Leos Of Lions Clubs International
Leo Clubs OFFICIAL LEO PASSPORT To adventure as a Leo Club Member
Leo Clubs Identify yourself as a member of a world-class international organization Leo club membership is your passport to a world of friends and service. More than 137,000 young adults in more than 5500 clubs in 137 countries call themselves “Leos.” Leos volunteer to help others in their communities. This “adventure in service” often leads to personal growth, new social contacts, and leadership skills.
Leo Clubs Leadership Experience Opportunity Is the Leo Motto
Leo Clubs LEO CLUB PROGRAM 6305711692 Name: ALPHA LEO Age: BETWEEN THE AGE OF 10 AND LEGAL MAJORITY IN MY COUNTRY. Qualifications: YOUNG ADULTS OF GOOD CHARACTER WHO ARE EAGER TO MEET NEW PEOPLE, DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS, SERVE THE COMMUNITY, AND ESTABLISH INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS.
Leo Clubs How do you get your Official Leo Passport??? First, grab a ticket to an ACTION-PACKED Adventure! Admit One
Leo Clubs IT’S YOUR TIME TO SHINE!
Leo Clubs • Let’s preview your future as a “star” in your local Leo club. • Leos are often the “main attractions” in their communities. • The “cast and crew” of the more than 5,500 Leo clubs in 137 countries are “center stage” in the development of community service projects.
Leo Clubs • When Leos serve their communities, their “4-star” award-winning contributions are noticed. • Their popularity soars. • Leos have fun while developing essential leadership skills.
Leo Clubs • Leos are “in the limelight” when organizing projects such as projecting the environment or collecting used eyeglasses. • Leos “make a difference” by donating their time to help children or the elderly.
Leo Clubs • How did this Leo adventure begin? 1957 • Coach Jim Graver, baseball coach for Abington High School in Pennsylvania, was an active member of the Abington Lions Club. • Coach Graver saw a need for a boys service group, and with the help of some fellow Lions, the first Leo Club was chartered on December 5, 1957.
Leo Clubs • As the world’s first Leo Club, they created the acronym Leo Leadership Experience Opportunity Maroon & Gold are chosen as the official Leo colors!!
Leo Clubs By 1967 • More clubs were chartered and Lions International adopted the Leo Club Program as an official program of the association. • Now open to both males and females, the objective of the Leo Club Program was, and still is:
Leo Clubs • "...to provide the youth of the world (with) an opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively, as responsible members of the local, national and international community."
Leo Clubs • Today the Leo Club Program is stronger than ever. • Community service remains the cornerstone of the program. • Like their Lion counterparts, Leo Club members enjoy serving their neighbors and watching positive results unfold.
Leo Clubs • Your Club would be an Alpha LEO Club • Members of the Alpha Leo Clubs are between the ages of 10 and the legal age of majority in their country.
Leo Clubs • What are some benefits of joining the Leo Club Program? • Making new friends. • Viewing the world. • Development of confidence and organizational skills. • Chance to volunteer within your community. • Experiencing leadership. • Experiencing teamwork. • Fellowship
Leo Clubs • As members of a worldwide organization, Leos have international benefits as well. Leos often participate in the Lions international youth camp and international youth exchange programs. • Leo Clubs also participate in the Leo Club Twinning Program, where they are “twinned” with another Leo Club, of a different country.
Leo Clubs • All Leo Club members receive a new membership kit which includes: • A lapel button • A membership card • A membership certificate
Leos Elevate Yourselves!
Leo Clubs • There are many leadership opportunities within your Leo Club. • President • Vice-President • Secretary • Treasurer • Board of Directors • And you will have an adult advisor(s) to assist you as well as your local LIONS Club members.
Leo Clubs • Do you possess the qualities to be a leader? Are you: ENERGETIC? SELF CONFIDENT? INTELLIGENT? PERSISTENT?
Leo Clubs • Do you possess the qualities to be a leader? Are you: EXPRESSIVE? TRUSTWORTHY? FAIR & RESPONSIBLE? HAVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE?
Volunteerism Around the Globe • Canada:Youth aged 15-19 had the highest volunteer rate of all other age groups – 37%. • United States: Volunteerism at an all time high among Generation Y, a generation 60 million strong.
Volunteerism Around the Globe Taiwan:80% of youth indicated they are interested in volunteering. Australia: The strongest growth in volunteerism is among people under 25 and also among 55-64 year olds. We could go on and on as all countries are indicating that their youth want to be heard and wish to contribute to their community, country, & world needs.
Leo Clubs • What kind of projects do Leo Clubs do? • Environmental Action is the official International Service Project for Leo Clubs, which addresses issues of land air, and water pollution.
Leo Clubs • Some suggested projects include: • Creating a community compost heap • Planting tree seedlings • Helping at a recycling facility • Implementing a beach clean-up campaign • Volunteering at a wildlife shelter
Leo Clubs • What are other Leo Clubs doing? • In Iowa, the West Liberty Leos organized a used book drive for a local hospital and collected over 1600 books! • In Austria, the Wien Opera Leos organized a drive for a homeless shelter, collecting clothing and personal hygiene items.
Leo Clubs • The Tunis Espoir Leos in Tunisia, donated a wheelchair to a physically disabled child, which enabled the child to attend school. • The Selkirk Leos in Ontario donated funds to two local humane shelters. • Your club ideas are yours!!! • The needs are plenty! There are many opportunities within your community!
Leo Clubs • Are you ready for your Official Leo Passport? OFFICIAL LEO PASSPORT To adventure as a Leo Club member
Frequently asked Questions: Must Leos be related to Lions Members? Can more than one Lions Club sponsor a Leo Club? Can Lions Clubs use Activities Accounts to pay Leo fees and levies? May Leo Clubs pay their own fees and levies? May Leo Clubs order supplies from Headquarters? Are Leo Club members and their volunteers covered under the association’s comprehensive general liability insurance program? How much is the LEO registration fee? I’m really busy – do I need to attend all meetings as an executive member and as a member? Do you have any at this time????