Front row: the new LEO's members|
Back Row L-R: Lions President Henry VanBroekhoven, Jim Colautti and Rick Nemett
On Tuesday, February 18th, the newly formed Port Stanley and District Leo Club was
chartered. Sponsored by the Port Stanley Lions Club, the ceremony was held in a
St Thomas restaurant. Lion Bob Nemett, the M.C for the ceremony, introduced many
distinguished guests who were there to lend support and bring good wishes. Included
were Lions District A1 Governor Bob Tanner, Central Elgin Mayor Bill Walters, County
of Elgin Warden Dave Marr, Lions Zone Chairman Ron Reid, and many other visiting
The stated purpose of Leo clubs are to promote service activities among the youth
of the community, which will develop individual qualities of Leadership, Experience
and Opportunity. To unite its members in friendship, fellowship and mutual understanding.
LEO clubs are composed of young people of good character, who are members of the
local community with an age range between 12 and 18 years old.
Many gifts were presented to the new club, including a Club Banner, Flag and Gavel.
The LEO clubs first charter President, Leo Jaime McAdams, gave a gracious speech
of acceptance on behalf of her club, and gave special praise to Lions President
Henry VanBroekehoven, Lion Rick Nemett and Lion Jim Colautti, for their help and
guidance in helping to form the new club.
Zone Chainman Lion Ron Reid, inducted LEO's Julia, Nicole and Lucas Amodeo, Jack
Collins, Megan Fleming, Rebecca Laemers, Jaimie McAdams, Amanda Simpson, Christine
Timmons, Dorothy and Destiny VanBroekhoven as charter members. District Governor
Lion Bob Tanner installed LEO Jaime McAdams as President, LEO Dorothy VanBroekhoven
as Vice President, LEO Rebecca Laemers as Treasurer and LEO Amanda Simpson as Secretary.
The new LEO club meets on the First and Third Thursday of each month, at the St
Joseph's High School Library in St Thomas, and is actively trying to recruit new
members from the Port Stanley, St Thomas and area communities. For more information
please go to their Facebook page
Port Stanley District Leo's Club, or speak with any LEO, Port Stanley Lion
or Lioness member.