As the youngest members of the Lions organisation, Leos are devoted young people who realise the power of action. Through service to their community, they make the world a better place and find their own lives improved too.
Leo clubs may be based within a school or in the local community. A member of the sponsoring Lions club is appointed as a Leo Club Advisor, and school-based clubs will often also have a staff member to assist.
Why choose Leos?
There are a lot of ways people can give back to their community — but being a Leo is much more than just service. Choosing Leo clubs will help you grow as an individual and as a leader as you join a global family of young people making the world a better place. Watch the winners of our annual Leo Video Contest, the Leos of El Kantoui Leo Club, share why they chose Leos.
Is your club interested in developing a new Leos Club?
Download these documents to find out more about what a Leo Club is.
DISTRICT V6 CHAIRMAN: PDG Les Harrison (Tungamah)
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LEO OF THE YEAR & STATE CONFERENCE
The most recent Victorian State Leo Conference & LEO of the Year State Finals was held on Sunday 27th February 2022.
LEO of the Year 2021
Kai Spence awarded Leo of the Year 2021
Kai Spence of the Central Queensland Leo Club in Lions District Q4 (Rockhampton) has been awarded the title of 2021 Leo of the Year.
“The biggest benefit for me since becoming a Leo has been the relationships and the lifelong friendships I’ve developed. I have also loved seeing how this network has given others a way to grow and heal from trauma and life experiences. I was lucky enough to meet my wife through Leos. We met in high school but reconnected at Leos and now have a wonderful marriage and two beautiful daughters.”
Competing on-stage at the Lions National Convention in Canberra in May 2021, Kai impressed the judges and audience with a heartwarming presentation about his experience of becoming a father.
Kai has been actively involved in his Leo club since joining, holding a variety of roles including President, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Chairperson.
The Leo of the Year program offers young people the opportunity to share and celebrate their passion and commitment to community service, and a platform to voice their opinions on topics close to their heart.
Over the next 12 months, Kai will travel around Australia visiting Lions Clubs with the goal of inspiring members to open more Leo Clubs.
Leo members compete at a local and state level before each state nominates a finalist to compete on stage at the Lions National Convention.
Participants are awarded points based on the following:
- Community service involvement (25%)
- Leadership and contribution to Leos (25%)
- Knowledge of Leos and Lions (10%)
- Knowledge of local and world affairs (10%)
- Impact during interview (10%)
- Public speaking (20%)
Leo Club Project of the Year 2021
Each year, we round up the best service projects completed by Leo clubs around Australia.
Thanks to the Lifesaver Foundation, there are two prizes of $500 each, for the best Alpha Leo Club project, and the best Omega Leo Club project.
2021 Alpha Club Winner – King Island Leo Club – ‘Quirky Mailboxes’
“Raising morale in the local community during COVID-19 by involving residents in a Quirky Mailbox contest.”
2021 Omega Club Winner – Central Queensland Leo Club – ‘Trade Mutt Shirts’
“Raising awareness of mental health by empowering people to start a conversation about it.”