Our Mission

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Mission Statement

Everett Lions, part of Lions International, shares the Lions International mission statement – to create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation. The Everett Lions Club has served the Everett community and its citizens since 1939 and will continue that goal into the future, remembering the Lions motto, “We Serve”.

We give back to the community in which we live, and also participate in international efforts to aid those in need.

Lions International Purposes

To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world

To promote the principles 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 efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works, and private endeavors

To show our faith in the worthiness of our vocation by industrious application to the end that we may merit a reputation for quality of service

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

To remember that in building up our business, it is not necessary to tear down another’s, to be loyal to our clients or customers and true to ourselves, whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of our position or action towards others, to resolve such doubt against ourselves

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

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

To be careful with our criticism and liberal with our praise; to build up and not destroy