LEO stands for:
The stated purpose of the LEO Club Program is:
"To promote service activities among the youth of the community which will develop the individual qualities of Leadership, Experience, and Opportunity. To unite its members in friendship, fellowship and mutual understanding."
Alpha and Omega LEO Clubs
There are two tracks of the LEO Club Program. Alpha LEO clubs are those that consist of members between 12 and 18 years of age. Omega LEO clubs are those that consist of members between 18 and 30 years of age.
The LEO Club Program's maximum age of membership is 30 years of age, though it is at the discretion of the Lions' district to enforce younger upper-age limits for Omega clubs. There are no major differences in the operations or logistics of Alpha and Omega LEO Clubs.
In addition to the Alpha and Omega tracks, LEO clubs should also designate whether they are school based or community based.
LEO clubs are composed of young people of good character who are members of the local community. Before joining a club, youth should complete the Application for LEO Club Membership and review new member materials that are to be provided by the sponsoring Lions club. Clubs meet regularly and should maintain frequent contact with their sponsoring Lions club. LEO's elect a leadership team of officer which includes the President, Secretary, Vice President, Treasurer, and Directors.
When six or more LEO clubs are sponsored within an existing Lions district, the district governor may approve the formation of a LEO district. The LEO district president is elected annually at the LEO district conference. When ten or more LEO clubs are sponsored within an existing Lions district, the council of governors may approve the formation of a LEO multiple district. The LEO multiple district president is elected annually at the Leo multiple district conference.