Celebrating 60 Years of Leos – #ProudLeo

December 5th is the 60th Anniversary of the Leo Club Program. As part of the celebration, we asked members of the Leo Club Program Advisory Panel to share why they are proud to be a Leo. On December 5th, we encourage every Leo to share why they are a #ProudLeo on their Facebook page.


“I am a #ProudLeo because being a Leo has molded me into who I am today. For the past 15 years, I have seen myself become a stronger and respected leader, as well as successfully learned how to balance my career and education. Being a Leo has helped me shine in everything I have ever been involved in and today I proudly say that I am a Leo.”

Viluckshi Ravindran from Colombo Plaza Leo Club



“I am a #ProudLeo because being a Leo has taught me to have an open mind and to learn from different people and cultures, which has helped me grow as a better person. I have been given experiences and opportunities in leadership and along the way have made some of the closest friends. Being a Leo has truly been a life changing experience.”

Aayush Bagla from Calcutta Park Avenue Leo Club

Kolkata, India


“I am a #ProudLeo because of the skills I’ve learned to build a better world. There is a circle of giving because by helping others you help yourself. To build a better world we must help and we must serve.”

Juan Manuel “Pollo” Cáceres from Montevideo Ansina Leo Club

Montevideo, Uruguay


“I am a #ProudLeo because I knew from a young age that the meaning of life was to serve other people. Even as one person, there is so much I can do for others. As my favorite proverb says, ‘We can’t help everyone but everyone can help someone.’”

Shahenda Refaat from Alexandria Apollo Leo Club

Alexandria, Egypt


“I am a #ProudLeo because of the personal, interesting and impactful ways I have been able to give back to society. As a Leo, I have been able to have leadership experience in an international environment and I have made friends with wonderful people from all around the globe.”

Andrej Marsic from Koper Capodistria Leo Club

Koper, Slovenia


I am a #ProudLeo because of how my Leo friendships and mentorships have fully blended into my life. I have been given opportunities that money can’t buy, building connections with Leos from every constitutional area and advising younger Leos in planning of successful service projects. I have never once regretted my decision to become a Leo.

Wong Cheng Yung Bobby from Singapore Alumni Leo Club



“I am a #ProudLeo because being a Leo gave me the opportunity to represent today’s youth. Only we can empower ourselves to realize the change we want to see in this world.”

Kyle Boutilier from Surrey Central Lions Club

Surrey, Canada


“I am a #ProudLeo because through Leos I have had limitless opportunities to serve in a group in order to bring greater impact to the community. At the same time, being a Leo has allowed me to learn new things almost everyday, such as leadership skills, teamwork, and time management.”

Wong Tze Cheng from Serdang Leo Club  



For more information on becoming a Leo or to sponsor a Leo Club, visit our website at http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/how-we-serve/youth/leo-club-program.php.

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