Goliad Lions Achieve District and International Recognition



February 2021 has been really good for the Goliad Lions Club.  First off, the Goliad Lions were chosen to be recognized at the annual MD-2 meeting, which was held in Kerrville, February 4-6.  The Goliad Lions Club was recognized for their continued projects to help combat hunger in Goliad County, most notably their monthly assistance at the Goliad County Outreach.

Next, the Goliad Lions Club was recognized in the February 2021 online edition of the Lions International Magazine.  A screenshot of the mention is featured above.  While the mention is only 3 lines long due to the amount of stories featured, we still feel like it's a 5 page feature story.  The mention can be found at

Congratulations to all of the Goliad Lions for all of the hard work they do, and a special thanks to Lions Magazine and everyone at the District Level.







Flag Season is Here.  Do You Have Your Flag?


2021 is officially here, which means that a new year of our flag project is upon us.  We will start the new year with Presidents' Day in late February, followed by five other Federal holidays throughout the year. 

Now is the time to contact a Lions Club member to arrange to have a flag flying proudly in your yard. Contact Lion Bill Schaefer at and we will contact you right away to make arrangements. 






Your Goliad Lions Club...Giving Back to the Community


Members of the Goliad Lions Club have been busy this holiday season with several events having taken place.  Your Lions have been busy giving back to the community of Goliad on several occassions, most notably the following:

Goliad Lions presented a check in the amount of $750.00 to Beulah White of Goliad, after Mrs. White and her family lost their home to a devastating fire on Thanksgiving.

(L to R: Lion Linda Rodriguez, Lion Julie Dorsett, Mrs.  Beulah White, Lion Emma Soto-Guerra, Lion Mary Ashton, President Mindy Sullivan.)


Lion Elaine Noland graced the Goliad County Senior Citizens Center with her beautiful vocal talents during the Christmas holiday, much to the delight of the center's members.  Thank you Lion Elaine for this special gift.


PDG Malakai Gore and her husband, Lion Johnny Gore shared their culinary talents recently at the La Bahia Adult Day Care in Goliad.  Lions Johnny and Malakai served Gumbo to the residents, and from what we hear, nobody left hungry.  Thank you Lions Johnny and Malakai.


Goliad Lions Club "Silver Santa Bandits" President Mindy Sullivan and PDG Malakai Gore took time out of their busy schedules to help wrap Christmas gifts for children in need of Goliad County for the annual Goliad County Sheriff's Office "Silver Santa Program."













Goliad Lions Donate Water Bottles to Goliad Elementary School



YOUR GOLIAD LIONS IN ACTION (yet again): Members of the Goliad Lions Club made a presentation of plastic water bottles to Goliad Elementary School. Accepting the bottles on behalf of GEMS was Principal Patricia Huber.
The Lions spent $665.50 on the donation, with about half of the monies coming from what the Lions would normally be spending on their noon meals if they had been meeting in person.
Lion Elaine Noland spearheaded the effort by meeting with Principal Huber about going green and having each GEMS student assigned their own water bottle, instead of buying cases of bottled water every week. Each classroom also has a 5-gallon bottle of water with a spigot, so this donation of bottles will save money and save on the environment.
Thanks to Lion Elaine Noland, Principal Huber and GISD.



Goliad Middle School/Lions Peace Poster Winners Announced


Congratulations to our Peace Poster winner Jillian McDaniel.  Her poster (Poster #2)  will be going to the district level which will be judged at the District Cabinet Meeting Saturday, October 17.

2nd place--Emery Seaman (Poster #1)
3rd place--Lily Knetl (Poster #3)
We had 84 entries this year.  A big thanks to Sara Aleman, GMS art teacher and to all students who entered.
The second and third place posters along with 10 honorable mention posters will be displayed in the windows of the Goliad County Library beginning next Monday afternoon.
Thanks to all who voted.   Voting was different this year due to the Corona Virus, but we got it done!  And another big thank you to Lion Elaine Noland for being in charge of this contest.





Goliad Lions Vote to Donate Funds Locally


At it's recent ZOOM meeting on July 21, the Goliad Lions Club elected to donate their August meal fees to the Goliad County Ministerial Alliance.  The organization, devoted to helping those in need, will be receiving what would have been spent on meals for the members' two August meetings.  The Lions voted to donate these funds to a different local cause each month that the members cannot hold their meetings in person.  As of right now, the meetings are being held via ZOOM.







You Can't Keep a Good Lion Down


Have you ever heard the saying "you can't keep a good man down?"  The Goliad Lions Club takes it a step further with "you can't keep a good Lion down."  Despite the fact that the Blue Quail Deli, where we meet every two weeks has shut down for a deep cleaning this week, this doesn't deter our Lions as we met online with Zoom for our first ever digital meeting.  Of course, this won't be a regular habit, as we expect to be back to meetings in person soon at the Blue Quail.  Until then, we will meet online again on Tuesday July 21st.  Congratulations also goes out to Lion President Mindy Sullivan for doing a great job as the incoming President for 2020-2021.  What a way to start your first meeting.









Goliad Scouts Graduate



Seven members from Boy Scouts Troop 60 were Goliad High School class of 2020 graduates. This is the largest group of scouts to graduate in several years. The scouts have been together since Cub Scout Pack 64, many of them since the pack was restarted in 2009 by Matt and Erika Bochat. Together they have completed thousands of community service hours for Goliad County. Pictured are (from left) Kadin Pinson, Life Scout; John Cowan, Eagle Scout; Jordan Polreck, Eagle Scout; Justin Swize, Eagle Scout; Jackson Bochat, Eagle Scout; Xavier Perry, Eagle Scout and Kristopher Shockley, Life Scout.

Congratulations to these outstanding young men.  The Goliad Lions Club is extremely proud to sponsor Boy Scout Troop 60. (photo/story courtesy of Goliad Advance Guard)







Your Lions Busy in The Community


If you ever get the chance and go by the Goliad County Outreach on East End St., it won't surprise you to find some of our Goliad Lions helping to bag grocery items for those in need. 

This week, you would happen to see Lion President-Elect Mindy Sullivan and Lion Julie Dorsett in action.  Our Lions bagged canned goods, rice, nuts, cereal and spaghetti for a total of 125 bags.

Thank you Lion Mindy and Lion Julie for all that you do for Lionism.








Goliad Lions Club Meet Again.  It's good to be back!


Tuesday June 2, 2020 was an exciting day as the Goliad Lions Club met together for the first time since March.  All the members in attendance practiced social distancing and a very good meeting was held.

Lion President Alice Schneider presented Lion Secretary Harvin Suggs with the Lions International Centennial Membership Award for membership retention.  Contratulations Lion Harvin!

One of the more touching items to present to the club was a glass plaque received by the club from the Lions Eye Bank of Texas.  Earlier in the year, the club made a sizeable contribution to the Eye Bank in honor of Lion Werger Dohmann, who passed away earlier this year.  The plaque will be presented at a later date to his widow Vernell Dohmann.







2020-2021 Goliad Lions Club Officers Elected



The newest slate of officers for the Goliad Lions Club have been voted on.  They are as follows:

President:  Mindy Sullivan

Vice-President:  Linda Rodriguez

Secretary:  Mary Ashton

Treasurer:  Harvin Suggs

Tail Twister:  Bill Schaefer

Membership Chairperson:  Carmen Kraatz


Congratulations to our newest incoming officers who will take office on July 1st.  Special thanks go out to our 2019-2020 officers who will be stepping down.


















Goliad Lions Awarded



At the recent Goliad County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet, which was held at Schroeder Hall, some of our Lions members were awareded for their upstanding contributions to the community and beyond.  We congratulate Lions Linda Rojas-Rodriguez, Carmen Kraatz and Elaine Noland for their dedication.   Presenting the Lions Club Agriculture Award for this year was Lion President Alice Schneider to local rancher Jim Bluntzer.  Congratulations to all!






In Memorium

Lion Werger Dohmann

September 16, 1931-February 21, 2020

Goliad Lions Club Member Since September 1, 1952

WERGER LEE DOHMANN GOLIAD - Werger Lee Dohmann passed away February 21, 2020 in Victoria, Texas at the age of 88. He was born in Weesatche in Goliad County on September 16, 1931 to Alfred and Lydia Enke Dohmann. Werger attended school in Weesatche and graduated from Goliad High School in 1949. He attended Tower Business College in San Antonio, American Institute of Banking and Victoria College. He married Vernell Straube of Yorktown on April 10, 1955. Werger served in the United States Army at Fort Hood, Texas, Japan and Korea from 1953 - 1955, where he attended school and became a court reporter. He was employed for 47 years by the First National Bank of Goliad as teller, loan officer and vice president. He and his father were cattle ranchers in Goliad County and he also enjoyed gardening and playing dominoes. Werger was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Goliad. Through the years, he was active and served in positions for many community organizations including the Goliad Lions Club since September 1, 1952, American Legion, Goliad Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Goliad County Farm Bureau, Goliad 4-H Club, Senior Citizens Center, Goliad County Historical Commission, Goliad Industrial Foundation, and Goliad County Fair Association. He was a recipient of the Goliad County Historical Commission Werger Dohmann award, the Goliad Educational Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016, the Lions Club International Presidents Award and Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, and the Farm Bureau Pioneer Award. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vernell; three children Diane Gregory and husband Thomas, Brian Dohmann and wife Anne, and Karen Thompson and husband Joe; seven grandchildren Andrea Page (Matt), Nicole Baumann (James), Loryn Cole (James), Jenna Thompson, Heidi Cortes (Samuel), Lindsay Thompson, and Seth Dohmann; four great grandchildren, Charli and Max Page, Emerson and Lakyn Cortes. Werger was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Lydia (Enke) Dohmann, son Craig Dohmann, and infant brother Charles Werner Dohmann. Visitation will be Monday, February 24th from 5- 7 pm at Grace Funeral Home, Goliad. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 25th at 2 pm at St. John's Lutheran Church in Goliad. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bruce Straube, Scott Straube, Matt Page, James Baumann, James Cole, and Samuel Cortes. The family would like to thank Dr. Larry Riedel and the many dedicated caregivers who provided him loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or MD Anderson Cancer Center. Arrangements under the personal care and trust of Grace Funeral of Goliad.






Goliad Lions Host Zone 10 Meeting

The Goliad Lions Club Hosted the recent District 2-S4 Zone Meeting at La Bahia Restaurant in Goliad.  29 members were in attendance representing clubs from Goliad, Lake Jackson, Brazosport Noon, Victoria and Victoria Downtown Lions.  Lions President Alice Schneider and Zone Chairperson Sally Kocian led a lively meeting which included reports from the clubs in attendance on their recent activities and ideas.  Congratulations to Lion Charles Dentler on being the night's winner of the 50/50 drawing.






Texas  Lions Camp 2020 Registration is Now Open


The 2020 Texas Lions Camp for Crippled and Diabetic Children is now having open enrollments for their summer 2020 sessions.  If you have or know of a child in need of these wonderful services in Kerrville, Texas, contact a Goliad Lion ASAP, as spaces fill fast.







Goliad Troop 60 Flag Retirement Ceremony







Goliad's Boy Scout Troop 60 conducted their flag retiring ceremony. They had collected several boxes and bags of flags from flag owners. Flags which were ...faded, torn or beyond repair are to be disposed of properly. Boy Scouts are trained to do this. Their own flag was raised for one last honor as the Pledge of Alliegence was recited. It was then taken down, properly folded, then placed thoughtfully into a burning fire where it would burn till no part of it was recognizable as an American Flag. A new flag was raised and honored for the end of the ceremony. Afterwords the scouts or anyone present who wished todo so, placed worn flags into the fire. The whole process was very moving. Thank you Troop 60 for doing this service for your community.

If you know anyone who may need a flag retired or anyone 6th grade or older boys in the Goliad and surrounding area that may be interested in scouting, contact Bethany Allen, assistant Scout Master for Troop 60 by email at or by phone at 361-491-1413.








International Peace Poster Contest

For over three decades, Lions clubs around the globe have been sponsoring a very special art contest in schools and youth groups. Creating peace posters gives children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity.  The Goliad Lions Club is proud to once again sponsor the annual contest.  Our thanks goes out to Vicki Wimberly's Goliad Middle School art classes for once again providing stunning artwork for our members to judge.  The entries were judged and here are our winners:

1st Place:  Genevieve Alcala

2nd Place: Sadie Palmie

3rd Place:  Shaelynn Allagria







The Goliad Lions Club is a proud sponsor of La Bahia Adult Day Care.  Go to "Photo Gallery" page and see what we have donated yet again to the wonderful folks.






The Goliad Lions Club, a nonprofit organization, was chartered on June 17, 1948.  Our club is dedicated to serving ALL of Goliad County and to enriching the lives of all.


Goliad Lions Club members participate in and dedicate themselves to the following fundraisers:

  • U.S. Flag Program*
  • Annual Garage Sale*

*All proceeds from the above fundraisers benefit local charities.



  • Scholarships to Goliad High School Seniors
  • Boy Scout Troop 60
  • La Bahia Adult Daycare Center
  • Goliad Pet Adoption
  • Food Bank of The Golden Crescent
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Recycle for Sight Used Eyeglasses
  • Eyeglasses for Needy Chidren
  • Texas Lions Camp
  • Liions Eye Bank of Texas
  • Leader Dogs for the Blind
  • District 2-S4 Disaster Relief Fund
  • District 2-S4 Youth Contests (Lions Peace Poster Contest at Goliad Middle School)
  • Texas Lions Foundation
  • Lions Club International Foundation

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community.


Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.

Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.

Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.

Our Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.

Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.

Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.

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Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.




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