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​      Ridge​Lions 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, 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, October 12th.  We are having a speaker, Laura Torres from CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates. We will also be talking about our successful FFBBQ & Auction. A prospective new member will be visiting with us, Becky Richardson. Please come and introduce yourself and show her what a great club we are.

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 October 15th.  ​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  2016
Larry Smedley

​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
A note of THANKS from President Carmen McCaw:  Another fundraiser come and gone!
​I wish to thank every member of the Garden Ridge Lions Club for a job well done.

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 are now being conducted.  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 Larry Smedley who received the Lion of the Qtr. Award (July-Sept '16) from President Carmen McCaw. 
Welcome to our newest Garden Ridge Lions member Richard Simmons (center) with presenter Jay Feibelman (R)
​and sponsor Todd Arvison (L)
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. 

      Jim Kohl 
10th Annual Lions Club Family Picnic, Sunday, 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.
National Night Out: I want to thank Mark Frye, our Big Popper, Bill Foote, Mark’s best friend, and Harvey Bell for their assistance in manning the Lions Club table at the Garden Ridge Night Out celebration. The smell of the popcorn permeated the community center and our popcorn machine could barely keep up with the demand. Brochures, pens and kids toys were handed out to all. And a fine time it was for those in attendance.  ​Dick Holloway
​​​​Every Thanksgiving Season, the Garden Ridge (GR) Lions provide Thanksgiving meal donations to less fortunate families in the Garden Ridge and surrounding area.   We are requesting volunteers for the packing and distribution of food baskets on Saturday, Nov 19 from 8AM until 12PM at the Jay Feibelman (Garden Ridge) Community Center. We could also use a few folks to assist pickup the food supplies and store it in the Community Center from 2:00-5:00PM. on Friday afternoon (Nov 18). Please contact Mark DuBois (309-397-7072) for additional details.