What does the Leo Club do?

2016-03-31 06:00

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The Leo Club is a youth organisation under the auspices of the Lions Club International, thus the local Uitenhage/Despatch Alpha Leo Club falls under the auspices of the Uitenhage Lions Club.

The word LEO stands for Leadership, Experience and Opportunity. The objective of a Leo Club is to provide the youth opportunities for development and to contribute to society, individually and collectively, as responsible members of the local, national and international community.

“Leos conduct various projects in the fields of health care, elders, children, disabled, literacy and education, and self-development,” said Aphiwe Zinto, President of the Uitenhage/Despatch Alpha Leo Club.

The local club consists of 6 pupils from 7 schools in the Uitenhage and Despatch area namely Muir College, Riebeek College, Daniel Pienaar THS, Uitenhage High, Brandwag, Despatch and Strelitzia High. The club’s annual fundraisers are the formal JTC Ball and JTC Talent Show. Proceeds are donated to the chosen benefactors.

Present in 140 countries with over 160,000 members, the Leo Club is the largest youth club of voluntary character in the world.

The Uitenhage/Despatch Alpha Leo Club’s board of directors for 2016 consists of Barry Jones (Lions Advisor), Aphiwe Zinto (President), Samantha le Roux (Vice), Caitlin Tamboer (Secretary), Vumani Nkomombini (Treasurer), Trent Burness (Fundraising), Carmynn Collins (Public Relations), Robyn Bacon (Membership) and Dylan Mabee (Community Service).

The Alpha Leo Club has its origins in the former Uitenhage/Despatch Junior Town Council which will now be entering its 30th year in providing a service to the community.

  • For more information regarding the Uitenhage/Despatch Junior Town Council contact Aphiwe Zinto on 076 907 7316.

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