Clay Lions Club sponsors new Leo Club

Pictured are Jerry Linkinoggor, President of the Clay Lions Club; Leslie Osborne, Co-Advisor; Emma Drake, President of the Leo Club; and Brittany Dolly, Club Advisor.

A new Leo Club has been organized for Clay County High School. Leo Clubs are a youth organization of the Lions Club International. The word “Leo” stands for leadership, experience and opportunity.

Leo clubs encourage youths to develop leadership qualities by participating in social service activities. They are dependent on a Lions Club to sponsor and initiate a Leo club. Leo Club members are addressed as “Leos.” They conduct various projects in the fields of health care, elders, children, differently abled, literacy and education, and self-development. Leos can raise funds by conducting fund-raising projects. They can conduct projects with another Leo Club, sponsoring Lions Clubs, or with an outside organization. Leo Clubs are sponsored by Lions Clubs and comprise an official program of Lions Clubs International.
There are 160,000 members in Leo Clubs in 140 countries. Clay County High School’s new club begins with 13 members. Students will be able to earn community service hours by participating in Leo Club sponsored activities.

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