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What is a LEO?
When motivated and dedicated youth roll up their sleeves and take action to make the community better, it's a beautiful thing — and an incredible feeling for everyone involved.
Leo clubs are a branch of the Lions Club Organization, providing youth with the space to lead by example, build relationships, and improve the world through kindness.
Unlike the Lions Club, there are two different kinds of Leo Clubs; Alpha and Omega.
Alpha Leo Clubs are for youth aged 12 to 18
Omega Leo Clubs are for young adults aged 18 to 30
Each Leo Club follows an altered version of a Lions Club with each club having dedicated positions amongst its members. Some of these positions include President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer - this forms the Leo Executive Committee. Alongside the executives, each Leo Club is appointed one or more Lion Advisors who oversee the group's operation and frequently report back to the parent Lions Club.
Additional information on Leo Clubs can be found on the International Lion's website, found here.
The Brussels Leo Club is an Alpha Leo Club and is sponsored by the Brussels Lions Club.
The Leo Club is located in Brussels, Ontario, Canada.
LEO stands for Leadership, Experience, and Opportunity.
Leadership: Develop skills as a project organizer, effective time management, and a team leader.
Experience: Learn how teamwork, cooperation, and collaboration can bring exciting changes to your community and the world.
Opportunity: Make friends and feel the rewards of community service.
What does a LEO do?
The objective of the Leo Club is to "provide the youth of the world with an opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively, as a responsible member of the local, national, and international community."
Leo Clubs meet this objective through various activities:
Fundraising - clubs plan, organize, and execute the fundraising for projects and community initiatives
Community Care - clubs serve their community and its members directly and indirectly through projects and community initiatives
Projects and Initiatives - clubs plan, organize and execute the completion of various projects