About The Leo Club

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.


Leos Club of La Habra

     Meeting place: La Habra Community Center

     Meeting Day/Time: 6:30 PM, every other Monday

For more information on the Leo's please email Lions,

Lisa Sanchez at  

Patty Matamoros at

Calendar of Events

January 2020




Past Activities

Trick or Trunk 





I love La Habra (clean up)



Easter Breakfast


Leo’s Corner

"I joined the Leo’s club about a year ago because I felt I needed more volunteer hours. Little did I know that this decision would be such an amazing opportunity to not only earn volunteer hours, but to get involved in my community, and get to know the people that compose it.

Over my first year in the club I was able to work with various groups of people all around the Orange County area. I am currently the President of the club for our 2019-2020 year, and not only have I learned to make funnel cakes, help special needs kids, and provide help where it is needed, but also the importance of collaboration, leadership, and the virtues of being selfless.

Through the opportunities provided by the Leo’s club, and subsequently the Lion’s club, I have been able to help year round with numerous events around La Habra, including the Corn Festival, events with “Together We Rise”, and with special needs children with AYSO. Without the learning and leadership opportunities afforded to me by the Leo’s Club, I would not have been able to become the person and leader that I am today. I truly feel that I am a contributing member of the community, and that I owe it to the Leo’s club. I would recommend joining this community organization to any and all local high school students, as it is an amazing opportunity."


Leo President Dominic Pak


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.

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