On Wednesday, September 6, The Leos Club held its first interest meeting in Ms. Cade’s room. The Leos Club was founded by Bridget Morgan and Hannah Willard, seniors, who first introduced the club to the Leesville community this school year.
The Leos Club is based off Lions Club International, a volunteer based organization. On October 1967, Lions Club International adopted the Leo Club, an organization geared towards youth volunteering. From there the program began to grow.
Leesville’s very own Leos Club is now a part of over 6,500 clubs world wide focusing on bettering the world around them. The objective of Leos Club is “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,” according to Leos Club. Morgan and Willard believed this club will benefit Leesville students while leaving a strong, positive, impact on the community.
“We went to our counselor in search of starting a club at Leesville because we wanted to become more involved in the school. Ms. Fehling, which is one of the Assistant Principals, and she’s the club advisor, and she used to be a leo herself, had been trying to find people to start the club at Leesville for a while now, and she said if we were interested we could start it,” said Willard.
She felt that the objective and purpose of the Leos Club was one that she connected to and was excited to bring it home to Leesville.
During the interest meeting, the girls talked about what Leos Club is all about, answered any questions, handed out club applications, and membership dues forms. They discussed things like the Leos Club moto and the purpose of having a Leos Club at Leesville. Ms. Cade’s room was packed full of interested students shining a bright light on the future of Leos Club.
“I’d like to see a lot of people join because they want to get involved in the community and maybe get some hours through volunteer work and have it turn into something like a Key Club eventually throughout the years,” said Morgan.
Leos Club will be holding officer elections on Wednesday, September 13. All are welcome to attend.