September 2018 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 69 Issue # 3 Sept 2018

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

Hello Everyone:

The warm weather has lent itself to some last minute vacations before the kids go back to school.  Our club kicked off September with the annual Shortline Lake Ski Competition. Lion Sharon lead the cooking crew in  serving a fantastic Tri-Tip dinner to all of the competitors and their families.

The following weekend was particularly busy with two events happening on Saturday. In the morning, we had the Senior Center Pancake Breakfast where the cooking crew lead by Lion Don and Lion Jim served 90 adults.  Later in the evening, Lion Andy and his bar crew served drinks to the Elk Grove High School’s 40th Class Reunion.  It seems a good time was had by all.

At the last general meeting of the month, our club was honored by a visitation from District Governor Doug Wight, who brought home the importance of our club’s roll in the world we live in.

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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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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 Charlie Brummer, Rigo De La Torre, John Zehnder



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lions Bill Heston, Jerry Salamy, John Zehnder,
Kirk Marchetti, Lewis Flint, Taka Blackburn

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AUGUST 20 ,2018

Call to order:  6:00                  Lion Brad Dano


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


Bob Husted

Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Activity and membership Reports up to date 37 active members
Motion to approve Board Minutes for   by Lion……………  second by Lion……….  Motion……………

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:
Admin…….. $ 5,060.20
Project: …….$ 17,547.55
Scouts: …….$ 2,999.92
Equipment…$ 5,991.10
FFA:…………$ 3,336.28
Combine……$ 29,876.85

Total……….$ 34,937.05

 2017/2018 Taxes Completed

Correspondence: (see folder)

 Committee Updates

Eyesight:     No report
Sunshine      No report
Assets/Equipment: 200 dollars received for sale on BBQ
Membership:  Bob  Husted possible member
Visitation:    No report

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

        Event Name                        Date                  Location                        Chair

Troop 59’s Summer Court & BB AUG 8 E.G. CSD Youth Center Lions Taka/Chris


New Business:         

  • Visitation of DG Doug Wright Sep 24
  • Calling All District LIONS AND CLUBS Convention March 1,2019
  • Website for Eye Glasses Collection Boxes
  • Collection for Clubs in Redding for Fire Victims

Motion                                             Moved by:   Second      Approval    Chair

Donate 1,000 dollars to Distric LCIF for Fire
Victims in Readding/Southern Calif or whoever is in need Lion Bob LionRebecca Yes
E.G. Elementary School Spaghetti Feed Lion Jim Lion Sharon Yes Lion Sharon
Carnitas Dinner Event Lion Jay Lion Andy Yes Lion Jay
Donation of Old Flags to Discovery Shop Lion Jay Lion Bob Yes


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


                            Event                               Date              Location                                    Chairman

Short Line Labor Day Sep 1 Elk Grove Lion Sharon
40 Year Class Reunion Sep 8 Elk Grove Park Pavilion Lion Andy
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Sep 8 Senior Center Lions Don/ Jim
Strauss Masquerade Ball (Bar Service) Oct 20 Elk Grove Park Lion Andy
Day of the Dead Carnitas Dinner Oct 27 Pavilion Hall Lion Jay
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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