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Leo Of The Year

MD201 Leo Of The Year Quest

The Leo of the Year Quest is an annual competition for Leo club members across the Multiple District. Its aims are:

1. To develop and encourage the individual qualities of Leadership, Experience and Opportunity

2. To provide recognition of Leos’ contributions to their clubs and communities

3. To select a fine ambassador for the Leos of Australia and PNG (Multiple District 201)

The National Winner becomes the ambassador for Leos for a year, and is funded up to $1500 to travel to promote the Leo Program (or attend an International Youth Camp if the winner is under 18 years of age). There is also a prize of $2000 for personal travel or education expenses.

Leos wishing to enter the competition must complete the Entry Form and submit it to their District Leo Chairman who will arrange the first level of judging. District winners will proceed to State judging, and State winners progress to the National Final which is held at the MD Lions Convention (usually in early May).

Lions will cover the costs of Leo contestants to attend all levels of judging for which they qualify. For further information about the Quest, please see the Entry Form and Guidelines below.


2018 Leo of the Year results

Congratulations to 2018 Leo of the Year Matthew Boggon from Crestwood Leo Club in 201N5. Matthew is a 19 year old university student with a passion for serving his community.

Matthew was a co-founder of his Leo club in early 2017, and has led the club as its President through its first 12 months. Crestwood Leos have already established some great service initiatives including regular blood donations, environmental clean-ups, child sponsorship, as well as a variety of fund-raising events.

Matthew believes that motivation and passion for service are the keys to building a successful club, but always makes sure that fun is a part of every project the club does.

Congratulations also to the other national finalists who are all outstanding Leos making a real difference in their communities: Kody Jorgensen (QLD), Dakota Gallagher (TAS), Kieren Azzopardi (VIC) and Reegan Davis (WA). Leo Kieren Azzopardi was the winner of the Public Speaking Award.

2017 Australian Leo of the Year, Jesse Pascoe, has recently been honoured by Lions Clubs International as one of 40 Leos worldwide to receive an International Leo of the Year Award in recognition of his service and leadership over the previous 12 months.

You can follow the Australian Leo of the Year on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeoOfTheYear/

You can also share Leo stories by joining the Australian Leo Clubs Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/leoclubsaustralia/


2019 Leo of the Year contest

Leo of the year judging for 2018-19 year is now underway. Contact your Leo Advisor or District Leo Chairman for the closing date for entry in your local area.

State finals must be completed by the end of March 2019.

The National Final will be held in Geelong during the MD Convention on 4-6 May 2019. We look forward to seeing another six inspirational Leos representing their respective States at this Convention.

Leo of the Year Forms and Guidelines
Leo of the Year Entry FormFile Size 230KB
Leo Of The Year Entry Form Word versionFile Size 94KB
Leo Of The Year Quest GuidelinesFile Size 200KB

 Past Winners, Leo Of The Year

For past winners, visit our Leo Of The Year Honour Roll
or view our Photo Galleries

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