Is a Leo Club in the Cards?
On Tuesday evening, March 20, 2018 the MiddletownLions Club held its monthly dinner meeting. That evening we were honored to have as our special guest 2nd Vice District 23C Governor Diana Grise.
After we had gotten the numerous meeting elements out of the way it was time for our special guest to speak to us. President Martin Knight introduced 2nd VDG Diana to the club and she spoke to us about Leo Clubs.
2nd VDG Diana told us about two types of Leo Clubs. The Alpha Club had student members with ages from 12 to 18, and the Omega Club which had members up in to their late 20's. She explained in many poorer countries members cannot afford to join a Lions Club until later on in life so they remain a Leo.
We were told about two types of local Leo Clubs. The first was a school-based club that was normally conducted during school hours and administered by school administrators or teachers. All funding for any event in that type of club needed to be approved by the school. In that type of club, members didn't have that much contact with Lions unless they were visited and told about what Lions are and what they do.
The second type of local Leo Club was a community-based club. It would be administered by a local Lions Club such as the Middletown Lions Club, and would have a number of mentors and liaisons from a club to assist them. Many Leos in this type of club grow up to join the Lions Club once they are of age.
At this time our club is in the process of deciding whether to sponsor a Leo Club in Middletown. Stay tuned..."