July Stag 2021

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 72 Issue # 1 July 2021

We Serve

President John Muegge

President’s Message

Join Us





Cooks List

Board Minutes

Contact Info

District Info

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

Outgoing President’s Message:

2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Club Year.

Fellow Lions, Friends of the Elk Grove Lions Club and our Community.
I am proud to have been given the opportunity to serve as president these past two years.

I would like to thank the board officers for staying together for the two years for their commitment to our club and to make the right decisions to keep our club going and to help the community during some of the most difficult and trying times in our lives, as it affected our community, state, and Our Great Nation.

To the club members, you continued to help the club reach the community when they requested our support. The club cannot make it without YOU, and all of you made it happen.

Our club’s outreach to the community slowed to a crawl, but we did manage to assist prior to the mandated closures. When we slowly went back to the community, we did something new in partnership with the CSD, like “Movie Night at the Park.” I am also proud to report back to the club, the partnership agreement we secured with the CSD, allowing us to start the Community Pancake Breakfast once again soon at the renamed Albiani Recreation Center.

To Lion Jack Edwards, Elk Grove Lions Club’s 2020-2021 Lion of the Year. My sincerest thanks for all you did behind the scene to assist me in keeping the club heading in the right direction for our continued success.

To Lion John Muegge, the club’s NEW President, as the club and the community returns to a positive direction, I wish you well in the coming year. I know that at this point, you’re entering an unknown trail, but you can be assured that you’ll have the support of the club’s members during your trek and we’ll all make it a positive and FUN experience for you and your board. Always remember, “Lions are ready whenever and however our communities need us”.

Lion Taka Blackburn

Incoming President John Muegge’s Message: 

I am truly honored to be the President of the Elk Grove Lions Club. I started going to Elk Grove Lions Club crab feeds at the SES Hall in 1992 after I moved from Lodi to Wilton. I worked for Georgia Pacific in Elk Grove from 1988 until 1998. Lion John Johnson was an operator at Georgia Pacific and Marie Wood was the office manager. We would generally reserve 2 tables for all of the Georgia Pacific employees who wanted to attend. I also joined the Wilton Volunteer Fire Department where I met Lion Dale Gangle and Lion Bill Kirkland.

After 5 years on the volunteer fire department, I finally called it quits due to my extensive travel schedule which did not allow me to fulfill ongoing training requirements. It was at this time that I started thinking about joining the Lions Club. This was also about the time that Lion Dale left the club after his divorce. This was when I met Lion Fred Handley at Bob’s Bar while playing billiards there after work. I got to know Fred and enquired about joining the Elk Grove Lions Club. He invited me to a dinner meeting and subsequently became my sponsor. It has been a long time and I am finally stepping up to be President of the Elk Grove Lions Club. I am looking forward to serving as your President during the next year. Hopefully it will be a more active year than last year as Elk Grove opens back up after the Covid-19 crisis wanes.

The July board meetings will be on the 12th and 26th. The board meeting will be on the 19th. 

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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 Recreational Center and Online Zoom Meeting

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM

Location: Albiani Recreational Center and Online Zoom Meeting

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

Location: Albiani Recreational Center and 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.”
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Club, District and Zone Highlites:

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Check out the following photos & videos:
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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.


Birthdays UpArrowPurple

Happy Birthday to Lions:

Lion Andy Anderson



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

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No meetings therefore no cooks.

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Board Meeting Agenda

June 21, 2021

Call to order:        6:04            p.m.                    President: Taka Blackburn


x President: Taka Blackburn x Secretary: Jack Edwards
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 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.
Immediate Past Pres: Brad Dano (18/19) x Public Relations: Jack Edwards
LCIF: Andy Anderson
Lion  Marv Neill Lion Bob Shipley
Lion  Anthony Dapelo Lion Dan Pearson


Pat Weaver

Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Jack: Minutes for May 2021 posted in the Stag which was sent out to membership via email. All activities were recorded in the Lions International’s MyLion program.

Motion to approve Board Minutes for May 2021 by Lion John Zender and Seconded by Lion Don Thompson. Motion passed.

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong.

Administrative …         $3564.91

Project: …………….        $33626.02

Scouts: ……………..        $ 300.36

Equipment: ………..      $ 6243.36

FFA: …………….…..        $ 24.04

Combined Amount:     $ 42894.41

Total ……………….         $ 46459.32

Correspondence: Dozens of letters to the club from FFA & 4-H students were delivered to Lion Jey.

Committee Updates

Eyesight:  Lion Marv- We have 3 new certificates from VSP
Sunshine: Lion Charlene-
Assets/Equipment:  Lion Don- Needs to have 1 cabinet lock repaired
Membership:  Lion John- Installing Dan Quiggle on the 28th.

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation     6:16 PM

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

New Business:

  • LCIF Sutter Zone update – Lion Andy –
  • International Convention (Virtual) June 25-29 in Montreal – Lion Andy?
  • Regional Scholarship Foundation Winners for Lions Scholarships – Lion Jey
  • Dues Increase from $100 to $125 per year
  • Harvest of Hope Parking – September 11, Sheldon Inn, for Food Bank.
  • Application for Support for 9/26. This is a project that could put funds into our admin account. This company is having a wedding festival at the Bradley Ranch Vineyard off Grantline. They expect 500 visitors and will be charging $5 for parking. They will donate half of the parking proceeds to our club for assistance with parking control. I cannot chair, I will be in Canada.
  • Are we going to go back to meetings on the 2nd Monday starting in July? Yes
  • Memorial for the late Lion Chuck Woodson will be on Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 10:30 a.m. at Creekside Christian Church. He passed on 3/24/2021 and his wife, Gail, passed 1/11/2021. If attending, please wear your vest as a show of support.
  • Next “Regular” Meeting will be on Monday, June 28, 2021 at Albiani Recreational Center
  • Pat Weaver asked if the club could donate $500 towards Child Spree and can we assist with being a chaperone for some of the kids.
  • Lion Don & Crew to do cooking for installation dinner
  • President Taka to have Past President BBQ on July 12th.
  • It does not look like we will be doing a pancake breakfast for a few more months. We will be charging $7.00 per adult.

           Motion                                         Moved by:           Second      Approval    Chair

Support Child Spree for $1500 Jey S John Z Passed
Add $15,000 towards scholarship endowment Jey S Jack failed 3 to 4 votes
Increase dues to $125 per year Jack John Z Passed
Support Harvest of Hope parking Jack John Jr Passed Jack
Do Parking for Wedding Festival Jack Bob Tabled

Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:                                                       

          Event                                       Date                                Location                         Chair

Services for Chuck Woodson Sat 6/19 10:30 am Creekside Christian Church Lion Jack
4th Monday Dinner Meeting 6/28 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion Taka
EG Run 4 Hunger Parking Sunday 7/4 at 7am District 56 Lion Jack
2nd Monday Dinner Meeting 7/12 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
3rd Monday Board Meeting 7/19 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
4th Monday Dinner Meeting 7/26 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
2nd Monday Dinner Meeting 8/9 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
3rd Monday Board Meeting 8/16 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
4th Monday Dinner Meeting 8/23 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
Community Pancake Breakfast Saturday 9/11 Albiani Recreation Center Lion Don/Jim
Parking for Harvest of Hope 4pm-7pm  9/11 Sheldon Inn Lion Jack
2nd Monday Dinner Meeting 9/13 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
3rd Monday Board Meeting 9/20 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
EGHS Class of 1981 Reunion Sat. 9/25/2021 The Pavilion Lion Bill K.
Parking for Wedding Festival Sun 9/26 11am-3pm Bradley Ranch Winery
4th Monday Dinner Meeting 9/27 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
GREAT Pumpkin Festival Sat/Sun 10/2-3 EG Regional Park Lion John M.
Community Pancake Breakfast Saturday 10/9 Albiani Recreation Center Lion Don/Jim
2nd Monday Dinner Meeting 10/11 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
Parking for Running of the Elk Oct 17th 5:30-8 am EG Regional Park Lion Jack
3rd Monday Board Meeting 10/18at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
4th Monday Dinner Meeting 10/25 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John

Good of the Order:

Lion Jey reported that the club was able to support 59 4-H and FFA kids at the Fair with between $50 and $150 depending upon the animal. A total of $5250 was spent in support.

The club secretary needs to draft a letter to our bank to get new officers signature cards and to delete the past officers. We will have the President, Secretary and Treasurer be able to sign.

Adjournment:        7:25       p.m.                            

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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: 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

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
Bill Heston Jr
Bob Husted Charlene
Charlene Husted Bob
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 Pearsen Shelli
Shelli Pearsen Dan
Stan Pochop Jr.
Dan Quiggle
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
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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