November Stag 2021

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 72 Issue # 5 November 2021

We Serve

President John Muegge

President’s Message

Join Us





Cooks List

Board Minutes

Contact Info

District Info

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

President John Muegge’s Message: 

We entered October with fires still being a threat and District calls for resources to assist people who were displaced by the fires. October ended with a series of storms and one last atmospheric river storm that finally ended the fires. We are finally settling down into a routine at the newly christened Albiani Recreation Center (ARC).

We started the month off with a major event. The Great Pumpkin Festival Parking. The event went well after discussions with ARC to reduce the number of staffing hours from 81 to 43. Thank you Lion Taka for assisting with the negotiations with ARC.  Next, we had the return of the Community Pancake Breakfast. Here too, the Lions have negotiated and agreement with ARC which is much more favorable to the Lions.

Along with the breakfast on the second Saturday of the month, we also assisted with parking for the Civil War Days celebration at the Mahon Ranch. It was a busy day.

We finished off a busy month with bar service for the Elk Grove Strauss Showcase event and parking for the Elk Grove Running of the Elk Event were we filled in for the Pride of Laguna Lions Club for on of their pancake breakfasts.

Thanks to the Lions who are always available to support the club and it’s activities. As usual, we supported our friends from the other organizations in our community in October.

Several members of our club attended the Citizen of the Year dinner on November 1st where our own Lion Jack Edwards and his wife Tracey were formally inducted as the 2020 Citizens of the year. It was a great celebration. To top it off, our own Troop 59 were on hand for the posting of the flags ceremony for this event.

The November meetings and the December meetings will be modified. The second Monday in November will be board meeting and the third Monday in November will be dinner meeting. In December, our board meeting will be on the first Monday and the Holiday Dinner will be on the 2nd Monday.

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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 and Online Zoom Meeting

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM

Location: Albiani Recreation Center and Online Zoom Meeting

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

Location: Albiani Recreation 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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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.


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Happy Birthday to Lions:

Lions Jack A Edwards, Rebecca Muegge, Jery Salamy, Sharon Mika & Jason Springer



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lions Warren Weaver and Bob Shipley

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November 15 – Don Thompson – Turkey
December 13 –  Christmas Holiday Dinner

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB                                                                         

Board Meeting Minutes

October 18, 2021

Call to order:  6:04      President: John Muegge


X President: John Muegge X Secretary: Jack Edwards
X 1st VP: Rebecca Muegge  X Bulletin Editor & PR: Jack Edwards
2nd VP: Vacant Tail Twister: Brad Dano
3rd VP: Vacant X Treasurer : Jason Springer
Lion Tamer: Bob Husted X 2-Year Director: Taka Blackburn
X 1-Year Director: Don Thompson X 2-Year Director: Marv Neill
1-Year Director: Sharon Mika X Membership Director: John Zehnder Jr.
X Immediate Past Pres: Taka Blackburn LCIF: Andy Anderson
Lion Bill Kirkland Lion
Lion Lion


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

Motion to approve Board Minutes for September 2021 by Lion Taka second by Lion John Jr. Motion…Passed

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jason Springer:

Administrative: ….. $   6,265.76
Project: ……………… $ 33,808.89
Scouts: …………… $   3,000.99
Equipment: ……….. $   6,243.36
FFA: …………….….. $      202.04
Combined Amount: $ 43,255.28
Total ………………. $ 49,521.04

Correspondence:  Thank you note from Class of 1981 committee

Committee Updates

Membership-John Jr:    Greg Neill is working towards membership.

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation at 6:09 pm

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

  • EGHS Class of 1981Reunion — We received a $300 donation to our admin account.
  • Great Pumpkin Festival – We received an update report from Taka
  • Pancake Breakfast – We received an update report from Taka
  • Kitchen locking cabinet installation. Lion Don is still working on it.
  • Civil War Days Parking– We received an update report from Jack
  • Strauss Showcase(Bar Only) – We received an update report from Bill
  • Parking for Running of the Elk – We received an update report from Jack
  • Running of the Elk Pancake Breakfast – We received an update report from Jim

New Business:

  • Next “Regular” Meeting will be on Monday, October 25, 2021 Live at ARC
  • Schedule Student Speaker Contest — “How Can Kindness Reunite Our Country?”
  • The Elk Grove Food Bank will be asking for our assistance with traffic control on November 20th for Turkey Box Pick Up at the same location as last year, Creekside Christian Church. We will need about half a dozen Lions to assist. – Lion Jack
  • ARC Conex Shed – Lion Sharon.

          Motion                          Moved by:       Second      Approval    Chair

Approve new member Greg Neill to membership meeting Taka John Passed
Club to make a donation to a local charity from project funds equivalent to holiday dinner proceeds Taka Jason Passed

  Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:                                               

              Event                    Date                     Location            Chairman

3rd Monday Board Meeting 10/18 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
4th Monday Dinner Meeting 10/25 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
Troop 59 Centennial Celebration 11/6-7 Elk Grove Youth Center Lion Bob S.
Traffic Control – Turkey Pick-up 11/20 at 7:00 am Creekside Church Lion Jack

Good of the Order:

Adjournment:    7:00  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: 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
Greg Neill
Marv Neill Annajean
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
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


District Webmaster

Jack Edwards