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.




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