November 2018 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 69 Issue # 5 Nov 2018

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

Hello Everyone: Thanks to Lion Jey for an outstanding fundraiser with our Annual Day of the Dead Carnitas Festival. The food was great. The decorations were great, and everyone who attended had a great time. Thanks also to all who sold tickets and who assisted with this great event. 

We also had a great event with the Senior Center Pancake Breakfast. Thanks again to Lion Jim and Lion Don for their hard work. 

No time to take a break though. Lion Jack has already printed tickets for our December Crab and Shrimp Feed. As usual, it will be on the first Saturday in December. Get your tickets from Lion Jack and SELL, SELL, SELL. This will be our last big fundraiser for the year.  Special thanks out to Lion Taka for not only handling the raffle prizes for the Carnitas Dinner, he is the chair person for the crab feed.

If we didn’t have such a dedicated group of Lions, I don’t know what I would do for fundraisers.

You are all a great team and very much appreciated.

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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.
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    • 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:

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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.


Birthdays UpArrowPurple

Happy Birthday to Lions:

Lions Jerry Salamy, Sharon Mika, Jack Edwards, David Simpson



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lions Warren Weaver

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Board Minutes UpArrowPurple



OCTOBER 15, 2018

Call to order:  6:00        1st VIP Lion Taka Blackburn


President: Brad Dano X Secretary: Agustin Palacios
X 1st VP:  Taka Blackburn X Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
X 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 2-Year Director: Pancho Sanchez
X 1-Year Director: Bob Turner X Membership Director: John Zehnder, Jr.
X Immediate Past Pres: Sharon Mika X Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
Lion  Jack Edwards Lion
Lion  Dave King Lion


Bob Husted

Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Activity and membership Reports up to date with the addition of one new member Bob Husted

Motion to approve Board Minutes for   by Lion John  second by Lion Andy   Motion passed

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong: 
Admin………. $ 5,170.65
Project: ……….$ 14,240.44
Scouts: ………$ 2,782.06
Equipment……$ 5,991.10
FFA:……………$ 3,838.78
Combine……..$ 26,852.38

Total……….$ 32,023.03

Correspondence: (see folder)

 Committee Updates

Sunshine No report
Assets/Equipment: No Report
Membership: new member (Bob Husted) met requirements
Visitation:  Lion Pancho has resigned

Adjourn Board Meeting at: 6:37

Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report


Event Name                                             Date                  Location                        Chair

Giant Pumpkin Festival OCT 2 Elk Grove Park Lion Brad
Pancake Breakfast Oct 13  E G Senior Center Lion Don/Jim



New Business:         

  • Chick in Crisis Request for Pancake cooking on 11/22/2018-declined will offer 40 dollars donation
  • District Set up Disaster Van Response Trailer and donations Lion Taka
  • Bring donation prizes for the Carnitas Event attn.: Lion Taka
  • Spaghetti Dinner Elk Grove High School (Drill Team) 11/09/2018
  • Vision Van for Health and Wellness Fair at Luther Burbank (needs approved for funs)
  • Heritage Garden Spring Mother, Daughter Tea Party: Needs help with parking and Bar on May 12,2019
  • Fund Raising Opportunities: California Pizza Kitchen and Mike’s Mountain Pizza

Motion                                             Moved by:                Second      Passedl    Chair

Donation to by 1000 hot dogs and buns Lion John Lion Sharon X Warren
To accept Lion Pancho’s resignation as 2 year Director. Lion Jack will fill in starting with the December meeting and will train anybody for the web site Lion Andy Lion Warren X
To accept new member Bob Husted as member Lion John Lion Bob X
Nov and Dec meeting change dates Lion John Lion Sharon X
Crab Feed dinner charge 50 dollars Lion Andy Lion John X
Donation of 40 dollars to Disaster Response Van Trailer Lion John Lion Sharon X
Proceeds from Carnitas Event to go to the FFA account Lion Jey Lion Warren X


  • On October 22 Bob Husted was inducted as member of the Elk Gove Lions Club ceremony was officiated by Lion Andy .
  • Lion Brad announced that the contract for the Senior Center was extended until next June 2019 contract was signed.
  • Nov meeting will be Board Meeting on Nov.13 and Club meeting on Nov 17
  • Dec 10 meeting will be Board Meeting and Dec 17 for club Meeting


 Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects: 

Event                               Date              Location                                    Chairman

Strauss Masquerade Ball (Bar Service) Oct 20 Elk Grove Park Lion Andy
Day of the Dead Carnitas Dinner Oct 27 Pavilion Hall Lion Jay
Pancake Breakfast Nov 10 E G Senior Center Lion Don/Jim


Good of the Order:

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 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