Leo of the Year 201N4 District Finals: The Henry Lawson High School Leo Club Vice President Connor Day represented his club at the District Final held in Wellington during the District Convention on Sunday October 15. Connor was interviewed by a distinguished panel of judges at 7.30am and delivered a five-minute prepared speech “Where are the boys” at 9.10am before an auditorium full of Lions and guests.
The judges for this most important segement of the Convention were Lion Brian Williams , National Chairman for Lions Youth of the Year Program from Perth WA, Past International Director, Jerimiah “Doc” Myers from Alaska and Mark Griggs, a journalist from The Land Newspaper and a former councillor of Wellington Shire. Connor did himself, his family, his school, his Leo Club, the Grenfell Lions Club and the Lions District proud when he delivered his outstanding speech.
Connor’s mother Catherine Sullivan, the State Leo Chair. Lion Jenny Cee, the District Leo Chair Lion Peter Perry,Grenfell Lions Club members President Chris Moran and his wife Lion Kathy Williams, Secretary/ Leo Club Advisor Lion Terry Carroll and his wife Lion Deidre were in attendance to support Connor.
Connor will now go on to represent the District at the State Final to be held at a venue and date to be advised.
About Lion’s Leo Clubs: Leo clubs are a sponsored affiliation 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. The Leo motto – Leadership, Experience, Opportunity – is fulfilled as members work together in response to the needs of others.
Benefits for members are many and varied and include: Leadership experience, teamwork and social skills, self esteem, problem solving and decision making skills, career possibilities and lots of fun.
The community also benefits from Leo Clubs as they: Create awareness of community needs, heIp improve community and youth relationships, enhance community development, improve quality of life for recipients and givers, provide an opportunity for youth to volunteer service with projects such as hearing, environment, citizenship, drug awareness, public service, youth welfare and much more.
Contact Grenfell Leo advisor Terry Carroll to find out how you can become involved on 02 6343 1574.