October 2019 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 70

Issue # 4

October 2019


We Serve

President Taka Blackburn

President’s Message

Join Us





Cooks List

Board Minutes

Contact Info

District Info

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

September was another busy month for the Elk Grove Lions Club. Of course, we cooked and served the monthly breakfast for the Elk Grove Senior Center on the morning of September 14. Later that afternoon, several Lions provided parking support for the Elk Grove Food Bank at their Harvest of Hope event at the Sheldon Inn.

On the 20th, several Lions joined up to provide a Spaghetti Feed for the Arnold Adriani Elementary School PTA.

We had planned on supplying tables and chairs for the American Legion’s PIO-MIA Day to Remember on September 21st, but they were able to obtain chairs from CSD so we helped with their setup and takedown. It was a very moving event.

We also supported the Historical Society’s Pinkerton Picnic in the Park on the 22nd of September by providing one of our BBQs for them. Thanks Lion Warren Weaver for getting it done.

On the 26th, several Lions joined up with our own Warren Weaver to cook for the Map The Future event at Elk Grove Park for the local high school career day event.


Join Us UpArrowPurple

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 Taka Blackburn, Bob Brewer, Tom Anderson, Lewis Flint



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lion Tom Anderson

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

October 14 – Lynden King
October 28 – Marv Neill

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple



                                                            ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB                                    


Sep 16, 2019


Call to order:  6:00      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 X Tail Twister: Brad Dano
3rd VP:   Vacant X Treasurer: Jeylon Strong
Lion Tamer: Bob Husted 2-Year Director: Don Thompson
X 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 Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
LCIF: Andy Anderson
Lion  Lion
Lion  Lion



Kathryn Sharp


Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Minutes for August submitted to Lion Jack and all activities recorded in the Lions International

Motion to approve Board Minutes for August 2019   by Lion Brad second by Lion John Motion…

Pass Yes


Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:

Admin……….…$ 4,225.59
Project: …………$ 19,244.22

Scouts: ………..$ 2,625.99

Equipment …….$ 6,243.36

FFA ………….….$ 5,652.05

Combine ………$ 33,765.62


Total……………$ 37,991.21


Correspondence: (see folder)


Committee Updates

Eyesight: No report
Sunshine    No report
Assets/Equipment: No report
Membership: No new members
Visitation:     vacant    (maybe Stan will assume the role)

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 Sep 14 Elk Grove Senior Center Lion Don/Jim
Harvest of Hope Sep 14 Sheldon Inn Lion Jack

New Business:

  • Pumpkin Festival for the CSD update Lion Taka
  • Crab Feed Lion John/Rebecca
  • Spaghetti Feed/Harvest Festival
  • CSD contract update Lion Jack
  • American Legion PWO-MIA Remembrance Event Lion Edwards (tables and chairs)
  • Map your Future (provide cost of ½ of hot dogs, buns, chips and water}Lion Warren 9/26/2019


           Motion                                             Moved by:                Second      Approval    Chair

Pay the cost for food to the Harvest Festival Lion Sharon Lion John Yes Lion Sharon
Use of tables and chairs for the American Legion Event with Lions Jack present during event Lion Jey Lion Sharon Yes Lion Jack
Provide  350 dollars at the park for the Map the Future Event Lion John Lion Brad Yes Lion Warren
Donate 250 dollars for the Garments Association Lion Jack Lion Rebecca Yes
Use of equipment for the Historical Society Event Lion Warren to pickup and deliver Lion Warren Lion Brad Yes Lion Warren

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

                   Event                                    Date              Location                                    Chairman

Arnold Adriani Elementary Sep 20 Arnold Adriani Elementary School Lion Jey
Masquerade Ball (Nifty 50’s Banstand Oct 19 SES Hall Lion Bill


Good of the Order:

Adjournment: 8:35              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

Email: dg@district4c5.org

1st Vice District Governor

Cat Gon
Embarcaradero Lions

Email: 1vdg@district4c5.org

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

Email: ct@district4c5.org

Sactramento Region Chair

Gayle Kono

Email: SacramentoRegion@district4c5.org

Sutter Zone Chair

Beth Esternon

Email: SutterZone@district4c5.org

District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer

Email: editor@district4c5.org

District Webmaster

Jack Edwards