September came in and left rather quickly as far as I am concerned. In all, it was a fairly uneventful month (pun intended).
We finished August off with the Shortline Lake Spaghetti Dinner and it was followed by the usual
Chicken and Tri-tip Dinner the next week. The events at Shortline are super nice. The lake is absolutely beautiful in the sunset, and you get to watch the slalom ski competition. Kudos to Lions Bill and Jason for cooking the tri-tip and chicken respectively. Bill brought in a monster $11,000 grill which even impressed all of the residents of Shortline Lake. We got quite a few compliments about the chicken and tri-tip. We have never had compliments like that before so that tri-tip and chicken dinner was very special. Thank you, Lion Sharon, for setting up this event and adding over $1200 to our administrative fund. Just don’t drive on anybody’s lawn.
Next, our Sutter Zone Chairman, Jack Edwards, arranged to have the new District 4-C5 Governor, Donna Prince, visit our club during our dinner meeting on September 6 th . We had a very nice visitation and look forward to aligning with the District goals for next year.
Albiani Center Grand opening was held on September 9 th at the Albiani Recreation Center. We were proud to have 7 Elk Grove Lions in attendance. Thank you Lions Taka, Anthony, Rebecca, Marv, Jack, and Warren for representing our club at this event. I was also in attendance.
Our next event was for parking at the Harvest of Hope Fundraising Dinner at the Sheldon Inn. The event proceeded smoothly and the charity auction at the event was a great success from what I heard.
Finally, our last event for the month was the Elk Grove Class of 1981 Reunion held at the Pavilion in Elk Grove Park. The Lions Club ran the bar at the event. Thank you, Lion Bill Kirkland, for arranging this event.
The October dinner meeting will be on the 27th. The board meeting will be on the 18th. We won’t have a 2nd Monday dinner because of the Columbus Day Holiday.
Elk Grove Lions Club
P.O. Box 465
Elk Grove, CA. 95759
General Meeting: 6:00PM – 2nd Monday of the month Location: Albiani Recreational Center and Online Zoom Meeting
Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM
Location: Albiani Recreational Center and Online Zoom Meeting
General Meeting: 6:00PM – 4th Monday of the month (except Nov & Dec) Location: Albiani Recreational Center and Online Zoom Meeting
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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 atEmeritus 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.
Happy Birthday to Lions:
Lions Taka Blackburn, Bob Brewer & Andy Anderson.
Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club: Lions Bob Husted and Tom Anderson
September 13 – Bill Heston – Baked Chicken
September 27 – Anthony Dapelo
ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB
Board meeting minutes for Sept 20, 2021
Call to order by John Muegge at 6pm.
Anthony Depelo (acting as 3rd VP for this meeting)
Guest: Jim Entricin from the Elk Grove Historical Society
Minutes recorded by 1st VP Rebecca Muegge.
Taka made motion to approve secretary report from August Board from the Stag, Marv 2nd it and they were approved
Treasurer’s report was read by John Muegge
Reports from Committee chairmen:
Marv- Eyesight: Nothing
Sunshine: Bob Husted for Charlene – Nothing
Equipment: Don Thompson-
The freezer in the kitchen will be moved to the desk area. This relocation with provide room for a new locking cabinet for the Elk Gove Lions club. Don made a motion for $500 for a dry goods cabinet to be brought to place there. This motion was 2nd by Jason and approved.
John Zender is processing with Marv the application of a new prospective member.
Adjoin meeting at 6:08 and open new meeting
Taka made a report on Grand opening of ARC. He was proud that 7 EG Lions showed up-Taka, Anthony,
Rebecca, John, Marv, Jack, and Warren
Shortline report by John Muegge
Harvest of Hope report by Rebecca Muegge
Gov Visitation Meeting by Don
Taka brought up that we can have absolutely no alcohol at the meetings without a license for each meeting.
Bob Husted commented that he has all the liquor, beer and wine at his house that used to be for the dinner meeting. What should he do with it?
John Z has ordered packet for student speaker contest for Pleasant Grove, Elk Grove, and Sheldon High School students.
Anthony wants to chair the student poster contest and bring it to the elementary and middle schools that are feeders to Pleasant Grove, Elk Grove, and Sheldon high schools for their students.
Historical Society Civil War Days: Oct 9 and 10th.
Jim Entricin spoke to the board about the event and its needs. It is at the Mahon Ranch and they need 4 people for parking for 2 shifts for Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday the shifts are 4 hours each and on Sunday the shifts are 3.5 hours each. On Saturday the hours are 8-12 and 12- 4. On Sunday the shifts are 8 – 11:30 and 11:30 – 3. A shift gets the parker into the event which is has a cost of $10 for the general public and $8 for seniors, veterans, and students. They supply vests and flags and the parker collects no money.
A motion was made by Taka and 2nd by Anthony to let any Lion who wants to volunteer for a shift. The club will not guarantee any number of shifts. We will give a count of the coverage to Jim on the Tuesday after the dinner meeting. Note we must wear their vests and not ours. Rebecca will send an email to Jim to tell him what is happening.
Great Pumpkin Festival:
Taka spoke about Rebecca asking for clarification of the number of hours and shifts needed by time and parking lot. The needs were stated to be 81 hours over two days in four lots. (VIP, Staff, Gate 5 and Bike Valet lots) Since our needs for the ARC room and the Pavilion have been reduced due to Covid Taka will try to negotiate out two of the lots and reduce the manhours to 48. (He wants to have us not take Gate 5 or the Bike Valet).
Taka reminded the board that the Troop 59 Centennial is coming on Nov 6th and 7th. The chairperson is Bob Shipley.
This newsletter is produced each month by the Stag Editor, Lion Jack Edwards. He may be reached by email at Jack@ElkGroveLionsFoundation.org 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
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Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
8301 Freeport Blvd.
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2 & 4 Thursdays
6:00 pm Social
6:30 pm Meeting
400 D Street, Galt
Pride of Laguna
2 & 4 Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
9105 West Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
Club Roster with Phone Numbers & Email Addresses
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