Carterville Lions Club

                   Carterville Lions Club(Illinois)



Chartered 1922

Meets @ 6:30 pm every Thursday 


300 E. Illinois

Carterville, Il. 62918


The Lions Club sponsors and does the full operation of the annual Free Fair(see FREE FAIR tab on menu at top)

The Club sponsors the annual Carterville HAUNTED HAYRIDE(see Hayride tab)

Does the annual CANDY DAY program

Purchases eyeglasses for deserving individuals who cannot afford them.

Takes on various community projects. Last year we installed electric pedestials at Cannon Park for our Annual Free Fair booth renters.

Sponsors Hearing Aid bus operated by Lions of Illinois.

Our Club house is owned by the Carterville Lions and is used by other organizations including the Senior Citizens as a base to serve meals to seniors and desciminate meals around town to seniors that cannot come to the club.

What joining a Lions Club does for you

***It enables you to be of service:

   **to your community

   **to your state and nation

   **to your fellow man

**It develops your personality

**It makes new friends for you

**It helps make you a leader

**It continues your education

**It enhances your prestige

**It offers relaxation

**It offers good fun, fun and fellowship


Lions Clubs International Objects and Ethics:

                   To Create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.

To Promote the principle of good government and good citizenship.

To Take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.

To Unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.

To Provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.

To Encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.

Lions Code of Ethics:

To Show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.

To Seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.

To Remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another's; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.

Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to resolve such doubts against myself.

To Hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.

Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state, and my community, as to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act, and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor and means.

To Aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.

To Be Careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.


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