June Stag 2024

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 74 Issue # 12 June 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.

As you know, my term as your president is coming to an end, but I must say that it has been a great experience. I have fully enjoyed leading our club over the past 12 months.  Our community outreach has been at times very hectic and time consuming for many of our board.  That said, we have fulfilled our mission “to Serve” our community.  I feel enourmous pride and gratitude for all that my fellow lions have achieved in the past year.  I’d like to send a heartfelt thanks to my board for supporting me and delivering on our mission. Thanks for all you do.

As we look back on the month of May, we started strong with two big events on the 2nd. First of all was the Big Day of Giving. Thanks to Lion Jack, we were able to receive over $4,000 in donations to allow us to continue to serve our community. Also a special Thank You to Lions Sharon and Brian for hosting a booth for the Big Day of Giving at the Elk Grove Food Bank while Lion Jack and were at another function.

That same evening I was happy to join Lion Jack and two students to give each of them a $1,500 scholarship at the Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation event, Spotlight on Scholarships. A big congratulations to Vatsana Khammanivong from Florin High School who received the Scholarship in Memory of Paul Betschart & Gary Dapelo and to Joy Stewart from Pleasant Grove High School who received the scholarship in Memory of Ted Schmidt & Henry Kloss. Thanks again to Lion Jack who sits on that subcommittee for our club and who had the task of reviewing almost 300 scholarship applications to come up with these two winners. Check out the photos of our scholarship winners in the Activities and Photos Section Below

Our monthly pancake breakfast went smoothly. We were double booked as we also had our club members at the Elk Grove Historical Society Victorian Era Courtship Tea serving as well as handling the parking/traffic control too. The following week, another group of Lions were at Elk Grove High School along with Lion Warren and Lion Lorene to handle their senior graduation rehearsal breakfast, serving over 400 students and teachers. The following week, we were at Barbara Comstock Elementary School preparing breakfast burritos for their recognition of school volunteers. Again, Lion Lorene was there to keep us on task.

Of course, it would not be May without a dozen Lions showing up at the County Fair for our FFA and 4-H students to prepare breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. As usual, we served hundreds of kids and buyers at that event with the assistance of the Pride of Laguna Creek Lions. We had great crews on both days. As always, I know that I can rely on our great group of Lions to be there when we need them. Thanks to all who participated.

Coming up next month will be the Installation Dinner for our incoming officers.
District convention was at the beginning of the month.  Our club received several awards.  We won the “Humanitarian Award” for our Rise Against Hunger event that benefitted that organization and our local EG Food Bank. We also won the “Community Service Award” for our work with Uplift Elk Grove.  The third award our club garnered was the “Community Leadership Award” which acknowledges both the quantity and quality of our community outreach.  Finally, yours truly was awarded the Lion of the Year for the Sacramento district. This honor is a only a reflection of the support I have received from our club.
Thank you to our club members who have contributed by showing up to provide the support for all of our community events and fundraising efforts.  I am proud to call myself an Elk Grove Lion.

Lion Bob Shipley

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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: Albiani Recreation Center

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 activities, photos & videos:
Elk Grove Historical Society Spring Tea

EG Historical Society Spring Tea

Lion Jack taking a break after assisting Lion Brad with parking control.

Spotlight on Scholarship
After reviewing and scoring almost 300 applications, we were able to select and present a scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to each of the following students. It was especially interesting to note that the top 20 students who’s applications I reviewed, also received a scholarship from one of the other supporters since the students apply for multiple scholarships.

The Scholarship in Memory of Paul Betschart & Gary Dapelo was presented to
Vatsana Khammanivong from Florin High School

The Scholarship in Memory of Ted Schmidt & Henry Kloss was presented to
Joy Stewart from Pleasant Grove High School

Announcements UpArrowPurple

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 Lion:

Don Thompson



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

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

June 10 – Sharon Mika
June 24 – Bob Shipley

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

Board Meeting minutes
May 20th, 2024

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

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






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


Motion to approve Board Minutes for April 2024 by Lion   Dave K        and by Lion  Warren      _  Motion……………

Treasurer Report: by Lion Treasurer Jason Springer:

  • Admin- $14,210.30
  • Project Categories


  • FFA – $ 26,528.35
  • Scouts –   $   2,150.00
  • Project – $ 49,260.80
  • Total –               $ 75,940.06


Combined Project –           $ 90,150.36



Lion Jack received $500 donation from American Legion for our help with their Fundraiser event


Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Elk Grove Lions Foundation at        6:05  pm


Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

  • EGHS Senior Graduation rehearsal Breakfast – Fri May 17th /went well

New Business:

  • Boy Scouts award banquet -4th Wed, July 24, 70-100ppl – see motion
  • New Cooking Pots – Lion Lorene induction pots – see motion
  • 75th EG Lions Anniversary – Lion Dave – See Motion
  • FACE BBQ Request – Lion Lorene – see motion
  • SMUD Cares wants us to cater their event weekend- Lion Jack – the board feels we are not equipped to handle this project at this time.
  • EG Historical Society bar for Aug 23rd – District 56 – Lion Jack


 Motions on New Business

Motion Moved By Second Passed Lead
Boy Scout Banquet up to $400 for

Hamburgers/Hot Dogs and buns/water/chips to cook and serve

Wed, July 24th




Lion Dave


Lion Andy






Pres Bob

$350 to purchase 2 induction pots Lion Dave


Lion Anthony X Lion Jason
A committee will be formed with Lion Dave K, Lion Sharon, Lion Andy to work on our 75th Lions Anniversary celebration in 2026




Lion Warren



John Z






Lion Dave K

Face request for BBQ on June 12th up to $300



Lion John Z


Lion Anthony



Cannie for Companions for $200



John Z

Lion Dave K X Lion Jason
Bar only for Historical Society for

Aug 23rd District 56



Lion Jack


Lion Anthony




Lion Andy

SMUD Cares would like us to cook and serve for their event Sept 4 and 5th  

Lion Jack




Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:

Event Date Location Chair
Lions Club Board Meeting May 20th Albiani Rec Center Pres.

Bob Shipley

Barbara Comstock Morse Elem.  –

Volunteers Tea – Breakfast Burritos

Thursday, May 23 7000 Cranleigh Ave Lion Lorene
County Fair Pancake Breakfast

For EG FFA students

Sat., May 25th Cal Expo Lion Andy
County Fair Pancake Breakfast

For EG FFA students

Sun., May 26th Cal Expo Lion Warren
Community Breakfast


June 8th Albiani Rec Center Lion Jim
Lions Club Dinner Meeting June 10th Albiani Rec Center Head Cook

Lion Sharon

Lions Club Board Meeting June 17th Albiani Rec Center Pres.

Bob Shipley

Lions Club Dinner Meeting


June 24th Albiani Rec Center Head Cook

Lion Bob Shipley

Lions Club Dinner Meeting


July 8th Albiani Rec Center Head Cook


Community Breakfast


July 13th Albiani Rec Center Lion Jim
Lions Club Board Meeting July 15th Albiani Rec Center Pres. Warren
Lions Club Dinner Meeting July 22nd Albiani Rec Center Head Cook


Delta Lions Pear Bread Making


Thurs, July 25th Albiani Rec Center Lion Andy
Stauss Festival Parking

Thurs – Sun

Thurs- Sunday

July 25th– 28th

EG park Lion Dave k
CSD Campout in the Park

Hamburgers and hot dogs

Serve 5-7pm

Sat, Aug 3rd EG park  
CSD Campout in the Park

Breakfast serve 7-9am

Sun, Aug 4th EG park  
Community Breakfast


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


August 12th Albiani Rec Center Head Cook


Lions Club Board Meeting August 19th   Pres. Warren
Lions Club Dinner Meeting


August 26th Albiani Rec Center Head Cook


Good of the Order:

Adjourn Meeting:      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: Bob Shipley

1st VP: Warren Weaver

2nd VP: Anthony Dapelo
3rd VP: Tim O’Hara

Secretary: Lorene Fuhs

Treasurer: Jason Springer

Tail Twister: Brad Dano

Lion Tamer: Dave King

1 Year Director – Denise O’Hara
1 Year Director – Lynden King
2 Year Director – Greg Neill
2 Year Director – Marv Neill
Membership: John Zehnder, Jr.
Past Pres: Warren Weaver
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
District Contact Info UpArrowPurple

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