District 201V1-4

Leo Forum 2022-23


Inspire, Or Be Inspired

Leo Clubs of District 201V1-4

We warmly welcome all Leos for an afternoon of friendship, bonding, sharing of knowledge and generally having fun! The 2023 Leo District Forum is als open to all Lions, Cubs and their family and friends.

We will get to enjoy great bonding and leadership activities delivered by the Green Supercamp that centers on personal development! We will also have an interactive public speaking session delivered by Toastmasters international. Besides gaining invaluable learning experience, the conference will be a fun experience for all participants! Reserve your place now!



Leo Chi Kiet Vong

Leo Chi Kiet Vong

International Leo Of The Year 2021-22

Leo Isaac Yau

Leo Isaac Yau

Victorian Leo Of The Year 2021-22

About The Event

District Leo Of The Year


Leo Of The Year 2022, Isaac Yau, Leo Club of Melbourne Next Gen, Lions Club of Melbourne Next Gen

Leo Of The Year 2022, Public Speaking Session At MD Convention 2022

The prestigious Leo of the Year Award recognises Leos who have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and personal integrity while serving the communities.

The aims of the Leo of the Year quest are to develop, encourage and provide the Leos with Leadership, experience and opportunity, which aligns with the meaning of Leos. It provides recognition of the Leos and celebrates the Leo’s passion and contribution to their club and to community service. It is also finding an ambassador and providing a platform to voice their opinions on topics that are close to their heart.

In order for the Leo to participate, they must provide, as part of their entry, a detailed Entry Form for consideration by the judges. The entry form will include filling in the positions they have held at their Leo Club, written explanation of your leadership abilities as a Leo, list of examples on their contribution to the Leo club, service activities of their Leo club in the past 2 years, what the applicants believe to be their major achievement in Leos and what they have benefited from the Leo Club program as well as their achievements and activities outside of the Leo Club.

They will also be required to provide, in their own words, a brief outline of the formation and purpose of Lions and Leo Clubs as well as their impact on the local community and around the world.

Lastly, the applicants are also required to prepare a 5-minute speech on a topic of their own choice that will be presented to an audience of Lions and guests for judging.

Contestants will be judged on their Entry Form, Interview and Public Speaking.

Our Judges

Robyn Falloon

District Governor 201V1-4

Bruce Hudgson

Past Council Chairman

Derek Lo

Founder . Monopoly Dreams Melbourne

Our District Finalists

Leo Clarissa Wong

Leo Clarissa Wong

Leo Club Of Melbourne Next Gen

Clarissa Wong is a highly self-motivated and driven 16-year-old with even higher ambitions and life goals.

Academically, Clarissa had been awarded an academic and music scholarship at an independent private girls school. She has gone on to gain entrance into a prestigious selective girls school in the state of Victoria, and now she is forging her future path at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, as a Year 11 student enrolled in their challenging International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

Clarissa’s Lions Club journey started 6+ years ago as a Cub involved in a number of projects including the No More Harm Conference and the Kids View Project. She has gone on to serve as the founding President of the Leo Club of Melbourne Next Gen and is currently their Secretary. She is actively involved in organising and participating volunteer events focused on helping the community. Clarissa also loves to help guide younger Leos in developing their leadership skills.

Outside of school and the Leos, she is a cellist and pianist. She also enjoys swimming, skiing and travelling in her free time.

Leo Charlize Chow

Leo Charlize Chow

Leo Club Of Melbourne Next Gen

From a very young age, Charlize have shown a keen interest in the world and reaching out to make connections with people of all ages, ethnicity and background. Her inquisitive nature and strong empathy for others motivates her to engage in meaningful projects such as The River Nile Penpal project, UN Youth Project and The Nanyang Leadership Conference. She also had the amazing opportunity to participate in the historic smoking ceremony for returning Mungo Man to its motherland.

Charlize joined the Leo Club in 2020 and had actively immersed herself by taking up the roles of Events Coordinator, hosted a 500 guests Charter Night, is a Leo representative in Lion cabinet meetings and currently Vice President.

At school, Charlize was elected house captain in Y4, Student Representative Council in Y6 and currently House Drama Captain in Y11. She hosted 4 ‘Leadhership’ mentoring sessions and is an active volunteer for school events.

At just 16, this young lady is poised for great things to come.

Special Guests

Guest Presentations

Toastmasters Public Speaking Workshop

Marlene Sinclair DTM, PP

President . Croydon-Yarra Valley Toastmasters

President . Knox Toastmasters

President . Dandenong Ranges Toastmasters

Judith Talanoa DTM

President . Toast of the Country Toastmasters Club

President . Kingston Communicators Toastmasters Club

VP Membership . Knox Toastmasters Club

Panel Discussion:

Networking + Mentorship:

The Power Duo to Your Success

Monopoly Dreams Melbourne logo, Melbourne Central

Derek Lo

Founder . Monopoly Dreams Melbourne

Leadership and Wellbeing Program

Matt Searle

Burn Bright

Event Details

District Leo Forum 2023

Inspire, or Be Inspired.


Sunday Feb 12th, 2023
1:00pm – 5:30pm

The Program 

Toastmasters Public Speaking Workshop

Leo Of The Year Public Speaking Sessions

Panel Discussion: Networking + Mentorship: The Power Duo to Your Success with Derek Lo

Burnbright Leadership & Wellbeing Program

Special Sharing Sessions for Lions / Leo Parents / Leo Advisors

The Performance Space @

Library at The Dock, Docklands


Level 2, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade,

Corner of Collins and Bourke Streets,

Docklands, VIC 3008

Other Information

Plan Your Trip

Street Parking

Only for 2 Hours, if you are only attending the event for 2 hours or less, this can be an option


 The closest carpark is the Wilson Carpark at 800 Bourke Street, click this the below button for more information.  It should be a short 5 -10 mins walk to The Library at The Dock (see below interactive map)

Public Transport

Trams: There are trams that runs down Collins St in the City to the tram stop at  the corner of Bourke and Collins St at Docklands.

Want to find out more details?

If you know some youngsters who are passoinate about serving the community while having fun, and developing their Leadership skills, click the below button and find out more!