Coach Jim Graver started the Leo ball rolling in 1957 and chances are that ball was a baseball. Graver was the baseball coach of the Abington High School in Pennsylvania, USA and an active member of the Glenside Lions Club. With help from his fellow Lion, William Ernst, the first Leo club was charted on December 5, 1957. As the world’s first Leo club, the Abington High School Leo Club created the Leo acronym – Leadership, Equality, Opportunity – and chose their school colors, maroon and gold to serve as the Leo club colors. Later, Equality was changed to Experience.In October 1967, the board of directors of Lions Clubs International adopted the Leo Club Program as an official program of the association. The Leo Club Program has continued to grow within the last 50 years. Leos now constitute an international network of over 6,500 clubs in over 140 countries. Community service remains the cornerstone of the program, fostering a lifetime commitment to helping others. Like their Lion counterparts, Leo club members enjoy serving their neighbors and watching positive results unfold.
LEO, is a constant phenomenon and has changed the lives of many. It is an organisation that provides the youth a chance to serve people in need with special emphasis and focus on quality social service. Our vision is ‘To Serve’ the community in all social activities. To fertilize and nourish the theme of Leadership, Experience and Opportunity. To work for the social factors of the society that have been left unattended. To tackle with social lacunae in our society in the most innovative manner. Along with service to humanity, Leo Clubs have produced best of humans and greatest of leaders. It has given Fellowship a new and youthful meaning. In the changing times, Leo’s have come up with innovative ideas and fostered to reach out to the needy. It has given opportunity to every single member to evolve as a person and give their passions a platform to become the best. It makes them independent, teaches them the difference between right and wrong. Benefitting each individual to gather experiences which will help them in their future endeavours. As different clubs around the world dedicate their efforts to diverse underprivileged segments and developmental aspect.
A little About our club:
Our club was installed on 11th July 2018.
We have conducted over 75 service activities with over 2000 beneficiaries.
Our Club motto is Engage, Empower, Evolve.
We believe in the engagement of our members so that they can build strong connections for the future.
We believe in empowering those in need, by giving them opportunities to succeed and live to their fullest potential.
We believe in evolving our members so that they are capable to become future leaders and the best in their fields, to develop the groundwork from which they may rise.