Chester Lions Charter Leo Club

Lion President Balysky and Lion Gerri LoSapio with the newly chartered Daytop Leo Club members.
Lion President Balysky and Lion Gerri LoSapio with the newly chartered Daytop Leo Club members.

Today the Chester Lions Club is proud to join Lions and Leos everywhere are celebrating the 56th International Leo Day to recognize Leo clubs for their service in the community. Recently the club helped charter a Leo Club at Daytop Village in Mendham, NJ.

Leadership. Experience. Opportunity.

These are just a few of the rewards young people gain from participating in Leos. They also happen to be the values that create the acronym of the club name

In total, more than 150,000 young people in 139 countries are proud to volunteer to serve their local communities and to call themselves Leos. Youth who join Alpha clubs (ages 12-18) have fun, make new friends and experience the rewards of serving others.

Leo clubs provide youth with volunteer opportunities and are also a place to grow and have fun. Although only recently established, the Daytop Leos have already seen success in their volunteerism. For their first project the club collected pet food and pet supplies to donate to a local animal shelter. The Leos planned and executed the project from start to finish. They were rewarded with over 4 car loads of donations which they dropped off in person to the Denville Animal Shelter. “It felt so great to be able to do something for these animals,” said Skyler Labinsky. And Skyler assured us the Leos don’t plan to stop anytime soon. “We already have some ideas for new projects to work on.”

Daytop Leos See Success!

Leo Pet Food DriveMembers of the newly formed Daytop Leo Club were on hand on Sunday, October 20, 2013 collecting pet supplies in front of the Chester Shop Rite.  Food, treats and toys were collected to benefit the Friends of Denville Animal Shelter.  Over 4 car loads of pet food, toys, and supplies were collected by the Leos, including a 6 foot tall scratching post. The generosity of the community was overwhelming.

On October 23 the Leos brought the donated goods to the Denville Animal Shelter and had an opportunity to see the animals that will benefit from all their hard work.

They would like to thank the community for their generosity.

The Dayton Leo Club is sponsored by the Chester Lions Club.  The energetic membership will be acquiring skills of leadership, organization, and motivation through the many projects planned.