UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS
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December 1, 2019
December 7 is the Sooke Lions annual Breakfast with Santa at the Legion, from 9 - 11 on Saturday. We provide a breakfast with pancakes, pork sausages, sliced strawberries with whipped cream, orange juice, coffee & of course candy canes. Although breakfast is on the Sooke Lions, we do accept donations & all donations are given to the Sooke Christmas Bureau.
RCMP MUSICAL RIDE - The Sooke Lions hosted this amazing event in August of 2018, but with the help of many many people in our 'always involved' community. View the video, made by Gail & Dave Nash, not only about the event itself but the behind the scene work that went on to make it such a success, The Musical Ride!
SOME OTHER SOOKE LIONS PROJECTS - Sooke Telephone Book & Business Directory, Ballpark Concession, Sooke Cemetery upkeep, "Breakfast with Santa", Santa Claus Parade, "Hard Times Dance", High School Bursaries, "Lions Project Pride".
NB: Monies collected from these events goes to serve and help the community and people of Sooke.
WHO ARE THE LIONS
We are Volunteer Members of Service Clubs grouped around the world under an International Organization. We enjoy fellowship, develop leadership skills and dedicate part of our time to helping those in need - while making our individual communities a better place in which to live. Lions have been around for over 100 years, forming in 1917. There are currently over 1.4 million Lions in 47,000 Lions Clubs in 0ver 200 Countries.
Purpose and Ethics
Lions Clubs lnternational Purpose
- To Organize, charter and supervise service clubs to be known as Lions clubs.
- To Co-ordinate the activities and standardize the administration of Lions clubs.
- 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 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 Clubs 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 doubt 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 to 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,
and 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.