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LEO CLUBS. Bring New Energy to your Lions Club. Leo Club History. 1957 – First Leo club founded by Glenside Lions Club in Abington, Pennsylvania, USA with 35 high school boys.

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  1. LEO CLUBS Bring New Energy to your Lions Club

  2. Leo Club History • 1957 – First Leo club founded by Glenside Lions Club in Abington, Pennsylvania, USA with 35 high school boys. • 1964 – The Leo Club Program became an official district project and started to grow rapidly in Pennsylvania and other surrounding areas. • 1967 – Became an official program of Lions Clubs International.

  3. Leo Objective 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.

  4. Leo Motto • Leadership: Leo members acquire skills as project organizers and motivators of their peers. • Experience: They discover how teamwork and cooperation can bring about change in their community and the world. • Opportunity: Leos develop positive character traits and receive recognition for their contributions.

  5. Leo Statistics (as of January 2010) Leo members: 143,450 (approx) Leo Clubs: 5,738 Alpha clubs: 2,331 Omega clubs: 3,407 Countries: 142

  6. Leo Milestones 1967 - 200 Leo clubs organized in 18 countries 1968 - 918 clubs in 48 countries 1974 - 2000th club was established 1984 - 4000th club was established 1996 - 5000th club was established 2007 - 50th Anniversary of the Leo Club Program 2009 - Leo clubs organized in 141 countries

  7. Club Designations • Club Track • Alpha • Omega • Club Type • School-based • Community-based

  8. Leo Structure • Sponsoring Lions club • Leo club Advisor • Leo club officers • President • Vice president • Secretary • Treasurer

  9. Benefits of Sponsoring a Leo Club • Increases your Lions club’s community exposure and attracts potential members. • Energizes your Lions club and inspires members. • Satisfaction of mentoring and helping today’s youth and young adults become better citizens and leaders for life.

  10. Leos and Lions Working Together • Lions benefit from joint service projects by multiplying community service efforts. • Leos benefit from joint service projects by developing confidence, leadership and organization skills. • The community benefits whenever Lions and Leos volunteer together to help meet the needs of the community.

  11. Awards and Recognition • For Leos • Leo of the Year • Leo Club Excellence Award • Membership Growth Award • 100% President Awards • Spotlight on Children Banner Patch • Leo Club Extension Award For Lions • Leo Club Sponsor Banner Patch • Leo Club Extension Award • Advisor Outstanding Service Award • Advisor 5-Year Service Award • Chairperson Achievement Award • Serving Together Banner Patch

  12. Leo Club Resources LCI WEB SITE The Leo Zone section of the LCI Web site is the primary online resource about Leo clubs. LeoMMR Is a membership reporting Web site that allows Leo club officers to enter and track data about club members. NEWSLETTERS Resources, important deadlines and additional information is sent to from International Headquarters on a regular basis.

  13. For more information contact the Youth Programs Department Lions Clubs International 300 W. 22nd Street Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842 USA Phone: +1 630 571 5466 Fax: +1 630 571 1692 E-mail: leo@lionsclubs.org www.lionsclubs.org

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