Leo club donates $2,000 to ailing student
Courtesy of the Rhinelander Leo Club
The members of the Rhinelander Lions Leo Club recently held a rummage sale, earning $2,000. The funds raised will provide help and support to fellow student Bobby Towne.
Bobby Town has Wilson’s disease, a genetic condition that causes an accumulation of copper in the liver and other orgas. At this time, Bobby is a candidate for a liver transplant.
The Rhinelander Leo Club is for youths between 12 and 18 years of age. The Leo club is chartered by Lions International, and sponsored by the Rhinelander Lions Club. The Leo Club meets in the Rhinelander Schools.
The objective of the Rhinelander Leo Club is to provide the youth of the world with an opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively, as responsible members of the local, national and international community.
Rhinelander 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.
The first Leo club was charted on Dec. 5, 1957, by Lions International. In October, 1967 the board of directors of Lions Clubs International adopted the Leo Club Program as an official branch of the association.