The first meeting of the Rochester Leos took place last Monday.By Elaine Cooney
Rochester’s youth have formed a new club, the Rochester Leos.
The first meeting of the Rochester Leos took place last Monday and office bearers were elected.
Monique Keech was chosen for the president’s position and Tekyra Shead as vice president; Belinda Adams as secretary and Lachlan Burgoine as treasurer.
The idea spawned from the Campaspe Shire-led Rochester Youth Action group.
Leos advisor Sue Wilkins said the Rochester Youth Action group sought advice from its parent group, the Rochester Lions.
‘‘They needed mentors
The club has three adult advisors in the group from the Rochester Lions.
Ms Keech said she took the role of president in order to help the younger Leo members.
‘‘It’s good to volunteer and get the youth involved in the community,’’ she said.
Ms Wilkins said the adults would help facilitate the events.
Some parents would also attend the Leos meetings.
Ms Keech said she was pleased parents were involved.
‘‘They can give good advice from their experience,’’ she said.
The group plans to organise a car wash in the coming months and a pool party on Australia Day for Rochester and district’s youth.
The Leos will raise the flag at the Lions International Convention next month.
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