West Florence High School Leo Club holds ceremony
West Florence High School Leo Club held club pinning and member induction recently. The club is sponsored by the Florence Evening Lions Club. The Leo Club Program is an official program of Lions Clubs International with the objective being “…to provide the youth of the world with an opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively, as responsible members of the local, national and international community.” The Leo Club Motto --- Leadership, Experience, Opportunity --- says it all. Leadership: Leo members acquire skills as project organizers and motivators of their peers. Experience: They discover how teamwork and cooperation can bring about change in their community and the world. Opportunity: Leos develop positive character traits and receive recognition for their contributions. An integral part of the Lions International Network, Leos have their own network of more than 5,700 Leo clubs in approximately 140 nations.
Under the leadership and direction of Lion Kimberlyn Jackson, Leo Club Advisor, the club has a 31 Leo membership. “The kids are just super and make my job very easy. They are in complete control; I have to hang on for the ride,” said Lion Kimberlyn. Lions club President Kathleen stated, “This program provides our youth an opportunity to do humanitarian service for those in need, develop leadership skills and foster teamwork as well as gaining invaluable experience. All the youth are to be commended for helping to make the world a better place.”
Any community youth group or school, ages 12-18 who would like more information about Leo clubs, contact Lion Deborah Sorenson at 843 618-0299 or email florenceeveninglions@gmail. com. For more information about the Leo Club Program, visit the Youth Programs section of the Lions Web site at lionsclubs.org.