Lions Gumbo Fundraiser


The Goliad Lions Club will hold their first ever Gumbo fundraiser on Saturday May 8th from 11a-1p at the Goliad Community Center on S. Market St.

A 16 oz. portion of chicken & sausage gumbo and rice will be served with potato salad, cornbread and cookies.  Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from any Lions Club member.  Only 120 tickets will be sold, so hurry up and get yours before they run out.

All proceeds benefit local charities.







Back in Person Meeting...It Felt Really Good!


It's been just over a year, March 17th, since the Goliad Lions Club had a full meeting, and our first full meeting was a huge success.  Much business was taken care of, including plans for our upcoming Gumbo fundraiser on May 8th (see attached story.)  The Lions also welcomed Ms. Sheila Edwards as a guest and prospective member to the club.  Ms. Edwards has been a strong supporter of our club and we welcome her.

PDG Lion Julie Dentler was also presented with the Lions International Centennial pin for her continued work to spread the works of Lionism.  President Mindy Sullivan presented PDG Julie with her award.  Congratulations Lion Julie on yet another award.

The Goliad Lions Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at noon at the Blue Quail Deli in historic downtown Goliad.  Come join the best and largest service organization in the world.








Your Goliad Lions In Action:  Goliad Main Street Annual Easter Egg Hunt

On Thursday April 1st, Lion President Mindy Sullivan and Lion Elaine Noland assisted the Goliad Main Street Program with their "Annual Easter Egg Hunt" on the Goliad County Courthouse Square in downtown Goliad.  

This year, a record 18,874 plastic Easter eggs were brought in for event, as well as 650 Kona snow cones, 10 bicycles and 2 baskets for the Goliad Elementary School students, It's a Small World Nursery School and Little Rascals Daycare children, who came in shifts and have the best fun finding the eggs.

Thanks to Lions Mindy and Elaine, as well as the entire community of Goliad who came together to make this a special day.






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. 






2021-2022 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 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.






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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