Leos in Love
Leo clubs provide young people with an opportunity to serve their communities and make a positive impact. They also offer a great way to have fun, make new friends and even find LOVE. Many Leos and former Leos meet their spouses through the Leo Club Program. Read more about several couples below.
Leo Ida Forsell & Lion Antti Forsell
Ida became a Leo in 2003 after participating in Lions Youth Exchange Program. In 2004, Antii Forsell was serving as the president of the Leo Europa Forum (LEF) in Saariselkä Finland. That same year, Ida was selected to attend the event.
“It took us a few years to realize how we felt about each other, but now we have been together since LEF 2006. We got married in 2011, and our son was born 2014. My husband is a Lion now, and I’m about to join his club since my Leo years are almost behind me. Leos have truly been a life changing experience to me (us) in so many ways!”
Leo Vivien Yee & Leo Steven Tiw
Vivien and Steven met at the District 308 B2 Omega Leo Conference in 2015. Steven is the founding president of the Ipoh Central Omega Leo Club in Malaysia, and Vivien is the current Leo Club President of the Alor Star Leo Club.
“Knowing each other is just lucky, but building the road of love requires faith and commitment. Our love journey is just like how a clap sound works. With a single hand, a clap sound will never be heard, therefore our relationship symbolizes a successful hand clap, which is only possible with the presence of Leo program.”
Leo Tosin Akinwale & Lion Shogo Oloshunde
Shogo, who now serves as a Lion, and Tosin met in 2008. Both have served as Leo District President of 404 A1 in Nigeria. The two were married on October 3, 2015. Leo Tosin describes her husband as a very caring and loving person, who will go to any length to put smiles on people’s faces. Lion Shogo describes his wife as the only woman who will truly understand him.
“We met in 2008, and we continue to grow and gather strength.”
Leo Anna Jacobs & Leo Guido Martens
The picture above was taken on the day that Anna (4th from left) and Guido (3rd from left) met in 2013 at LCICon in Hamburg. The two discovered that both would attend Leo Europa Forum (LEF) in Finland later that year. They stayed in contact and were even on the same plane from Amsterdam to Tallinn for the pre-program. Anna and Guido married in November 2015.
Guido has been a Leo for 4 years in Maastricht where he was a member of the team that organized the National Convention of 2014. In 2013, he accepted the 3 year position of the International Liaison Officer (ILO) of the Netherlands. His first international event was the LEF 2012 in Belgium.
Anna has been a Leo in Krefeld since 2006, where she had different board positions. Over the years, she travelled to almost every National Convention, but she never made it to an international event until 2013. Currently she is the ILO of Germany.
“While we are rather different in many things, being a Leo and everything that comes with it unites us as friends and as a couple as well. We are very grateful to have found someone to share our lives and the passion of social service with.”