April Stag 2021

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 71 Issue # 10 April 2021

We Serve

President Taka Blackburn

President’s Message

Join Us





Cooks List

Board Minutes

Contact Info

District Info

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

Upcoming Meetings: As unusual, we have been holding our meetings online using Zoom. All members who have email addresses listed with the club have been sent these meeting notices. At this time, I know of only one member who chooses to not use email and, of course, who has not received these email notices.

We have our signed contract for our use of the Albiani Recreational Center in place with plans to have our first live face-to-face meeting on April 19th for the board meeting. Of course it depends upon the color code status in April. If it does not come down from Red, we won’t be able to have a meeting in person because the current rules only people from 3 different families with social distancing rules in place.

The April board meeting will be on the 19th and we will have our regular 4th Monday meeting on the 26th. 

Fundraising: We are working on another drive thru dinner, this time being a Pasta Drive Thru, on April 14th. Tickets are available online. Make sure to buy your ticket and to tell your friends about it so that we have a profitable fundraiser. Here is the link.

Honoring our History: Since our last board meeting Lion Jack updated the website to include a new page. In Memory is a menu link to honor the Lions who passed away. Please check it out and let Lion Jack know if he has missed someone or if you have a good story to add about working with one of those special people who may have mentored you as a new Lion cub.

Elections: Finally, it is the time of the year that we are looking for new board members to serve our club. 1st VP John Muegge has been calling and asking if you are willing to step up to the plate and serve on our board. At this time I know that he has asked which current board members would be willing to stay on in their current role or in another role. He will also be asking you if you are willing to serve. I know that we will have the following vacancies: 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, 1 year director (two positions), visitation chair and sunshine chair.  Time to Step up & Serve.

District 4C5 Convention: As with the past year, it looks like the District will not have its regular 3 day convention. It looks like a two day convention in Sacramento. It is set for June 4 & 5 in Sacramento. The theme will be “Masquerade”. Click here for more info.

Lions International Convention: If you ever wondered what took place at the International Convention, this year you can do it virtually. The convention, to be held in Montreal, is set for June 25-29, 2021. Click here for more info.

In Closing: I continue to be so very proud to be a part of such a great community minded organization, the Elk Grove Lions Club.

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Elk Grove Lions Club

P.O. Box 465

Elk Grove, CA. 95759


We are currently doing all of our meetings via Zoom.
We are not holding a 2nd Monday meeting at this time.

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM

Location: Online Zoom Meeting

General Meeting: 6:00PM – 4th Monday of the month (except Nov & Dec)

Location: Online Zoom Meeting



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:
No activities and no photos at this time.

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 Elk Grove Park, (formerly Emeritus at 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:

We don’t have any birthdays this month, but we did.
Let’s remember Lion Joe Tallerico & Lion Gary Dapelo this month



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lion Sharon Mika & Teresa Rodriguez

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

No meetings therefore no cooks.

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

                              ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB                                    

Board Meeting Agenda
March 15, 2021
Call to order:  6:00 p.m.                        President: Taka Blackburn


X President: Taka Blackburn X Secretary: Jack Edwards
X 1st VP:  John Muegge X Bulletin Editor: Jack Edwards
X 2nd VP: Rebecca Muegge Tail Twister: Brad Dano
3rd VP:   Vacant Treasurer: Jeylon Strong
X Lion Tamer: Bob Husted X 2-Year Director: Don Thompson
X 1-Year Director: Warren Weaver 2-Year Director: Sharon Mika
X 1-Year Director: Jack Edwards X Membership Director: John Zehnder Jr.
Immediate Past Pres: Brad Dano (18/19) X Public Relations: Jack Edwards
X LCIF: Andy Anderson
Lion  Marv Neill Lion
Lion  Anthony Dapelo Lion


Secretary Report:  Minutes for February 2021 posted to the Stag by Lion Jack. Lion Jack to record all a activities with Lions International when Lion Jack has access.

Motion to approve Board Minutes for February 2021 by Lion Andy and Seconded by Lion Don. Approved

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:  Lion Jey was unable to join the meeting until it was adjourned.
Administrative: …..      $ ___________.___
Project: ………………     $ ___________.___
Scouts: ……………    $ ___________.___
Equipment: ………..     $ ___________.___
FFA: …………….…..   $ ___________.___
Combined Amount:     $ ___________.___
Total ……………….    $ ___________.___

Correspondence: None

Committee Updates

Eyesight:      Everything Ok
Sunshine                             No updates
Assets/Equipment:  Lion Don met with staff at Albiani Rec Center to clear out past dated food.
Membership:   Lion Andy has membership info for transferring Napa Lion, Ken McDonald.
Visitation:             No updates

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation       6:06   p.m.

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

  • A visit with Linda Hibbard on Friday, March 5, 2021
    – Presentation of the Memorial Candle & DG Sarah’s Blue Rose in Memory of Late Lion Bill
    – by Lions PDG Andy, Bob B., Dan, Bob S., Jack, and Taka
  • Lion Jack announced the addition of an “In Memory” page honoring our Lions who have passed away. Lion Don & Lion Andy to go through past rosters to provide additional info to Lion Jack.
  • Facility Use at 8830 Sharkey Avenue, Albiani Recreation Center

– Earliest possible use date is Monday, April 19, 2021 for a board meeting – Lion Taka

New Business:


  • LCIF Sutter Zone update – Lion Andy
  • Lion Jack presented info regarding the individual and club awards to be sent to the district for their awards presentation at the District Convention. See more info below.
  • Conversation with an old friend of the Late Fred, Robert Martin of PA
  • Plans for New Officers and New President for the 2021 / 2022 Lions Club Year. We announced that the incoming president should solicit members to fill the board positions that will be vacant. Lion Andy to provide a form to 1st VP John Muegge to complete the process. . Depending upon who will continue in their offices, it appears that we will need 2nd and 3rd vice presidents, and two 1 year directors.
  • Lion President Taka to have 1st VP John Muegge to preside over the May board and regular meetings in preparation for taking over after the installation in June
  • Next “Regular” Meeting will be on Monday, March 22, 2021 via Zoom

   Motion                                        Moved by:  Second Approval    Chair

Nominate Lion Jack Edwards for District Lion of the Year by our board of directors.  John Jr. Bob Husted passed N/A
Nominate Lion Taka Blackburn and Valerie Blackburn for the Tom & Annamae Galligan Youth Award John Jr. Bob Husted passed N/A
Nominate Valerie Blackburn for the Partner in Service Award John Jr. Bob Husted passed


Nominate Elk Grove Lions Club for the Leadership Award John Jr. Bob Husted passed N/A
Nominate Elk Grove Lions Club for the Community Service Award for its Movies in the Park with the CSD. John Jr. Bob Husted passed N/A
Move to select Lion Taka Blackburn for the Club’s Melvin Jones Fellow award Jack Edwards Warren W passed N/A
Moved to accept Ken McDonald as a transfer member from Napa Lions Club John Jr Bob Husted passed N/A

Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:                                                        

               Event                   Date                          Location                         Chair

Drive-Thru Pasta Fundraiser Wednesday 4/14/21 Albiani Recreation Center Lion Jey
Community Pancake Breakfast Saturday 5/8/21 Albiani Recreation Center Lion Don/Jim
Community Campout 8/6/21 – 8/8/21 Rotary Grove at the Park Lion John M.
EGHS Class of 1981 Reunion Sat. 9/25/2021 The Pavilion Lion Bill K.
GREAT Pumpkin Festival Sat/Sun 10/2-3/21 Regional Park Lion John M.

Good of the Order:

Adjournment:    7:00 p.m.


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: Jack Edwards

1st VP: Rebecca Muegge

2nd VP: John Muegge

3rd VP:  vacant

Treasurer: Jay Strong

Tail Twister: Brad Dano

Lion Tamer: Bob Husted

2 Year Dir: Sharon Mika

2 Year Dir: Don Thompson

1 Year Dir: Warren Weaver

1 Year Dir: vacant

Membership: John Zehnder, Jr.

Past Pres: Brad Dano

Public Relations: Jack Edwards
Stag Editor: Jack Edwards
LCIF Coordinator: Andy Anderson

Make-up Clubs

Delta Lions Club

2nd Thursdays, 7 am

Bartley Cavanaugh 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
Anthony Dapelo
Jack Edwards Tracey
Randy Feist Barbara
Bill Heston Jr
Charlene Husted Bob
Bob Husted Charlene
Lynden King
Bill Kirkland Jr Dusty
Harjeet Kumar Vanita
Vanita Kumari Harjeet
Kirk Marchetti Robin
Sharon Mika
Name Spouse
John Muegge Rebecca
Rebecca Muegge John
Marv Neill Annajean
Agustin Palacios
Dan Pearsen Shelli
Shelli Pearsen Dan
Stan Pochop Jr.
Dan Quiggle
Teresa Rodriguez
Jerry Salamy
Bob Shipley Leann
Jason Springer Raelynn
Jeylon Strong
Jim Switzgable Debbie
Don Thompson Sue
Bob Turner Alice
Warren Weaver Patricia
Dennis Weiss Diane
John Zehnder Jr. Linda
District Contact Info UpArrowPurple

 International President
Dr. Jung-Yul Choi

District Governor Cat Gon
“Believing in the Power of Service”

District Governor

Cat Gon
Embarcadero Lions

Email: dg@district4c5.org

1st Vice District Governor

Donna Prince
Higgins Diggins Lions

Email: 1vdg@district4c5.org

2nd Vice District Governor

Tim Luckinbill
Colfax Lions

Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Dave Evans
Lincoln Hills Lions


Cabinet Treasurer

Zenny Yagen
Maharlika Lions

Email: ct@district4c5.org

Sacramento Region Chair

Cecille Presley

Email: SacramentoRegion@district4c5.org

Sutter Zone Chair

Eddie Aducayen

Email: SutterZone@district4c5.org

District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer

Email: editor@district4c5.org

District Webmaster

Jack Edwards