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Ridge Lion's Club web site
1917, Lions Clubs have offered people the opportunity to give something back
to their communities. The Garden Ridge Lions Club began its commitment
to service over 40 years ago in 1973 and continues today by seeking out all
forms of community need and developing ways to serve and satisfy those needs.
We have the continued focus of meeting the commitment of all Lions
adhering to the motto : “WE SERVE”.
The Garden Ridge Lions Charities, Inc. directly supports individual children and families in need with our Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets and toys at Christmas for children. We also work hand-in-hand with agencies and other non profit organizations. These include Lone Star Lions Eye Bank, Boy's State & Girl's State, Texas Lions Camp Counselor Scholarships, Texas Lions Camp and many other charitable organizations.
and join us....
"... over 40 years of community service"
President: Mark DuBois
Membership is key! Invite a friend, relative or neighbor to join our club!
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Ridge Lions Charities, Inc. is the charitable arm (501c3 Charity) of the
Garden Ridge Lions Club. Charter - Donations
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:
“Where there is a need, there is a Lion”
Listen to Lion Mark Frye on Military Radio USA every Saturday from 8 to 9 a.m. on KLUP 930 AM The Answer Featuring mission and organization focused shows, you will receive Garden Ridge Lion event info. Click here for the website
Congratulations to Tara Brown. One of Garden Ridge Lions newest member. Amanda Hagy is the sponsor. Dave Heier presided the January 23rd General Membership Dinner event.
Congratulations to the four new Garden Ridge Lion members (L to R) Ginger Ann Stiehler, Angela R. Shaner, Jennifer S. Weber and Marva Lynn Shelton. Lion Hunter Dave Heier presided over the October 24, 2018 induction event and Larry Thompson was the sponsor for all four inductees.
Congratulations to three of our newer Garden Ridge Lion's members. Ken Weber, Jason Weber and Rick Shelton. Larry Thompson was the sponsor with David Heier presiding over the November 14th induction event.
Last date is Saturday, May 4th. Workday starts at 7:30am, breakfast & lunch provided. Work details commence at 8:00am til noon. Club members will leave Garden Ridge around 6:00am, travel by car pool and arrive in Kerrville. Call 210-651-7431 or 210-845-9356 email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information
Annual Lions Camp Clean-up at the Texas Lions Camp(TLC) in Kerrville: TLC holds a series of work days to clean up the Camp from winter and prepare it for summer.
The Garden Ridge Lions are always looking to recruit good men and women with serving hearts and a special passion to help those in need. Our meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month 7:00PM at the Garden Ridge Community Center at 9500 Municipal Parkway.
Garden Ride Lions make a $2000 donation to Hope Hospice. Jim Newbold presents a $2,000 check to Nickie Drummond, Executive Director and Laura Hargraves, Accounts Receivables with HOPE Hospice of New Braunfels, 1/29. Hope Hospice provides exemplary care, comfort and education to all affected by life-limiting illness, grief and loss.
Donate used glasses (including reading & sunglasses); sorry no contact lenses), place them in the Lions Recycle for Sight collection box found in the Garden Ridge Library - 9400 Municipal Pkwy. Donated glasses are shipped to a Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center where volunteers sort, clean and determine the glasses prescription strength. After carefully packaging the refurbished spectacles, they are stored until they can be distributed, usually through humanitarian missions to developing nations.
The Garden Ridge Lions presented a $500 check to Rita Ambrosia for Circle of Cancer Care in support of their annual Rita’s 5K Run/Walk fundraiser Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Paul Davis Park. Circle of Cancer Care supports female cancer fighters living in Cibolo, Schertz, New Braunfels, Garden Ridge, and surrounding areas. Click here for all the details
The Garden Ridge Lions presented a $500 check to the James Madison FFA Guide Dogs for the Blind. These dogs are being trained by volunteers to become working guides for blind or visually impaired. Lion Amanda Hagy presented the check. Click here for all the details
The Garden Ridge Lions presented a $500 check to Julie DuBois chairperson for the Garden Ridge Day's For Girls (DFG) chapter. DFG is a global movement that prepares and distributes sustainable menstrual health solutions to girls who would otherwise miss school or work during their monthly periods. The nonprofit organization was founded in 2008 by American woman Celeste Mergens. Lions Bill Swint and Amanda Hagy presented the check.
The Garden Ridge Lions presented a $697 check to Jake Hogue in support of the Bat Cave Boy Scout Eagle project with dollars, manpower to clean-up the trails, add 24 benches on the trails including at the viewing entrance to the Bracken Bat Cave near Garden Ridge. Lions Bill Swint and Amanda Hagy presented the check at the March 27th membership meeting.
Congratulations to Melinda Cruz-Balderas. Garden Ridge Lions newest member. Dave Heier presided the March 13 General Membership Dinner event. Sponsor is Jennifer Weber (with daughter) and Jim Newbold standing in the back.
THANKS to the Garden Ridge Lions, and families who volunteered for the March and April Clean-up at the Texas Lions Camp (TLC) in Kerrville: TLC holds a series of work days to clean up the Camp from winter and prepare it for summer. Sign up for May!
Barbara Goldman of Team Ability accepts a donation from the Garden Ridge Lions in the amount of $1000. Both Noelle Czerniak and Bill Swint presented the check. Working in collaboration with communities and families, TEAMability gives children with complex disabilities opportunities to achieve their potential and experience the joy of success
Mark DuBois accepts a donation from the Garden Ridge Lions in the amount of $500 for the Friends of the Chidlren of Haiti (FOTCOH) Amanda Hagy presented the check. FOTCOH provides life-saving support to over 15,000 Haitian patients every year treating injuries, illness, offer prenatal care, major surgery, and nutritional support. FOTCOH creates economic opportunity by training and employing a Haitian staff. https://fotcoh.org/
Plan to attend the Lions Clubs International 2019 District 2-S3 Convention Sat., May 18th at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5600 Ranch Road 620, Austin, TX 78734. The agenda begins with the Opening Ceremony at 8:45 a.m. You can choose from a selection of breakouts covering a variety of topics. During the luncheon, we will honor Clubs and members for their service: Mac Cormack, Harry Reasonover, Service to New Heights, Golden Spur, Silver Spur, and the District 2-S3 Service Hall of Honor. Please contact Mark DuBois 309-397-7072 or email@example.com by April 25th if interested.