Recent Leo News Items
National Lions Convention
Leos certainly made their presence felt at the MD Convention in Townsville over the weekend of 4-7 May. Apart from the five outstanding young men participating in the Leo of the Year competition, Leos were actively involved in the Flag Ceremony, the Youth Forum and the Leo Display, and were enthusiastic participants in the various social functions over the weekend.
Congratulations to Leo Matthew Boggon from Crestwood Leo Club in N5, who took out the title of National Leo of the Year, and to Leo Kieren Azzopardi from Hobsons Bay Leo Club in V2 who was judged the best Public Speaker. The other LOTY entrants, Kody Jorgensen (Swanies, Q4), Dakota Gallagher (Penguin, T1) and Reegan Davis (Waroona, W2) were also great examples of the quality of passionate and dedicated Leos in our Leo clubs across the country.
Following the Convention, the five Leo of the Year entrants, together with last year’s winner Jesse Pascoe, have formed a national Leo Advisory Panel. They will discuss ideas relevant to the Leo club program and provide advice to the MD Leo committee to inform future direction and policy within the national Leo program.
Queensland State Leo Conference held from 9-11 March 2018
Leo program continues to grow
Welcome to the Leos who have joined our organisation in the 2016-17 Lions year, both as members of existing clubs and as original members of newly formed clubs. In May and June alone, eight new Leo clubs have started up, bringing us to a total of 16 new clubs formed in the 2016-17 Lions year. Congratulations to all these new Leo clubs:
July 2016 – Melbourne Sino-Innovation (V1-4); Springsure (Q4)
September 2016 – Roma (Q3); Korumburra (V3); Cumberland (N5)
March 2017 – Farrer (N1)
April 2017 – Crestwood (N5); Sydney Asian Himalayas (N5)
May 2017 – Sunshine Coast University (Q3); Merewether High School (N3); Healesville (V5); Warrandyte (V5)
June 2017 – Dunedoo High School (N3); Griffins (Q4); Whitford (W1); Shepparton (V5)
Well done to the Lions clubs and Districts who have supported the growth of our Leo program. We are still aiming to have at least one new Leo club formed in each District each Lions year – so start now to reach our target in the 2017-18 year!