Mission Statement

The Goshen Lions are committed to work together as a club with the common goal of creating awareness in the areas of sight conservation, speech & hearing and diabetes. Our aim is to enhance the quality of life for the local and extended community by providing education, recreational activities, financial, and other means of assistance to those in need.

            AS LIONS - WE SERVE!
            AS LIONS - WE GIVE!

What We Do

  • Goshen Lions collects used eyeglasses and hearing aids and donates them to third world countries through Orange County Sight & Hearing Group. Collection boxes are located at:
                The Berkshire Bank
                Provident Bank
                Inspire-Fletcher Street
                Valley View Nursing Home-Main Lobby
                Goshen Library
                Goshen Town Hall
                Orange Hollow Racquet Club
                Kwik Stop Deli
                Office of Dr. Franco Rossi
                Office of Dr. Paula Ulmer
                Campbell Hall Post Office
                Campbell Hall Senior Center
                Chester Public Library
                Office of Eye Physicians of Orange County (Hatfield Lane)
  • Sponsor Eye Testing
  • Purchase eyeglasses and hearing aids for those in need
  • Host an annual community dinner and collect for local food pantries
  • Host a Valley View Christmas party, complete with gifts and entertainment for residents
  • Assist local families
  • Donate to the Lions Club International Foundation, which assists victims of natural disasters on a world-wide basis

Lions International Objectives

  • 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.
              -- adapted from the Lions International Home Page

Lions Creed

He achieves success who lives well, laughs often
and loves much;
Who gains respect of intelligent men and the
love of little children;
Who fills his niche, who accomplishes his task, who
leaves the world better than he found it,
whether by an improved poppy,
a perfect poem or a rescued soul;
Who never lacks appreciation of earth's beauty, or
fails to express it;
Who always sees the best in others, and gives the
best he has;
Whose life is an inspiration,
whose memory is a benediction

Events & News

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Upcoming Meeting Schedule:

Wednesday Sept. 6th at 12:15pm - Delancey's Restaurant

Thursday Sept. 21st at 6:15pm - Goshen Senior Center