New Leo Club in Cooma

A new Leo Club comes to Cooma on Saturday February 15 when 17 charter members celebrate the organisation of their new Monaro High School Leo Club at the Cooma Car Club.

The Cooma Lions Club sponsored the new club for young people, ages ranging from 12-17.

Lions president Bob Nichols announced that "our club is very excited to be sponsoring the Monaro High School Leo Club and we wish them every success in their future endeavours."

Leo clubs are an official activity of Lions Clubs International that encourages young people to serve others in their community and around the world. These clubs are sponsored by local lions clubs and include regular meetings, service projects and social functions. The Leo motto - Leadership, Experience, and Opportunity - is fulfilled as members work together in response to the needs of others.

Alice Tame has been elected to serve as the first president of the new club and said, "We are excited to give back to our community. It is our goal to undertake projects that will benefit our school and the wider community whilst enjoying the experiences and opportunities provided by the Leo organisation. We thank the school and the Cooma Lions Club for their support in establishing our club."

The Monaro High School Leo Club will meet fortnightly during school hours. Lion Lee Riley is the Leo Club adviser and will, with assistance from other Lions members, guide the Leos in managing their club and its projects. Interested students who would like more information about the Monaro High School Leo Club can contact Mrs Riley at lee.riley2@det.nsw.edu.au for more information.

Lions clubs sponsor more than 5,700 Leo clubs in 140 countries. While helping others in their community, Leos develop leadership skills and experience teamwork in action. For more information about the Leo Club Program, visit the Leo Zone section of the Lions Web site at www.lionsclubs.org.

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