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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. Garden Ridge Lion's 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.
Another Operation Santa Clause in the books. I want to thank our Lions membership for making this Christmas season a memorable one for 50 families. It takes a team to make a difference in these families lives and I thank you all for your efforts. Merry Christmas. Event coordinator, Bill Swint. Click here for more photos of the event
Larry Steele was awarded one of the highest forms of recognition with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award during the Christmas Dinner Dec 12th. This award is selected by the club and a donation was made in that members name to Lions Clubs International Foundation in order to continue the humanitarian work of Lions. In the photo below, Larry looks on as Pat Steele is awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by Nancy Bell.
This year the work days will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, April 6th, and May 4th. Each workday starts at 7:30 am with a breakfast and lunch provided. Work details on various projects commence at 8:00am and last until noon. Club members will leave Garden Ridge around 6:00 am, travel by car pool and arrive Kerrville. Click here for more information
ACTION: Consider participating in this effort on one or more work days that you want to work - call 210- 651-7431 or 210-845-9356 or email: email@example.com.
Spouses and family members are welcome Regards Dick Holloway
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.
The Garden Ridge Valentine's Dinner was held Wednesday, February 13, 2019. During the event, Victoria Speakmon was presented a Certificate of Appreciation by Amanda Hagy and Bill Swint for her work to provide hygiene kits in addition to the food and children's gifts delivered to needy families in our area during Operation Santa Claus.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Executive Director Norma Blackwell accepts a $500 check from the Garden Ridge Lions. Amanda Hagy is presenting the check at the Jan 23rd Membership Dinner Meeting. The mission of Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) is to recruit, train, and supervise court-appointed volunteer Advocates who provide constancy for abused and neglected children and youth while advocating for services and placement in safe and permanent homes.
Help celebrate the kickoff of the construction of a new custom home in Garden Ridge for injured veteran Army SGT Lisa Marie Wiley. Click here for all the details
Garden Ridge Lions Ray Pitzen and Jim Newbold present a check for $7,200 for our annual 1,000% donation to Trish Wilson and the Texas Lions Camp. The total donated in 2019 is $8,000.00. The Garden Ridge Lions Club also presented the Texas Lions Camp with a $3,000.00 donation to their Endowment CAMPaign for
“Today’s promise for Tomorrow’s Children” and a $500.00 donation to their Annual Harry Wickersham Charity Golf Tournament sponsoring five holes of golf. Other monies donated were to the TLC Golf Tourney which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by James Avery Jewelers. And lastly. Lion Ray Pitzen presented a $1,000.00 check to the Lone Star Lions Eye Bank.
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. The donated glasses are shipped to a Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center, where volunteers sort the glasses, clean them and determine their prescription strength. After carefully packaging the refurbished spectacles, Lions store them until they can be distributed, usually through humanitarian missions to developing nations.
Each year, the Garden Ridge Lions present scholarships to 12 deserving High School students. This year, all scholarship applications should be returned to Laura Ochoa (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail: 21329 Waterwood Dr. Garden Ridge, TX 78266) no later than March 15, 2019. Click here to download the 2019 Scholarship Application.