The Leo Club St. Vincent, a youth based non-profit community service organization, was chartered on May 5th 1985 by the Lions Club of St. Vincent (now Lions Club of Kingstown-SVG). The late Ms. Donna Young, a former Carnival Queen, was the first President of the forty-one (41) member group. Guided by the acronym LEO which stands for Leadership, Experience and Opportunity, these young men and women between the ages 18 and 30 volunteered their time and resources to aid the less fortunate, through community service activities. Over the years, the club has engaged and continues to participate in many community service projects throughout its Lionistic year (July-June.) Some of these projects include: Feeding of the Homeless; an annual Christmas Party for the students of the School Children with Special Needs; a Mentorship Programme with the boys at the Liberty Lodge Boys’ Training Centre and the young ladies at the Guadalupe Home for Girls; and donations to needy families or individuals. Benefits of being a Leo There are many ways people can give back to their community – but being a Leo is much more than just service. Leo clubs help its members to grow as individuals and develop as leaders in a global family of young people making the world a better place. A Leo club offers a world of opportunity – from developing crucial life skills and making change in communities, to building lifelong connections with like-minded individuals through the attendance of regional and international meetings and activities. Congratulations to the members of the Leo Club St. Vincent as they continue to fulfill their international mandate “We Serve’.