Lion  Jason Springer Lion Charlie Bremmer


  • Yolanda Underwood – PGHS Baseball Boosters’ Club Diamond Dinner (Bar) on Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Chele Matsumoto – PGHS Aggie Backers’ “Burgers & Brews” on Saturday, February 29, 2020
  • John Lorraine – PG Elementary School PTA Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Susan Hernandez – Elk Grove Historical Society Spring Tea (Parking) on Saturday, May 9, 2020
  • Ken Miller – EG Historical Society for Early California Days Assistance for parking 9-4 on 3/28-29

Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Minutes for December 2019 submitted to Lion Jack and all activities recorded in the Lions International

Motion to approve Board Minutes for December 2019   by Lion Brad second by Lion Andy Motion…Passed Yes

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong: No Report
Administrative: …..      $ ___________.___
Project: ………………     $ ___________.___
Scouts: ……………    $ ___________.___
Equipment: ………..     $ ___________.___
FFA: …………….…..   $ ___________.___
Combined Amount:     $ ___________.___
Total ……………….    $ ___________.___

Correspondence: (District 4-C5 candidate endorsements)

Sacramento Embarcadero Lions Club – Lion Catherine (Cat) Gon for 4-C5 District Governor 2020-2021

Higgins Diggins Lions Club – Lion Donna Prince for 4-C5 First Vice District Governor 2020-2021

Colfax Lions Club – Lion Tim Luckinbill for 4-C5 Second Vice District Governor 2020-2021


Committee Updates

Eyesight:    Under Control
Sunshine Lion Jack to check on Lion Joe Tallerico health
Assets/Equipment: Request to buy a new cover for the mobile grill
Visitation:     vacant

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

        Event Name                                Date            Location                                     Chair

Bill Hibbard’s Celebration of Life 1/7/2020 Masonic Center Lions Jey/Jim
EG Lions Community Pancake Breakfast 1/11/2020 Beeman Community Center Lions Don/Jim

New Business

  • PGHS Baseball Boosters’ Club Diamond Dinner (Bar Only)
  • PGHS Aggie Backers’ “Burgers & Brews”
  • PG Elementary School PTA Spaghetti Dinner
  • Elk Grove Historical Society Spring Tea (Parking)
  • LCIF Sutter update Lion Andy
  • Boy Scout Troop 59 Lion Andy
  • Reimbursement for Bill Hibbard’s Celebration of Life
  • (Cancel) February Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, February 8, 2020 (No chairs & tables)
  • Student Speaker Contest – Moved to the Pavilion, Monday, February 10, 2020
  • February Board Meeting, Monday, February 17, 2020 (Location)
  • (Cancel) Dinner Meeting, Monday, February 24, 2020 (Cancel Senator Lions Club Visit)
  • Facility Use at 8830 Sharkey Avenue, Beeman Recreation Center (Name Only)
  • Club Assets located inside at 8830 Sharkey Avenue

                                Motion                                     Moved by:                Second      Approval    Chair

To authorized payment for Liquor License Insurance soon to expire up to 1500 dollars Lion John Lion Bob Husted Yes
Lion Don to spend <$200 for cover for grill Lion Jack Lion Sharon
To accept Lion Jack to assume Public Relations position and Lion Warren assume position for Scholarship Foundation Lion Brad Lion John M Yes
District 4C5 Cabinet Meeting reimbursement cost for lunch Lion Jack Lion Brad Yes
Reimbursement cost for Bill Hibbard’s Services to lions who provide receipts. Lion Jack Lion Sharon Yes
Burger and Brew service event (Bar only) Lion John Lion Warren Yes Lion Warren & Bill
Historical Tea Party Society event (parking Lion John Lion Brad Yes Lion Warren
PGHS Boosters Bar for dinner Lion John Jr Lion Warren Yes Lion Bill Kirkland
Early California Days (collect parking fee) Lion Warren Lion Brad Yes Lion John & Brad
Pleasant Grove spaghetti dinner Lion John Jr. Lion Brad Yes Lion Warren
Spend up to $200 for dinner for Speech Contest at the Pavilion Lion Don Lion John M Yes
Club to reimburse member for cost of Food Handler $20 Certificate.

Food Mgr Cert (Lions Don & Jack $200)

Lion Jack Lion Don Yes
Donation for 50 dollars to LICF Lion John Jr. Lion Andy Yes
  • President Taka to choose a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award recipient for the Elk Grove Lions Club
  • All Lion volunteers working in the kitchen and food event must get the Food Handlers Certificate and Club will pay up to 20 dollars reimbursement cost and for the Managers Certificate up to 200 dollars
  • There will be no February Pancake Breakfast

 Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:

 Event                                    Date              Location                                    Chairman

Student Speech Contest Feb 10 EG Pavilion Hall Lion John
Pack 179’s Blue & Gold Dinner Feb 20 Edna Batey Elementary Lion Taka
PGHS Booster Dinner (bar only) Feb 22 SES Hall 6-11 pm. Lion Bill
Burgers and Brew Feb 29 CSD Wackford Center Lion Warren, Bill
Pleasant Grove Elementary Dinner Mar 27 PG Elementary School Lion Warren
Soroptimist Martini & Merriment (bar) Mar 28 SES Portuguese Hall Lion Jack & Bill
Early California Days parking Mar 28,29 Elk Grove Park Lion John & Brad
EG Historical Society Spring Tea May 9 EG Heritage Park Lion Warren

Good of the Order:

Adjournment:   8:35 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: Rebecca Muegge

2nd VP: John Muegge

3rd VP:  vacant

Treasurer: Jay Strong

Tail Twister: Brad Dano

Lion Tamer: Bob Husted

2 Year Dir: Sharon Mika

2 Year Dir: Don Thompson

1 Year Dir: Warren Weaver

1 Year Dir: Jack Edwards

Membership: John Zehnder, Jr.

Past Pres: Brad Dano

Public Relations: Jack Edwards
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
Anthony Dapelo
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
Jason Springer Raelynn
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

Email: dg@district4c5.org

1st Vice District Governor

Cat Gon
Embarcaradero Lions

Email: 1vdg@district4c5.org

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

Email: ct@district4c5.org

Sactramento Region Chair

Gayle Kono

Email: SacramentoRegion@district4c5.org

Sutter Zone Chair

Beth Esternon

Email: SutterZone@district4c5.org

District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer

Email: editor@district4c5.org

District Webmaster

Jack Edwards