Leo Club

2023-2024 Board Members

Katharine Chavez

Vice President
Brooke Chavez

Jonathan Gallegos

Emily Abitri

Social Media Coordinator
Kandace Curtis

Leos have plenty of chances to lead, like running for Leo officer positions through yearly elections. Learn more about the role of each Leo Club Officer.  


Every 2nd & 4th Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. held at the Veterans Hall, 209 N. Orange St. La Habra


There are many ways to contribute to your community, but being a Leo offers much more than just service. Joining a Leo club will help you grow as an individual and a leader.

Interested in joining our club? Just fill out an application and email it to our Club Advisor, Lion Carla Tezak.

Leo Club Objective

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.

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.

Community Service Projects and Fun Activities

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.