Leo Club receives top distinction


While the Point Pleasant Borough High School’s Leo Club has received numerous commendations for their outstanding service efforts, the recent addition of the 2009 Leo Club Excellence Award to their already impressive list of achievements is quite an accomplishment.

The Leo Club Excellence Award, the highest distinction a Leo Club can achieve, is awarded by the Lions Club International Foundation to recognize individual Leo Club achievements in the areas of service, fundraising, leadership, public relations and club administration.

“The Point Pleasant Lions Club is very proud of the Leo Club for receiving this recognition,” Point Pleasant Lions Club Leo Liaison Michelle Ball said in a statement. “The Leo Club is a group of exceptional young people who are dedicated to raising funds and awareness for local charities. We know we can rely on club members to provide support for all Lions Club fundraising endeavors.”

Nominated by the Lions Club District Governor for their service work, the Point Pleasant Borough High School’s Leo Club was one of just 47 clubs worldwide to receive the 2009 Leo Club Excellence Award. At a recent meeting, the Leo Club was presented with a banner patch and chevron signifying the award.

“Leo Club members serve as role models not only to other students, but also the community,” said Superintendent of Schools Vincent S. Smith. “The Club’s commitment to humanitarian service is inspiring and should be applauded. The district is very proud of their accomplishments and we are delighted that the Lions Club International Foundation has recognized them in this manner.”

In addition to the award presentation at the Leo Club meeting, the Club was formally recognized at the Point Pleasant Board of Education Meeting this past Monday, Oct. 26 and will also be recognized at an upcoming meeting of the Point Pleasant Lions Club in December.

Since their beginning in 1957, the Leo Club, an official program of the Lions Club, has been dedicated to providing the youth of the world an opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively, as responsible members of the local, national, and international community. With more than 5,500 clubs worldwide, in more than 130 countries, the Leo Club objective is to inspire volunteerism and leadership in young people throughout the world.

To find out more about the Point Pleasant School District, visit the district website at www.pointpleasant.k12.nj.us.com.