January Stag 2024

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 74 Issue # 7 January 2024

We Serve

President Bob Shipley

President’s Message

Join Us





Cooks List

Board Minutes

Contact Info

District Info

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

Fellow Lions, Friends of the Elk Grove Lions Club and our Community.

We were busy as usual for December. We had a great time on the 2nd Saturday of the month hosting our Community Pancake Breakfast with over 150 guests.  We had both the members from Post 55 in attendance as well as the Elk Grove Rotary Club with their breakfast with Santa.

All of the prep work for the Holiday of Lights Parade at District 56 contributed to it being a success. Our club is the sponsor of this event, in coordination with the City and with the help of Lion Lynden and Lion Jack. It was a great success with no rain this year.  In addition several of our members, who are past Citizens of the Year, attended the Citizen of the Year Dinner on the 4th of December where they recognized Jon Colton, a member of Elk Grove Rotary. Finally, thanks to our great Lions crew and our partnership from the Optimist Club, we had a successful December Crab Feed. As always we couldn’t do this without assistance from the Elk Grove HS FFA students and teachers.   Thank you.

I’m proud of our club and all that we do for our community.  Our schedule is the busiest it has been in years, and that means we are meeting our mission to serve.


Lion Bob Shipley

We have partnered with Be Local and will have a 1/4 page advertisement in Be Local every month in 2024 so that we can push for new members as well as to highlight what we are doing in the community. Go here to see what we already have planned, in the way of public events, for 2024.

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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

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM

Location: Online Zoom Meeting

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

Location: Albiani Recreation Center


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 Highlights:

Activities & Photos UpArrowPurple
Check out the following photos & videos:
new photos

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:

Jack Edwards, Rebecca Muegge, Jerry Salamy, Sharon Mika & Jason Springer



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Warren Weaver and Bob Shipley 

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

November 13 –  Thanksgiving Dinner
December 11 – Christmas Dinner

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

Board Meeting minutes
Tues., December 5, 2023

Call to order:      6:04 p.m.                       President:  Bob Shipley

X President: Bob Shipley X Secretary: Lorene Fuhs
X 1st VP:  Warren Weaver X LCIF: Andy Anderson
2nd VP: Anthony Dapelo Tail Twister: Brad Dano
X 3rd VP:  Tim O’Hara X Treasurer: Jason Springer
X Lion Tamer: Dave King X 2-Year Director: Greg Neill
X 1-Year Director: Denise O’Hara X 2-Year Director: Marv Neill
X 1-Year Director: Lynden King X Membership Director: John Zehnder Jr.
X Immediate Past Pres: Warren Weaver X Publicity Director & Asst. Secretary:  Jack Edwards
Kitchen Director:  Don Thompson






Secretary Report: (Stag) by Lion Lorene: All activities will be recorded in the Lions International’s MyLion program.


Motion to approve Board Minutes for November 2023 by Lion Andy second by Lion    John Jr         Motion……………

Treasurer Report: by Lion Treasurer Jason Springer:

  • Admin- $13,830.36
  • Project Categories


  • FFA – $ 9756.44
  • Scouts –   $ 2572.71
  • Project – $ 34,056.49
  • Total –               $ 46,385.64


Combined Project –           $ 60,216.00


Correspondence:  N/A


Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Elk Grove Lions Foundation at      6:12   pm


Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

  • Crab Feed Dinner – Lion Jason on target
  • Crab Feed Ticket Sales – Lion Jack 351 tickets sold
  • Crab Feed Raffle Prizes – Lion Warren – delivered to Weaver’s House
  • Crab Feed Dessert Auction – Lion Lorene on Target
  • Community Breakfast – Went very well with large sales
  • Turkey Pick up – Lion Brad went great, with a few changes in pick
  • Parade of Lights – Lion Lyndon – very smooth and lions that participated were awesome


New Business:

  • Troop 59 fee for charter organizer rep – See Motion
  • EGHS Baseball Bar Only – See Motion
  • Lion Don Thompsom leave- Lion Don has asked to step back from his jobs for a month or 2 still he recuperates
  • Table and chair usage/Pride of Laguna – Dec 9th  See motion
  • Table and chairs usage/ Charlie Brummer – Dec 13th see motion




 Motions on New Business

Motion Moved By Second Passed Lead
Troop 59 Charles organizer reimbursement $120



Lion Andy



Dave K



$290 recruiting adult cub scout pack 179

2 adults @ $145



Lion Andy



Dave K



EGHS Baseball Bar Only (labor only)

Asian Sport Center Jan 20th 5pm-11pm



Lion Dave K


Lion Warren




Lion Andy

Table and Chairs – Pride of Laguna

Dec 9th



Lion Dave K


Lion John Jr



Table and Chairs – Charlie Brummer

Dec 13th -Dec 14th



Lion Charlie


Lion John Jr







Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:

Event Date Location Chair
Lions Club Board Meeting Tues. December 5th Albiani Rec  Center Pres.

Bob Shipley

Community Breakfast December 9th Albiani Rec  Center  

Lion Jim

Crab Feed


December 9th SES Hall Lion Jason
Lions Club Dinner Meeting

             Christmas Dinner

December 11th Albiani Rec  Center Lion Dave K
Barbara Comstock Morse Elem.  –

Staff Appreciation –  Breakfast Burritos

January 8th Lion Lorene
       Lions Club Dinner Meeting


January 8th Albiani Rec  Center Head Cook

Lion Jerry Salamy

Community Breakfast


January 13 Albiani Rec  Center Lion Jim
Lions Club Board Meeting January 15th Albiani Rec  Center Pres.

Bob Shipley

Elk Grove Wrestling

Tri Tip Drive Thru Dinner

Wed., January 17th 9733 Kent Street Lion Tom Anderson
       Lions Club Dinner Meeting


January 22nd Albiani Rec  Center Head Cook

Lion Randy Feist

Community Breakfast


February 10th Albiani Rec  Center Lion Jim
Lions Club Dinner Meeting

             Speech Contest

February 12th Albiani Rec  Center Lion Dave King
Lions Club Board Meeting


February 19th Albiani Rec  Center Pres.

Bob Shipley

Adreani Elementary

Spaghetti Feed

Friday, Feb 23rd 9927 Wildhawk Dr

Sac 95829

Lion Bob
Lions Club Dinner Meeting


February 26th Albiani Rec  Center Head Cook

Lion John Z

Drive Thru Tri Tip Dinner March 6th Albiani Rec  Center Lion Warren
Community Breakfast


March 9th Albiani Rec  Center Lion Jim
Lions Club Dinner Meeting

Corn Beef and Cabbage

March 11th Albiani Rec  Center Head Cook

Lion Don

Lions Club Board Meeting March 18th Albiani Rec  Center Pres.

Bob Shipley

Lions Club Dinner Meeting March 25 Albiani Rec  Center Head Cook

Lion Jason

1st Burger and Brew Dinner April 6th Wackford center


Lion John Z & Lion Lorene
Barbara Comstock Morse Elem.  –

Volunteers Tea –  Breakfast Burritos

Thursday, May 23 7000 Cranleigh Ave Lion Lorene

Good of the Order:
Adjourn Meeting:   7:15     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: Warren Weaver

1st VP: Bob Shipley

2nd VP: Taka Blackburn
3rd VP: Anthony Dapelo

Secretary: Lorene Fuhs

Treasurer: Jason Springer

Tail Twister: Brad Dano

Lion Tamer: Dave King

1 Year Director – Greg Neill
1 Year Director – Marv Neill
2 Year Director – Brad Dano
2 Year Director – Dan Pearson
Membership: John Zehnder, Jr.
Past Pres: John Muegge
Club Administrator: Jack A Edwards
Stag Editor: Jack A 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
Kyle Blackburn
Bob Brewer Cheryl
Charles Brummer
Brad Dano Teresa
Anthony Dapelo Chalene
Jack Edwards Tracey
Randy Feist Barbara
Bill Heston Jr
Lynden King
Bill Kirkland Jr Dusty
Harjeet Kumar Vanita
Kirk Marchetti Robin
Sharon Mika
John Muegge Rebecca
Rebecca Muegge John
Greg Neill Amy
Name Spouse
Marv Neill Annajean
Tim O’Hara Denise
Denise O’Hara Tim
Dan Pearson Shelli
Dan Quiggle Marsalina
Jerry Salamy Leann
Bob Shipley Andrea
Jason Springer Raelynn
Jeylon Strong
Jim Switzgable Debbie
Joe Terry Sarrah
Sarah Terry Joe
Brenda Terry
Don Thompson Sue
Treavor “TJ” Weaver Brooke
Brooke Weaver Treavor “TJ”
Warren Weaver Patricia
Dennis Weiss Diane
John Zehnder Jr. Linda
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Dr. Patti Hill

International President
Bio   Video

District Governor Zenny Yagen
“Serve With Passion”

District Governor

Zenny Yagen

1st Vice District Governor
Vicky Brady

2nd Vice District Governor
Brent Showalter

Cabinet Secretary
Susan Gall

Cabinet Treasurer
Carelton Enloe

Administrative Assistant
Gayle Kono
Sacramento Region Chair
Lion George “Eddie” Aducayen

Sutter Zone Chair

Murray Navarro 

District Pride Editor
Evelyn Butler & Gayle Kono

District Webmaster

Jack Edwards