The Leo Club at Byrne Creek Secondary School was started in 2005, the first year of the opening of the school, by a group of motivated students with the help of our teacher sponsor, Ms. Judy Fujiki. Since then, many new members have joined us wishing to volunteer and organise events to help make the community a better place, gain valuable leadership skills, and meet new people. We are active in the events both of our school and around the community.
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Leo Club Background and History
Leo Clubs for young people are part of the Lions Clubs, who are widely known around the world for their long-standing dedication to community service. Fifty years ago, Jim Graver, who was the coach of the baseball team at Abington High School, Pennsylvania, USA and also an active Lions member wanted to start a service club for high school students. Graver discussed his ideas with the rest of the Glenside Lions Club and they seemed to agree that starting a Lions group for youth was a good idea. Finally in 1957, a charter was presented by the Glenside Lions to the Abington High School Leo Club, the first Leo Club in the world. Today, there are thousands of Leo Clubs, like ours, in over 130 different countries, united with a similar goal which is, to improve and strengthen both the local and international communities.
The name LEO Club was derived from an acronym which is also the Leo Club motto.
Leos develop skills as organisers, time managers and motivators of their peers.
Leos learn the importance of cooperation through community service.
Membership provides young people with a chance to excel, to develop positive character traits, and to receive recognition for their contributions to the community
You can learn more about Leo Clubs and their history at the Lions International website.