March 2021 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 71 Issue # 9 March 2021

We Serve

President Taka Blackburn

President’s Message

Join Us





Cooks List

Board Minutes

Contact Info

District Info

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

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.

Remember that we are only doing two meetings per month during the Covid-19 situation. We have our board meeting on the 3rd Monday Board Meeting and our regular 4th Monday meeting so that we can advise members who did not attend our board meeting what transpired during the board meeting. All members are welcome to our board meetings.

The March board meeting will be on the 16th and we will have our regular 4th Monday meeting on the 23rd.

I have been working closely with CSD to get our annual contract in place, and we now have the signed contract for our use of the Albiani Recreational Center in place with plans to have our first live face-to-face meeting there in April.

We are working on another drive thru dinner, this time being a Pasta Drive Thru, on April 14th. Tickets are available online. Make sure to buy your ticket and to tell your friends about it so that we have a profitable fundraiser. Here is the link.

Since our last board meeting, we added a new member, Dan Quiggle. Happy to have Dan on board. He was recently promoted to the Deputy Fire Chief at CSD Fire. He has been a long time supporter of the Lions and has been active with our members with the Scouts. He even worked with us at the Movies in the Park events during the past couple of months.

Finally, last month, Lion Jack Edwards stepped up to handle the duties as our Club Secretary. That means that we have a vacant 1 year director position available to be filled along with our vacant 3rd VP position. Time to Step up & Serve.

I continue to be so very proud to be a part of such a great community minded organization, the Elk Grove Lions Club.

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Elk Grove Lions Club

P.O. Box 465

Elk Grove, CA. 95759


We are currently doing all of our meetings via Zoom.

We are not holding a 2nd Monday meeting at this time.


Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM

Location: Online Zoom Meeting

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

Location: 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.”
Calendar of Events UpArrowPurple
Club, District and Zone Highlites:

Activities & Photos UpArrowPurple
Check out the following photos & videos:
No activities and no photos at this time.

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:

Lions Dennis Weiss & Kirk Marchetti & Randy Feist



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lion Jack Edwards & Lion Jim Switzgable

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

No meetings therefore no cooks.

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

                              ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB                                     Board Meeting Agenda

February 15, 2021

Call to order:  6:01 p.m.                        President: Taka Blackburn


X President: Taka Blackburn Secretary: Jack Edwards
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: Vacant X Membership Director: John Zehnder Jr.
X Immediate Past Pres: Brad Dano (18/19) X Public Relations: Jack Edwards
X LCIF: Andy Anderson
Lion  Charlene Husted Lion Bill Heston
Lion Lion


Perspective New Member – Dan Quiggle

Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Jack: Minutes for January 2021 submitted to Lion Jack and all activities recorded in the Lions International

Motion to approve Board Minutes for January 2021 by Lion John Jr and Seconded by Lion Brad

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:

Administrative $ 2,645.90
Project $ 34,049.92
Scouts $ 3,000.99
Equipment $ 6,243.36
FFA $ 2,217.05
Total Project Accts $ 45,511,32
Total $ 48,157,22

Correspondence: None

Committee Updates

Eyesight:  Marv not present at meeting
Sunshine: Lion Warren is doing well. Lion Dan is recovering at home, on oxygen, accepting calls
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don will need help to clean old stuff from freezer
Membership: Lion Ken McDonald will transfer later in the year. We vote on Dan Quiggle today.
Visitation:  None planned

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation      6:08    p.m.

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

  • CSD and Elk Grove Lions Club Partnership Agreement
    – September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021
    – Signed copy returned to Marni Lutz at CSD – Lion Taka
  • No response back from CSD on agreement yet.
  • Facility Use at 8830 Sharkey Avenue, Albiani Recreation Center

– Earliest possible use date is Monday, April 19, 2021 for a board meeting – Lion Taka

New Business:

  • LCIF Sutter Zone update – If we want to do a Melvin Jones, do it now! The cost is $1,000 and we have $1400 available at this time. Lion Andy
  • Student Speaker Contest Cancelled. Judges & Speakers notified. – Lion John Jr.
  • Voting in New Member – Dan Quiggle has fulfilled ALL requirements
  • The Elk Grove Lions Club and Foundation NEEDS a Club Secretary (A MUST).
  • The Elk Grove Lions Club and Foundation desires a Club Sunshine Chair.
  • ANY thoughts to another Drive-thru Tri-tips Dinner Fundraiser… Perhaps April or May?
  • Next “Regular” Meeting will be on Monday, February 22, 2021 via Zoom

           Motion                                             Moved by:      Second      Approval    Chair

Moved to accept Dan Quiggle as a member Lion Jack Lion Don Yes
Moved to appoint Lion Jack as Secretary Lion Don Lion Brad Yes
Moved to appoint Lion Charlene for Sunshine Chair. Lion Taka to keep Charlene informed Lion John Jr Lion Jack Yes
Moved to have Pasta Fundraiser 4/14* Lion Jack Lion Andy Yes Jey
Proposed Tri-Tip Drive Thru 5/19 Lion John Jr Lion Bob H Yes Taka
Moved to apply for LEF Grant for $500 Lion John Jr Lion Don Yes Andy

*Pasta fundraiser to fund 4-H/FFA account.  Drive thru with pasta, salad, French bread, dessert.
Alternate date will be 4/21/21

                                                     Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:                              

                    Event                               Date                           Location                         Chair

Community Pancake Breakfast Saturday 5/8/21 Albiani Recreation Center Lion Don/Jim
Community Campout 8/6/21 – 8/8/21 Rotary Grove at the Park Lion John M.
EGHS Class of 1981 Reunion Sat. 9/25/2021 The Pavilion Lion Bill K.
GREAT Pumpkin Festival Sat/Sun 10/2-3/21 Regional Park Lion John M.

Good of the Order: Lion President Taka to check with CSD re:access to kitchen for fundraisers.

Adjournment:       6:49 p.m.

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: Jack Edwards

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: vacant

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
Bob Husted Charlene
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
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


1st Vice District Governor

Donna Prince
Higgins Diggins Lions


2nd Vice District Governor

Tim Luckinbill
Colfax Lions

Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Dave Evans
Lincoln Hills Lions

Cabinet Treasurer

Zenny Yagen
Maharlika Lions


Sacramento Region Chair

Cecille Presley


Sutter Zone Chair

Eddie Aducayen


District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer


District Webmaster

Jack Edwards