It’s a Leo World After All Toting his camera, Othmar Fetz of Austria visited 46 Leo clubs in nearly 35 nations in four years. A former Leo, Fetz, 36, observed toothbrush demonstrations to orphans in Indonesia and Innumerable small acts of kindness such as Leos in Sri Lanka carrying a woman so she could visit a temple. Leos’ worldwide service astounded him. “As a Leo I knew about Leos in Austria. I knew about Lions’ projects. I was stunned to find out what Leos around the world did,” says Fetz, a Lion. “I show my photos to clubs [in Austria]. We’re a small country [8 million people]. They find out about Leos and Lions. It’s nice for them to know they are part of a big community.” Fetz will publish a book of photographs of Leos and their service. He decided upon the project when his mother was seriously ill. (She has since died.). “I know when I get old I would wonder what I did with my life,” he says. “I wanted to do something no one else has. I’m not good at tennis. I’m not good at running. This is something I could do.” Learn more about how Lions’ engage youth in service. Three Cheers for the Texas School for the Blind Nancy Cespedes, 19, feels the red nose of Rudolph worn by teacher Dave Myers before the school’s holiday pageant. Read the full story here. Photos by Rodolfo Gonzalez Cheerleader Mikkah Margrave, 18, practices with the Bobcats cheerleading squad at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Austin. Margrave and the other 160 residential students are blind or visually impaired. Harmony—Musical and Otherwise Students at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired learn the three Rs as well as independent living skills, but they also make lifelong friends and share moments of high-spirited fun. Idalia Garcia (from left), 21, Nancy Cespedes,19, and Aiyanna Strahan, 20, play with noise makers during their Leo club meeting at the school in Austin.
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