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Advising a LEO Club FAQs
Do faculty advisers need to become Lions?
I wish we could say "YES!" but no, you do not have to become a Lion. However, we feel that if you are a Lions Club member, not only are you more "in the know" of events but you'll also have a better understanding of our program as a whole.
I'm not familiar with the Lions organization, where can I find out who's who and what they do?
Do advisers need to be present at all District functions?
Yes! I think the best policy when it comes to the safety of our kids is that for every 10 students, at least ONE adult must be present who is familiar with the kids and can supervise. If the faculty adviser cannot attend, the Lion adviser must and vice versa. The District Chair and other advisers can assist, if necessary, but you know your students best. Faculty advisers should also consult their school's policies on field trips and other off-campus, school-related activities.
Can a faculty adviser serve as both a Lion and faculty adviser? Yes, many of our faculty advisers have become Lions in their sponsoring clubs. However, teachers are so busy, if you are not able to attend your Lions Club meetings you may not be aware of upcoming projects and other important information so a Lion liaison is still vital. Also, for events and projects, the more chaperones, the more eyes you have to supervise Leos. Having another adviser helps to alleviate the work and can act as a sub when needed.
What are the key differences between Lion and faculty advisers? What are the expectations/roles of each? A Lion adviser is a member of the sponsoring Lions Club. He/she has been picked by the club to fulfill this role. The Lion adviser must be a go-between for the Leos and their Lions, ensuring that each party knows about upcoming projects and events and can help support one another when necessary. A faculty adviser is chosen by the school hosting the Leo Club. The school must select/recommend their adviser as teachers are often busy with other duties and the school knows which teachers are qualified and available for this task. Faculty advisers are expected to oversee/host meetings and help guide Leo leadership. They should also adhere to their school's policy on off-campus trips, projects, and events.