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. The Garden Ridge Lions meeting is the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month 7:00PM at the Garden Ridge Community Center at 9500 Municipal Parkway

         "... 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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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                                              2017 - 2018 
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 Carmen McCaw.  Carmen was presented with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, by PDG Frank Kinald.  This award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. Carmen's contributions to the Garden Ridge Lions Club have been recognized by all.
Congratulations to Audrey Katscmorak.  
Garden Ridge Lion's newest member. Josie Brestle was the sponsor with PDG Frank Kinald presiding over the June 27th induction event. 

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 Dick Holloway who was presented the Lion of the Year award by President John Mitzel at the June 27th induction meeting (photo on the left). Dick also was awarded the Lion of the Quarter earlier this year (photo on the right).
Congratulations to Robert Horton.
One of 
Garden Ridge Lion's newest members. 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.

Garden Ridge Lions present 6 Texas Lions Camp scholarships at the graduation and award ceremony in Kerrville, Texas June 22nd: The Garden Ridge Lions presented six $1,000.00 college scholarships to deserving Texas Lions Camp counselors.  A $2750 check was also presented at the camp for the Texas Lions Camp Endowment Campaign.

Mark Your Calendars for the Garden Ridge Lions Club 46th annual Fish Fry-BBQ & Auction. Saturday October 6, 2018. For more info click here.   
Garden Ridge Lions hosted the Sunday, June 24th Texas Lion Camp picnic for the children attending the week’s camp in Kerrville, Texas: The Garden Ridge Lions hosted and served a picnic meal to about 275 campers and staff upon arrival at the camp. Pizza and ice cream was served.  The time was special with the time meeting and getting to know the campers up close and personal.
Congratulations to all who received recognition at the Awards & Installation Banquet
​• 100% Attendance – 45 members were awarded for attending at least 22 meetings during the past year, service activities count as a make-up.
• PDG Frank Kinald was presented the Texas Lions Foundation Fellow Honorarium, for acting as Installing Officer at our Annual Awards and Installation Banquet.
• President John Mitzel was presented the GR Lions Club, 2017-2018, Gavel and engraved stand by incoming President Mark DuBois
• Al Haddad was awarded the “Membership Key” (for bringing in two (or more) new members) and a Silver Centennial Membership pin for sponsoring one new member during Lions Centennial year
• Mark Delaney was awarded the Gold Centennial Membership pin, sponsoring two new members during Lions Centennial year
• Walter Brown was presented with a 20 year Chevron for completing 20 years as a member of the Garden Ridge Lions Club.
• Dave Heier was presented with a 15 year Chevron for completing 15 years as a member of the Garden Ridge Lions Club.
• Frank & Maureen Kinald were presented with a 50th wedding anniversary card, signed my members of the Garden Ridge Lions Club.