Meeting to gauge interest in new LEO Lions club


There is a meeting on November 11 at the Ashburton St John rooms to look at establishing a Lions LEO Club in Ashburton.

Aimed at young adults aged from 18 to 30 years, LEO Omega clubs offer an opportunity for development and community contribution.

The Lions New Zealand website states there are 30 LEO clubs here, aimed at those aged from 12-18 years (Alpha clubs) and 18-30 years (Omega clubs).

If established, Ashburton would become home to the first Omega club in the country, said Hakatere Multi Cultural Council co-ordinator Adi Avnit, who came up with the new club suggestion.

"It's hard for people in this age group to make connections if they are not into sports and a service club offers opportunities beyond just social gatherings.

"Luckily the Ashburton Lions Club liked the idea and shared my vision''

The LEO abbreviation stands for "leadership, experience and opportunity''.

The Ashburton meeting starts at 7pm.

More information can be obtained by calling Adi Avnit on 027 220 8791 or by emailing


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