March 2019 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 69 Issue # 9 Mar 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

We rested a bit in January, but were back to full steam in February. Thanks to Lions Don and Jim and their crew for handling the pancake breakfast at the Senior Center. Lion Warren and crew, along with a potential new member, Stan, worked the Annual Spaghetti Feed at Markofer Elementery school. We also worked the Pack 179 Blue and Gold banquet and the Burgers and Brew at the Elk Grove Pavilion. 

Lion John and Lion Jack handled a great student speaker contest and we sent a repeat winner to the Sutter Zone contest on March 5th. Congratulations to Kathy Le.

We voted in two new members, Stan Pochop and Lyndon King. Congratulations and welcome aboard.

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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:

Lion John Zehnder Jr, Speech Contest Judges, Peggy Ursin, David Herberger & Rebecca Davis , Lion President Brad Dano

Contestants for Student Speaker Contest: Karissa LaChappell, Quoc Viet Dam, Kathy Le
Student Speaker Contest Winner, Kathy Le, with Lion John Zehnder
Induction of Stan Pochop into the Elk Grove Lions Club

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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:

Lion Warren Weaver



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lions Andy Anderson & Joe Tallerico

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                                                            ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB


FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Call to order:  6:00      President: BRAD DANO


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


Joshua Vargas Troop 59 Scout


Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Minutes for January  sent out, member activity and membership up to date

Motion to approve Board Minutes for   by Lion  Jack second by Lion Taka  Motion…Passed

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates

Eyesight: none
Sunshine none
Assets/Equipment:   none
Membership: Lions Bob introduced Stanley Pochop as a new member
Visitation:     vacant

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

        Event Name                                 Date                  Location                        Chair

Annual Spaghetti Feed Florence Markofer Elementary School Feb 1 Florence Markofer Elementary School Lion Warren
Senior Center Breakfast Feb 9 Elk Grove Senior Center Lion Don/Jim
Elk Grove Speech Contest Feb 11 Elk Grove Senior Center Lion John

New Business:

  • Joshua Vargas Troop 59 wants help to refurbish Gear Trailer Lion Brad
  • Hearing Foundation request for sponsor Lion Brad
  • Volunteers for Blue and Gold Banquet
  • Need List of Club Officers before LCI Convention in March
  • New Member Lynden King update Lion John Zehnder
  • Sutter Zone Student Speaker Contest on March 5,2019 Sacto. Co.

Motion                 Moved by:                Second      Approval    Chair

Harvest of Hope at Sheldon Sept 14 Table      
Running of the Elk Lion Jack Lion Andy Yes Lion Jack
Walk To Remember Lion Jack Lion Lewis Yes Lion Warren
To accept Mr. Stanley Pochop as member of EG Lion Club (filled all requisites) Lion Taka Lion Andy Yes  
To accept Mr. Lunden King as member of EG Lions Club (filled all requisites) Lion Jack Lion Taka Yes  
To Sponsor Hearing Foundation no money donation incurred Lion Jack Lion Taka Yes .

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


                            Event          Date              Location                                    Chairman

Senior Center Breakfast Mar 9 Elk Grove Senior Center Lion Don/Bill
Pleasant Grove Spaghetti Dinner Mar 15 Pleasant Grove Elem Lion Brad/Taka
Soroptimist Martinis & Merriment Mar 22 Soroptimist International of Elk Grove Lion Jack
Burgers and Brew Feb 23 Elk Grove Park Lion John
Pasta Feed Sheldon High School Mar 23 Sheldon High School ?
Early California Event Mar23/24 Elk Grove Park Pavilion Lion Brad
Pleasant Grove Elementary PTA Dinner April 6 Elk Grove Park Pavilion Lion Andy
Heritage Garden Spring Garden Daughter Tea Party May 12 Elk Grove Heritage Park Lion John


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
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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



1st Vice District Governor

Sarah Enloe
Maharlika Lions


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


Sactramento Region Chair

Lynn Ventura


Sutter Zone Chair

Zenny Yagan


District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer


District Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club