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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”.
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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, Elementary School Pantry program, Texas Lions Camp Counselor Scholarships, Texas Lions Camp, Animal Rescue - Feral Cat program, Greater Randolph Area Support Services, Hope Hospice, Resources For Women, Options for Women, and many others. 100% of all funds raised are donated to 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. (except the Nov and Dec; meeting held the 2nd Wednesday only).  Our next Garden Ridge Lions meeting is Wednesday, May24th. 

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GARDEN RIDGE
  ​LIONS CLUB
President: Carmen McCaw

Membership is key! ​  Invite a friend, relative or neighbor to join our club!​​​

Copyright © 2007, Garden Ridge Lions Club, All Rights Reserved
Garden Ridge Lions Charities, Inc. is the charitable arm (501c3 Charity) of the Garden Ridge Lions Club.  Charter - Donations

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" Over 40 Years of Community Service " 
Bat Cave road clean-up: Saturday, June 17. 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 by email: David.Heier@va.gov or by phone 210-651-4255Click here for additional information.


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:​​
​          “Where there is a need, there is a Lion”
Lion of the Quarter
Oct - Dec 2016
Ray Pitzen
Lion of the Quarter
Jan - March 2016
John Mitzel
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Lion of the Year
2015 - 2016
Carmen McCaw
What's Happening:
Lion of the Quarter
July - Sept  2016
Larry Smedley

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​Listen to Lion Mark Frye on Military Radio USA every Saturday from 8 to 9 a.m. CST on KLUP (930 AM The Answer).  In addition to mission and organization focused shows, you will receive Garden Ridge Lion event information. Click here for the website


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                             HOW WE SERVE
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Year In Review                                      2015 - 2016 


Garden Ridge Lions Club Activity Report. ​​Click here for the full report​


Donate used glasses (including sunglasses and 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, Garden Ridge TX 78266).  Click here for additional information
Congratulations to Chuck Elia who received a 35 year Longevity Chevron from Lions District Governor Mike Smith 
                    Connect with friends,                              family and other                                    people you may know                            on the Garden Ridge                            Lions Facebook page
                                                    Hearing Schedule Volunteer needed:  ​Dick Holloway is                                                           looking for a volunteer to work with him on the development                                                       of the hearing schedule for the 2017. If interested,Contact                                                         Dick [rehhardwood@earthlink.net].  In 2016, 47 Lions and                                                         spouses conducted hearing testing at 32 schools within New                                                     Braunfels/Comal County ISD’s. Over 7000 students were                                                           tested.  

                                                   This program is conducted under the auspices of the State of                                                    Texas ​and provides school medical staff assistance in                                                                identifying children who have hearing difficulties.

​​​ACTION: I need action by both past volunteers and new volunteers.

Those volunteers who participated last year's hearing testing, please advise if you are willing to volunteer for the fall 2017 hearing testing session. Those not currently a volunteer, please consider participating in the program. It is a most rewarding effort to work with the young students in our community. We need all the volunteers we can get.

Those new volunteers interested to becoming a hearing tester are requested to contact Dick Holloway by e-mail (rehhardwood@earthlink.net​) or phone (210-651-7431) and advise of your interest to participate. Spouses and friends are welcome to participate so consider them in your response.  I look forward to your positive response.  Regards, Dick
Congratulations to Mike and Tonya Heath. Garden Ridge Lion's newest members.  Bill Foote, Lion Hunter, presenting and Albert Haddad, sponsor.
 
Garden Ridge (GR) Lions donate to Hope Hospice: From L to R: Randy Maschek, Past President, GR Lions Club; Kathleen Krueger, Development & Communications Coordinator, HOPE Hospice; and Jim Newbold, GR Lions.

Texas Lions Camp enrollment  Reach out in the community and make prospective campers and their parents aware that they can sign-up online at www.lionscamp.com.
Many Garden Ridge Lions, Scouts and volunteers participated this year's Lion's​ Camp work day(s) in Kerrville. My sincere thanks to all involved in this most worthy project. Regards, Dick Holloway.

Click here to see photos
The 2017 District 2-S3 Convention was held in Manor, Texas on Saturday, May 13th. The convention kicked off at Manor High School starting at 7:30 am. The Opening Ceremony started at 8:25 am followed by the Memorial Service to recognize our departed Lions presented by the Garden Ridge Lions Club.
Girls and Boys State: We are supporting 3 HS Seniors to attend this year’s Girls State in Seguin and 4 HS Seniors to attend this year’s Boys State at the University of Texas, in Austin. It takes $425 to support each girl and $295 for each boy. Girl and Boys State is intended to educate our youth in the duties, privileges and responsibilities of American citizenship; give future citizens, in a realistic manner, an opportunity to learn the problems of government by performing the same duties as real office holders in the everyday world; inform them of the rights and privileges of American citizenship; and instill a deep sense of the personal responsibilities and obligations which this citizenship entails. 
Lone Star Lions Eye Bank: The GR Lions is donating $100 to the LSLEB to help purchase a new Eye/Cornea refrigeration unit.

Leader Dogs: The GR Lions donated $400 to the Leader Dogs for the Blind Program.

Lone Star Books: We donated $243.00 to the Garden Ridge Library to purchase the Lone Star Book series for the library’s children reading program
Hearing Aids: We donated $250.00 to Aileen Mojica for loaner hearing aids.
Click here to see photos taken at the Melvin Jones Lions International Memorial at Fort Thomas, Arizona....plus read some of the history associated with Melvin Jones’ Birthplace.

​​Photos taken by Lions Robert Balch and Nadine Knaus, Garden Ridge Lions Club.
Scholarships: Twelve scholarships were presented to seniors from local area high schools at our regular membership meeting on April 26th; each scholarship was for $750.00, for
a total donation of $9,000.00. Receiving scholarships were Jordan Douglas, Dustin Helton, Taylor Hencshel, Anna Long, Sarah Moberley, Alessandro Preda, Claire Therese Rosales,
Sydney Marie Rubey, Shelby Marie Steinbach, Caitlyn Strickland, Jacob Sturman and Christopher Toudouze. Click here to see photos.