August Stag 2021

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 72 Issue # 2 August 2021

We Serve

President John Muegge

President’s Message

Join Us





Cooks List

Board Minutes

Contact Info

District Info

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

President John Muegge’s Message: 

Thanks to the work by Immediate Past President, Taka Blackburn, I am off to a good start of my year as your president. Things are coming together so that we are back to our regular meetings at 8830 Sharkey Drive for which I am extremely happy. Nice to be home again.

Over the past month I, along with immediate past president Taka and PDG Andy as well as our 1st VP Rebecca, attended the installation of the District Governor and her cabinet. Congratulations to our own Lion Jack Edwards who is our Zone Chairperson. As the Zone Chairperson, he is the go-between that links our club to the District and to the other clubs in our local area.  I know that he will represent us well at the District.

We have also taken care of the transition of our new board as well as getting the signature cards updated for our new treasurer, Jason Springer, at the Bank of Stockton for our two accounts. Our club secretary, Jack Edwards, is on top of our newsletter and our meeting agendas which makes life easier for me to transition into the role as club president.

Although we don’t have any fundraisers scheduled for the month of August, I will be kept busy with attendance at the Zone meeting on August 2nd as well as the quarterly District meeting on August 21st.

One goal that we need to get started on is to increase our numbers so that we can continue to serve our community. The more hands we have, the easier the workload will be for all of us. If you have ideas for an activity that can bring new members to the club, come to a board meeting to share them or pass them on to one of our 4 directors to bring to the meetings. If you don’t remember, our 4 directors are Lions Sharon Mika, Don Thompson, Marv Neill & Taka Blackburn.

The August dinner meetings will be on the 9th and 23rd. The board meeting will be on the 16th. 

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Elk Grove Lions Club

P.O. Box 465

Elk Grove, CA. 95759


General Meeting: 6:00PM – 2nd Monday of the month
Location: Albiani Recreational Center and Online Zoom Meeting

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM

Location: Albiani Recreational Center and Online Zoom Meeting

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

Location: Albiani Recreational Center and 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:
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      • Our motto is “We Serve.”
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Club, District and Zone Highlites:

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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.


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Happy Birthday to Lions:

Lions Bill Kirkland, Teresa Rodriguez, Bob Husted & Brad Dano



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lion Brad Dano

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July 12 – Taka – Past President’s BBQ
July 26 – Bob Brewer
August 9 – Lyndon King
August 23 – Marv Neill
September 13 – Bill Heston – Baked Chicken
September 27 – Anthony Dapelo

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                                                            ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB                                    

Board Meeting Minutes                                July 19, 2021

Call to order:  6:00     p.m.                    President: John Muegge


X President: John Muegge X Secretary: Jack Edwards
X 1st VP:  Rebecca Muegge X Bulletin Editor & PR: Jack Edwards
2nd VP: vacant Tail Twister: Brad Dano
3rd VP:   vacant X Treasurer: Jason Springer
Lion Tamer: Bob Husted X 2-Year Director: Taka Blackburn
X 1-Year Director: Don Thompson X 2-Year Director: Marv Neill
X 1-Year Director: Sharon Mika X Membership Director: John Zehnder Jr.
X Immediate Past Pres: Taka Blackburn X LCIF: Andy Anderson
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Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Jack: Minutes for June 2021 posted to the Stag online and all activities recorded with MyLion at Lions International.

Motion to approve Board Minutes for June 2021 by Lion John Jr and Seconded by Lion Taka. Passed

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jason Springer:
Administrative: …..      $ 5568.54
Project: ………………     $ 35056.00 (Includes Scouts)
Scouts: ……………    $ ___________.___
Equipment: ………..     $ 6243.36
FFA: …………….…..   $ 24.04
Combined Amount:     $ 41323.40
Total ……………….    $ 46891.94

Correspondence: None

Committee Updates

Eyesight:    Marv is working with one new client, Curtis Lawthon
Sunshine: Warren is dealing with dialysis. Lewis Flint Passed away.
Assets/Equipment:      No Change
Membership:  Still waiting for transfer of Ken from Napa club.
Visitation: Anthony Dapelo, Jack & Andy visited Galt. Jack, Taka & Andy visited Pride of Laguna

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation   6:20 p.m.

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

  • Update from District 4c5 installation – Lion Jack
  • Request for Support from Kimberly Vaughn for EG Wedding Festival – Lion Jack

New Business:

  • Unofficial visitation to Pride of Laguna Creek by Lion Jack, Andy & Taka
  • Passing of Lewis Flint – we signed a card to send to Peggy Flint
  • Upcoming Zone meeting – August 2nd – Lion Jack talked about zone meting
  • Upcoming District meeting – August 21st – Lion Jack talked about district meeting
  • Request for funds from Zone for District meeting – Lion Jack
  • Informal Request for Funds – Lion John Jr.
  • Super Bowl Pool – Lion John Jr. for Bob Turner
  • Request for support for Shortline Lake Spaghetti Dinner – Lion Sharon
  • Request for support for Shortline Lake Water Ski Event – Lion Sharon
  • Daisy Hall request for support to Lion Marv
  • LCIF Sutter Zone update – Lion Andy
  • Cosumnes Oaks HS Boosters Request
  • Next “Regular” Meeting will be on Monday, July 26, 2021 via Zoom & Live at ARC

   Motion                                             Moved by:                Second      Approval    Chair

<$250 for Court of Honor. Food & Labor. Taka Marv Yes Bob Shipley
Donate $100 towards breakfast for Dist Meeting. Jack Taka Yes Jack
Donate $1600 to LCIF from project account Taka Jack Yes n/a

                                                     Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:

            Event                                       Date                                Location                         Chair

Community Pancake Breakfast Not Yet Albiani Recreation Center Lion Don/Jim
EGHS Class of 1981 Reunion Sat. 9/25/2021 The Pavilion Lion Bill K.
GREAT Pumpkin Festival Sat/Sun 10/2-3/21 EG Regional Park Lion John M.
Running of the Elk Sunday Oct 17 EG Regional Park Lion Jack

Good of the Order:      Strauss is doing an event on October 16. Lion Jason will submit a request later.

Adjournment: 7:27   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 916-240-9302:

Elk Grove Lions Club P.O. Box 465 Elk Grove, CA 95759

President: John Muegge

1st VP: Rebecca Muegge

2nd VP: Vacant

Secretary: Jack Edwards

Treasurer: Jason Springer

Tail Twister: Brad Dano

Lion Tamer: Bob Husted

1 Year Director – Don Thompson
1 Year Director – Sharon Mika
2 Year Director – Taka Blackburn
2 Year Director – Marv Neill
Membership: John Zehnder, Jr.
Past Pres: Taka Blackburn
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
Bob Husted Charlene
Charlene Husted Bob
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

Douglas X. Alexander

International President

Brooklyn, New York



District Governor Donna Prince
“Serving Together for the Greater Good”

District Governor

Donna Prince

1st Vice District Governor

Tim Luckinbill

2nd Vice District Governor

Zenny Yagen

Cabinet Secretary

Evelyn Butler
Cabinet Treasurer
Doug Wight

Sacramento Region Chair

Josephine Fong

Sutter Zone Chair

Jack Edwards

District Pride Editor


District Webmaster

Jack Edwards