July 2020 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 71

Issue # 1

July 2020


We Serve

President Taka Blackburn

President’s Message

Join Us





Cooks List

Board Minutes

Contact Info

District Info

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

As you all know, July 1st is usually the date that we move forward with our new slate of officers. In this unusual situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, we, as a club, have chosen to allow our officers to stay in office until we can have a face-to-face meeting to move our new officers into place.

This is also the time that our District’s new officers take office. The info at the bottom of this newsletter will provide the info on our District 4c5 officers.

Also, just 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.

The other unusual thing about our current situation is that we have not been able to hold our regular fundraisers or to support community efforts for other organizations to hold their fundraisers. That being the case, at our June board meeting, we opted to support outreach efforts within the community in other ways.

Our friends at the Laguna-Sunrise Rotary have been providing meals to community members who cannot gain easy access to food. As such, we voted to donate $2,000 to their Rotary Foundation to help support their efforts.

Additionally, since we usually support the Elk Grove Optimist Clubs Child Spree at Kohl’s, which they have had to modify, we voted to donate $2,000 towards the shopping spree. We will not be able to be there to provide a pancake breakfast or to provide vision screening, so this is our effort to help support this important project.

Finally, to add some adventure, we decided to host a “Bring Your Own Mask” board meeting at Beeman Park on July 20th.  6:00 pm for the board meeting and 7:00 pm for dinner. Tickets for this Admin Fundraiser will be $10.00 per person. All club members as well as their family and friends are invited. Lion Jack will be producing the tickets, so please contact him with your orders so that we will know how much food to prepare. We will be setting out tables, with the appropriate distancing, to allow family groups to sit together while we enjoy each other’s company.

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.

Program Meeting: 6:00PM – 2nd Monday of the month (except Nov & Dec)

Location: Beeman Community Center, 8830 Sharkey Avenue


Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM

Location: Beeman Community Center, 8830 Sharkey Avenue

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

Location: Beeman Community Center, 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:

Announcements UpArrowPurple

Let’s reach out to our fellow members:

Lion Joe Tallerico is undergoing chemo treatments on Mondays. Please reach out to him during this difficult time for him and his wife, Lynda.

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 Don Thompson



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lions Bob Brewer, Charlie Brummer, Dan Pearson, Don Thompson, Marv Neill, Randy Feist

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

No meetings therefore no cooks.

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

Board Meeting Agenda                           

June 15, 2020

Call to order:  5:30 PM      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 X Treasurer: Jeylon Strong
X Lion Tamer: Bob Husted X 2-Year Director: Don Thompson
X 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 X Public Relations: Jack Edwards
X LCIF: Andy Anderson
Lion Lion
Lion Lion


Rotarian Angela Spease and Optimist Patty Weaver

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

Motion to approve Board Minutes for May 2020   by Lion Jack, second by Lion Brad. Motion Passed

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:

Administrative: …..   $   3369.90
Project: ………………   $ 34713.75
Scouts: ……………   $   2625.99
Equipment: ………..   $   6243.36
FFA: …………….…..   $   2217.05
Combined Amount:  $ 45800.15
Total ……………….   $ 49171.05

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates

Sunshine                               Lion Joe Tallerico is doing well.
Membership:                         Lion Ken McDonald – Transfer from Napa
Visitation:     vacant

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation @ 5:58pm

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

        Event Name                                             Date                  Location                        Chair

Sacramento Co. Junior Livestock Auction 5//22-23 “Virtual Auction” Lion Jey
11 Projects – $4,777 2020

Virtual Club Meeting – Monday, June 8, 2020

  • In attendance: Lions Taka, Jim S., Bob B., Jack, Marv, Brad, John & Rebecca, Don, Jey,

Bill K. Bob & Charlene, and John Jr.

New Business:

  • CSD Use Permit “Expired” May 31, 2020 (Beeman Recreation Center) – Lions Taka/Don
  • LCI Sutter update Lion Andy
  • Rotary Drive-Thru To Dine – Donation Request & Volunteers needed — Angela Spease. They are using Signup Genie for volunteers. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0849aaae2ea4ff2-rotarydriveintodin
  • Possible Donation of Equipment (Needs Repair & Issue of Storage) – Lion Jack
  • “Meeting at the Park” Monday, July 20, 2020 – Lion Jey – Meeting at 6:00, dinner at 7:00 Advise Lion Jey by 7/17 if you are coming and how many guests. $10 per person fundraiser
  • Membership Dues $100 Individual and $150 Couple…
  • Elk Grove Optimist Kohl’s Child’s Spree – Pat Weaver: Donation in lieu of working event request.

               Motion                                             Moved by:                Second      Approval    Chair

Donate $2,000 to Rotary Foundation Jey Brad Yes
Donate $2,000 to Optimist/Child Spree Warren Jack Yes
Board Meeting Picnic Admin Fundraiser Jey Warren Yes Jey

                                                  Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:                  

                Event                                    Date              Location                                    Chairman

Good of the Order:

Adjournment:      6:31 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
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 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
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 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