May Stag 2021

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 71 Issue # 11 May 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 May board meeting will be on the 17th and we will have our regular 4th Monday meeting on the 24th.

Fundraising: Last month we had our Pasta Drive Thru, on April 14th. Tickets sold well and we had a great crew to help Lion Jey who headed up the effort. 21 Lions showed up to help. Thanks for the great effort for our club. It was a profitable fundraiser, almost $2400, and the funds will be available for the FFA/4-H account for the animal auction this year.

Elections: Finally, it is the time of the year that we are looking for new board members to serve our club. 1st VP John Muegge has been calling and asking if you are willing to step up to the plate and serve on our board. At this time I know that he has asked which current board members would be willing to stay on in their current role or in another role. He will also be asking you if you are willing to serve. I know that we will have the following vacancies: 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, 1 year director (two positions), visitation chair and sunshine chair.  Time to Step up & Serve.

District 4C5 Convention: As with the past year, it looks like the District will not have its regular 3 day convention. It looks like a two day convention in Sacramento. It is set for June 4 & 5 in Sacramento. The theme will be “Masquerade”. Click here for more info.

Lions International Convention: If you ever wondered what took place at the International Convention, this year you can do it virtually. The convention, to be held in Montreal, is set for June 25-29, 2021. Click here for more info.

Upcoming Fundraising Efforts: We have the Big Day of Giving on May 6th. Lion Jack has been working on it with outreach going to the members of our club as well as to the local community. We hope to bring in more than we did last year, even with the challenges of Covid to deal with. Your support will be very much appreciated. Tell your friends and neighbors. for more info.

In Closing: 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 Jim Switzgable & Dan Pearson



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lion Bob Turner

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

No meetings therefore no cooks.

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple


ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB                                    

Board Meeting Agenda

April 19, 2021

Call to order:  6:02     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
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.
Immediate Past Pres: Brad Dano (18/19) X Public Relations: Jack Edwards
LCIF: Andy Anderson
Lion  Bill Heston Lion Anthony Dapelo
Lion  Marv Neill Lion


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

Motion to approve Board Minutes for March 2021 by Lion Warren and Seconded by Lion John Jr.

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:

Administrative: …..   $ 2345.90
Project: ………………   $ 33040.54
Scouts: ……………   $ 3000.99
Equipment: ………..   $ 6243.36
FFA: …………….…..   $ 2822.55
Combined Amount:  $ 45107.44
Total ……………….   $ 47753.34
(Plus PayPal Funds to be deposited $2839.86)


  • Thank you card from Shirlee Hillyer for the donation to the Elk Grove Food Bank Services in Memory of Bob.
  • Two thank you letters from the Elk Grove Food Bank Services for donations made in Memory of the Late Lions Joe T. and Bob H.

Committee Updates

Eyesight: Provided glasses for one person.
Sunshine   No new additions for sunshine.
Assets/Equipment:  All ready to move forward with the pancake breakfast as soon as ok by CSD
Membership: Still waiting for dues from Dan. Waiting for transfer from  Napa club

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation     6:16     p.m.

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report 

  • Drive-Thru Pasta Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – Lion Jey — Very well done. We had 21 lions assisting. Made profit of 2387.17. Nice comments from the public.

New Business:

  • LCIF Sutter Zone update – Lion Andy
  • Lion Andy is looking to step down as COR of Pack 179 and Troop 59… – Lion Andy
  • Sheldon High School’s Senior Breakfast, Monday, May 24, 2021 – Lion Warren
  • New Officers and the New President (Lion John M.) for the 2021 / 2022 Lions Club Year
  • Next “Regular” Meeting will be on Monday, April 26, 2021 via Zoom or LIVE??

            Motion                                             Moved by:                Second      Approval    Chair

Support of Sheldon High Breakfast 5/24 John Jr Don Passed Warren
Support Co. Fair Breakfast 5/30-31 Warren John M Passed Warren

                                                   Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:                                                        

              Event                                       Date                                Location                         Chair

Big Day of Giving May 6, 2021 Online Lion Jack
Community Pancake Breakfast June or July ??? 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:

Adjournment:      6:38        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
Bill Heston Jr
Charlene Bob
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