July 2019 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 70

Issue # 1

July 2019


We Serve

President Taka Blackburn

President’s Message

Join Us





Cooks List

Board Minutes

Contact Info

District Info

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

I am honored and extremely proud to serve as the president of the Elk Grove Lions Club for the 2019 / 2020 year.  It is indeed a privilege to be part of such a distinguished group of men and women who have contributed to the motto “We Serve” for the benefit of community service here in Elk Grove and beyond.

To my fellow Lions, I pledge to do my best to uphold my leadership position that has made this club a success in our community. With your help, I believe we’ll continue to be a great presence in Elk Grove.

We, as a club, are planning for a very busy July. On schedule this month are the monthly Senior Center Breakfast, the “Community Campout” in partnership with the Cosumnes Community Service District, the Strauss Festival, and the Kohl’s Child Spree. This should make all of us smile with pride as Lions! This in part is what “Lionism” is all about.

I would like to give a BIG thank you to our past president Brad Dano. He guided our club to provide many benefits to the greater Elk Grove nonprofits, many youth organizations, schools and including our charter of Boy Scout Troop 59 and Cub Scout Pack 179 this past year.

I would also like to thank the family and friends of our members who have lent their support, when we needed an extra pair of hands.

My fellow Elk Grove Lions, with your help, I promise to do my best to serve with honor as your club president, in upholding the Lions Club International’s motto “We Serve.”

Taka Blackburn

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Elk Grove Lions Club

P.O. Box 465

Elk Grove, CA. 95759

Program Meeting: 7:00PM – 2nd Monday of the month (except November & December)
Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

General Meeting: 7:00PM – 4th Monday of the month (except November & December)
Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM

Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

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:
Coming Soon

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 Andy Anderson



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lion Bill Kirkland

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

August 12 – Lewis Flint, Sr.
August 22 – Stan Pochop
September 9 – Sharon Mika
September 23 – Jerry Salamy
October 14 – Lynden King
October 28 – Marv Neill

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple



JUNE 17, 2019

Call to order:  6:00      President: BRAD DANO


President: Brad Dano Secretary: Agustin Palacios
1st VP:  Taka Blackburn Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
2nd VP: John Muegge Tail Twister: Andy Anderson
3rd VP:   Rebecca Muegge Treasurer: Jeylon Strong
Lion Tamer: Jim Switzgable 2-Year Director: Warren Weaver
1-Year Director: Lewis Flint 2-Year Director: Jack Edwards
1-Year Director: Bob Turner Membership Director: John Zehnder, Jr.
Immediate Past Pres: Sharon Mika Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
Lion Bob Brewer Lion
Lion Marv Neill Lion


Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Minutes for May and activities as membership are in the Lions International

Motion to approve Board Minutes for May 2019   by Lion John  second by Lion Jim Motion…Pass Yes

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong: 

Admin………. $ 5,817.31
Project: ……….$ 20,347.19
Scouts: ………$ 2,782.06
Equipment……$ 5,943.36
FFA………….…$ 5,652.05
Combine……..$ 34,724.66
Total……….$ 40,541.97

Correspondence: (see folder)                                

Committee Updates

Eyesight: Marv Neill will replace David King for the upcoming year
Sunshine Flowers were sent to Jim Parino
Membership:    No report
Visitation:     vacant

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

         Event Name                                      Date                  Location                        Chair

   New Business:

  • Jack Menga Services and Jim Parino Funeral
  • Laguna Youth Baseball assignments sign ups from June 29 to July 5,2019
  • Membership Club dues by June 30,2019
  • Installation Dinner Lion Taka June 24,2019 update
  • Masquerade Ball (Nifty Fifties Bandstand) October 19,2019
  • CSD and EG Lions Club Agreement Lion Taka
  • CSD meeting June 18,2019 (use of the Senior Center) Lion Brad
  • CSD Community Camp Out Saturday July 13, 14, 2019
  • Strauss Festival Event Lion Brad

Motion                    Moved by:                Second      Approval    Chair

To fill Eyesight position with Marv Eill Lion John Lion Jim Yes
Provide sandwiches and salads for Jim Parino services Lion John Lion Jim Yes
Strauss Festival Event (bar only) Lion Jack Lion John Yes Lion Bill

Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects: Our Fundraisers CSD Event SCEG Events


   Event                                    Date              Location                                    Chairman

Senior Center Pancake Breakfast July 13 Senior Center Lion Don/Jim
CSD Campout Elk Grove Park July 13,14 Elk Grove Park Lion Taka
32nd Annual Straws Festival July 25=28 Elk Grove Park Lion Jack
Khol’s Annual Shopping Spree July 27 Kohl’s 9650 Bruceville Blvd. Lion Brad
Nifty Fisties Band Stand Oct 19 SES Hall Lion Bill
Harvest of Hope Sep 14 Sheldon Inn Lion Jack

Good of the Order:
Adjournment:              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: John Muegge

2nd VP: Rebecca Muegge

3rd VP:  vacant

Treasurer: Jay Strong

Tail Twister: Brad Dano

Lion Tamer: Bob Husted

1 Year Dir: Sharon Mika

1 Year Dir: Don Thompson

2 Year Dir: Warren Weaver

2 Year Dir: Pancho Sanchez

Membership: John Zehnder, Jr.

Past Pres: Brad Dano

Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
Stag Editor: Jack Edwards
LCIF Coordinator: Andy Anderson

Make-up Clubs

Delta Lions Club

2nd Thursdays, 7 am

Bartley Cavenaugh 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
Jack Edwards Tracey
Randy Feist Barbara
Lewis Flint Sr Peggy
Bill Heston Jr Linda
Bill Hibbard Linda
Bob Husted Charlene
Chris Joyce Heather
Lynden King
Bill Kirkland Jr Dusty
Harjeet Kumar Vanita
Vanita Kumari Harjeet
Kirk Marchetti Robin
Sharon Mika
Name Spouse
John Muggee Rebecca
Rebecca Muggee John
Marv Neill Annajean
Agustin Palacios
Dan Pearsen Shelli
Shelli Pearsen Dan
Stan Pochop Jr.
Teresa Rodriguez
Jerry Salamy
Bob Shipley Leann
Jeylon Strong
Jim Switzgable Debbie
Joe Tallerico Lynda
Don Thompson Sue
Bob Turner Alice
Don Veninga
Warren Weaver Patricia
Dennis Weiss Diane
John Zehnder Jr Linda
District Contact Info UpArrowPurple

 International President
Dr. Jung-Yul Choi

District Governor Sarah Enloe
“Hand-in-Hand, We Can Do More”

District Governor

Sarah Enloe
Maharlika Lions

Email: dg@district4c5.org

1st Vice District Governor

Cat Gon
Embarcaradero Lions

Email: 1vdg@district4c5.org

2nd Vice District Governor

Donna Prince
Higgins Diggins Lions

Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Zenny Yagan
Maharlika Lions


Cabinet Treasurer

Kitty Kramer
Woodland Host Lions

Email: ct@district4c5.org

Sactramento Region Chair

Gayle Kono

Email: SacramentoRegion@district4c5.org

Sutter Zone Chair

Beth Esternon

Email: SutterZone@district4c5.org

District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer

Email: editor@district4c5.org

District Webmaster

Jack Edwards