March 15, 2011 – The Flatlands Leos Club is official! District Governor Pauline Francis, Vice Governor Gloria Askew, Leos Chair Deborah Harrison, Cabinet Secretary Audrey Doorn, PDG Reggie Daniels, Zone Chair Bernice Diaz and Wilfred Lawrence attended the installation of the first Leos club in the 53 years that the Flatlands Lions have been in existence. The Leos’ families and friends were on hand to watch the ceremony, which was held at the Midwood Academy in Brooklyn. The Leos, who have already been involved in several community service events prior to their installation, received their pins and signed the historic charter document that made them official members of the District 20-K1 Lions and Leos.
The most poignant and emotional moment of the evening came as Lion Ashleigh McGregor stood up to be sworn in as first Secretary of the Flatlands Leos, only a week after the death of her mother , Lion Louisa McGregor, from ovarian cancer. Ashleigh, who had worked alongside her mother at the first two T.E.A.L. walks would not hear of postponing the event – stating that her mother would want her to carry on. It was a truly special event and one that will not be soon forgotten.