May Stag 2024

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 74 Issue # 11 May 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.

We had a great April. To start off the month, we had our inaugral Burgers and Brews fundraiser. It was a great event. We learned a lot and will probably have to double the lines for both the tater tot bar and the burger line. It went a little slower getting everyone fed than we want.

Our monthly pancake breakfast went well too. The CSD Volunteer BBQ worked out well. Not as many volunteers showed up as expected, but we had a great plan and a great crew to carry it out.

Our big effort for the month was assisting Post 55, American Legion, with their inaugral fundraising dinner. We prepared food and served about 240 people. It was a great success for the Post and a great time was had by all. I know that they really appreciated our support as well as the support of the Pride of Laguna Creek Lions who handled the bar.

To finish off the month, Lion Jack and his crew prepared dinner for Uplift People of Elk Grove on the 30th. It was of little cost to the club because our friends at Post 55 donated the remainder of their sliced tritip and rolls for that dinner. Our only costs were for the salad and dessert. As usual, the folks at Uplift People of Elk Grove were very appreciative.

Finally, Lion Jack has been posting info on our Facebook Page and our Instagram Page for the annual Big Day of Giving which is set for the first Thursday in May. Lion Jack said that he has set a goal of receiving over $4,000 in donations to the club.

Also coming up next month will be our assistance to the Elk Grove Historical Society for their annual spring tea. We are also gearing up for assisting Irene B West with their fundraiser, the EGHS Senior Graduation breakfast, the Barbara Comstock Morse tea and of course, supporting the FFA and 4-H students at the county fair at the end of May.

Remember that we won’t have a dinner meeting on the 27th because the facility will be closed for Memorial Day.

Finally, check out our district awards in the Activities and Photos Section Below

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

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Club, District and Zone Highlights:

Activities & Photos UpArrowPurple
Check out the following activities, photos & videos:
During the convention in April, our club received several awards for our community service. I don’t have photos for them, but I am still proud of our accomplishments.

2024 District Convention Club Awards

Elk Grove Lions Club
Community Leadership Award

            This was awarded for all the community support we give during the year.  This included several CSD community projects, Bradshaw Christen School FFA First Fundraiser, Boy Scouts and Club Scouts, all of the area high schools, middle schools and elementary schools that we support, Uplift People of Elk Grove, and many more.

Community Service Project Award

            This was awarded for our support of the UpLift People of Elk Grove Program where we cook a hot dinner once a quarter to individuals trying to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.

District Humanitarian Award – LOCAL

            This was awarded for our work in facilitating an event to bring together several community service organizations from the Elk Grove Community to package and box over 10,000 meals for the Rise Against Hunger.   In total there were 75 individuals from 10 organization who assisted in this event.  These meals are sent to third world nations to feed their people.

2024 District Convention Individual Awards

District 4-C5 Sacramento Region Lion of the Year

            Our own Club President Lion Robert “Bob” Shipley was selected as the Sacramento Region Lion of the Year for 2023-2024.

Northern California Lions Site Association (NCLSA)

            Awarded the Past District Governor Doug Wight Legacy Award to PDG Lion Andy Anderson for his Dedication to Excellence in Service for District 4-C5.

District Governor’s Shining Star Award
            District Governor Zenny Yagen presented two Shining Star Awards to members of the Elk Grove Lions Club.

            First to Lion Eva Zhou for her outstanding leadership as the Marketing, Media and Public Relations Chair for 2023-2024.

            Second one to PDG Andy Anderson for his outstanding leadership in many areas in the District and as the Convention Bowling Tournament Chair for 2023-2024

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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.


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Happy Birthday to Lions:

Lynden King, Dan quiggle, Jim Switzgable, Dan Pearson



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Last month was another year for Brian Crough

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April 8 – Ed Mooney & Jack Edwards
April – 22 – Taka Blackburn

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

Board Meeting minutes
April 15th, 2024

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

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


Dan Pearson       Charlie Brummer

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

Motion to approve Board Minutes for March 2024 by Lion  Dave K         and by Lion   Andy     _  Motion……………

Treasurer Report: by Lion Treasurer Jason Springer:

  • Admin- $13,170.32
  • Project Categories
  • FFA – $ 26,288.88
  • Scouts –   $   2,162.71
  • Project – $ 49,984.86
  • Total –     $ 78,970.45

Combined Project –           $ 92,140.77


 Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Elk Grove Lions Foundation at    6:06      pm

 Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

  • Community Breakfast- Went Well
  • Burgers & Brews Financial report/ setting date for next one went well
  • CSD Volunteer appreciation BBQ, Thurs April 25th – Lion Dave – served 125 attendees. Left over food sent with fire dept
  • Post 55 support cook – Sat. April 27th, Tri Tip/Chicken Dinner Lion Jack – all set to go
  • UpLift Dinner – Tues. 30th Lion Jack- all set to go

New Business:

  • Nomination of officers for 2024-2025 – will be voted on next dinner meeting
  • EGHS Senior Graduation rehearsal Breakfast – Fri May 17th – see motion
  • Western Festival Parking – $1500 – May 4th & May 5th, 9am – 4:30pm (3 gates) –

The club has decided we will pass on this event

  • EGUSD – Grizzle night-  Tues May 7th 6 – 8 pm -see motion
  • Strauss Parking – Lion Dave – see motion
  • County Fair Spending of FFA $ – See motion

 Motions on New Business

Motion Moved By Second Passed Lead
We will spend $9500 on add on’s for students that have help raise $, plus we will spend addition funds leaving $4000-$5000 in the act Lion Jason Lion Dave K X Lion Jason
$900 for EGHS Senior Breakfast for grad rehearsal Lion Andy Lion Dave K X Lion Warren
Grizzle dinner for FACE/EGUSD program for hearing impaired students to supply and cook Hamburgers and Hot Dogs with a cost of $300 and sponsor 2 students to summer camp of $600 each student (Will bring to vote at next meeting for $1200 amount) Lion Dave K Lion Greg



X Pres. Bob
Strauss Parking

July 25th – 28th

Lion Jason Lion Warren X Lion Dave K

Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:

Event Date Location Chair
Lions Club Board Meeting April 15th Albiani Rec Center Pres.

Bob Shipley

Lions Club Dinner Meeting April 22nd Albiani Rec Center Head Cook

Lion Taka

CSD Volunteer appreciation BBQ –Cook and Serve Thurs., April 25th  

EG Park

Lion Dave K
Post 55 support cook –

Tri Tip/Chicken Dinner

Cook and service at 6pm

Sat., April 27th District 56 Lion Jack
Uplift Dinner

Set up 4pm  serve 6:30

Tues. April 30th EG Methodist Church Lion Jack
Community Breakfast May 11th Albiani Rec Center Lion Jim
EG Historical Society

Victorian Era Courtship

BAR ONLY & Parking

Sat., May 11th Heritage Park

Elk Grove Park

Lion Brad
Lions Club Dinner Meeting May 13th Albiani Rec Center Head Cook

Lion Brad

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


Good of the Order:

Adjourn Meeting:  7:05    pm 

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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 916-240-9302:

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
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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