Leo to Lion Spotlight: Elizabeth Eberhardt
The Leo to Lion Spotlight will feature former Leos who have chosen to continue serving their communities as Lions to inspire other Leos to follow in their footsteps and join a Lions club. Elizabeth has been a Leo Lion member of the Oak Creek Lions club in Wisconsin for three years.
- How many years were you a Leo, and which club were you in?
I was a member of the Oak Creek Leo club for 10 years, since I was 13 years old. Our Leo club was very active and had members from multiple communities, it was good to see the diversity.
- What made you decide to become a Lion?
Family. My grandma brought Lionism to our family since before I was born and then my dad joined when I was 5 years old. It is in my blood. The Lions are my extended family. I couldn’t imagine not joining a Lions club.
- What is the best thing about being a Lion?
Helping others and volunteering on the many projects. My club is a rather large club with many opportunities to fit all age ranges and interests. This allows me to help the community in many different areas. I love seeing the smiles on the faces of those we help. From breakfast with Santa and Christmas caroling in an assisted living home, to blood drives and eye tissue transports, we help the community one person at a time. We make a difference.
- Do you have any advice for other Leos thinking about becoming a Lion?
Do it! It is an amazing community of support and caring. Lions not only help the community but they help each other. I would not trade it for the world.