Welcome to the Garden
​      Ridge​ Lion's Club web site

Since 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.
​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, 7:00 PM at The Club at Garden Ridge, 21320 Water Wood, Garden Ridge, Texas. Our next Garden Ridge Lions meeting is Wednesday, June 27th at the Garden Ridge Community Center at 9500 Municipal Parkway

         "... over 40 years of community service"
President: Jon Mitzel

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


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:​​
​          “Where there is a need, there is a Lion”
What's Happening:

​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

                             HOW WE SERVE
Year In Review                                                 2016 - 2017 
Click here for the full report​

Donate used glasses (including sunglasses & 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.  Click here for additional information

                    Connect with friends,                              family and other                                    people you may know                            on the Garden Ridge                            Lions Facebook page

Congratulations to George Chambers One of Garden Ridge Lion's newest members. Jim Morgan is the sponsor with Joe Britan presiding over the April 25, 2017 induction event.
Congratulations to Jim and Linda Morgan.  Jim Morgan was presented with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, by President John Mitzel. This award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. Jim's wife Linda also received a Certificate of Appreciation for her service and support making Jim's lasting contributions possible to the Garden Ridge Lions Club. Jay Fiebelman presented the award to Linda.
Congratulations to Cammie Cannon.  One of Garden Ridge Lion's newest members. Kerry Ledford (center) was the sponsor with Lion Hunter Bill Foote presiding over the Dec. 2017 presentation. Husband and Lion Windell Cannon is also in the photo.
Saturday, June 30th Bat Cave Road Clean-up.  Meet at Paul Davis Park at 8:00 am. Please be sure to wear light colored clothes, reflective vests, sturdy shoes and don’t forget to wear gloves.  Contact David Heier by email (drheier1@gmail.com) or by phone (210-651-4255) if interested.
Texas Lion's Camp clean-up: The Garden Ridge Lions traveled to Kerrville, Texas on May 5th to paint getting the facilities ready for the camp to start. Here in the photo from the R to L: Chuck Elia, Barbara Elia, Kerry Ledford, Larry Thompson, Ken Weber (guest worker), Roger Rocha (guest worker), Ken Loser, John McCaw, and Carmen McCaw
Garden Ridge Lions present scholarships to 12 deserving seniors from local area high schools at our regular membership meeting on April 25th; each scholarship was for $1,000, for a total donation of $12,000.
Congratulations to Jim Newbold  who was awarded the Harry Reasonover Award at the District 2-S3 Convention in Round Rock, TX Saturday, May 5th. The Award is named in honor of Lion Harry Reasonover and is the highest individual award given to members of District 2-S3 which recognizes the Lion's service at both the district and club levels over an extended period of time. Jim Newbold is the first from the Garden Ridge Lions Club to be awarded this award. Presenting the award to Jim was District Govenor John Pruett and West Austin Lion Doris Treadwell.
Congratulations to Mandy Hagy who was presented the Lion of the Quarter award by President John Mitzel at the May 9th meeting. Mandy joins Dick Holloway, awarded in January 2018, receiving the Lion of the Quarter Award.  Congratulations to both!
Congratulations to Robert Horton. Garden Ridge Lion's newest member. Mandy Hagy is the sponsor and Lion Hunter Bill Foote presided over the May 9, 2018 induction event.
Congratulations to Ray Pitzen who was elected as the Lone Star Lions Eye Bank (LSLEB), Director, Region 5.  The election took place at the District 2-S3 Convention in Round Rock, TX Saturday, May 5th.
Garden Ridge Lions to conduct hearing testing for students in selected grades in Comal and New Braunfels ISD’s. Testing runs from September to early December.  All volunteers interested to becoming a hearing tester are requested to contact Dick Holloway now by e-mail (rehhardwood@earthlink.net) or phone (210-651-7431). Spouses and friends are welcome to participate.

Friday, June 22: Texas Lions Camp scholarships award ceremony in Kerrville, Texas: The Garden Ridge Lions will be presenting six $1,000.00 college scholarships to deserving Texas Lions Camp counselors. The presentations will be conducted at the Camp’s graduation. Car pool departing the Garden Ridge Community Center at 4:00pm, stop at Dairy Queen in Comfort to eat, arrive at the Lions Camp by 5:45pm to check-in. Graduation starts at 7:00pm. Contact Mark DuBois by e-mail (dubois6434@gmail.com) or by phone (309-397-7072) ​if interested.

Friday, June 29: Doris Dollar Wealth Management Casino Night at the Garden Ridge Community Center: Proceeds and donations from this event will benefit the Garden Ridge Lions Charities, Inc. so let's have great participation and support this event. Open to all Lions, family and friends so come and enjoy free admission, food, drinks, and gaming tables. Doors open at 6:00 pm and will go to 10:00 pm. There will be silent auction items such as jewelry, purses, gift baskets, etc… See you there!
Wednesday, July 4: 4th of July – Paul Davis Park: The Garden Ridge Lions will have a table in the pavilion on the 4th of July as part of the city wide celebration at the Paul Davis Park. We provide popcorn to attendees, brochures on our club to hand out and free giveaways for the children. The objective is to celebrate the 4th and meet our fellow citizens and introduce them to what our Lions Club does to support our 
community and hopefully recruit some new members. Looking for volunteers willing to help in manning the Lions table in 1 hour shifts on the morning of the 4th from 9:00 am to noon. Contact Dick Holloway by e-mail (rehhardwood@earthlink.net) or by phone (210-845-9356).
Sunday, June 24: Texas Lion Camp Sunday night picnic for the children attending that week’s camp in Kerrville, Texas: The Garden Ridge Lions will host and be serving a picnic meal to about 275 campers and staff upon arrival. The meals will be served in the Picnic Pavilion. We need a minimum of 12 volunteers to serve the pizza and ice cream plus spend time meeting and getting to know them up close and personally. Car pool departing the Garden Ridge Community Center at 3:30pm and arrive at the Lions Camp by 4:30pm to check-in. Serving starts at 6:00pm. We will be cleaning up the Picnic Pavilion after the meal is served.Contact John Mitzel by e-mail (johnmitzel1@gmail.com) or by phone (210-651-0085) ​if interested.
In Memory of Joe Britan
Legacy Arbor & Bench: The Garden Ridge Lions donated $1,000 to the City of Garden Ridge to purchase an Arbor & Bench for City Hall. The arbor/bench will be the focal point for a gardening landscape project to beautify City Hall and will be commemorated with a Lions plaque