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, May 23rd.

         "... 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 Cheryl Banda. One of Garden Ridge Lion's newest members. Mandy Hagy sponsor and Lion Hunter Bill Foote presiding over the Nov 2017 presentation. Jim Newbold looks on.
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.
The next Bat Cave Road Clean-up June 30th.  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.  For more information, please contact David Heier 210-651-4255.
2018-19 Garden Ridge Lions slate of officers: Induction ceremony is June 27, 2018

​President Mark DuBois                                       Marketing/Communications Cheryl Banda
Immediate Past President John Mitzel                Program Chair Mark Frye
First Vice President Bill Swint                             Club LCIF Coordinator John McCaw
Second Vice President Ray Pitzen                      Lion Tamer Vic Rodriguez
Third Vice President Bill Foote                            Directors:
Secretary Jim Newbold                                              • 2 Year – 2018/20 Jim Morgan
Treasurer Mark Meyers                                              • 2 Year – 2018/20 Larry Smedley
Membership Chair/Lion Hunter Dave Heier               • 1 Year – 2018/19 Larry Thompson
Service Chair Mandy Hagy                                        • 1 Year – 2018/19 Dick Vogt
Tail Twister Noelle Czerniak

Garrigus, Jalen H. Gomez, Elijah Hand, Eric Holder, Shelby Paige McGrath, Logan Matthew Riley, Andrea Gonzalez Rojas and Allison Claire Van Beveren.  Presenting the checks were Lion's Laura Ochoa and Kerry Ledford.
WE ARE MOVING!  The Garden Ridge Lions is changing venues for our regular membership meetings from The Club at Garden Ridge to the Garden Ridge Community Center at 9500 Municipal Parkway
Garden Ridge, TX 
starting June 13th.   The club will continue to meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 PM.
Wood cutting at Paul Davis Park:  Saturday May 19th at 9AM cut down selected mesquite trees identified for removal. Another day will be chosen to load the mesquite in pickups and transport to Walters place for future processing for fire wood for the fish fry. If interested, call Dick Holloway 210-651-7431​
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. Receiving scholarships were: Sadie Cesar, Delilah Chavez, Kira Christensen,  Sophie Friesenhahn, Caitlin 
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 in 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.