September Stag 2021

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 72 Issue # 3 September 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: 

Thanks to the

We will have the District Governor’s Visitation on September 13th.

The September dinner meetings will be on the 13th and 27th. The board meeting will be on the 20th. 

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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

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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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:

Lions Charlie Brummer, Harjeet Kumar & John Zehnder Jr.



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

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

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

                                                                           ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB                                    

Board Meeting Agenda

August 16, 2020

Call to order:  6:00      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
X 1-Year Director: Sharon Mika X Membership Director: John Zehnder Jr.
X Immediate Past Pres: Taka Blackburn A LCIF: Andy Anderson
X Lion Bob Brewer X Lion Anthony Dapelo
Lion Lion


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

Motion to approve Board Minutes for July 2021 by Lion Taka second by Lion Sharon Motion Passed.

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jason Springer:
Administrative: …..      $   5,559.04
Project: ………………     $ 33,555.73
Scouts: ……………    $   3,000.99
Equipment: ………..     $   6,243.36
FFA: …………….…..   $        24.04
Combined Amount:     $ 42,823.12
Total ……………….    $ 48,383.16

Correspondence:  Cards from recipients of 4-H & FFA animal sales. Bill from NCLSA & Request for nominations from the Citizen of the Year.

Committee Updates

Eyesight-Marv:   took care of two people over past month
Sunshine-Charlene:           no change
Assets/Equipment-Don:                      no change – cleaned out freezer and fridge
Membership-John Jr:        still no response from Napa transferee
Visitation-Anthony:       We visited Pride of Laguna Creek

Adjourn Club Meeting @ 6:19 pm & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

  • Update from District 4c5 installation – Lion Jack – It was a great event.
  • Request for Support from Kimberly Vaughn for EG Wedding Festival – Lion Jack – She failed to respond to attend our meeting.
  • Cour of Honor for scouts. Taka – Spent $161 and had Lions Marv, Bob, Taka, Andy, Jack and Sharon in attendance. Thanks for the support. We served 50 +
  • Lion John Gave Platelets last month

New Business:

  • LCIF Sutter Zone update – Lion Andy
  • Air Show Fundraiser – We don’t have staff to assist. Lion Jack to let them know.
  • NCLSA – VIP Dues $180
  • Next “Regular” Meeting will be on Monday, July 23, 2021 Live at ARC
  • Scout Trooop 59 Centennial Celebration Breakfast
  • Student Speaker Theme “How Can Kindness Reunite Our Country?”
  • Strauss Showcase on Oct 16. Needs Bar only.
  • Community Breakfast. We can have access on 9/11 but we chose to wait until 10/9.


              Motion                                             Moved by:                Second      Approval    Chair

Motion to pay NCLSA VIP dues of $180 Taka Marv Passed
Motion to cook breakfast for scouts <$500 Taka Don Passed Bob & Taka
Motion to provide bar for Strauss Showcase Taka Sharon Passed Sharon & Bill


                                                     Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:


                  Event                                    Date                                         Location            Chairman

3rd Monday Board Meeting 8/16 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
District Meeting 8/21 at 8:00 am William Land Park DG Pr ince
4th Monday Dinner Meeting 8/23 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
Shortline Spaghetti Dinner 8/28 at 4:00 pm Shortline Lane Lion Sharon
Shortline Lake Chicken/Tri-tip 9/4 at 2:30 pm Shortline Lane Lion Sharon
Parking for Harvest of Hope 9/11 4 pm-7 pm Sheldon Inn Lion Jack
2nd Monday Dinner Meeting 9/13 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
3rd Monday Board Meeting 9/20 at 6 pm Al biani Recreation Center Lion John
EGHS Class of 1981Reunion 9/25  Sat. Bar Only The Pavilion Lion Bill K.
4th Monday Dinner Meeting 9/27 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center   Lion John
GREAT Pumpkin Festival 10/2-3 Sat/Sun EG Regional Park Lion John M.
Community Pancake Breakfast 10/9 Saturday Albiani Recreation Center Lion Don/Jim
2nd Monday Dinner Meeting 10/11 at 6 pm Albiani Recreation Center Lion John
Parking for Running of the Elk 10/17 5:30-8 am EG Regional Park Lion Jack
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


Good of the Order:  District Directory is Available at The password is BobSmith. If you donate blood, also provide Lions #80.

Adjournment:   7:01 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
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
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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