ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS The Blythewood Lions Club in South Carolina chartered its second Leo club in less than a year. Together, the Blythewood High School Leos, Westwood High School Leos and the Lions have collected children’s books, coats and canned goods, planted trees, performed eye screenings, distributed Christmas stockings, participated in Relay for Life and raised thousands for charities. In Michigan, in recognition of the Almont HOPE Leo Club’s service project to help a high school student with bone cancer, the club received the International President’s Certificate of Appreciation Award. Their project included a raffle fundraiser and bowl-a-thon. The Morris Hills Leo Club in New Jersey sponsored a Special Olympics event for elementary school children. Nearly 150 Leos, students and other volunteers helped at the event for 75 athletes. The Sebastian Leo Club in Florida held a collection drive for items for a homeless shelter. During halftime of the last football home game of the season, the Smithfield Lions in Virginia presented a check for $1,000 to the Smithfield High School Leo Club president to support the school’s band. Shortly after Hurricane Sandy, the Massapequa Lions brought inspiration and hope to their community in New York by inaugurating the Massapequa Alpha Leos Club. In Hawaii, the Kalani High School, La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls and Sacred Hearts Academy Leos organized an awareness event and fundraiser, “Leos Against Bullying.” The event, originally intended to be a charter night dance party, was held in response to a fellow student committing suicide due to bullying. Proceeds from the event will be used to create an anti-bullying scholarship fund. The Cecil County School of Technology Leos in Maryland set a club record of raising $4,000 last year for local agencies serving children and families. The Leos also collected more than 60 pairs of shoes to send to send to those in need in Africa. The Long Beach Leos in New York visited a geriatric rehabilitation center and delivered Valentine’s Day cards to the residents.
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