December 2020 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 71 Issue # 6 December 2020

We Serve

President Taka Blackburn

President’s Message

Join Us





Cooks List

Board Minutes

Contact Info

District Info

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

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.

Remember that we are only doing two meetings per month during the Covid-19 situation. We have our board meeting on the 3rd Monday Board Meeting and our regular 4th Monday meeting so that we can advise members who did not attend our board meeting what transpired during the board meeting. All members are welcome to our board meetings.

The December board meeting will be on the 14th and we will not have our regular dinner meeting.

I want to offer a special thanks to the members who assisted with our November Tri-Tip Dinner Drive-Thru. It was very successful. Thanks for working the event as well as buying a dinner for your family. Thanks to Lions Taka, Brad, Jack, Anthony, Bob S., Dan, Warren, Lynden, Jason, Bob B., Andy, Charlie, Don, Bill H., Stan, Dennis, John Jr., and Jey. Also a special thanks to Lorene, Dave King, Patty, Jonnie and Valerie.

Another special thank you to the members who assisted with the Elk Grove Food Bank Services annual Thanksgiving Dinner Box distribution. Our Lions managed the huge crowd of over 700 people who lined up to get their dinner box. Our traffic control managed to keep the traffic off of East Stockton Blvd and keep everything moving. Thanks to Lions Andy, taka, Bob H, Bob B, Brad, Marv, Anthony, Dan, John Jr., Jason and Jack.

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:

Lion Joe Tallerico has been undergoing chemo treatments on Mondays. Unfortunately, we Joe lost his battle with Cancer on December 3rd. We have lost a friend and a valuable member of our club. Our condolences go out to his wife, Lynda, during this difficult time.

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 Bob Turner and Marv Neill



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lion Don Veninga, who passed earlier this year, was our December Lion.

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

No meetings therefore no cooks.

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

November 9, 2020
Call to order:  6:00      President: Taka Blackburn


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



Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Jack: Minutes for October 2020 submitted to Lion Jack and all activities recorded in the Lions International

Motion to approve Board Minutes for October 2020 by Lion Warren and Seconded by Lion John Jr. Motion Passed

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:  NO Treasurer’s Report

Administrative: …..   $ ___________.___
Project: ………………   $ ___________.__
Scouts: ……………   $ ___________.___
Equipment: ………..   $ ___________.___
FFA: …………….…..   $ ___________.___
Combined Amount:  $ ___________.___
Total ……………….   $ ___________.___

Correspondence: None
Committee Updates

Eyesight:                               Nothing to Report
Sunshine                               Lion Joe stopped by the Drive Thru Tri-Tip Dinner!
Membership:                         Lion John Jr. will follow up on Lion Ken McDonald – Napa Transfer

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation at 6:10 PM

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

  • CSD Movie Night at the Park – Friday, October 30, 2020
    Lions Jack, Harjeet, John Jr., Lynden, Jey, and Taka
  • Drive-Thru Tri-Tip Fundraiser – Wednesday, November 4, 2020
    Eighteen (18) Lions and Five (5) Non-Lions – 180 Total Hours Spent on the Project

New Business:

  • LCIF Sutter update Lion Andy
  • CSD and Elk Grove Lions Club Facility Use Contract – July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021. An email was sent to Marni Lutz to get the contract in place.
  • Facility Use at 8830 Sharkey Avenue, Albiani Recreation Center – MORE Asbestos FOUND. Possible opening in March 2021
  • General Meeting for Monday, November 16, 2020 – TBD
  • Board and General Meetings for December – Board meeting will be on December 14th. No general meeting in December.

                 Motion                                     Moved by:            Second      Approval    Chair

Donation to Scout Acct $375 for their assistance at the tri-tip drive thru. Jack Bob Husted Yes

                                                 Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:


                  Event                                    Date              Location                                    Chairman

Thanksgiving Turkey Box Pickup – Traffic. Meet at 8:15 am 11/21/2020 Creekside Church – E. Stockton

Good of the Order:     From Lion Andy, does anyone know of a utility trailer for sale. Troop 59 needs to buy a replacement trailer for their activities.

Adjournment:              7:00 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: 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: Jack Edwards

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
Lewis Flint Sr Peggy
Bill Heston Jr Linda
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 Pearson Shelli
Shelli Pearson Dan
Stan Pochop Jr.
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


1st Vice District Governor

Donna Prince
Higgins Diggins Lions


2nd Vice District Governor

Tim Luckinbill
Colfax Lions

Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Dave Evans
Lincoln Hills Lions

Cabinet Treasurer

Zenny Yagen
Maharlika Lions


Sacramento Region Chair

Cecille Presley


Sutter Zone Chair

Eddie Aducayen


District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer


District Webmaster

Jack Edwards