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Lions Clubs to start Leos Club

The Roberts and Hammond Lions clubs are looking to start a Leos Club in the St. Croix Central School District. Leos is a youth program that is an official part of Lions International. The purpose of an Alpha Leos Club is to give middle and high school students (ages 12-18) an opportunity to do community service, make new friends and gain leadership skills.

Leos would elect their own board of directors and choose what types of projects to work on. As a requirement the club needs to be sponsored by a Lions club, in this case both the Hammond and Roberts Lions are sponsoring the group. Both Lions clubs in the St. Croix Central school district are part of Lions International, the largest community service organization in the world with nearly 1.4 million members serving in 205 countries.

A meeting for interested students and parents will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 at the Roberts Park building. If there is enough student interest a second meeting will be set to charter the club and choose a name. To learn more about Lions and Leos clubs go to or for the local clubs go to or Facebook at Roberts Lions Club and or Facebook at Hammond Lions Club. For further information on the proposed new Leos club please contact Lion Gene Hanson, email or 612-802-5233.

Submitted by Lion Gene Hanson

Sarah Young

Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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