Welcome to the Garden
​      Ridge​Lions Club web site

Since 1917, Lions Clubs have offered people the opportunity to give something back to their communities. From involving members in projects as local as cleaning up an area park or as far-reaching as bringing sight to the world's blind, Lions clubs have always embraced those committed to building a brighter future for their community.

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, Elementary School Pantry program, Texas Lions Camp Counselor Scholarships, Texas Lions Camp, Animal Rescue - Feral Cat program, Greater Randolph Area Support Services, Hope Hospice, Resources For Women, Options for Women, and many others. 100% of all funds raised are donated to charitable organizations.

​Come and join us....
The Garden Ridge Lions Club is always looking to recruit good men and women with serving hearts and a special passion to help those in need. ​​The club meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, at 7:00 PM at The Club at Garden Ridge, 21320 Water Wood, Garden Ridge, Texas, 78266. (except the Nov and Dec; meeting held the 2nd Wednesday only). Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 28th. 
President: Carmen McCaw

Membership is key! ​  Invite a friend, relative or neighbor to join our club!​​​

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Garden Ridge Lions Charities, Inc. is the charitable arm (501c3 Charity) of the Garden Ridge Lions Club.  Charter - Donations


" Over 40 Years of Community Service " 
Bat Cave road clean-up. Next date TBD.  Meet at Paul Davis Park at 8:00 am. and be sure to wear light colored clothes, sturdy shoes and don’t forget to wear gloves. contact David Heier by email: David.Heier@va.gov or by phone 210-651-4255Click here for additional information.

      Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:​​
​      “Where there is a need, there is a Lion”
Lion of the Quarter
Oct - Dec 2015
Jim Newbold
Lion of the Quarter
Jan - March 2016
John Mitzel
Lion of the Quarter is awarded to a club member demonstrating leadership and results. 
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Lion of the Year
2015 - 2016
Carmen McCaw
What's Happening:
Lion of the Quarter
July - Sept  2015
Dick Holloway

​Listen to Lion Mark Frye on Military Radio USA every Saturday from 8 to 9 a.m. CST on KLUP (930 AM The Answer).  In addition to mission and organization focused shows, you will receive Garden Ridge Lion event information. Click here for the website

                             HOW WE SERVE
Year In Review                                      2014 - 2015 

Garden Ridge Lions Club Activity Report. ​​Click here for the full report​

Donate used glasses (including sunglasses and reading glasses; sorry no contact lenses), place them in the specially marked Lions Recycle for Sight collection box found at the Garden Ridge Library (9400 Municipal Pkwy, Garden Ridge TX 78266).  Click here for additional information
It's not to early to sign-up to help at this year's Fish Fry, Bar-B-Q & Auction October 1. Contact Carmen McCaw at 210-872-0160 email: Carmen.McCaw@Gmail.com

Congratulations to Chuck Elia who received a 35 year Longevity Chevron from Lions District Governor Mike Smith 
Congratulations to the High School Seniors that were awarded this year's Girls and Boys State orientation. Girls that were awarded are: Sophia Hennessy, Sarah Jasek, and Georgina Hoey. The Boys awarded are: Darien Church, Conner, Morawiec, Andrew Brown, and Joshua Adkins. Our total donation was $2305.  Girls and Boys State is intended to educate our youth in the duties, privileges and responsibilities of American citizenship; give future citizens, in a realistic manner and an opportunity to learn the problems of government by performing the same duties as real office holders. Click here for more information and photos.
Texas Lions Camp 1000% Donation: Earlier this year, we donated $910 to the Texas Lions Camp (TLC), our 100% contribution towards our District Governor’s 100% Program. The additional 900% donation of $8,190 completes our continued commitment to support the TLC with an annual donation of 1000%.
                        Connect with friends,                                 family and other                                         people you may know                               on the Garden Ridge                               Lions Facebook page
Garden Ridge Lion's Club Scholarships: Twelve scholarships were presented to seniors from local area high schools on April 27th; each scholarship was for $750.00, for a total donation of $9,000.00. See who the receiving scholarship recipients were and photos, Click this link.
Hearing test volunteers needed for the Fall 2016.  Contact Dick Holloway e-mail (rehhardwood@earthlink.net​​) or call (210-651-7431) if you are interested. Spouses and friends are welcome.  Click here for additional information
Congratulations to Jim Newbold who received the Membership Key Award from President Larry Steele.  
Welcome to our newest Garden Ridge Lions member Larry M. Andrews pictured with his wife Rosemary, Randy Maschek and presenter Jay Feibelman.
Thanks to all who participated  in the Casino Night & silent auction sponsored by Dollar Wealth Management to benefit the Garden Ridge Lions Club Charities. Doris Dollar-Kuretich is invited her clients, the Garden Ridge Lions Club and their friends to the Garden Ridge Community Center on Sept 9 from 6-10 PM.  
Texas Lions Camp’s Graduation: Lions Jim Newbold, Carmen McCaw and Harvey and Nancy Bell and many other GR Lion members attended the Texas Lions Camp’s graduation on June 24. They had the prestigious honor of attending the campers Talent Show. This was the first time a camp talent show was Live Streamed on Facebook; over 300,000 views in the first hour. After attending the Talent Show, the Garden Ridge Lions headed over to attend the evening festivities at graduation.

      Jim Kohl 
We need to do one more push to get the mesquite wood split. Saturday, Sept 24th at 8 AM at Walter’s if the weather allows.  Larry Steele:  Just wanted to pass on kudo’s to all who took time out of their busy schedules on Saturday, 17 September, in splitting oak firewood for our upcoming Fish Fry/BBQ/Auction. Thanks to all the volunteers who made this happen: Todd Arvidson, Tristan Arvidson, Rich Simmons, Jim Newbold, Larry Smedley, Ben Gonzales, Dick Holloway, John McCaw, Joe Armstrong, and myself.
10th Annual Lions Club Family Picnic, Saturday, October 16, 2016
at Paul Davis Park from noon - 6pm

Brisket/Turkey/Sausage, creamed corn, cold slaw and baked beans
Beer, Wine, Sodas and Water will be provided, Games before food served
Come join us with your families for lots of socializing, fun and food.