Leo Awards and Recognitions
Lions Clubs International offers various rewards to recognize Leos and Lions active in the Leo Club Program. There are more than 20 award programs to acknowledge their accomplishments.
Please note that only Leo and Lion officers reported to Lions Clubs International are eligible to receive awards and certificates.
Processing time: Please allow 2-4 weeks after receipt of required forms.
Contact the Leo Club Program staff for more information.
Individual Leo and Lions Club Member Awards
*NEW* International President Award – This year, there is a special recognition opportunity available to Leo club presidents of newly formed clubs. International President Yngvadottir is awarding a Presidential Certificate of Appreciation to Leo club presidents when they adds all of the originating Leo members to their club roster within 30 days of the club’s formation. To qualify, Leo members should be entered into the online reporting system, MyLCI.
Leos of the Year Award – A multiple district council of governors or single district (that is not part of a multiple district) may nominate one high achieving Leo each year for this medallion and certificate award. Applications must be submitted by April 1. Congratulations to all the current award recipients!
100% Leo Club President Award – A Leo club president who meets specific requirements during his/her year in office may be awarded this certificate by the Leo club advisor with the approval of the sponsoring Lions club president. Award criteria categories include leadership development, membership extension, administration and Leo club activities. Certificates are sent to sponsoring Lions club presidents in April.
Leo October Membership Growth Award – Leo club advisors may present this award to any Leo who recruits three or more new members during the month of October. To obtain this award, Leo club advisors must submit the nomination form by November 15. Congratulations to all current award recipients!
Leo Award of Honor – Leos may choose to nominate a Leo member for this award to recognize outstanding accomplishments during the year. The lapel medal can be purchased from Club Supplies.
Leo Completion of Service Certificate – This certificate recognizes a Leo's service to the club and community. Leo Advisors are encouraged to present the certificate to Leos graduating out of the program. Former Leos who choose to become Lions should also submit the Leo to Lion Certification form to waive the entrance fee, receive a discount on dues, and have their Leo years of service added to their Lion record. Continue making an impact and Become a Lion today.
Leo Club Advisor Outstanding Service Award – The sponsoring Lions club president may present this award to Leo club advisors who meet specific requirements and demonstrate outstanding service in guiding and developing their Leo clubs. Certificates are sent to sponsoring Lions club presidents in February.
Leo Club Advisor Five-Year Service Award – Sponsoring Lions club presidents may honor Leo club advisors who successfully complete five years of dedicated service with this award. Sponsoring Lions clubs presidents should complete and submit this application to obtain the five-year service pin and certificate.
Leo Club Extension Award – Sponsoring Lions club presidents and Leo club advisors receive these certificates upon official certification 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 Club Excellence Award – All districts may endorse one Leo club to receive this prestigious award. Submit applications by August 15. Winners will receive a banner patch and chevron in Leo colors. Congratulations to all the current award recipients!
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. Award requirements are on the application.
Leo Lion Serving Together Award – A banner patch featuring the Leo club and Lions club logos is awarded to both the Leo club and the sponsoring Lions club for successful completion of joint projects and other types of activities supporting Leo-Lion collaboration. Award requirements are on the application.
Leo Club and Sponsoring Lions Club Anniversary Patches – The Leo Club Program automatically sends anniversary patches to Leo clubs and their sponsoring Lions club 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 banner patch is issued to the sponsoring Lions club upon certification of a new Leo club.
Districts and Multiple Districts
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 sent to multiple district Leo club chairpersons in May.
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 sent to district Leo club chairpersons in May.
Leo Club Extension Award – 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 award recipients!
Top Ten Leo Club Extension Award – A lapel pin will be issued to district Leo club chairpersons and Leo district presidents of the ten districts with the highest net 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 – District governors and council chairpersons may award this certificate to officially appointed district and multiple district Leo club chairpersons who meet specific criteria. Award criteria categories include extension, leadership development, district/multiple district Leo activities, administration and promotion. Certificates are sent to district governors or council chairpersons annually.
Leo District/Multiple District Officers Pins – After appointing the officers in MyLCI, pins will automatically be sent for the Leo district/multiple district president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and past president. Pins are sent to the current district/multiple district Leo club chairperson.
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.