October Stag 2023

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 74 Issue # 4 October 2023

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.

Another month has come and gone, and we seem to have been as busy as ever.

As usual we had our regular Monday night dinner meetings and our monthly board meeting. We also had a great time on the 2nd Saturday of the month hosting our Community Pancake Breakfast.
On the 2nd of September we worked a special fundraising event at Short Line lake. Thank you Lion Rebecca for your leadership and Lion Jason for the off site prep work on the dinner meal.
We were scheduled to host our first annual Burgers and Brews Dinner on the 9th of September but pushed it off to next spring because of a lack of ticket sale. It was up against 3 other major fundraisers that were scheduled for that day.
We were asked to support the CSD Pajama Party, breakfast for dinner, at the Laguna Town Hall on the 14th of September. It was a special recognition event for their part time staff and was a great success.
On the 21st of September, we worked a pasta dinner for the Elliot Ranch Elementary School. The attendance was a bit low but it was still a great evening supporting our community.
We held a special event at Uplift Elk Grove on the 26th of September where we prepared dinner for their group and for the public invited to their open house. It was a great event and we are proud of all of the Lions that were in attendance that evening.
We were scheduled to assist Christy Cares at her pasta dinner, but it was cancelled because of a lack of ticket sales. She will try again next spring.
What is coming up for October:
We are in the planning stages for the Great Pumpkin Festival where we will be cooking for the employees and volunteers for CSD. It will be a great break from doing the parking at the event.
One of our very special events on our schedule for the month of October will be the “Fight Hunger, Locally and Globally.”  We have invited members of every service club in Elk Grove along with employees of the City of Elk Grove and CSD. We plan to fill over 10,000 meal packets and to collect at least 50 cases of canned goods for the Elk Grove Food Bank.
We are also scheduled to host an Elk Grove High Pasta Dinner and the Bradshaw Christian High School Fall Festival.
Finally, coming up in October will be our annual Day of the Dead Carnitas Festival on the 28th.
I’m proud of our club and all that we do for our community.  Our schedule is the busiest it has been in years, and that means we are meeting our mission to serve.

Lion Bob Shipley

By the way, did you get a chance to read this article about our Service Clubs written by our own public affairs officer, Lion Jack Edwards, published by BeLocal in June? In July, the companion article about several of our local non-profit organizations was published. Thanks Jack for getting the word out about the Lions and the other great organizations in our community. You can read it here. Below the picture of the monthly magazine you will find the article about the non-profits and the interview with Jack & Tracey.

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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: Online Zoom Meeting

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

Location: Albiani Recreation Center


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 Highlights:

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Check out the following photos & videos:

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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:

Charlie Brummer, Harjeet Kumar & John Zehnder Jr.



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Bill Heston, Jerry Salamy, John Zehnder Jr, Kirk Marchetti & Taka Blackburn.

Cooks List UpArrowPurple

October 9 –  Jack Edwards
October 23 – Marv Neill

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

Board Meeting Minutes
September 18th, 2023

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

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


Christi Drake form Bradshaw Christian FFA

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

Motion to approve Board Minutes for August 2023 by Lion John Z      second by Lion  Andy    ___      Motion……………

Treasurer Report: by Lion Treasurer Jason Springer:

  • Admin- $14,380.59
  • Project Categories
  • FFA – $   9,865.44
  • Scouts –   $   2,575.71
  • Project – $ 27,299.92
  • Total –               $ 39,738.07

Combined Project –           $ 54,118.66

Correspondence:  from David Mello

 Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Elk Grove Lions Foundation at        6:12 pm

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

  • Elliot Ranch Pasta Dinner Lion Pres. Bob
  • CSD Staff Pajama Party – Lion Lorene
  • CSD GPF – Lion Lorene
  • Uplift Dinner – Lion Jack 5pm setup and cook Serve 6:30pm


New Business:

  • Youth Service Compliance – will revisit later need more information
  • Pass through donation – voted down
  • Bradshaw Christian FFA Fall Festival – see Motion
  • Citizen of the year – see motion
  • Hot Dogs for Veteran’s Parade – See Motion
  • Equipment for pride of Laguna veterans standdown – see motion

  Motions on New Business

Motion Moved By Second Passed Lead
POL Lion request to borrow 6 tables and  60 chairs, on Oct 26th for veterans standdown  

Lion John Z


Lion Jack



Lion Andy
Citizen of the year $200 Donation



Lion Jack


Lion Dave

X Lion Jack
Pride of Laguna request for us to take donation for them then pass it on to them because they are not a 501C3



Lion Andy


Lion John Z




Bradshaw Christian FFA Fall Festival

On Oct 20th donate up to $700 for Hamburgers, Hot dogs, buns, chips and water cook and serve


Lion Andy


Lion Jack





Lion Jack

Hot dogs to be purchased for Veteran’s Parade up to $500



Lion Jack


Lion John Z




Lion Jack



Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:


Event Date Location Chair
Lions Club Board Meeting  September 18th Albiani Rec  Center Pres.

Bob Shipley

Cristy’s Care Outreach

Pasta Dinner       CANCELLED EVENT

September 23rd The Park at

Laguna Springs

Lion Jack
Lions Club Dinner Meeting September 25th Albiani Rec  Center Lion

Anthony Dapelo

Uplift of Elk Grove Dinner

100 ppl

Setup 5pm   –  serve 6:30pm

Tues., Sept 26th EG Methodist Church

8986 Elk Grove Blvd

Lion Jack
CSD Great Pumpkin Festival

250 staff lunches

  Tri tip sandwiches/potato salad/fruit/salsa


 Setup/cook 9am       serve 11am – 1pm

Sat., Oct 7th EG Pavilion Lion Lorene
CSD Great Pumpkin Festival

100 staff breakfast and

 Egg bacon tater tot burritos/ salsa.

Orange wedges   

Setup/Cook  6am            serve 7am – 9am

Sun., Oct 8th EG Pavilion Lion Lorene
CSD Great Pumpkin Festival

250 lunches

Hamburgers/bacon mac n Cheese/ Fruit Cookies    

Setup/Cook 9am            serve 11am – 1pm

Sun., Oct 8th EG Pavilion Lion Lorene
Lions Club Dinner Meeting Oct 9th Albiani Rec  Center Lion

Jack Edwards

Rise Against Hunger Oct 12th

3-8 pm

Albiani Rec  Center Lion Jack
Community Breakfast October 14th Albiani Rec  Center Lion Don and

Lion Jim

Lions Club Board Meeting October 16th Albiani Rec  Center Pres.

Bob Shipley

EGHS FFA Pasta Dinner


Thurs., Oct, 19th EGHS Lion Weaver
Lions Club Dinner Meeting October 23rd Albiani Rec  Center Lion

Marv Neill

CSD Operations Luncheon

100 Lunches prep and serve

Thursday, Oct 26th Wackford


Lion Lorene
Carnitas Dinner October 28th EG Pavilion Lion TJ/Lion Joe
Lions Club Board Meeting November 6th Albiani Rec  Center Pres.

Bob Shipley

Community Breakfast November 11th Albiani Rec  Center Lion Don and

Lion Jim

Lions Club Dinner Meeting

                    Thanksgiving Feast

November 13th Albiani Rec  Center Lion Jim S
Lions Club Board Meeting December 4th Albiani Rec  Center Pres.

Bob Shipley

Community Breakfast December 9th Albiani Rec  Center Lion Don and

Lion Jim

Crab Feed December 9th SES Hall Lion
Lions Club Dinner Meeting

             Christmas Dinner

December 11th Albiani Rec  Center Lion Don T
Prime Rib Dinner

Valentine theme

February 17th Albiani Rec  Center  
Drive Thru Tri Tip Dinner March 6th Albiani Rec  Center Lion Warren
1st Burger and Brew Dinner April 6th Wackford center


Lion John Z & Lion Lorene

Good of the Order:

Adjourn Meeting:    6:59 pm 

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: Warren Weaver

1st VP: Bob Shipley

2nd VP: Taka Blackburn
3rd VP: Anthony Dapelo

Secretary: Lorene Fuhs

Treasurer: Jason Springer

Tail Twister: Brad Dano

Lion Tamer: Dave King

1 Year Director – Greg Neill
1 Year Director – Marv Neill
2 Year Director – Brad Dano
2 Year Director – Dan Pearson
Membership: John Zehnder, Jr.
Past Pres: John Muegge
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