Welcome to the Garden
​      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, 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, at 7:00 PM at The Club at Garden Ridge, 21320 Water Wood, Garden Ridge, Texas, 78266. Our next Garden Ridge Lions meeting is the annual Christmas dinner on Wed, December 13th.  This social session starts at 6:30 pm and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm. Our entertainment will again be provided by the Canyon High School Choral Group. There will be complimentary wine and beer available. We need to hear from all other Lions as to whether or not they are going to attend and their meal preference of prime rib or chicken. PLEASE notify Dick Vogt at (210) 651-5894 as to whether or not you will be attending and your meal preference. The dress is casual and no vests.


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


" Over 40 Years of Community Service " 
Bat Cave road clean-up:  Mark your calendars for Dec 9th.  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 email: DRHeier@Gmail.com or by phone 210-651-4255Click here for additional information.

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

Garden Ridge Lions Fish Fry/BBQ & Auction: Another Fundraiser come and gone!! It was great watching so many GR Lions working together to pull off a successful venture. Thank you to all who participated in doing all the different things that needed to be done over the past 6 months. Thank you, also, to the hard workers who came on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.   Carmen McCaw
Fish Fry/BBQ & Auction results as reported by Mark Meyers October 12th.  ​Total Gross Receipts (ads, sponsorship, donations, raffle sales, etc): $68,615.71, Expenses: $14,660.54; Net Receipts: $53,955.17.  While we came up a little short from last year's gross receipts of $72,000+, we surpassed both our currently budgeted ($50,000) and prior year actual net.

Congratulations to Windell Cannon. One of Garden Ridge Lion's newest members. Kerry Ledford is the sponsor and Lion Hunter Bill Foote presiding over the October 2017 presentation.
Congratulations to Harvey Bell.  Harvey is the recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. This award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. Harvey's wife Nancy is standing next to Harvey. Gil Burrell is the presenter.
Congratulations to Cheryl Bandy. 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.
Hurricane Harvey Relief: THANK YOU to all the Garden Ridge Lion's who helped in the effort to gather relief supplies, manning the donation station for the victims/refugees of Hurricane Harvey. Our Club donated $2,000.00, along with Lions Chuck and Barbara Elia’s donation of $100.00, in support of Hurricane Harvey Relief in Texas.

Congratulations to Amanda Hagy. One of Garden Ridge Lion's newest members. Noelle Czerniak was the sponsor and Lion Hunter Bill Foote presiding over the September 2017 presentation.
Congratulations to Ed Kennedy. One of Garden Ridge Lion's newest members. Paul Sullivan was the sponsor with Lion Hunter Bill Foote presiding over the September 2017 presentation.
​11th Annual Lions Club Family Picnic:  On Sunday, October 29th, the Garden Ridge Lions held the 11 annual club picnic at Paul Davis Park.  Fellowship, games, good food, wonderful desserts were enjoyed by all.  Thanks to Pam and Ray Pitzen for organizing the event and Mark Myers for working the grill.

Operation Thanksgiving:  We want to THANK everyone who helped making this years Garden Ridge Lions Operation Thanksgiving another BIG success.  This project delivered meals to less fortunate families in the Garden Ridge and surrounding area.  This year's Thanksgiving project leader is Bill Swint.  Thank you Bill
Hearing Screening:  On Dec 5th, we finished hearing testing for 2017. A total of 32 schools with over 6000 students from Comal & New Braunfels Independent School Districts and a number of parochial schools were covered in this journey.  My sincere thanks to each of you (38 volunteers) that participated in this effort. This effort would not have been possible without your support. I hope each of you enjoyed working with our future generation of citizens and leaders. I look forward to working with everyone again. Best Wishes for the Holiday Season.  Regards, Dick
Operation Santa Claus: Every Christmas Season, the Garden Ridge Lions provide Christmas meals & children’s gifts to less fortunate families in the Garden Ridge area. On Dec. 15, Lions members, spouses, sons, daughters, and grandchildren will sort the food baskets & toys for the recipient families. On Sat. Dec 16, we deliver to the homes of the needy. This year's Operation Santa Claus leader is Mark DuBois. Click here for all the details. Contact Mark if you want to volunteer dubois6434@gmail.com or call 309-397-7072.
Congratulations to Randy Maschek (10 Years), Jay Feibelman (20 years) and Leon Childers (35 years) who were presented the Milestone Monarch Chevron to commemorate and recognize their years of Lion service.  District Governor John Pruet presented the awards. Not present for the awards presentation were: John Grigsby (10 years) Brodie Bodenheim (15 years), and Walter Brown (20 years).  Congratulations to all!
TLC Sunday Night Picnic: The Garden Ridge Lions will be providing the Sunday night picnic on June 24, 2018 for the children at the Texas Lions Camp.  More information as the date gets closer.
Congratulations to Mark DuBois who was awarded Lion of the Quarter July-September 2017.  The award was presented by President John Mitzel to recognize Mark for his achievements and dedication for the betterment of the club.
Hope Hospice: The Garden Ridge Lions Club presented a check for $2,000 to Hope Hospice of New Braunfels Tree of Lights on Nov 2.Hope Hospice provides quality, compassionate hospice care to adults & children facing the advanced stages of any life-threatening illness. Chris Sitton - Hope Hospice, Dir of Business Development, Mark DuBois - Garden Ridge Lions Club, Nickie Drummond - Hope Hospice,  Executive Dir & JimNewbold - Garden Ridge Lions Club.
National Night Out: Lion Dick Holloway plus our other Lions set up a Lions Information Booth in the City’s Community Center to celebrate National Night Out, October 3; they passed out Garden Ridge Lion information informing city residents of what we do in the community and solicited new members. We served pop-corn to all 250 interested people.