January 2020 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 70

Issue # 7

January 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 December 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 had an outstanding Crab and Shrimp Feed. For the first time in years, we did not have to remove empty tables since we almost completely filled all 19 tables.Thanks to the members for their sales and to the community groups that supported our crab feed.

As usual, the club had a great Christmas Dinner thanks to  to Lion Don Thompson preparing our Christmas Dinner.

We are also getting ready for our Student Speaker Contest, thanks to Lion John Zehnder, Jr., and Lion Jack Edwards. It is scheduled for February 10th.

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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.”
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 Bill Heston



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lion Dennis Weiss

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

January 13 – Brad Dano
January 27 – 

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

DECEMBER 09, 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
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 Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
LCIF: Andy Anderson
Lion Bob Brewer Lion Lewis Flint
Lion  Mervin Neill Lion


Jason Springer

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

Motion to approve Board Minutes for October, November 2019   by Lion Jack second by Lion Brad Motion Passed

Treasurer Report by Lion Jeylon Strong

Admin $ 4,475.98
Project $ 30,470.56
Scouts $ 2,625.99
Equipment $ 6,243.36
FFA 6,167.36
Combined Project 45,506.96
Total 49,982.94

Correspondence: (see folder) none

Committee Updates

Eyesight: none
Sunshine: Lion Warren recovering from surgery-Dan Pearson dealing with swollen eyes
Assets/Equipment:  No report other than cutting boards were found
Membership:  two possible members Jason Springer and Anthony Dapelo
Visitation:     vacant


Lions to be Antony Dapelo and Jason Springer were voted in as prospected members both had met all initiation requirements for acceptance to the Club.

Lion Andy our LCIF Chair will schedule an Induction by the District Governor on February 24,2020

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 Club Crab Feed Fundraiser Dec 07 SES Hall Lion John/Rebecca

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
  • 2020 MD Lions Convention-Visalia Convention Center, February 21-23,2020
  • 2020 District 4-C5 Convention-Marriott Hotel, San Ramon April 24-26,2020
  • Carroll Elementary School 7th Annual Crab Feed- Tara Lindley (Bar Services) on 2/01/2020
  • Soroptimist Martinis and Merriment (Bar Services) 4/28/2020
  • EG Historical Society Spring Tea (Parking Services) 5/9/2020

DECEMBER:                Christmas Dinner December 16, 2019       

                             Dinner cost $10.00 per member $5.00 additional guest

Motion                                                 Moved by:        Second      Approval     Chair

Bar service for Soroptimist Martins & Merriment Lion Jey Lion John Yes Lion Jack
To purchase up to 300 dollars of hamburgers, hot dogs and buns with baked beans and salad for the 179 Blue and Gold Dinner Lion Jey Lion Sharon Yes Lion Taka
To pay the membership to the Chamber of Commerce of $125 Lion Jack Lion Brad Yes


Lions John and Rebecca reported that the event went very smooth and received positive comets about the food from attendees.

Lion Jack discussed Item 16 on the CSD Board Agenda where they approved the funds for the remodel of the Beeman Recreations Center. He also stated that we will continue to serve the breakfast each month until the remodel starts.

He also is concerned that CSD may require a paid staff person for us to have access

Lion Andy requested to have an Elk Grove Lion pick for the Melvin Jones Award for the year 2019/20120

Lion Andy asked members if they want to participate in the Bowling Tournament sponsor by the LCIF at the Country Club Bowling Alley on Feb 29,2020; Lion Taka President will bring this on the next club meeting.

Lion Sharon will no longer be the Chair Collecting the money at the door for our Club meetings Lion to be Jason Springer will assume this roll.

Lion John the chair for the Speech Contest said he has four judges for the event.

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

           Event                                    Date              Location                                    Chairman

Elk Grove Lions Pancake Breakfast Dec 14 Beeman Community Center Lion Don/Jim
Elk Grove Christmas Dinner Dec 16 Beeman Community Center Lion Taka

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: 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

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