District 201N1
DG Kevin Thornton (2020-2021)

New South Wales, Australia











The following information is available to assist Leo Clubs and those Lions Clubs that wish to support the Leo Program:



Leo Program Handbook Leo Clubs Alpha Handbook Leo Clubs Omega Handbook
  Leo Alpha
Ages 12 - 18
Leo Omega
Ages 18 - 30

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Setting Up a New Leo Club

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Further Information

For further information on Leo Clubs:

  • Contact your local Leo Club - Click here for contact details.
  • Visit Lions Australia - Leo Clubs section of their website;
  • Visit Lions Clubs International - Leos section of their website; or
  • Contact the District's Leos Advisor (see below):

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Leo clubs are a sponsored affiliation of Lions Clubs International that encourages young men and women to serve others in their community and around the world.

Leo clubs are sponsored by local Lions clubs and may be either school-affiliated or community-based.

Leo club activities include regular meetings, service projects & social functions.

The Leo motto – Leadership, Experience, Opportunity – is fulfilled as members work together in response to the needs of others.

To find your nearest Leo Club - Click here.

Leo clubs are a sponsored affiliation of Lions Clubs International that encourages young men and women to serve others in their community and around the world.

What’s in it for me?

What’s In it for the Community?

Typical Leos Projects

Typical Leo projects include Hearing, Environment, Citizenship, Drug Awareness, Public Service, Youth Welfare, Youth Exchange, Health, School Support, Save Sight and Spotlight on Children.

Who Benefits from Leo Clubs?

Young People:

The Sponsoring Lions Club:

Who Can Be a Leo?

Leo club membership is open to young men and women between the ages of 12 and 30. Membership is divided into two groups, the school-based Leos are generally between the ages of 12 and 17 whereas the community-based clubs have members aged 12 – 30. Young people of high moral standards who wish to serve others are eligible to become Leos. School administrators, Lions, friends of Lions and community leaders can provide names of potential members. Candidates may also be recruited through public announcements.

What is the Leo-Lion Relationship?

The success of a Leo Club depends on a close partnership with its sponsoring Lions club. The Lions’ role is to offer support, guidance and counsel while the Leos are responsible for planning and implementing their own activities, financing their projects and maintaining the smooth operation of the club. Leos have their own club officers and constitution.

The Leo Cub Advisor (a member of the sponsoring Lions Club) serves as the chief liaison between the Leo and Lions Clubs. Duties of the advisor include offering constructive suggestions to the Leos, reporting on their activities to the Lions Club and promoting a cooperative relationship between the two clubs.

The Privileges of Leo Membership?

As a sponsored activity of a Lions Club, Leo Clubs are entitled to many services and benefits offered by Lions Clubs International. Information and club materials include new member kits, guides for service activities, leadership aids, ideas for fundraising, club supplies and international newsletters. Leos can participate in the annual Lions Clubs International Convention, attending their own functions. Leos are also entitled to receive official awards and recognition for their achievements.

Because of the international scope of Leo Clubs, members enjoy the global identity of a worldwide organization. International programs such as club twinning, youth exchange and youth camps enable Leos to connect with and learn from other young people around the world.

What About School-Based Clubs?

Leo clubs can be formed in state or private schools. The supervision by the sponsoring Lions club is exercised in full cooperation with the school authorities. The Leo club is subject to the regulations and policies established for all student organizations and activities. A faculty advisor, usually a member of the school’s staff or administration, serves as a liaison between the school and Leo club. The faculty advisor also works closely with the Leo club advisor.

Leo Membership

When you join Leos you become a member of a worldwide organisation with more than 7,000 Leo Clubs and a membership in excess of 175,000 operating under the sponsorship of Lions Clubs in 145 nations.

In Australia and Papua New Guinea, there are currently over 2,660 Leos who are members of 133 Leo clubs. These Leo Clubs have proud records of achievement in all areas of service to their local communities. All of our clubs provide ample opportunity for their members to learn and to be involved.

How Much Time will it take?

Your involvement in Leos depends on the amount of spare time you can afford.

Leo Club Objects

Participation in the Leo Club Program enhances the lives of young people. As active community members, Leos learn the true meaning of the Leo club motto – leadership, experience and opportunity.

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