Congratulations to Ruth Spence – the Lions Australia ‘Leo Of The Year’.
At just 22, Ruth already has a long list of achievements under her belt including:
- Vice President – Twin Cities Leos – 2014/15
- Secretary 2015 – 2017
- President 2017/18
- Treasurer 2019
- Queensland State Leo Council President 2018/19
Ruth is also mum, works part time in an administration role, and will graduate with her Law degree in 2020.
“I hope to secure a role in law or politics, but I also have a dream of starting a cloth nappy business to encourage fellow mothers to make the switch to save money and reduce chemical use in their homes.”
Ruth says her major achievement in Leos has been the relationships she’s made and the personal development she’s experienced.
“I was given the opportunity to attend the International Lions Camp and had the privilege of supporting Lions, Leos and other young people from around the world.”
“Leos has helped me form the goals and directions I will take in my life by encouraging me to be more community-minded. Leos hasn’t only made me a better person, but has also made me a better first-time mum!”
Ruth’s community service includes fostering animals and fundraising for the Capricorn Animal Support Centre, fundraising for cerebral palsy support and research, initiating the first state Leo project ALIVE for suicide awareness and organising a community car rally.
Leo Club membership is open to young people between the ages of 12 and 30.