August 28th, 2010, posted in Just for fun, Press, Uncategorized, Wet Kisses and Dirty Paws, What we do, Who we meet
Can you imagine being on the radio as a teenager? The Leo Club was invited for an interview on Wet Kisses and Dirty Paws by a couple major regional radio stations….such a great opportunity for them.
TJ and Tiffany were on Cox Radio for a 20 min. interview with John LaBarca. John did everything to make the kids feel at home and they did a great job! A little nervous at first but soon they were talking like it was their daytime job. TJ and Tiffany talked about all aspects of being a Leo, past activities, Leo and Lions Clubs, their motives to be in a community service group, attending Joel Barlow High School, and of course they spoke at length about Wet Kisses and Dirty Paws RDO Day. The interview has aired for the last 2 weeks and will be aired till the event on WSTC Radio, 96.7 The Coast and 95.9 The Fox.
A week later Tiffany and Tori were interviewed on WICC by Mike Bellamy, also this interview went really smooth, we had a lot of responses on their radio apperience right away.Well done ladies! and thanks for having us COX and WICC radio, we really appreciate it!
It was a fun experience for the both of them.
June 22nd, 2010, posted in Wet Kisses and Dirty Paws, What we do, Who we are, Who we meet
The Leos are putting their best “paws” forward in organizing their AKC ® Responsible Dog Ownership Day. They are working dilligently on all kinds of chores, some really fun ones:
- Talk to possible vendors/sponsors/donors
- Create a Detailed RDO Day Brochure, Sponsor Proposal Package, Silent Auction form and Vendor Agreement (with a little help!)
- Create a map to see who goes where
- Find Dog blogs and Dog related stores we can contact
- To visit similar events with the purpose of contacting vendors. We asked the Leos to talk to all the vendors that attended the Greenwich Dog Show, to promote their own event and ask whether they would like to be involved in any way. First sales experience at the age of 15/16, very impressive! Although they felt uncomfortable at times, they did a great job, were very succesful, we saw them grow throughout the day!
And the less popular chores that also have to be done:
- To find tents we can rent at a reasonable fee
- To make sure there are enough Portapotti’s – it’s a dirty job!
- Find tables and chairs we can use
- Make sure all promotional material is printed, folded, stapled and put together in neat packages
- Following up with everyone, make sure everything gets done
- Make sure all permits are applied for, field permissions are arranged, Easton Police Department is on board….etc. etc.
They’re doing an awesome job so far, many companies have expressed interest or have already signed up as a Donors, Vendors and/or Sponsors, and the list is growing every day. See our Detailed Brochure to see who’s on board.
We’re also very excited to present our new poster to you, created free of charge by designer Stefan Jans of “Prints of Orange” in Milford, thanks Stefan, great job!
Post by Nicoline
June 3rd, 2010, posted in Just for fun, What we do, Who we meet
Last spring, we had one Saturday which was designated to designing and creating out own t-shirts so that when we would host an event or went to a Conference we could look uniform and it was clear to which Leo Club we belonged. Let me just bring you back to that particular day when we had an inspirational experience where each and every Leo club member got to show their creative side. The shirts we had ordered to decorate where a bright lime green, which we thought was great because off the bat we would already be standing out in a crowd. Next, we had lioness Sue Striker, the author of the best-selling Anti-Coloring Book® series come and assist us in creating our shirts.
Sue Striker, picture via www.susanstriker.com
Susan brought us fabric markers which we divided across the tables, and each person spread out so they had enough room to work. As for the designs we put on our shirts, the only requirement was to use a Leo Club Logo, the rest was up to us. We could put anything on there, peace signs, hearts, stars, really anything you wanted that you thought showed what the Leos meant to you and why you were in the club. In addition, we all included a quote on the back that inspired us to do good.
All in all, creating those t-shirts was a fun learning experience because I bonded with people that maybe weren’t my best friends, but now I can call us close. Also you got to see how some people express themselves which made me personally embrace and look further to see what I could really do if I set my mind to it, which goes even further because if I can apply that to making a shirt I am pretty sure I can apply it to something greater.
We proudly wore our shirts during the first Connecticut Leo Club Conference we attended and I think we inspired a lot of Leo Groups with our abundant creativity!
We’ll post pictures of our shirts soon.
Written by Andrianna.
May 21st, 2010, posted in Just for fun, Uncategorized, What we do, Who we meet
Every year all Leo groups in Connecticut hold an annual Leo Conference to meet up and have fun with all the other Leo groups. These conferences are filled with fun activities, meetings, and lots of interesting presentations. The conferences are held each year in May and they are usually held at one of the schools where a Leo group is active. Many different fun activities are held at the conferences.
Leo Club Logo
A lot of the activities at the conference are for fun and none are competitive. These activities allow kids all ages to bond and meet up in a fun filled afternoon. Many of these activities are fun but also help develop a child’s mental growth like overcoming fear, meeting new people, and listening to the experience of others.
At the Leo conference there are many moments to discuss each groups progress and to talk about what they need to improve or change. These meetings help every group’s progress along the way, so they can maybe become senior Lions when they grow up. There are also speakers of all kind of organizations that receive support from Leo Clubs. One of the most popular charities we donate to is Fidelco, Guide Dog for the Blind Foundation, this foundation is all about helping blind people and training blind guiding dogs, the dogs are given away to blind people all over America.
The presentations at the conference are speeches that hopefully inspire the young Leos to connect with the cause, so they feel motivated to support them in the future. The presentations help the Leos determine which charity they want to help when they get the chance to choose the charity of choice to donate money to. These presentations are very helpful because they make children think about others and not only themselves.
We hope we will have the opportunity to attend more conferences in the future. If you’d like to become a Leo too, you can contact a Leo Club Advisor or a Lions Club in your area.
Thank you for reading,
Stan Deen 13 yr