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Awards and Recognition

There are more than 20 award programs to acknowledge the accomplishments of the Leo and Lion officers reported to Lions Clubs International.  Allow 2-4 weeks after receipt of required forms. Contact the Leo Club Program Department for more information.

Leo of the Year A multiple district council of governors, or single district that is not part of a multiple district, may nominate one high achieving Leo each year for this medallion and certificate. Applications must be submitted by April 1
100% Leo Club President Certificate A Leo club president who meets specific requirements during their year may receive this award from the Leo club advisor with approval of the sponsoring Lions club president. Award criteria categories include leadership development, membership extension, administration and Leo club activities. Certificates are sent to Lions club presidents in April.
October Membership Growth Leo club advisors may present this award to any Leo who recruits three or more new members during the month of October.  Leo club advisors must submit the nomination form by November 15.
Leo Award of Honor Leos may choose to nominate a Leo member for this award to recognize outstanding accomplishments during the year. The lapel medal can be purchased from Club Supplies.
Leo Completion of Service Certificate This certificate recognises a Leo's service to the club and community. Leo Advisors present the certificate to Leos graduating out of the program. Leos who choose to become Lions should submit the Leo to Lion Certification form to waive the entrance fee, receive a discount on dues, and have their Leo years of service added to their Lion record.
Leo Club Advisor Outstanding Service Award The sponsoring Lions club president may present this award to Leo club advisors who meet specific requirements and demonstrate outstanding service in guiding and developing their Leo clubs. Certificates are sent to sponsoring Lions club presidents in February.
Leo Club Advisor Five-Year Service Award The sponsoring Lions club president may honor Leo club advisors who complete five years as an advisor.  Complete and submit this application to obtain the pin and certificate.
Leo Club Extension Award The sponsoring Lions club president and Leo club advisor receive these certificates upon official certification of a new Leo club. The sponsoring Lions club can request additional certificates for anyone it wishes to thank for assisting in organizing the new club.
Leo Club Excellence Award All districts may endorse one Leo club to receive this award. Submit applications by August 15. Winners will receive a banner patch and chevron in Leo colors
Leo Spotlight on Children Award Leo clubs that complete a Spotlight on Children project to help children in adverse circumstances can apply for this banner patch award. Individual Leos who provide a high level of support to a project are eligible to receive a Certificate of Recognition.  Requirements are on the application.
Leo Lion Serving Together Award A banner patch featuring the Leo club and Lions club logos is awarded to both the Leo club and the sponsoring Lions club for successful completion of joint projects and other types of activities supporting Leo-Lion collaboration. Requirements are on the application.
Leo Club Centennial Service Certificate Leo clubs that participate in the Centennial Service Challenge are eligible to receive a Leo Club Centennial Service Certificate. Sponsoring Lions clubs may download and present this certificate to eligible Leo clubs.
International Club Twinning Award Leo clubs that participate in the International Club Twinning Program are eligible to apply for a banner patch.
Leo Club and Sponsoring Lions Club Anniversary Patches The Leo Club Program Department automatically send anniversary patches to Leo clubs and their sponsoring Lions club that have achieved the fifth anniversary of their certification, and every five years thereafter.
Leo Club Sponsorship Patch A banner patch is issued to the sponsoring Lions club upon certification of a new Leo club.
100% Leo District President Award
A Leo district = 6 or more Leo clubs within the Lions district.
A Leo district president who meets specific requirements during his/her year in office may be awarded this certificate by the district Leo club chairperson with the approval of the district governor. Award criteria categories include leadership development, club or membership extension, administration and district Leo activities. Certificates are sent to district Leo club chairpersons in May.
100% Leo Multiple District President Award
A Leo multiple district = 10 or more Leo clubs with more than 100 Leos within the Lions multiple district
A Leo multiple district president who meets specific requirements during his/her year in office may be awarded this certificate by the multiple district Leo club chairperson with the approval of the council chairperson. Award criteria includes leadership development, club or membership extension, administration and multiple district Leo activities. Certificates are sent to multiple district Leo club chairpersons in May.
Leo Club Extension Award Certificates are awarded to district governors, district Leo club chairpersons and Leo district presidents who achieve a net gain of 3 new clubs in their district and to council chairpersons, multiple district Leo club chairpersons and Leo multiple district presidents who achieve a net gain of 5 new clubs in their multiple district by June 30.
Top Ten Leo Club Extension Award A lapel pin will be issued to district Leo club chairpersons and Leo district presidents of the ten districts with the highest net growth of new Leo clubs during a Lions fiscal year. Multiple district Leo club chairpersons and Leo multiple district presidents who supported the Leo club extension efforts of a Top Ten District will each receive a lapel pin.
Leo Club Chairperson Achievement Award District governors and council chairpersons may award this certificate to officially appointed district and multiple district Leo club chairpersons who meet specific criteria. Award criteria categories include extension, leadership development, district/multiple district Leo activities, administration and promotion. Certificates are sent to district governors or council chairpersons annually.
Leo District/Multiple District Officers Pins Upon receipt of the Annual Leo District/Multiple District Report (Leo-91), the Leo Club Program Department will automatically send pins for the Leo district/multiple district president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and past president (if he/she was reported). Pins are sent to the current district/multiple district Leo club chairperson.
LCIF Awards Leo club members are eligible for a number of awards and recognition presented by the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). These include a certificate of appreciation, LCIF Chairperson’s certificate, Melvin Jones Fellowship, banner patch and club plaque award. Contact LCIF for more information.