January Stag 2022

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 72 Issue # 7 January 2022

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: 

I hope everybody had a great Christmas and New Year’s Day. It was a quiet month as far as Lions Club activities. With the holidays, we only had one dinner meeting and the Board meeting in December. The dinner meeting was our yearly Christmas Dinner though and it was a great time. The ham was great along with everything else. We also installed Greg Neil into the Elk Grove Lions Club. Welcome Greg.

As for events, our usual shrimp and crab feed was again canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic so the only event was the monthly Community Pancake Breakfast.

Fortunately, we have still been able to use the ARC for meetings and dinners even as the new Omicron Variant spreads. I sincerely hope that next year will see a return to normalcy (wishful thinking). We shall see what 2022 has in store.

We donated $315 to the Strauss Festival from the results of the money collected for our Family Christmas Dinner.

Our Community Pancake Breakfast will be held on the 15th of January instead of the 8th of January because of a scheduling conflict.

We will be hosting the Club Student Speaker Contest on the 14th of February.

Note: The third Monday of January and February are holidays so we won’t have access to ARC.  The Board Meeting on January 17th and February 21st will be Zoom Meetings. Lion Jack will send out an email with a link to join the meeting.

Because we are not able to use the facility on those dates, we were given two nights in March. On Wednesday, March 2nd, we will host the Zone Student Speaker Contest rather than take up one of our regular meeting nights for that activity.

We will be able to use the second unavailable date on Wednesday the 16th of March. The plan for that date is to have a drive-thru Tri Tip Fundraising Dinner. Lion Taka had been coordinating that effort with Lion Warren. Still a lot of work to do on that event. We will discuss this fundraiser at our Zoom board meeting.

Lion Jack will be hosting his 3rd Zone Meeting at his house at 4000 Babson Drive on the 19th of January at 6:00 pm. The club president, 1st vice president, and the treasurer are expected to attend. If you want to attend as well, please let Lion Jack know.

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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 Recreation Center and Online Zoom Meeting

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM

Location: Albiani Recreation Center and Online Zoom Meeting

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

Location: Albiani Recreation Center and Online Zoom Meeting


Application for Membership

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Club, District and Zone Highlites:

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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:

Charlene Husted, Bill Heston & Vanita Kumari



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Dennis Weiss, Anthony Dapelo, Ann Higginbotham,
Harjeet Kumar, Vanita Kumari & Jason Springer

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January 10 – Jerry Salamy
January 24 – Randy Feist
February 14 –  Student Speaker Contest – Sharon Mika
March 14 –
March 28 – 

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB                                                                         

Minutes for December 6th Elk Grove Lions Club Board Meeting.

President John Muegge called the meeting to order at 6.04 pm.


John Muegge –President
Rebecca Muegge-Vice President
Jack Edwards – Secretary
Jason Springer-Treasurer
Taka Blackburn –Past President & 2-year Director
Marv Neill- 2-year Director
John Zehnder Jr. – Membership Director
Anthony Dapelo

The motion, 1st by Taka and 2nd by John Jr, to approve the Board minutes for December passed.

Treasurer Report by Jason Springer

Administrative: $ 6,916.53
Project:            $32,415.17
Scouts:             $ 2,838.95
Equipment:       $ 5,942.67
FFA:                 $   468.04
Combined:       $41,663.83
Total:                $48,580.36

$300 was donated to the EG Food Bank from proceeds of the November Family Dinner.
$100 was donated to the FFA account by Jason Springer
$315 was donated to the Strauss Festival from the proceeds of the December Family Dinner.


Committee Updates:

Eyesight:  (Report given by Don)
Sunshine: Taka Charlene stepped down and Taka will take over
Assets/Equipment: Don
Membership – John Jr. Greg Neill will be inducted at the December Christmas Dinner meeting

Adjourn Club meeting and open Foundation 6:18 pm

Lion President John will ask Lion Warren about scheduling a drive thru trip tip dinner fundraiser in the spring.

Old Business:

Kitchen locking cabinet installation
Community Pancake Breakfast Nov 13 report turned in
Lion Warren Weaver inducted into the EG Hall of Fame on Nov 18th
Lion Taka handled the EG Food Bank Turkey Pickup with a great group of Lions
The People to People Thanksgiving Meal at the Pannell Center only had about 250 diners.
The Parade of Lights on December 4th, supported by several Lions.

New Business:

  1. We received a Giving Tuesday donation from Krista Casey. I sent her a thank you.
  2. District Cabinet Meeting on February 5th from 8:30 am to noon.
  3. Student Speaker contest is February 14th (1st Dinner meeting in February).  We need Lion volunteers for timers and scorers. Materials will go to schools soon.
  4. Bar Request for Feb 26th from 5:30 – 11:00 for Diabetes Camp for Children. Info forwarded to Lion Bill. We need bartenders to take the Responsible Beverage Training
  5. Lion Jack will miss the board meeting on February 21st. It will be a zoom meeting
  6. Lion Jack has set the Zone Student Speaker Contest for March 2nd. He will need help from our club.
  7. FYI, the American Legion will be having their annual fundraising dinner on March 12
  8. Bar request for March 19, 5:30-11:00 for M&M for Soroptimist at SES Hall

           Motion                                          Moved by:        Second        Approval    Chair

Support Diabetes Camp Bar 2/26/22 Lion Jack Marv yes Bill & Jack
Support Soroptimist Bar M&M 3/19/22 Lion Jack Jason yes Bill & Jack
Reimburse members for taking the required Responsible Beverage Service Training Lion Jack John Jr yes Bill

                                                  Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:

             Event                                    Date                                         Location            Chairman

December Board Meeting 12/6 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John M.
December Dinner Meeting 12/13 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John M.
2nd Monday Dinner Meeting 1/10 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center   Lion John M.
3rd Monday Board Meeting 1/17 at 6 pm Zoom Meeting   Lion John M.
Sutter Zone Meeting 1/19 at 6 pm 4000 Babson Drive   Lion Jack E.
4th Monday Dinner Meeting 1/24 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center   Lion John M.
  Cabinet Meeting-Dos Rios 2/5 8:30 – noon Woodland Scout Camp
Student Speaker Contest 2/14 @ 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center   Lion John Z Jr.
Zone Student Speaker 3/2 @ 5:30 Albiani Recreation Center Lion Jack

Good of the Order:   Bob Turner’s Superbowl sheet was completed and we can expect $1,000 to the club. It is time to finalize the new contract with CSD for this year. DG Donna wants clubs to have an environmental project. Be My Eyes program to support people mentioned by Lion Rebecca.

Meeting adjoined at 7:08 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 916-240-9302:

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

Grange Hall

5th & D Street, Galt

Pride of Laguna

2 & 4 Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Albiani Recreation Center

8830 Sharkey Ave

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 Chalene
Jack Edwards Tracey
Randy Feist Barbara
Bill Heston Jr
Ann Higginbotham Ron
Ron Higginbotham Ann
Bob Husted Charlene
Charlene Husted Bob
Lynden King
Bill Kirkland Jr Dusty
Harjeet Kumar Vanita
Vanita Kumari Harjeet
Kirk Marchetti Robin
Name Spouse
Sharon Mika
John Muegge Rebecca
Rebecca Muegge John
Greg Neill Amy
Marv Neill Annajean
Dan Pearsen Shelli
Shelli Pearsen Dan
Stan Pochop Jr.
Dan Quiggle Marsalina
Teresa Rodriguez
Jerry Salamy Leann
Bob Shipley
Jason Springer Raelynn
Jeylon Strong
Jim Switzgable Debbie
Don Thompson Sue
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

Email: editor@district4c5.org

District Webmaster

Jack Edwards