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The Leo Club, District 308-B, Kampar - A Membership Badge

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Subject :The Leo Club, District 308-B, Kampar - a Membership Badge
Published By : None 
Location : Kampar, Perak
Estimated Year : 1990
Media Type : Artifact
Source : Ian Anderson, Ipoh
Remark : The badge above is issued by the Kampar branch of district 308-B of the Leo Club. The emblem of the club, two gold Lions’ heads facing outward from each other divided by a vertical maroon bar with the letters LEO in gold from top to bottom, is clearly visible on the badge with the letters ‘308-B’ printed below it, followed by ‘KAMPAR’ at the bottom.

The Leo Club is effectively the youth branch of the Lions Club, a humanitarian organization offering assistance to the sick, the needy and the less fortunate. Leos are comprised of young men and women, ages 12 to 28. Sponsored by a Lions Club, each Leo Club elects its own officers, schedules its own meetings, and selects its own fundraisers and service projects. Hence their history and development is closely linked with that of the Lions Club. Founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones, a young Chicago insurance man who was struck by the apathy among the members of a business-purposed men's luncheon group of which he was secretary, the Lions Club grew rapidly. By the mid-50s, Lions clubs were active in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.

The first Lions Club in Malaysia, the Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur (Host), was opened on the 18th of February 1959. District 308 of the Lions and Leo Club encompasses 3 countries, namely Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. Within the district itself, there are 4 sub-districts – 308 A1 (Singapore), 308A2 (East Malaysia and Brunei), 308 B1 (Johor, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Kuala Lumpur) and 308 B2 (Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor and 2 clubs in Cameron Highlands, Pahang).

From this it can be gathered that the badge comes from the Kampar branch of sub-district 308 B2. Within Kampar itself there are two Leo Clubs, one from SM Methodist (ACS) Kampar and the other from SMJK Pei Yuan, Kampar.

To find out more about Multiple District 308 of the Lions Club, kindly visit their website at http://www.md308lions.org/index.html.

To find out more about the Leo Clubs of District 308 B2, follow the link below.

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