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February 22, 2011 > Leo Club chartered by Dawn Breaker Lions

Leo Club chartered by Dawn Breaker Lions

Service clubs make a significant difference in our communities. Many who know of their good works associate these groups with national and international good works, but much is done on a local scale as well. Immense challenges and tasks such as eradication of disease, support for those challenged by disability and lack of education are often too large and complex for individuals or even governments to solve. Service clubs use worldwide networks of citizens, committed to the betterment of humankind, in efforts to solve these problems. On the local scene, service clubs are ready, willing and able to tackle many quality of life issues. It is difficult to visit schools, public facilities or talk with citizens who have not been personally affected or know someone who has been assisted by the selfless service of these clubs.

Financial support is just the beginning for these ambassadors of goodwill. Volunteer labor and a true feeling of altruism are the basis for these organizations. In keeping with mottos incorporating service to humanity, many form student clubs of young citizens who, in turn, become messengers and examples of community service. One such exemplary group was recently formed at Irvington High School under the guidance of the Dawn Breakers Lions Club. Called a "Leo" Club, the record-breaking number of members - 109 - gathered with dignitaries and Lions Club members to officially accept a charter as a Leo Club in District 4-C3 on Saturday, February 12, 2012. This group actually began forming in August 2010 and has been active in the community since that time.

The Irvington High School (Fremont) Leo Club joins others at high schools but has secured a place in record books through its number of charter members. Leo Club President Christina Wang hopes this large group becomes a unique presence on campus, in the community and with worldwide issues, especially sight and hearing, two principal concerns of Lions Clubs International.

Charter officers of the new Leo Club include: President, Christina Want; Vice President, Angel Li; Secretary, Jinny Yan; Treasurer, Marvin Han; Publicity Commissioner, Karen Li; Co-Publicity Officers, Ashley Hui & Luis Domantay; Co-Fundraising Commissioners, Matt Hong & David Kang; Historian Commissioner, Iris Lee and Webmaster, Jeff Li. Faculty Advisor for the group is Mrs. Jagjeet Ghardhora.

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