LEO Clubs = Leadership – Experience – Opportunity

Those are just a few of the rewards young people gain from participating in LEOs Clubs. They also happen to be the values that create the acronym of our club name. In total, more than 144,000 young people in 139 countries are proud to serve others in their local communities and to call themselves LEOs. These young community leaders are friendly, active and dedicated to creating new and exciting opportunities by participating in their local LEO clubs. LEO clubs are also a place to grow and have fun. Find out what LEO clubs around the world are doing now. Or learn more about the history of LEO clubs.

Thurmont is most fortunate to have two LEO Clubs - The Thurmont Middle School LEOs and the Catoctin High School LEOs.

Thurmont Middle School LEOs

The TMS LEOs worked with the Thurmont Lions Club at the Community Show in September, and at Colorfest and the Fall Food Festival in October. They were wonderful workers and much appreciated.

On October 14th and 20th the LEOs made blankets for “Make a Difference Day” and will present them at the reception for soldiers and families on October 24th.

Catoctin High School LEOs

Our last LEO Meeting was held September 30, and the highlight was the election of officers. The following LEOs were elected:

  • President - Lynly Meunier (Lion Bob Meunier’s granddaughter)
  • Vice President - Elaine Schray (Lion Deb Schray’s daughter)
  • Secretary - Allyson Smith
  • Treasurer - Stephen Swanson
  • Public Relations - Rachael Candela (Lion Wendy Candela’s daughter)
  • Directors - Danielle Kaufman, (KL George’s granddaughter) Kayla Knott, Gabrielle Bodroghy (Lion Robin Keeny’s granddaughter)
Congratulations to all the new CHS LEO officers and to the members who signed the Charter certificate.

The CHS LEOs participated in Colorfest and the Fall Food Fest. Their participation was greatly appreciated.

For “Make a Difference Day” they have put up boxes around the school letting their fellow students know about the special day and asking for DVDs, games, puzzles, books, magazines, and snack items. They will present their items at the reception for “Make a Difference Day” on October 24th.

The LEOs and their advisors will join us for our Charter Night when the club will be formally chartered.

They have several projects in mind to raise funds to help them better serve the community.


The Thurmont Middle School LEOs and the Catoctin High School LEOs are wonderful dedicated groups and look forward to serving their community. If anyone has ideas for fundraisers and projects please contact Lion Robin Keeny at 301.304.0566 or email RbKee3@aol.com