Lion of the Day Kateri Holbert spoke to her fellow Lions about the need for a new leader. The passing of Lion Barbara Hartley not only left a hole in the hearts of her fellow Lions, but the offshoot program, Leo Club, is without a leader.

“We need someone who can volunteer their time to keep this program going,” Holbert said. “If we don’t get someone, the group will not be able to continue.”

And that indeed would be unfortunate.

Adopted by the Lions Club International in October of 1967, the Leo Program is open to males and females, 6th – 12th grade, who are interested in the opportunity to excel and grow as responsible members of the community. The club’s goal is “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 international community.”

The Leo club motto is:

LEADERSHIP – Leos develop skills as organizers, time managers and motivators of their peers.

EXPERIENCE – Leos learn the importance of cooperation through community service.

OPPORTUNITY – Membership provides young people with a chance to excel, to develop positive character traits, and to receive recognition for their contributions to the community.

Like their parent group the Lions, emphasis is placed on community service.

If you are a Lion or if you are interested in becoming one and would like to help make a difference by taking a leadership role with the Leo Club, please contact Sharon Hudgins at (918) – 225-3244.