The Lions Club District in southwest Ohio sponsors a District Governor's Leo Contest intended to encourage participation in community service, school activities, and local, state, and international Lions functions and programs. Their motto is “We Serve,” and the Northeastern Leo Club certainly lives up to that motto. In return they have been named Leo Club of the year for Lions District 13-OH6 with over 1400 hours of service in the past 11 months from volunteering at places like KAMP Dovetail, Tour De Cure and more.
Leo Club has also been involved in the school community by assisting with Freshman Orientation and the Homecoming parade float. Adviser and Spanish teacher Rhonda Campbell is very proud of their success, and so are the staff and students of Clermont Northeastern.
Leo Club members also presented a seminar at the Lions District 13-OH6 convention which covers 15 counties in southwest Ohio. CNE Leo Club members spoke to Lions Clubs that do not yet have a Leo club about how and why they should start one. Many Lions at the convention were encouraged by the Northeastern Leo Club and may partake in adding a Leo Club.
Our school’s Leo Club has also announced the recipients of their Magnified Giving grants. Magnified Giving funds came from three sources: the Magnified Giving Organization, a private donation with matching funds, and money students helped earn with the Northeastern Lions at the Pumpkin Run. The recipients of the Magnified Giving grants include SATH's KAMP Dovetail for $1000 and the CNE Education Foundation and Bake Me Home for $500 each.
Thirty-four of Clermont Northeastern students are involved in the Northeastern Leo Club. Some members say they like it because they “have a place to belong” and they can “be themselves with other Leos.” One student said, “Leo Club is a valuable tool to any community/ school by providing kids with many learning and leadership opportunities to not only better themselves but others around them.” Leo Club is a great opportunity for kids to help people and the community.
Leo Club is a community service organization sponsored by the Northeastern Lions who are under the umbrella of the Lions International, the world’s largest service organization with 1.4 million members in 142 countries. Rhonda Campbell is the Leo Club Adviser in partnership with Lion Darla Smith, who was a charter member of the Northeastern Leo Club 18 years ago.
Ms. Campbell been a Lion member for many years and was a Leo Club adviser in Hillsboro before teaching at CNE.