The 2016-17 Australian Leo of the Year, Grace Walker, has been named by the Lions International Board of Directors as a recipient of the 2016 – 2017 Leos of the Year award.
The Leos of the Year Award recognises a Leo’s outstanding leadership skills; superior record in implementing successful service projects; identifiable contributions to the development and growth of the Leo Club Program; distinction in community/school activities outside of Leo commitments; and high ethical standards and personal integrity.
During her time as Australian Leo of the Year, Grace used the platform to advocate for mental health issues and drive interest for joining Leo Clubs.
Leo Clubs provide youth with an opportunity for development and contribution as responsible members of the local, national and international community. Leos now constitute a network of over 6,500 clubs in over 140 countries.
Grace joins a group of international Leos who have been awarded the title.