June 28, 2017 - In partnership with a Prince Charles Secondary School art class and the Creston Public Library, Creston Leo Club Literacy Project presented upcycled fridges as little free libraries. (Photo submitted)

Creston Leo Club disbanding after four years

The Creston Leo Club is disbanding after four years of service in the Creston community.

The Leo Club, a youth organization of Lions Club International, encourages youths to develop leadership qualities by participating in social service activities. The Creston Leo Club received its charter in 2016.

“Unfortunately, we are shutting down the club due to a lack of new members and club engagement,” said Andreas Kamp, president of the Creston Leo Club. “We need 10 to 15 members willing to serve in the community and right now, we have three or four Leo and that doesn’t work.”

From the beginning, the Creston Leo Club served in the community, helping individuals and organizations.

“There’s no feeling like volunteering. Where there’s a need, there’s a Leo. If someone needed their lawn mowed or if they needed snow plowed, we’d help,” said Kamp.

Over the past three years, the Creston Leo Club has focused its time on fundraising activities, community clean-up days and community events.

“The remaining funds the club has left are going to be donated to assist local nonprofit programs in the community,” said Kamp. “The Creston Leo Club wants to thank the community for everything they have done.”

Also read: Creston Fire Rescue responds to seven calls

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Province looking at steps to dissolve Jumbo resort municipality

Disincorporating municipality will likely require a legislative change, according to the province

Changes to Kootenay Lake terminals underway

Progress is reported on new vessel, dredging, and terminal changes

Almost 20,000 parking tickets issued by Interior Health at hospitals in 2019

In 2018, pay parking in Interior Health hospitals totalled $5.3 million of their $2.2-billion budget

Over 7,600 birds in Creston Valley’s 2019 Christmas Bird Count

Over 60 volunteers participated by counting Creston Valley birds on Dec. 27

Officials reaching out to those in contact with Canada’s first coronavirus patient

The illness has sickened at least 1,975 people and killed 56 in China

Canada’s basketball community mourns Kobe Bryant after helicopter crash

Bryant was an 18-time NBA all-star who won five championships

‘Devastated’: Fans, celebrities remember Kobe Bryant after his death

Bryant played all of his 20-year career with the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in California helicopter crash

Bryant entered the NBA draft straight out of high school in 1996

Investigation launched after six dead puppies dumped in Richmond hotel parking lot

RAPS reminds people they can always give up puppies they can’t take care of

Canadian Lunar New Year celebrations dampened by coronavirus worries

But Health Minister Patty Hajdu said today that the risk of infection is low

B.C. VIEWS: New coronavirus outbreak an important reminder

Walking the line between cautious and alarmist

Risk of coronavirus low in B.C. as first case emerges in Toronto: officials

There have been no confirmed cases of the virus in B.C.

Most Read