Congratulations Leo Shehan, Leo Dhashanthi.....

I would like to inform all our leos that Our dearest Leo Shehan and Dhashanthi blessed with cute little girl Dinara Christine Kumar. We will wish the happy family all the best.....

LEO Clubs' History

In 1957, Coach Jim Graver, who was the baseball coach of the Abington High School, Pennsylvania, USA, founded the first LEO Club there was. Graver was also an active member of the Glenside, Pennsylvania, Lions Club.

With fellow Lion, William Ernst, Graver talked about starting a service club for high school boys. So they asked their fellow Lions for support. Without hesitation, the Glenside Lions agreed that a Lions youth group was a good idea. Graver and Ernst set to work.

On December 5, 1957, the Glenside Lions presented a charter to the Abington High School LEO Club whose members were mostly made up of the high school's baseball team.

As the world's first LEO club, the group created the LEO acronym - Leadership, Equality, Opportunity (Equality was later changed to Experience.) And, the group chose maroon and gold - their school colors - to serve as the LEO club colors.

Over the years the LEO Club organization grew amazingly and as per December 2007 there are more than 5,500 clubs in more than 130 countries. The total number of LEO members exceeds 140,000. In the summer of 2007 a big 50th anniversary party was celebrated during the International Lions Convention in Chicago. Many LEOs from all over the world attended this convention.

LEO Club's Objective and Motto

In October 1967, the board of directors of Lions Clubs International adopted the LEO Club Program as an official program of the association. Open to males and females, the objective of the LEO Club Program was (and still is):
" 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."

The LEO club motto is:
Leadership - LEOs develop skills as organizers, time managers and motivators of their peers.
Experience - LEOs learn the importance of cooperation through community service.
Opportunity - Membership provides young people with a chance to excel, to develop positive character traits, and to receive recognition for their contributions to the community.

Today, the LEO Club Program is stronger than ever. Community service remains the cornerstone of the program. Like their Lion counterparts, LEO club members enjoy serving their neighbors and watching positive results unfold.
Main activities of a LEO Club

LEO Clubs share to a great extent, similar activities, which can be categorized into the following:
Fundraising: LEO Clubs plan, organize and execute fundraising activities in order to raise money for a perceived project/s.
Community Care: LEO Clubs dedicate a significant time and effort to serving a segment of the underprivileged in their community.
Main Club Project: Each LEO Club annually plans, organizes and executes a main project directed at a specific cause and/or developmental need.
International Liaisons: LEO Club members connect with LEOs around the world, throughout global conferences, forums, workshops and events, during which, LEOs share their experiences and establish acquaintances and friendships in different countries of the world.

District Contest Marks (September)

Club July August September Total
UoM 38400 138300 60250 2,36,950
Moragahahena 18000 45000 39300 1,02,300
Kalubowila 60150 55900 27500 1,43,550
Piliyandala 5000 3500 45050 53,550
Polgasowita 36350 79600 104100 2,20,050
Mattegoda 13050 16700 31950 61,700
10950 5250 16,200
68050 35850 1,03,900
Horana Metro
45600 33300 78,900
Dehiwala East
33750 15800 49,550

26900 26,900