November 2019 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 70

Issue # 5

November 2019


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 productive October as we served the Elk Grove Community. We started off the month with our service to the CSD at the Great Pumpkin Festival on October 5th & 6th.

The following weekend, we cooked and served breakfast for the Elk Grove Senior Center. On Friday the 18th, we supported the Elk Grove Elementary School by cooking a spaghetti dinner for their Harvest Festival.

The following night, we staffed the bar for our friends at the Strauss Festival for their annual October Gala. This year it was a 1950’s theme, and it was great fun.

One of the best parts of working with our local partners was that during the evening, we were able to garner additional support from our Strauss partners for our December Crab and Shrimp Feed. They had already committed to 16 tickets. At the Gala, that was increased to 36 tickets. Thank you very much to Jackie Lewis for all you do to support the Lions Club.

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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:

Lions Jerry Salamy, Sharon Mika, Jack Edwards



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

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

October 28 – Marv Neill
November 18 – Thanksgiving Dinner – Jim Switzgable
December 16 – Christmas Dinner – Don Thompson

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

OCTOBER 21, 2019

Call to order:  6:10      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 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.
Immediate Past Pres: Brad Dano X Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
LCIF: Andy Anderson
Lion  Marvin Neill Lion Pancho Sanchez
Lion  Chris Joyce Lion


Diane Shepherd from Correctional Workers Who Cares (No show)
Sophia Scherman from the Elk Grove Optimist Club for the Veterans Day Parade

Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Minutes for Sep submitted to Lion Jack and all activities recorded in the Lions International. Motion to approve Board Minutes for September 2019   by Lion John Zehnder, second by Lion Jack Edwards. Motion…Passed

Treasurer Report by Lion Jeylon Strong

Admin                          $ 4579.89

Project                         $19,023.61
Scouts                         $ 2,625.99
Equipment                   $ 6,243.36
FFA                             $ 5,652.05
Combined Project       $33,545.01

Total                            $38,124.90

Correspondence: (see folder) none

Committee Updates

Eyesight:   Lion Marv will be talking with local schools regarding assistance for exams & glasses
Sunshine: Lion Warren home recovering from heart surgery
Assets/Equipment:  Lion Don replaced a few small items.
Membership:   no change or new members
Visitation:     vacant   maybe Lion Stan will fill spot

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation at 6:32

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

  Event Name                                           Date                  Location                        Chair

Spaghetti Feed/Harvest Festival Oct 18 Elk Grove Elementary School Lion Sharon
Masquerade Ball (Nifty 50’s Bandstand Oct 19 SES Hall Lion Bill

    New Business:



  • Lion Joe T, Upcoming Awards for supporters of our eyeglass recycling program.
  • Crab Feed, Lion John & Rebecca need some assistance and guidance.
  • CSD/Senior Center building update, Lion Jack (New Beeman’s Community Center)
  • Speech Contest Lion John Jr. update (working on having it on February10, 2020)
  • LCI Sutter update Lion Andy No report
  • Sophia Scherman, Chair, Veterans day parade on November 11th
  • Schedules for Nov and Dec for board and Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner club meetings

Motion                                                      Moved by:                Second      Approval     Chair

Procure 1000 hot dogs and buns for Veterans Event not to spend more than 500 dollars Lion Jack Lion Sharon Yes Taka
Proceeds from Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner to be donated to EG Food Bank Lion Jey Lion Bob Husted Yes
Support, Bar Only, for Soroptimist Martinis and Merriment event on March 28, 2020 Lion Jack Lion Jey Yes Jack
All members to sell or purchase a ticket for any EG Lions Club Fundraiser Lion Jack Lion John Yes
Pancho Sanchez’s request for a donation for his School and Guest House, for use by families of children seeing a doctor in Guadalajara, Mexico Motion put on hold pending proper documentation from Pancho.
Send an invitation for all members to attend the October 28th meeting where we will present awards to the businesses and organizations who donated glasses to the Lions Club Eyeglass Recycling Program. For more info on where to donate, go to

Request to Lions Jim & Don to put info in the Citizen to announce the Elk Grove Pancake Breakfast will continue as usual on the Second Saturday of each month.

      NOVEMBER                                                                  DECEMBER

      Board Meeting: November 11, 2019                        Board Meeting:  December 9, 2019        

     Thanksgiving Dinner on November 18, 2019          Christmas Dinner December 16, 2019

      Lion Jim Switzgable to be head cook                     Lion Don Thompson to be head cook

                              Dinner cost $10.00 per member, $5.00 additional guest

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

EG Lions Club Crab Feed Fundraiser Dec 7 SES Hall Lion John/Rebecca

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 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


1st Vice District Governor

Cat Gon
Embarcaradero Lions


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


Sactramento Region Chair

Gayle Kono


Sutter Zone Chair

Beth Esternon


District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer


District Webmaster

Jack Edwards