"Where there is a need, there is a Lion"
Brief History of the Garden Ridge Lions Club
A community-wide effort to help individuals and families in times of need or disaster has long been a characteristic of the rural Southwest. This willingness to assist neighbors in times of crisis seemed inherent to the early residents of the Garden Ridge and Bracken communities. The rapid development of the area during the early 1970’s brought the realization that some type of formal organization was required to grow with the community while simultaneously meeting their increased charitable and civic needs. This realization “planted the seed” and resulted in the founding charter of the Garden Ridge Lions Club on March 6th, 1973. Formal presentation of the Charter was made on April 25, 1973 at a banquet held at the Randolph Air Force Base Non-Commissioned Officers’ Club.
The Garden Ridge Lions Club is in Multiple District 2-S3, Region V and Zone B. There are 49 active clubs in our District 2-S3. Some of our nearby clubs include:
1. Bulverde Lions Club
2. Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club
3. New Braunfels Lions Club
4. New Braunfels Evening Lions Club
6. Schertz/Cibolo Lions Club
Our Club Meeting Format
Our general membership meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.
Garden Ridge Community Center
9400 Municipal Pkwy, Garden Ridge, Texas, 78266
6:30pm Social Time
7:00pm Meeting Start
- Call to order
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Introduction of guests
- Announcements & Club Business Items
- Optional Guest Speaker
- Dismissal – “Lion Roar”
Lions Club Dues
Our dues are $75/quarter. Our dues pay for member meals at meetings and other administrative expenses of our club. New members pay an entry fee of $80. This includes the new members’ Lion vest and entry fees to Lions Club International.