The Leo Club Program provides young people with the opportunity to develop leadership
skills by conducting civic and service activities in their communities.
Chairperson duties include:
Become familiar with the fundamental principles and procedures for sponsoring a
Leo club. Review the Leo Club Chairperson section on the association’s Web site.
Promote and publicize the Leo Club Program within the district. Encourage Lions
clubs to sponsor Leo clubs.
Provide a Leo presentation to Lions clubs that plan to start Leo clubs and include
information on "lessons learned" on starting a Leo club.
Know what Leo program resources/materials are available from International
Headquarters. Provide current information to Lions clubs that request it.
Contact advisors of new Leo clubs to offer encouragement. Maintain communication
with advisors of existing clubs.
Conduct two leadership development seminars at the beginning of the fiscal year –
one for Leo advisors, the other for Leo club officers.
Serve as the official liaison between the Lions District Cabinet and the District Leo
Keep the District Governor and International Office informed of the progress of the
Leo Club Program in the District. Conduct a Leo Club District Conference held in
conjunction with one of the Lions District Conferences. Report to the Lions District
Cabinet all resolutions of the annual Leo District Conference.
Encourage graduating Leos to consider joining a Lions club.
Develop a secession/mentoring plan to ensure a smooth transition at the end of the
office term to the incoming Chairperson.