October Stag 2021

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 72 Issue # 4 October 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: 

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.

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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 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


Application for Membership

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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 Taka Blackburn, Bob Brewer & Andy Anderson.



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lions Bob Husted and Tom Anderson

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

September 13 – Bill Heston – Baked Chicken
September 27 – Anthony Dapelo

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

                           ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB                                    

Board meeting minutes for Sept 20, 2021

Call to order by John Muegge at 6pm.


Bob Husted

John Zender

Don Thompson

Taka Blackburn

Marv Neill

Jason Springer

Anthony Depelo (acting as 3rd VP for this meeting)

John Muegge

Rebecca Muegge


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

Old business:

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.

New Business:

 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.

Adjoin at 7:02pm  by John Muegge


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 916-240-9302:

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
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

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

Email: editor@district4c5.org

District Webmaster

Jack Edwards