Leo clubs bring new energy
to your Lions club
History of Leo Clubs
1957 – First Leo club founded
by Glenside Lions Club in
Abington, PA with 35 Abington
High School boys.
1964 – The Leo Club Program
became an official district project
and started to grow rapidly in PA
and other surrounding states.
1967 – Became an official
program of LCI.
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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
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Leadership: Leos develop skills as project organizers and
motivators of their peers.
Experience: They learn team work and cooperation can bring
about change in the community and world.
Opportunity: Leos gain opportunities to excel, develop positive
character traits and receive recognition for their contributions.
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Leo Statistics as of February 2009
Leo members: 144,400 (approx)
Leo clubs: 5,755
Alpha clubs: 2,319
Omega clubs: 3,436
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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
2006 - Leo Club Program Renewal Project Initiated
2007 - 50th Anniversary of Leo Club Program
2008 - Leo Marketing/Branding Project Initiated
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Club Track Club Type
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Leo Club Structure
Sponsoring Lions club
Leo club advisor
Leo club officers
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Benefits of Sponsoring a Leo Club
•Raises club visibility in community, reaching new
•Lions serve as role models for community service and
fulfill the Lions motto “We Serve”.
•Satisfaction of fostering and helping to shape a
community’s future leaders.
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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 Leos and Lions
volunteer together to help meet the needs of the
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Awards and Recognition
For Lions For Leos
•Leo Club Sponsor Banner Patch •Leo of the Year
•Leo Club Extension Award
•Leo Club Excellence Award
•Advisor Outstanding Service Award
•Leo Club Extension Award
•Advisor 5-Year Service Award
•Spotlight on Children Banner Patch
•Chairperson Achievement Award
•Serving Together Banner Patch •Membership Growth Award
•100% President Awards
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The Leo Zone
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Leo Club Resources on Lions website
Click on Resources, then Forms or Publications
and then Leo/Youth
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For more information contact the Youth Programs Department:
Lions Clubs International
300 W. 22nd St.
Oak Brook, IL 60523