July 2018 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 68 Issue # 1 July 2018


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

Hello one and all. As I start my Presidency, I’m reminded of all the truly great presidents I’ve had the honor serving under. I hope to prove myself worthy of leading our club throughout the upcoming year. So now let’s roll-up our sleeves and get down to making this the best year ever.

As usual July is looking like a very busy month for us. We started off with the Senior Pancake Breakfast on July 14th, with Jim and don leading the way. Later that day we cooked hamburgers and hotdogs for some 320 hunger CSD campers, then breakfast the next morning.

Towards the end of this month we have two of my personal favorite events. For starters Lion Dave is leading the way with the ever popular Strauss Festival Parking on July26th-29th. Then Saturday morning July 28th we have the Kohls Child Spree. For those that haven’t worked this event before, I believe this is the most rewarding event we work.

Now for a bit of sad news. On July 20th the Elk Grove and Sutter Lions clubs, family and friends gathered for a celebration of life for Rick Schriver who passed away on June 1st. We will all miss him.

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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.
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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:
Installation of President Brad Dano by DG Nick McNicols

Installation of 1st VP Taka Blackburn and 2nd VP Rebecca Muggee by DG Nick McNicols

Installation of Directors; Lewis Flint, Warren Weaver, Bob Turner, Pancho Sanchez by DG Nick McNicols

Installation of Secretary Agustin Palacios by DG Nick McNicolas

Installation of Treasurer Jeylon Strong by DG Nick McNicols

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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 Andy Anderson



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lions Bill Kirkland & Jim Parino

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July 9 – Sharon Mika
July 23 – Bob Shipley
Aug 13 Lewis Flint


Board Minutes UpArrowPurple



June 18 ,2018

Call to order: Lion Sharon Mika
x President: Sharon Mika x Secretary: Agustin Palacios
x 1st VP: Brad Dano Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
x 2nd VP: Taka Blackburn x Tail Twister: Andy Anderson
3rd VP: x Treasurer: Jeylon Strong
x Lion Tamer: Don Thompson x 2-Year Director: Lewis Flint
x 1-Year Director: Marv Neill x 2-Year Director: Bob Turner
1-Year Director: Chris Jayce Membership Director: John Zehnder, Jr.
x Immediate Past Pres: Jack Edwards Public Relations: Joe Tallerico

Lion Charlie Lion Warren
Lion Pancho Lion Dave

Abigail Mahalo

Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin:
Motion to approve Board Minutes for May by Lion Andy second by Lion Brad Motion Approved

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:
Admin…….. $ 5,052.83
Project: …….$16,514.69
Scouts: …….$ 2,999.92
Equipment…$ 5,791.10
FFA:…………$ 2,860.28
Combine……$ 28,225.99

Total……….$ 33,278.82

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates
Eyesight: Lion Dave King: none stated price change of Van Sight
Sunshine None
Assets/Equipment: None
Membership: 31 member so far pay dues for next year
Visitation: None

Please note that unless your dues are not received by the due date your name will be drop from the Elk Grove Lions Club Roaster by the end of the year term of your affiliation.

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report
Event Name Date Location Chair
EG High School Sr. Sunset Dinner May 17 Elk Grove High Lions Warren/John Z Jr.
Sheldon H, S. Senior Pancake Breakfast May 21 Creekside Christian Church Lion Warren

New Business:
• Boy’s of America speaker Abigail Mahalo cc: Lion Taka
Abigail presented the news of accepting girls on the Boys Scouts of America and she want the club to give the ok
• New Senior Center Committee update Lion Brad
Lion Don said that still early to tell if we will have to move at the end of November since nothing is conclusive from the Senior Center He will let us know
• Installation Dinner June 25th -Lions Jack and Taka called members for attendance
• CLUB DUES UPDATE-So far 31 members have cover their dues
• Chilis and Jimboys Update- Date to set event for August 18 was suggested
• Camp at the Park sign up list-Lion Brad still working on the list
• Money Pouch purchase-no need to buy we have some
• Bartender update-Funds collected for event going to FFA

REBECCA BAKER presented an award to the Lions Club with a photo collage as a thanks for the continuing help to the school.

Motion Moved by: Second Approval Chair
Sign of Contract to CSD Jack Jey Yes
200 dollars contribution to Elk Grove Citizen Jey Jack Yes

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

Event Date Location Chairman
CSD Community Camp Jul 14,15 Elk Grove Park Lion Brad
Kohl’s Child Spree (Sight Van) Jul 28 Khol’s Bruceville Lion Dave
Kohl’s Pancake Breakfast July 28 Khol’s Bruceville Lion Brad
Straws Festival/Parking Gate Jul 28,29,30 EG Park Lion Dave
Short Line Labor Day Sep 1 Elk Grove Lion Sharon
40 Year Class Reunion Sep 8 Elk Grove Park Pavillion Lion Andy

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
John Zehnder Nancy
District Contact Info UpArrowPurple

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