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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”
Coming in the Fall of 2019 - Hearing Testing conducted by the Garden RIdge Lions commences early September, completed in early December and covers approximately 30 schools in Comal County and in New Braunfels. Anyone interested in becoming a hearing tester contact Dick Holloway: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 210-651-7431. Spouses and friends are welcome to participate.
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.
Ridge Library - 9400 Municipal Parkway Donated glasses are shipped to a Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center where volunteers sort, clean and determine the glasses prescription strength. After packaging the refurbished spectacles are stored until they can be distributed, usually through humanitarian missions to developing nations.
Congratulations to Melinda Cruz-Balderas. Dave Heier presided the March 13 General Membership Dinner event. Sponsor is Jennifer Weber (with daughter).
Mark DuBois accepts a donation from the Garden Ridge Lions in the amount of $500 for the Friends of the Children of Haiti (FOTCOH) Amanda Hagy presented the check. FOTCOH provides life-saving support to over 15,000 Haitian patients every year treating injuries, illness, offer prenatal care, surgery, and nutritional support. FOTCOH creates economic opportunity by training and employing a Haitian staff. https://fotcoh.org/
Congratulations to Dr. Allen Ray Wiliams. Garden Ridge Lions newest member. Dave Heier presided the April 24th induction with Donald Schaezler, Sponsor, on the left.
The Garden Ridge Lions presented $1000 scholarships to 12 deserving HS students. Laura Ochoa, led the selection committee including Dave Heier, John McCaw and Kerry Ledford. Click here for all the deserving recipients that received the 2019 scholarship award.
DONATE USED GLASSES Including reading/sunglasses; (sorry no contact lenses), place them in the Lions Recycle for Sight collection box found in the Garden
The Garden Ridge Lions presented a check for $258 to the Garden Ridge Library's Lone Star Book collection. This program is developed by Texas public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the Lone Star book list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of
current books. Titles are chosen for both quality and appeal to young people. In the photo from L to R are Lion Pam Pitzen, Lion Josie Brestle, Library volunteer Nancy Feibelman, Library volunteer Linda Morgan, Library Director Linda Crosland, Lion Mark DuBois, Assistant Librarian Wendy Bippert and Lion Ray Pitzen.
The Grace Preparatory Academy Leo’s Club, sponsored by the Garden Ridge Lions Club, was inducted May 8th. My sincere thanks to both Amanda Hagy and Tara Brown for their efforts in chartering this Leo Club which is a huge milestone in the rich history of the Garden Ridge Lions Club. Click here for all the details and Leo names.
Thanks to the lions and volunteers who helped complete the Paul Davis embankment project May 21st. By adding 240 pavers, the play area embankment is now high enough to keep the top soil from flowing onto the playground when it rains. Thanks Jim Newbold, Jay Millikin, Randy Maschek, Dave Heier, Laura Ochoa, Mark Meyers, Amanda Hagy plus two sons and City personnel. A special THANKS to Dick Holloway and Shelby Trial.
A Boys State Orientation was held at the American Legion Post 179 in New Braunfels on May 13, 2019. Four John Paul II High School Juniors were selected by the Garden Ridge Lions Club to attend the 2019 session of Boys
State. Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. Click here for a the rest of the story....
From Left to Right: Garden Ridge Lion's Boys State Chair, Lion John Mitzel; John Paul II HS Juniors Brady Sullivan, Shane Scott, Joseph Kapvik and Marcello Brownsberger; and Garden Ridge Lions Secretary Jim Newbold.
The dedication of Lion Harvey B. Bell Pocket Park in Garden Ridge. The project was guided by Kay Bower, Melissa Lantzey, Kathy & Shelby Trial from the Parks Committee. Mayor/Lion Larry Thompson presided over the dedication, Lion Larry Steele represented the Garden Ridge Lions Club. Nancy Bell cut the ribbon to open the park.
June 28 - TLC Friday Night Graduation/Scholarship Presentation
Mark your calendar for Friday, June 28 as the Garden Ridge Lions will be attending the graduation ceremony at the Texas Lions Cam in Kerrville, Texas. During the graduation ceremony, Bill Swint will be presenting TLC $1000 Counselor Scholarships to six deserving members of the TLC counseling staff to help with camp and/or school expenses. Please plan to attend and help Bill, on stage, when presenting the scholarships. If you have not attended one of the TLC graduations, you will be in for an unforgettable experience. If you would like to volunteer or want additional information contact Bill Swint: E-mail: email@example.com or phone 210-867-0580.
Congratulations to Tara Brown. Lion Dave Heier, Membership Chair, inducts Tara into the Garden Ridge Lions Club during the January General Membership Dinner event. Sponsor, Mandy Hagy watches on.
The Garden Ridge Lions hosted a Camp-out Dinner for kids & staff at the Texas Lions Camp (TLC) Physical Disabilities summer camp in Kerrville on June 6.
The Garden Ridge lions club hosted a diabetic event called dinner tonight. The Comal County Extension showed us how to prepare diabetic friendly meals and everyone got to sample them. A 4H ambassador did a demonstration on the amount of sugar in drinks. Diabetic information was distributed to all that
came. A $500 donation was made to Comal programs counsel that will be used to produce more handouts and facilitate more events like this.