When you join LEO’s you become a member of a worldwide organization with more than 5500 LEO Clubs and a membership in excess of 140,000 operating under the sponsorship of Lions Clubs in 138 nations.
How Much Time will it take?
Your involvement in Leos depends on the amount of spare time you can afford.
The most important thing to remember about Leos is that:
- Leos help people in need.
- Leos help their club grow.
- Leos help their fellow Leos.
- Leos have lots of fun.
Our one major rule is: Family is first; school is second; sports is third; and the Leos come fourth.
Our sponsoring lions club is the Millbrae Lions Club.
- Social Skills
- Self Esteem
- Decision Making Skills
- Problem Solving Skills
- Career Possibilities
What’s in it for the community?
- Creates awareness of the community needs
- Improves relationships between community and youth relationships
- Enhances community development
- Improves the lives of people in the community
- Opportunity for youth to volunteer service
Characteristics of Leos Projects
Who Benefits from Leo Clubs?
Participation in Leo activities and projects helps young people prepare for the future by developing leadership, organizational and social skills. Members experience increased self-esteem and personal growth as they meet challenges and accept responsibilities.
By volunteering their time and talents for the benefit of others, Leos learn firsthand the value and rewards of service. Involvement in the Leo’s club can start young men and women on a lifetime of helping others.
Who Can Be a Leo?
Leo club membership is open to young men and women between the ages of 12 and 17.
Young people of high moral standards who wish to serve others are eligible to become Leos. School administrators, Lions, friends of Lions and community leaders can provide names of potential members. Candidates may also be recruited through public announcements.
What is the Leo-Lion Relationship?
The success of a Leo club depends on a close partnership with its sponsoring Lions club. The Lions’ role is to offer support, guidance and counsel while the Leos are responsible for planning and implementing their own activities, financing their projects and maintaining the smooth operation of the club. Leos have their own club officers and constitution.
The Leo club advisor (a member of the sponsoring Lions club) serves as the chief liaison between the Leo and Lions clubs. Duties of the advisor include offering constructive suggestions to the Leos, reporting on their activities to the Lions club and promoting a cooperative relationship between the two clubs.
We hope you join our club soon!