February 2021 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 71 Issue # 8 February 2021

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 February board meeting will be on the 15th and we will have our regular 4th Monday meeting on the 22nd.

We are processing the application for a new member who will be voted on at our February 15th board meeting. Dan Quiggle.

I have been working closely with CSD to get our annual contract in place. We are waiting for the signed agreement to be returned to us. I will provide an update at the next meeting.

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

Join Us UpArrowPurple

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 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:

Lion Warren Weaver



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
We don’t have any Lions with anniversaries in January or February.

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

No meetings therefore no cooks.

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

                                                            ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB                                    

Board Meeting Agenda
January 18, 2021

Call to order:               p.m.                    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 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 (18/19) X Public Relations: Jack Edwards
X LCIF: Andy Anderson
Lion  Bob Brewer Lion Bill Heston
Lion  Marv Neill Lion


Perspective New Member – Dan Quiggle
Gabriel McKenna, Eagle Scout, Troop 59 – Will Stodden Scholarship Request
Helen McKenna

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

Motion to approve Board Minutes for December 2020 by Lion Andy and Seconded by Lion John Jr

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:

Administrative: …..      $ 3,788.18
Project: ………………     $ 34,204.92
Scouts: ……………    $ 3,000.99
Equipment: ………..     $ 6,243.36
FFA: …………….…..   $ 2,217.05
Combined Amount:     $ 45,666.32
Total ……………….    $ 49,454.50

Correspondence: None

Committee Updates

Eyesight:        No report
Sunshine: Lion Dan Pearson at Methodist Hospital w/Covid. Shelli tested positive too.
Assets/Equipment:     No report
Membership:           No report
Visitation:              No report

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation          6:28            p.m.

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

  • Donation in Memory of Lion Joe Tallerico to the Elk Grove Food Bank Services – Lion Jey
  • Zoom Meeting with Fire Chief Felipe Rodriguez
    on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 – Lions Jack and Taka, along with Guest Dan Quiggle
  • Zoom Meeting with Phillip Lewis, Administrator of Parks & Recreation
    on Monday, January 11, 2021 – Lions Jack and Taka

 New Business:

  • Passing of Former Lion Bob Hillyer – Lion Taka
  • Conversation with Lynda Tallerico – Lion Taka
  • LCIF Sutter Zone update – Lion Andy
  • CSD and Elk Grove Lions Club Partnership Agreement
    – September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021
    ~ Received from Marni Lutz at CSD – Lions Jack and Taka
  • CSD – “Social Media Takeover” attachment – Lion Taka. Lion Jack to advertise Big Day of Giving.
  • Facility Use at 8830 Sharkey Avenue, Albiani Recreation Center – Jonnie Siemens (Retiring)
    ~ earliest possible use date is Monday, April 19, 2021 for a board meeting – Lion Taka
  • LMEAF support approval. Check from District delivered to Lion Teresa – Lions Andy & Jack
  • Student Speaker Contest. I can be done virtually – Lion John Jr.
  • Memorial Candles and White Roses – NEED to deliver to families of Hibbard & Parino
  • Perspective New Member – Dan Quiggle to fulfill requirements. Vote will be done on Jan 25th.
    Present at CSD Movie Night on Friday, October 30, 2020
  • Gabriel McKenna, Eagle Scout – Will Stodden Scholarship Request
  • Bcc of member’s email address on club email sent by the president – Lion Taka
  • Next “Regular” Meeting will be on Monday, January 25, 2021 via Zoom

               Lion Taka announced Firefighters Drive Thru Dinner on Feb 6th.                  

      Motion                                             Moved by:                Second      Approval    Chair

To donate $250 to EGFBS in the name of  Bob Hillyer John Jr Sharon Passed
To match $500 for Will Stodden Scholarship in the name of Gabriel McKenna to Troop 59 Jey John Jr Passed

                                                   Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:

            Event                                    Date              Location                                    Chairman

Good of the Order:     Lion Jack to set up future Zoom meetings with same code as tonight’s meeting

Adjournment:   7:23  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: 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

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