Leo Club

Leo Club

Leo Club

Advisor: Mr. Scott Davis

The Newton Leo Club is a non-profit organization associated with the Troy Lions Club. The primary purpose of the club is to allow the youth of Newton Junior and Senior High Schools an opportunity to give back to their community and school in a selfless way so that hopefully, they will learn the value and pleasure of giving and helping out those less fortunate and, in the end, wish to continue this type of work in their adult years. 100% of all money raised goes back to the area needy. Some of the fundraising activities are listed below. You can e-mail me at scott_davis@newton.k12.oh.us with other service ideas or opportunities and we will be sure to get back with you.

Club Officers

President:               Kara Chaney
Vice-President:      Brooke Deeter
Treasurer:               Baily Chaney
Secretary:               Jaden Stine

Membership

Club dues are $5 each year and are used for club-sponsored activities. New members must fill out an application for membership and pay the required dues to be added to the roster. This is an international organization and, as such, is part of a much larger database online. If parents do not wish their child's information to be included in the database, they may state so on the application. The student will still be part of the Club, but they will not show up as a member at the international level and we will not be credited with their service hours as a club.
 
There are typically around 30 to 40 members in the Leo Club, and around 75% of the members generally participate in any given activity.
 
 
Any student in grades 7 to 12  interested in serving and helping their community is welcome in the Leo Club. See Mr. Davis or one of the officers listed for a membership application today! 

Annual Fund Raisers

  • Strawberry Festival Booth -- The students help work the Troy Lions Club booth during the festival and the Parent Club gives the Leo's a portion of the profits. This is the Leo Club's largest money maker and also when we are the most visible to the general public. Time commitment: 3 to 4 hour shifts over two days. Each member is asked to take a shift, and multiple shifts are encouraged.
  • Rose/Carnation Flower Sale-- Members sell flowers individually at school and by the dozen to the general public in conjunction with the Troy Lions Club. The sale generally takes place in March or April. Time commitment: 2 members selling flowers at lunch for one week prior to the delivery date and a varying amount of time selling the flowers to the general public and for delivery to those who bought.
  • BBQ Chicken Dinner Sale-- Members sell dinners once or twice a year in conjunction with the Troy Lions Club and others. Time commitment: a varying amount of time to sell tickets for the dinners and possibly a couple of members to help put the dinners together on the pick-up date.

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 2:50 p.m. to approximately 3:20 p.m. in room H303 at Newton High School. Visitors are always welcome!

Service Projects

Completed Service Projects This Past School Year:

  • Donated money to the Pleasant Hill food pantry.
  • Served two meals at the Soup Kitchen in Troy and donated money for its pantry.
  • Donated Christmas toys to the Salvation Army in Troy.
  • Gave a Halloween Safety Presentation to our kindergarten and pre-school kids at Newton along with a reflective bag and some goodies.
  • Sponsored an Easter egg hunt for our pre-school and kindergarten students (over 500 eggs!)
  • Raised money for the Heart & Soles pancake breakfast, had a bake sale raising money for Heart & Soles, and participated in the planning of the event.

Upcoming Service Projects:

  • We will once again be having our Halloween Safety Presentation for our youngest students here at Newton the week of Halloween.
  • We will be serving a meal at the Soup Kitchen in Troy in October.
  • We will be purchasing toys for distribution by the Salvation Army at Christmas in mid-November.
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