May 2019 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 69 Issue # 11 May 2019

We Serve

President Brad Dano

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

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

Lion President Brad Dano

It is difficult to realize that I have only one more issue of the Stag to tell you what we are doing and to say thanks to our members for their support.

Over the past month, we have been busy as usual. We went through the process of selecting our new board of directors for the coming year. Congratulations on all of our members who volunteered or accepted the nominations to serve the club in the coming year.

We also sent out renewal notices for our members so that we would start the new fiscal year with all our dues paid up before the start of the year. 

As usual, there are several activities that our members are working on had have worked on since the last Stag. Of course, there was the Senior Center Breakfast on the second Saturday of April and we are getting ready for the one in May. Several Lions have volunteered to help the Senior Center with their Butterfly Tea on April 20th. Lion Jey and crew worked the Jesse Baker Games on the 25th and 26th of April and the kids loved the hotdogs and burgers.

As we moved into May, we had our Big Day of Giving fundraiser thanks to Lion Jack and his crew. We received a little over $3,000 in donations. That same day, May 2nd, Lion Warren and his crew are scheduled to work at the Spotlight on Scholars event for the Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation. There are several more events scheduled in May, like the county fair, and I know you will all step up to help the lead Lion as needed.

To finish the month of April off in style, I along with some of the new board members, attended the annual 4C5 conference. Thanks for being there to support our club.

Thanks again for all you have done this past year to make my term as your President so successful.

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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 (It is now a live calendar, not a static calendar.)

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Check out the following photos & videos:
Photo of Lion Marv at the second day of the Jesse Baker Games

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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 Bob Hillyer, Jim Switzgable, Shauna Ono, Dan Pearson



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lion Bob Turner

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May 13 – Bob Brewer
May 27 – Jack Edwards
June 10 – Bill Heston
June 24 – Taka Blackburn (Installation Dinner)
July 8 – Brad Dano (Past President’s BBQ)
July 22 – TBD

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

                                                            ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB


APRIL 15, 2019

Call to order:  6:10      President: BRAD DANO


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


Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Minutes for February and March done. Motion to approve Board Minutes for   by Lion John   second by Lion Jack  Motion…Pass yes

Treasurer Report provided by Treasurer Jey Strong

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates

Eyesight:    no report
Sunshine     no report
Assets/Equipment: checked status of equipment bought on 2017 BBQ and Griddle
Membership:    Lion John said Lion Liynden has not paid Lion’s dues
Visitation:     vacant

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation


Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

        Event Name                               Date                  Location                        Chair

Senior Center Pancake Breakfast April 13 Elk Grove Senior Center Lion Don/Jim
CSD Just Serve Day- Cooking April 13 Rotary Grove Lion Brad

New Business:

Speech Contest April 20,2019 at 1:00 PM Sheriff’s Location on 65th

  • Club Officers for 2019/2020
  • Renewal Notices for Club dues donation
  • Big Day of Given Lion Sharon
  • Bar Lion Andy
  • Butterfly Tea Cup Event 4/20/2019 Lion Brad
  • Jesse Baker Games 4/25/26/2019 Lion Warren
  • Spotlight on Scholars Lion Warren 5/2/19 Lion Warren
  • Sheldon H S Sr. Class Pancake Breakfast Lion Warren 5/24/2019 Lion Warren
  • Senior Day in the Park 5/28/2019 Lion Brad
  • Consumers Oaks Pancake Breakfast 5/24/2019 Lion Brad

   Motion                                           Moved by:    Second           Approval   Chair

500 to use for LEF for1,000 grant scholarship to Kohls Lion Taka Lion Andy Yes
Support Butterfly Tea event labor only Lion Jack Lion John Yes Lion Brad
Spotlight on Scholar donate 100 dollars for the serving tea May Lion Jack Lion John Yes Lion Warren
950 dollars to purchase awards given by Lion Brad at the installation dinner Lion Taka Lion Jack Yes
To provide lions help at the Co. Fair Breakfast May 25,26, 2019 Lion John Lion Jack Yes Lion Andy
Equipment to loan to Laguna Pride Club for a pancake breakfast for Consumers’ Oak Event  Lion Jack Lion John Yes
Sheldon High School Breakfast Lion Andy Lion John Yes Lion Brad
Support Senior Day in the Park Lion Jack Lion John Yes Lion Brad
Support Jesse Baker Games with Lion Service hours and donate 800 dollars for event Lion Jack Lion Andy Yes Lion Jey
Reimburse 50 dollars expense to Lion Brad  for Spotlight  Scholar Event Lion Jack Lion John Yes
Loan tables and chairs to American Legion Lion Jack Lion Taka Yes

Sent a thank you letter to Bryan E. Hall memorial Scholarship for 200 donation to the club

A check sent to Boys Scout Scholarship of 500 for Chris Sousa Scholarship

Big Day of Giving to be published on Facebook by Lion Jack

Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:                                                              

                 Event                                  Date              Location                   Chairman

Heritage Garden Spring Garden Daughter Tea Party May 12 Elk Grove Heritage Park Lion John
Harvest of Hope Sep 4 Sheldon Inn Lion Jack

Good of the Order:  8:45     Adjournment:              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 916-240-9302:

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:

Membership: John Zehnder, Jr.

Past Pres: Sharon Mika

Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
Stag Editor: Jack Edwards

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
Sharon Mika
Name Spouse
John Muggee Rebecca
Rebecca Muggee John
Marv Neill Annajean
David Ogden Diann
Shauna Ono Greg
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