Welcome to the Carterville Lions Club website.



The Lions motto is WE SERVE and that is what the Carterville Lions Club wants to do for our communities.

The Carterville Lions Club was chartered in 1922.

We meet @ 6:30 pm every Thursday at the CARTERVILLE LIONS Clubhouse at 300 E. Illinois, Carterville, Il. 62918



- screens the eyes of children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years

- sponsors and does the full operation of the annual Free Fair

- sponsors the annual Carterville HAUNTED HAYRIDE

- does the annual CANDY DAY program

- purchases eyeglasses for deserving individuals who cannot afford them.

- takes on various community projects.

- sponsors the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening bus operated by Lion of Illinois.

- sponsors Hearing Aid bus operated by Lions of Illinois.

Our clubhouse is owned by the Carterville Lions and is used by other organizations for their meetings.  it can be rented by calling 618-985-6868.

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 helps you make new friends
  • It helps make you a leader
  • It allows you to continue your education
  • It enhances your prestige
  • It offers relaxation
  • It offers good fun and fellowship


Lions Clubs International Purposes

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.




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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