LEO celebrates 60 years!
LEO Club is the youth division of Lions Club International. The first LEO Club was started in Pennsylvania in 1957. Today there are over 6,500 LEO Clubs in over 140 countries. LEOS are committed to serving others and working to make the world a better place.Sponsor: Leesburg Lions ClubMeetings: Attendance is mandatory. All members meet the 1st Thursday of each month in the library. In addition, the Executive Board meets 2nd Thursdays in room C1. Committees will meet on the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Thursdays in C1 as needed. Meeting reminders will be sent via Remind 101, Google Classroom, and email.
"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 is:
Leadership - Leos develop skills as organizers, time managers, and motivators of their peers.
Experience - Leos learn the importance of cooperation and, leadership skills through the performance of community service.Opportunity - Membership in a Leo club provides young people with a chance to excel, to develop character traits, and to receive recognition for their contributions to the community.2017-18 Activitites
Leo Club End of Year Party, Thursday, May, 17: Members will be able to celebrate their accomplishments throughout the year of volunteering and community service by getting to spend time with advisors and other members.
Leos work the concessions at the SHMS Talent Show, Friday, May 11: Members will sell snacks, water, candy, at the Stone Hill Talent Show. Members will also be able to cheer on the students performing. We will be raising money for Hopecam which helps children undergoing cancer treatment connect with school and peers.
Hopecam 5K, Sunday, May 6: The LEO club members will assist the runners along the path by refreshing them with water. Hopecam helps children undergoing treatment for cancer overcome the social isolation they will feel by using technology to connect them with peers and classmates.
Smile Drive, Tuesday, April 10 - Thursday, April 19: The LEO Club organized a school wide drive to benefit children undergoing long-term treatment in hospitals. This will be part of the power 11 challenge. Items to donate are: fuzzy socks, crayons, colored pencils, coloring and activity books, lip balm, small hand sanitizer. Make sure you put your items in your house Smile Drive bin. This effort is connected to Journey4ACure. We collected over 400 items with 6th grade bringin in the most items and winning the 11th hour challenge!
Volunteer at Eyeglass Recycling Center, Saturday, April 14: Members and advisers will have an amazing opportunity to help the Lions Club International with this important mission. Leos will identify the prescription of the eyeglass lenses that were donated. The prescription glasses will be shipped around the world where needed. Stone Hill Middle School donated 160 pairs of glasses! The address of the Lions Club REyeglass Recycling Center is: 601 South Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington.
Heritage Hall, Thursday, February 15: Members went to Heritage Hall Nursing Home and sang classic love songs to the residents. Leo Club members also handed out handmade Valentines they made to 150 residents.
Mobile Hope Holiday Party - December 16: Members wrapped over a hundred gifts, donated by the community, for the Mobile Hope Holiday Party. LEO Club members created many amazing activities such as crossword puzzles, and coloring pages. At the event, we hosted a clue game Leos created that the kids enjoyed.
Community Holiday Sing-A-long - December 8: We sang songs with the SHMS select chorus, Creighton's Corner Elementary School chorus, and RRHS chorus. SHMS and RRHS guitarists played in the cafe while the guests enjoyed cookies and hot chocolate. We raised $1000 dollars at the event that was donated to Mobile Hope, an organization that helps precariously housed children in Loudoun County.
Induction Ceremony - Thursday, November 30: 64 members were inducted into the Stone Hill Middle School LEO Clubby a past District Governor of the Lions Club.
Leesburg Halloween Parade - Monday, Oct 31: LEOs marched with the Leesburg Lions Club and the Brambleton LEO Club in the Leesburg Halloween Parade.The LEO Club also distributed candy to hundreds of children along the one-mile route through the historic Downtown.
Hogback Mountain Pony Farm, Saturday, October 21, 10 A.M - 4 P.M: We sold concessions and collected donations from the attendees for the benefit of Mobile Hope. All donations and sales went to Mobile Hope.
Neighborhood Food Drive, October 5 - November 2: In October, LEOs collected over 750 pounds of food from their neighbors to help fill the pantry shelves of Loudoun Hunger Relief (formerly Loudoun Interfaith) for families in need.
Harvey Hurricane Relief, August - September: Leos sold silicon bracelets to raise money for relief needed after Hurricane Harvey and Irma. $1200 was donated to the American Red Cross and $600 was donated to Zina Garrison Academy, a youth community center in Houston, TX.