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Winners Announced for Goliad/Refugio Lions Clubs Raffle Fundraiser


The Goliad and Refugio Lions Clubs would like to thank each and everyone who purchased tickets to our joint fundraising raffle. Your support helps provide funds to so many projects and organizations that are too many to list.
Our sincere gratitude to ALL of the Lions who went out of their way to make this fundraiser a smashing success. Each and every one of you showed your true definition of “Lionism.”
Here are the winners…..
1st Place—$4,000–Tammy Van Ness
2nd Place—$2,000-Rudy Vela
3rd Place—$1,500-Tommy Butler
4th Place—$1,000-Dora Cantu
5th Place—$800—Meaghan Franz
6th Place—$600—Mindy Sullivan
7th Place—$500—Lalana Brooks
8th Place—$500—Lorraine McDonald
9th Place—$500—Megan Rodriguez
10th Place-$500—Donald McClure
11th Place-$500—-Lorraine McDonald
12th Place-$400—Cindy Stanley
13th Place-$400—Wes Holmstrom
14th Place-$300—Jimmie Triska
15th Place-$300—Mandy Nixon
16th Place-$250—Krystal Garcia
17th Place-$250—Mandy Nixon
18th Place-$250—Kerri Cox
19th Place-$250—Russell Dorsett
20th Place-$200—Margaret Fisseler






Goliad Lions Club Receives Prestigious "President's Award" 



Several Goliad Lions Club members were on hand on Saturday November 4th at the General Zaragoza Society for their annual ZECA Awards Banquet.  

The prestigious "President's Award" was bestowed upon the Goliad Lions Club for their dedication and support of the community.

We thank the General Ignacio Zaragoza Society for this honor, and we thank you and your members for their many years of service to Goliad County and beyond.









Lion Sheila Edwards and Lion President Robin Alaniz recipients of "Women of Distinction"



Some exciting and well deserved news as Goliad Lion Sheila Edwards and Lion President Robin Alaniz were both awarded the "Coastal Bend's 50  Women of Distinction." 
Outstanding women are nominated at large from multiple counties and selected by a panel of judges. The Coastal Bend Women of Distinction program highlights the best and the brightest women throughout the footprint of Coastal Bend Publishing

“This distinction is not solely reserved for the CEOs and powerhouse businesswomen, though we certainly showcase our share of those,” said Coastal Bend Publishing Vice President Dennis Wade. “A woman of distinction might well be a CEO, a powerhouse businesswoman, a stay-at-home mother, a working mother, a teacher, a police officer, a school secretary, a church volunteer, a retail sales associate, a waitress, and so on.”

A celebration was held on Thursday, September 28th at the Coastal Bend College Auditorium in Beeville. 
Our sincere congratulations to these two outstanding "Women of Distinction" who are also "Lions of Distinction."










Lion Diana Rubio Shares An Awesome Award To The Club


What an awesome surprise at our Goliad Lions Club meeting, when Lion Diana Rubio informed the club of her recent recognition.
Lion Diana showed the club her award and lapel pin from South Texas Blood and Tissue honoring her for reaching the “3 gallon goal of blood donation.”  This is indeed a great achievement, and we are all proud of her goal. Lion Diana stated that this took about two years to complete, and she encourages all to donate, as we are in a critical shortage of blood and plasma here in South Texas.
Lion Diana, you are what “Lionism” is all about.







A New Lions Year And A New Goliad Lions President Is Sworn In



The Goliad Lions Club started out their 2023-2024 year with the swearing in of new and returning officers and directors, as well as our incoming president.  Lion Robin Alaniz was sworn in as our new President by District Governor Madeleine Birdsong.  Thank you Governor, for your attendance and for swearing in our new slate.








Goliad Lions Celebrate Their 75th Anniversary In Style





On Saturday June 17th, the Goliad Lions Club held a gala banquet at the Julie Wimberly Memorial Building to celebrate their 75th anniversary.  On hand were Lions not only from our own club, but from numerous clubs stretching out as far as Katy, Texas.

Our guest speaker for the evening was Past International President Jimmy Ross, who gave those in attendance a motivational speech about Lionism and his efforts to spread Lionism throughout the world.

Of course, all of this could not have happened if it weren't for the hard work of ALL of the Lions who pitched in and made this night special.  Thank you Lions, for all you do.

To see the complete collection of pictures from the event, please visit our Goliad Lions page on Facebook.









City of Goliad Issues Proclamation to Goliad Lions Club



At their May 24th meeting, the City of Goliad formally issued a proclamation to the Goliad Lions Club in recognition of their upcoming 75th Anniversary, which will culminate with a grand banquet at the Julie Wimberly Memorial Building on Saturday June 17th, the date of the original charter.

Spearheading the effort to get the proclamation issued was Lion Diana Rubio, and she was on hand as Mayor Moses and the council made the proclamation official.  Also on hand was Lion Robin Alaniz, who is also a member of the Goliad Council.  

Our sincere thanks to the City of Goliad for their continued support of the Goliad Lions Club.
















Goliad High School Seniors Awarded The 2023 Lions Club Scholarships



On May 3rd, Goliad Lions Sheila Edwards, Martha Saathoff and Elaine Noland were on hand to present the annual Goliad Lions Club Scholarships to these most deserving students:

Maria Perez, Harley Jarzombek adn Kolton Duval.

We are so proud of each of our 2023 recipients for all that they have accomplished and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.




Lion Sheila Edwards Named the 2023 "Anne Kohler Outstanding Citizen of the Year"



At this year's annual Goliad County Chamber of Commerce Banquet, our own Lion Sheila Edwards was honored as the “Anne Kohler Outstanding Citizen of the Year.”
Mere words cannot express how proud we are to be in your company and to know that everything you have accomplished was well deserved.
BTW, Lion Sheila is in great company, as our Past President, Lion Mindy Sullivan achieved this milestone herself last year.






Say hi, to our latest "Doing Good Things For The Community" recipient.


Cameron Capistran was presented his award this week at GHS by Lions Diana Rubio, Carol New and Julie Dorsett, as well as Principal Patricia Huber.
Cameron is no shrinking violet, as these are just a few of the organizations he has helped out with:
• Goliad Lions Club.
• Fannin Street Methodist Church.
• Goliad Athletic Booster Club.
• Weesatche 4 Warriors.
• Goliad County 4-H.
• Goliad FFA.
• Goliad Knights of Columbus.
• Adopt A Hwy.
• Fannin Volunteer Fire Dept.
• Annual Tour De Goliad Bike Ride.
• Ander-Weser Volunteer Fire Dept.
• Goliad High School Student Council.
• Goliad Go Texan Committee
If you think that was something, check out these further accomplishments :
• Member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where he is an Alter Server.
• 2022-2023 Texas 4-H Poultry Ambassador.
• 2022-2023 Texas 4-H Healthy South Texas Ambassador.
• Organized a Prayer Vigil for the Uvalde students and teachers that lost their lives on May 24th.
• Organized the “Wear Maroon” on Sept. 6th, to support Uvalde ISD’s first day of school. 
• Organized donations of drinks & snacks for the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Dept. (Kleberg County) during the South Texas Wildfires in May 2022.
• Organized donations of water & snacks for the 5 local Volunteer Fire Dept.’s in Goliad County.
• As a member of Stampede 4-H, making decorations for Valentine’s Day & Veteran’s Day for La Bahia Nursing & Rehabilitation.
• Donated to Berclair Ministries (They donate personal items, clothing, shoes, etc. to women’s shelters.)
• As a member of the GHS Student Council, he leads the prayer at all the Goliad Tiger Friday night home football games.
• Made a basket of snacks for a homebound elderly resident in Berclair, Tx.
• As a member of GHS Student Council painted the Tiger Paws along Tiger Drive. 
• As a member of Stampede 4-H Club donated a turkey for a Thanksgiving meal to a local family in need.
• Donated cleaning supplies to the local Pet Adoption Shelter.
• Donated to Pennies for Paws. (They make monetary donations to the local Pet Adoption shelters.)
• Has assisted in putting out and picking up the US Flags for the Goliad Lions Club during various holidays.
• Donated Charcuterie Boards to: Goliad Education Foundation Boots & Boas fundraiser and Weesatche 4 Warriors Silent Auction.
• He was the Master of Ceremonies at the Goliad High School Talent Show.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Cameron for for being a shining example of what a great GHS student is, and can be. We are proud of all of you!



Your Goliad Lions In Action Helping To Beautify Downtown Goliad



Hats off to our Lion President Linda Rojas Rodriguez and Past President Mindy Sullivan for participating as Goliad Main Street board members in helping out to beautify historic Downtown Goliad recently.  The following is a re-post from the Goliad Main Street Facebook page:

We had an AMAZING planting crew this morning in Downtown Goliad. They helped plant 25 planters with Spring pops of color, watered and mulched. Huge thank you to our Goliad High School students and Main Street Board!
Goliad High School
-Mollie Janota
-Gabriela Sertuche
-Kassidy Diebel
-Kailyn Wendel
-Haley Clapsaddle
-Elena Martinez
-Serenity Hernandez
-Julianne Horner
Main Street Goliad
-Keli Miller
-Ida Hernandez
-Mindy Sullivan
-Renee Stroman
-Abigail Headstream
-Jason Howard
-Linda Rodriguez
Like the plants you see in the photo? Hop on over to The Garden’s Path and you can find the plants we used in the layout.  These are all in full sun areas.


Meet Our Latest "Doing Good Things For The Community" Recipient


Say hi to the Goliad Lions Club “Doing Good Things For The Community” recipient. We recognize the Rotary Club of Goliad for taking on the Silver Santa Program this past year, and all they do for the community of Goliad.
Accepting the award from Goliad Lions President Linda Rojas Rodriguez is Beth Young Trcka with the Rotary Club of Goliad.





Congratulations To Our Latest "Doing Good Things For The Community" Recipient


Mr. Arturo "Art" Garza was recently recognized by the Goliad Lions Club for his outstanding charitable work to the citizens of Goliad County.  Art is an inspiration to all who know him and those who have benefited from his generosity.  On behalf of the Goliad Lions Club, we salute you with our "Doing Good Things for The Community" award.








Meet Our Latest "Doing Good Things For The Community" Recipients


We round out the month of October with not ONE, but TWO very deserving recipients of our "Doing Good Things fo the Community."

We proudly celebrated October as "National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month."  To help with this we couldn't be more thrilled to present our latest awards to these very fine women: Dawn Blackmon with Goliad Pet Adoption, and Patricia Compton with Dog House Art House.  It is without a doubt that due to these two women and what they have done for animal welfare, that thousands of animals have a fighting chance to live a good life.

Presenting Dawn her award is Goliad Lions President Linda R. Rodriguez.

Presenting Patricia her award is Lion Elaine Noland.








Meet Our Latest "Doing Good Things For The Community" Recipient


Meet our latest "Doing Good Things for the Community" recipient.  Lion Sheila Edwards was on hand to present our prestigious award to Elizabeth Wilson, the Methodist Healthcare Ministries Nurse.

Gil Paredez, Pastor of First United Methodist Church was on hand to congratulate Nurse Wilson for her achievement.

Congratulations from all of us at the Goliad Lions Club.










Goliad Lions to Host Next Zone 9 Meeting on November 15


Goliad Lions will be hosting our second zone meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 at the Goliad Community Center.

Dinner will include tea or water along with desserts.   The cost will be $20.00 per member.

Social time will begin @ 5:30pm followed by dinner at 6:15pm.   BYOBJ

Each Lions Club is being asked to bring a wrapped toy/gift for either a child or a senior citizen.   Please label which group your gift will pertain to; such as a child toy (boy/girl/infant/elementary) or senior gift (suggestions:  socks, toiletries, snacks, etc.)

Please spread this message to the members in your Lions Club.  We'd love to see our zone meeting attendance soar!

RSVP to Linda Rodriguez by emailing or by calling her at 361/484-4211.

Thank you for all you do in lionism!

Jac Lev

Zone 9 Chairperson










Meet Our Latest Recipient of Our "Doing Good Things For The Community."



Congratulations go out to our latest "Doing Good Things for the Community" recipient.  This time, the award goes to the Goliad County Library for their work this summer on "Project Cool," which saw donated fans given to those who didn't have air conditioning or couldn't afford their sky-high electricity bills and had to cut back.

The award was presented y Lions Sheila Edwards and Mindy Sullivan, who are also Board Members with the library.

Pictured l-r:  Lion Sheila Edwards, Goliad Library staff Verna Hutchinson, Claudine Janota, Debbie Coronado and Lion Mindy Sullivan.








Meet Our Newest Lions


The Goliad Lions Club would like to take this opportunity to welcome our newest members:  Lion Diana Rubio, Lion Carol New and Lion Marilyn Roe.  Lion Roe was sworn in by District Governor Vicky Dulin and sponsored by PDG Julie Dentler.  It's an honor and a pleasure to have you with us.










Meet Our Latest Recipient of Our "Doing Good Things For The Community."


This week, Lion Sheila Edwards presented the Goliad Lions Club "Doing Good Things for The Community" to the First Baptist Church "Goliad Youth on a Mission" (GYM.)  We are proud of the work they do for the youth of Goliad County in giving them purpose.  Accepting on behalf of First Baptist Church is Assistant Minister Jason Howard.


Photo by Wanda Pounds










Goliad Lions "End of The Year Celebration" Is A Reason To Party!




On Tuesday July 5th, the Goliad Lions Club, along with their spouses, celebrated the end of their 2021-2022 "Lions Year" with a party at the Lions Club Community Center.


A delicious chicken spaghetti dinner and all the trimmings was prepared by our outgoing President Mindy Sullivan.  Following dinner, a Powerpoint presentation by Lion Bill Schaefer was shown to the club, outlining our activities of the past year. 


Lion PDG Malakai Gore was the emcee for the evening, and presented various awards of excellence to the following Lions:  Harvin Suggs, Mary Ashton, Mindy Sullivan, and Julie Dorsett.


Lion PDG Gore then swore in new and returning Lions to their officer and director positions:Bill Schaefer, Mindy Sullivan, Robin Alaniz, Harvin Suggs, Mary Ashton and Linda R. Rodriguez.


To top off the night, PDG Gore then informed the club that we are NUMBER ONE in District 2-S4 amongst all the other clubs in net member gains and other related areas.












Our latest "Doing Good Things For The Community" recipients all bring out the best in first responders




The Goliad Lions Club performed a "trifecta" of sorts by awarding three Goliad County first responder organizations with our "Doing Good Things For The Community" award.

First off, Lion Linda Rojas-Rodriguez presented the Goliad County EMS with their award.  Pat Morales accepted on behalf of the EMS.

Second, Lions Malaki and Johnny Gore presented Goliad County Sheriff Roy Boyd with our award.  We appreciate Sheriff Boyd and his staff for keeping our county safe.

Finally, Lion President Mindy Sullivan presented GVFD Fire Chief Alonzo Morales with his award.It's through his department's dedication and sacrifice that we are safe and sound.

The Goliad Lions Club salutes ALL of our first responder organizations.  We are proud of what you do for us.









Our latest "Doing Good Things For The Community" recipient


The Goliad Lions Club would like to announce our latest recipients of our "Doing Good Things For The Community."  This time we honor Sammy and Jennifer Lopez, owners of The Water Well Cafe, located on the historic Courthouse Square in downtown Goliad.

We salute Sammy and Jennifer for their outreach to the citizens and community of Goliad and look forward to visiting them when they move their restaurant across the square to the old Hanging Tree Restaurant in late May 2022.

Pictured presenting the certificate are Lions Martha Saathoff, Rudy Vela and Bill Schaefer.




Goliad Main Street Director Keli Miller is the Goliad Lions Club latest recipient of the "Doing Good Things for The Community."

Keli was a unanimous choice among the Lions for all the hard work she has done for the community of Goliad, and most importantly, the historic downtown area.  Keli was presented with her certificate by Lion Sheila Edwards and Lion Linda Rodriguez Rubio.

Congratulations Keli on your well deserved honor.  Who will be next???







"Doing Good Things For The Community"


In what can be best described as "long overdue honors," the Goliad Lions Club has been presenting community leaders with certificates for 'doing good things for the community."

Our first two recipients were surprised recently by Lions members who presented the certificates to them.

Sherry Edison Garcia was surprised recently at the Goliad Couny Senior Citizens Center where she was overseeing the latest of many vaccination clinics that she was responsible for bringing to Goliad, so that residents could recceive their Covid-19 shots.  In addition to her community work, Sherry is also a lifelong member of the General Ignacio Zaragoza Society.  Sherry was presented her certificate by Lion Bill Schaefer.

Our next recipient who was surprised by his presentation is Tony Kouba.  Tony is the President of the Goliad County Community Outreach program.  In addition to his duties as a volunterr at the Outreach, Tony is also a long time member of Goliad Knights of Columbus Council 7512.  Tony was presented his certificate by Lions President Mindy Sullivan and Lion Lynn Suggs.

Our congratulations go out to Sherry and Tony for all that they do.

Who will be next????













Honoring Our Peace Poster Contest Winners...And a Very Deserving Donation


At our first meeting of November, the Goliad Lions Club was treated to honoring this year's local Peace Poster winners from Goliad Middle School.

Our Goliad Middle School art students who received the top 3 places in the Lions Club Peace Poster Contest were treated to lunch and given awards for their excellent work.


Kenzie Hinojosa (1st Place)

Daniela DeLeon (2nd Place)

Bellamarie Villalobos (3rd Place)

Kenzie's poster also advanced to the District level and received 3rd place.  Congratulations to all who particiapated, which we hear was over 120 entries!  We also send our heartfelt thanks to GMS Art Teacher, Mrs. Aleman for handling this task for us again this year.

Also, in addition to celebrating our Peace Poster winners, the Lions will be supporting the Water Well Cafe's community Thanksgiving meal.  Thanks to your generosity, the Lions will donate $250.00 toward this endeavor.




"Luca's Luggage"


On August 5th, Emika Moya and Regan Moya talked to the Lions about “Luca’s Luggage.”
When children have to be removed from their homes (abuse, etc.) they are provided with a backpack or suitcase with things that they can consider their own--not having to just throw some things into a trash bag as they leave. The program needs backpacks, little suitcases (both new or gently used), toothbrushes, hair brushes, loofahs, blankets. No foods or perishable items. The program is 501(c)(3).

Today, the Goliad Lions Club was happy to deliver suitcases, backpacks, bags, blankets, and toiletries to Emika Moya for the Luca's Luggage Project to help children in vulnerable situations. Thanks Emika for bringing this project to our attention.




These Lions "Walk the Walk"


Hearty congratulations go out to Lion Sheila Edwards and Lion President Mindy Sullivan for placing 1st and 2nd place as team “Wild Walkers” and team “Faith Walkers” in the Walk Across Texas!Spring 2021 event. The Wild Walkers completed 2,374.52 miles for first place.
Walk Across Texas! Adult is an eight-week program designed to help Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity. Each adult team may include up to 8 team members, all working together to reach the 832-mile goal to make their way across the state of Texas.
Congratulations to Lions Sheila and Mindy on their dedication to staying fit.







"Night With The Stars" Honors Goliad Lions Members


On Tuesday July 20, the Goliad Lions Club honored their members with a star studded "Night with The Stars" at the Community Center on S. Market St.  The Lions and their guests enjoyed a delicious chicken pasta meal prepared by President Mindy Sullivan and fellow Lions.  After viewing a program presented by Lion Bill Schaefer on how they persevered this past year with the pandemic and continuing their meetings through Zoom, the audience was treated to an awards program emceed by PDG Malakai Gore, and ably assisted by Lion Emma Soto-Guerra, as several of the Goliad Lions were presented awards for their service and dedication to Lionism.

All of the Lions were presented gold stars for their service to the community.  Pins were also awarded to the following Lions:

Lion Sheila Edwards--New Member "Rising Star"

President Mindy Sullivan--"Wonder Woman"

Lion Bill Schaefer--"Captain Marvel"

Lion Julie Dorsett--"Flag"

Lion Johnny Gore--"Gumbo Man Apron"

The next highlight of the evening was the presentation of plaques and honorary bricks presented to the following:

Lion Julie Dorsett--LEBT Angel (Lions Eye Bank of Texas) plaque

Hannah Mozisek--Honor Brick at the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville

Keven Mozisek--Honor Brick at the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville

All Lions Members--Harry Wickersham sponsor designation at the next golf tournament fundraiser.

Lions Mindy Sullivan, Mary Ashton and Bill Schaefer (all perfect attendance)--Harry Wickersham sponsor designation at the next golf tournament fundraiser.

Lion Bill Schaefer (Tail Twister/Web Master)--Texas Lions Camp Life Membership plaque and pin.

Lion Harv Suggs (Treasurer)--Texas Lions Camp Life Membership plaque and pin.

Lion Mary Ashton (Secretary)--Texas Lions Camp Life Membership plaque and pin.

The highlight of the evening was a special presentation made by Lion Harv Suggs, who presented Lion President Mindy Sullivan with the "Melvin Jones Fellowship Award."  This award is the is the backbone of Lions International . Presented to those who donate US$1,000 to LCIF or to people for whom a donation was made by others, it's a tremendous contribution to humanity and to the legacy of their founder, Melvin Jones.

The Goliad Lions Club has been an active organization since June 17, 1948, serving the community and needs.  The Goliad Lions meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at noon at the Blue Quail Deli in Goliad.  Come by and see why Lions International is the largest service organization in the world.










A Thrilling Announcement/A Happy Ending




The Goliad Lions Club was thrilled to find out that Mary Flores, Owner of New Image Salon and Gifts, 218 S. Commercial Street in Goliad has made a beautiful Fourth of July wreath.  What makes this wreath special is that it was made to honor her late granddaughter Hannah Mosiek.  Hannah passed away recently, but not before she spent 21 years touching the lives of all those around her.  Hannah even touched and enriched the lives of all of the members of the Goliad Lions Club during her visits, as well as when Hannah was a camper at the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville.

What makes this announcement special was when we found out that Mary Flores will be donating the proceeds from the raffle of the wreath to the Goliad Lions Club at the end of June to say thanks for all we did for Hannah.  Mary, it was indeed our honor, and we really miss Hannah.

Once the raffle was conducted, the winner was announced.  Congratulations to Mary Gleinser of Goliad.  After all funds were collected, $900.00 was raised by Mary Flores and her wonderful staff at New Image Salon.

Thank you Mary Flores.










2021-2022 Goliad Lions Officers Installed and We Officially Install a New Member

It was a wonderful meeting at the Goliad Lions Club as officers for 2021-2022 were installed and we officially welcomed a new member.
Lion Sheila Edwards was officially sworn in as a new member. Lion Sheila was sworn in by First Vice District Governor Vivian Janysek.
First Vice District Governor Janysek was introduced by Past District Governor Malakai Gore who then proceeded to swear in the slate of officers for the new year, which begins July 1.
President Mindy Sullivan
Vice President Linda Rodriguez
Treasurer Lion Harvin Suggs
Secretary Mary Ashton
Tail Twister Bill Schaefer
Congratulations on the new officers and let’s have another great year.














Goliad Lions at Senior Citizens Health Fair


In case you didn't make it to the health fair, which was held at the Goliad County Senior Citizen's Center on May 21st, Lions Mindy Sullivan, Robin Alaniz, Mary Ashton and Malakai Gore represented the Lions Eye Bank of Texas.  Our dedicated Lions presented excellent information on the function of the Eye Bank and what they can do for you.

Thank you Lions for your service to the community.








Lions Gumbo Fundraiser A Success!


The Goliad Lions Club held their first ever Gumbo Fundraiser on Saturday May 8th at the Community Center in Goliad.

A filling, home cooked meal of chicken and sausage gumbo, rice, potato salad, cornbread and desert were served to all who bought tickets in advance.  All of the meals were sold and the proceeds benefit the Lions Eye Bank of Texas.

Our sincere thanks to all who bought tickets, and especially to the excellent turnout of Lions who showed up to work and make this fundraiser a success.







West honored as Goliad Chamber of Commerce/Goliad Lions Club Agriculture Award



Lon West of West Farms Artisanal Grower and Nursery was the 2021 recipient of the Goliad Lions Club Agriculture Award.  Mr. West wasn't able to attend the Goliad Chamber of Commerce banquet, Lion President Mindy Sullivan did the next best thing--she presented the award to him in person at his nursery.  Congratulations to Lon on his award from the Goliad Lions Club.














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. 







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.




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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