Events: Occ. Negros Host Leo Club Chartered
Jo Sheila Chua, a 20-year old Operations Management student from the University of St. La Salle has been elected to serve as first president of the newly chartered Occidental Negros Host Leo Club. The club recently received its Certificate of Organization from Lions Clubs International through District Governor Antonio Uy. Dr. Hector Torre, president of the sponsoring club, Occidental Negros Host Lions Club and Leo Club advisor Silah Chua both received an Extension Award for organizing the Leo club.
Occidental Negros Host LEO Club. Occidental Negros Host Leo Club charter president Jo Sheila Chua (2nd from L) with the clubs Certificate of Organization from Lions Clubs International, which was presented by District Governor Tony Uy. Extension awards were given to club advisor Silah Chua (left) and Occidental Negros Host Lions Club president Dr. Hector Torre (right).*
Leo clubs are an official activity 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 and social functions. Participation in Leo activities and projects helps young people prepare for the future by developing leadership, organizational and social skills.
Leo club membership is open to young men and women between the ages of 12 and 28. 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 ages 18-28. Young people of high moral standards who wish to serve others are eligible to become Leos. Because of the international scope of Leo clubs, members enjoy the global identity of a worldwide organization. International programmes such as club twinning, youth exchange and youth camps enable Leos to connect with and learn from other young people around the world. The first Leo club was started in 1957 by the Glenside Lions Club in Pennsylvania, USA and there are now more than 5,700 Leo clubs in approximately 140 countries.*