Leos from New Zealand

2018 has been a fantastic year for the Waihi College Leos from Waihi, New Zealand!
We are a small club consisting of 10 members but our passion for the community is enormous. We find ourself involved in almost every community event and are often approached by members of the winder community who are seeking committed and reliable volunteers. We work very closely with the Waihi Lions Club and view them as our mentors and role models in the community. The Waihi College Leos take a great sense of pride in working for the greater good and can be spotted around town in our awesome Leo T-shirts. The year was off to a great start for the Waihi College Leos when we attended the Annual Lions District conference where we weeded around native trees that had been planted the previous year by other Leo Clubs. The theme for the district was ‘Ignite the Passion’, provided by District Governor Arvind Raman. We were given the opportunity to meet other Leos from our district and discussed our clubs active roles in the community. We assisted the Waihi Lions in placing a bid for the Waihi club to host the conference in 2020. In the last few months alone, the Waihi College Leos volunteered as waitstaff at a Lions charity dinner for our local St John ambulance that raised over $10,000 dollars to go towards their building fund. We also helped out at a huge rubbish clean up in our town that was a part of New Zealand’s National Cleanup week. Along with 160 other volunteers we picked up over 100 large bags of rubbish and recycling. Nationwide, 51,000 volunteers took part and cleaned up 605 different areas, collecting over 70,000Kg of litter! We hope that we can form some great bonds with other Leo Clubs from around the globe and look forward to potentially working on some international projects together!

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