© Forney Lions Club #34931 - District 2 X1
Forney Leo Club
Leadership, Equality, Opportunity
Leo Club Objective
Giving young people the opportunity to serve their community.
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.
Leo Club Motto
Leadership – Develop skills as a project organizer, time manager and team leader.
Experience – Learn how teamwork, cooperation and collaboration can bring exciting changes to your community and the
Opportunity – Make friends and feel the rewards of community service.
Leo Club History
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
In October 1967, the board of directors of Lions Clubs International adopted the Leo Club Program as an official program of
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.
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