P.O. 90 Box Rockton IL 61072 [email protected]

Hononegah Leo Club

Welcome to the new Hononegah Leo Club! The club is open to all Hononegah High School Students. Contact Faculty Advisor: Justin Wieman or Lions Club Liaison: Tami Verstraete. To join or to find out more information, see Mr Wieman at room 1405. Meetings are 1st & 3rd Mondays at 8:15am in room 1404.

Keep up with the Leo Club on their new Facebook page: facebook.com/hononegahleoclub/

The Leo Club Program gives young people the opportunity to serve their communities and make a positive impact. They offer a great way to have fun, make new friends and develop valuable leadership skills.  The Hononegah Leo Club  is also dedicated to inclusion based activities for young adults with disabilities

Leo Club Motto
Leadership – Develop skills as a project organizer, time manager and team leader.

Experience – Learn how teamwork, cooperation and collaboration can bring exciting changes to your community and the world.

Opportunity – Make friends and feel the rewards of community service.

Leo Club History
Coach Jim Graver started the Leo ball rolling in 1957 and chances are that ball was a baseball. Graver was the baseball coach of the Abington High School in Pennsylvania, USA and an active member of the Glenside Lions Club.  With help from his fellow Lion, William Ernst, the first Leo club was charted on December 5, 1957.

As the world’s first Leo club, the Abington High School Leo Club created the Leo acronym – Leadership, Equality, Opportunity – and chose their school colors, maroon and gold to serve as the Leo club colors.  Later, Equality was changed to Experience.

In October 1967, the board of directors of Lions Clubs International adopted the Leo Club Program as an official program of the association.

The Leo Club Program has continued to grow within the last 50 years. Leos now constitute an international network of over 6,500 clubs in over 140 countries. Community service remains the cornerstone of the program, fostering a lifetime commitment to helping others. Like their Lion counterparts, Leo club members enjoy serving their neighbors and watching positive results unfold.