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Awards and Recognition

Leo Club Awards and Recognition

Lions Clubs International offers various rewards to recognize Leos and Lions active in the Leo Club Program and there are more than 20 award programs to acknowledge their accomplishments.

Please note that only Leo and Lion officers officially reported to Lions Clubs International are eligible to receive awards and certificates from the Youth Programs Department.

Processing time: Please allow 2-4 weeks after receipt of required forms.

Contact the Youth Programs Department for more information.

Lions Clubs International
Youth Programs Department
300 W. 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
USA

Phone: 630-468-6994
Fax: 630-571-1692

Individual Leo and Lions Club Member Awards

Leo of the Year Award honors Leos who have demonstrated superior achievement. A multiple district council of governors or a single district (that is not part of a multiple district) may nominate one Leo each year for this gold medallion and certificate award.  Applications must be submitted to the Youth Programs Department by April 1 Congratulations to all the current winners!

100% Leo Club President Award may be presented by the Leo club advisor, with approval of the sponsoring Lions club president, to a Leo club president who meets specific requirements during his/her year in office.  Award criteria categories include leadership development, membership extension, administration, and Leo club activities. Certificates are mailed to Leo club advisors in March.

Leo October Membership Growth Award may be presented to any Leo who recruits three or more new members in October. To obtain this award, Leo club advisors must submit a nomination form to the Youth Programs Department by November 15. Congratulations to all current award recipients!

Leo Award of Honor recognizes a Leo member who has achieved outstanding accomplishments during the year and who is nominated for the award by their fellow Leos.  The lapel medal can be purchased from Club Supplies.

Leo Completion of Service certificate recognizes a Leo's service to the club and community. The certificate may be used to waive the US$25 international entrance fee or the US$30 charter fee assessed when a former Leo joins a newly formed Lions club. To obtain a certificate, former Leos need to submit a requisition form to the Youth Programs Department.

Leo Club Advisor Outstanding Service Award recognizes Leo club advisors who have demonstrated outstanding service in guiding and developing their Leo clubs. A club advisor who meets specific requirements may be awarded this certificate by the sponsoring Lions club president. Certificates are mailed to the presidents of Lions clubs who sponsor a Leo club in February.

Leo Club Advisor Five-Year Service Award honors Leo club advisors who successfully completed five years of dedicated service.  Sponsoring Lions clubs presidents need to complete the application for this pin and certificate. Congratulations to all the current winners!

Leo Club Extension Award for Leo Club Sponsorship certificates are issued to the president of the sponsoring Lions club and the Leo club advisor when a Leo club is certified. The certificates are sent from the Youth Programs Department upon receipt of official notification of a new Leo club. The sponsoring Lions club can request additional certificates for anyone it wishes to thank for assisting in organizing the new Leo club.

Leo Clubs and Sponsoring Lions Clubs

Leo Spotlight on Children Award – Leo clubs that complete a Spotlight on Children project to help children in adverse circumstances can apply for this banner patch award. Individual Leos who provide a high level of support to a Spotlight on Children project are eligible to receive a Certificate of Recognition. Requirements for the award appear on the application.

Leo Lion Serving Together Award– A banner patch featuring the Leo club and Lions club logos shall be issued to both the Leo club and its Lions club sponsor for successful completion of joint projects and other types of activities supporting Leo-Lion collaboration. Requirements for the award appear on the application.

International Club Twinning Award – Leo clubs that participate in the International Club Twinning Program are eligible to apply for a special certificate or banner patch as recognition of their participation.

Leo club and Sponsoring Lions club Anniversary Patches – Patches for the Leo club and sponsoring Lions club are automatically sent from the Youth Programs Department at International Headquarters to Leo and Lions clubs that have achieved the fifth anniversary of their certification. Patches are sent at anniversaries in multiples of five years thereafter.

Leo Club Sponsorship Patch– A sponsorship banner patch is issued from the Youth Programs Department at International Headquarters to each Lions club upon sponsoring a Leo club.

Districts and Multiple Districts

Leo Club Excellence Award– All districts (single or sub) may endorse one Leo club to receive this prestigious award. The district Leo club chairperson must endorse the nomination. Submit applications to the Youth Programs Department by August 15. Winners will receive a banner patch and chevron in Leo colors.  Congratulations to all the current winners!

100% Leo Multiple District President Award – A Leo multiple district president who meets specific requirements during his/her year in office may be awarded this certificate by the multiple district Leo club chairperson with the approval of the council chairperson. Award criteria categories include leadership development, club or membership extension, administration and multiple district Leo activities. Certificates are mailed to multiple district Leo club chairpersons in April.

100% Leo District President Award – A Leo district president who meets specific requirements during his/her year in office may be awarded this certificate by the district Leo club chairperson with the approval of the district governor. Award criteria categories include leadership development, club or membership extension, administration and district Leo activities. Certificates are mailed to district Leo club chairpersons in April.

Leo Club Extension Award– Recognizes Lions and Leos who contribute to the organization of new Leo clubs in their district or multiple district. Certificates are awarded to district governors, district Leo club chairpersons and Leo district presidents who achieve a net gain of 3 new clubs in their district and to council chairpersons, multiple district Leo club chairpersons and Leo multiple district presidents who achieve a net gain of 5 new clubs in their multiple district by June 30. Congratulations to the current district and multiple district winners!

Top Ten Leo Club Extension Award– A gold lapel pin will be issued to district Leo club chairpersons and Leo district presidents of the ten districts with the highest net gain growth of new Leo clubs during a Lions fiscal year. Multiple district Leo club chairpersons and Leo multiple district presidents who supported the Leo club extension efforts of a Top Ten District will also each receive a lapel pin. Congratulations to the current Top Ten Districts!

Leo Club Chairperson Achievement Award – Officially appointed district and multiple district Leo club chairpersons who meet specific criteria may be awarded this certificate by the district governor or council chairperson. Award criteria categories include extension, leadership development, district/multiple district Leo activities, administration and promotion. Certificates are mailed to district governors or council chairpersons annually.

Leo District/Multiple District Officers Pins – Upon receipt of the Annual Leo District/Multiple District Report, Youth Programs will automatically send pins for the Leo district/multiple district president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and past president (if he/she was reported). Pins are sent to the current Leo district/multiple district president.

Other Awards

Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards recognize young people for their community service within a 12-month period. Youth who complete 50 hours of community service will receive a silver seal certificate. Youth who complete 100 or more hours of community service will receive a gold seal certificate. A program guide and fact sheet is available to Lions clubs interested in the award program. Lions Clubs International will issue a congratulatory letter from the international president and a certificate for each award recipient submitted.

LCIF Awards– Leo club members are eligible for a number of awards and recognition presented by the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). These include a certificate of appreciation, LCIF Chairperson’s certificate, Melvin Jones Fellowship, banner patch and club plaque award. Contact LCIF for more information.

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