Who we are
Lions Club Erasmus is the only English-speaking club belonging the Lions Luxembourg District 113 . We are one of the few clubs that has a mixed membership, i.e. women and men. Although English is our working language, our members are of many different nationalities and backgrounds. It is this diversity and richness which makes our club special.
History of the club
The club was founded in the year 2000 by Leo de Waal, a member of Lions Club Europe, who brought together a small group of people from diverse nationalities, backgrounds and occupations. The same year, Lions Club Erasmus decided on its main project - to fundraise for children's projects in Luxembourg and abroad.
Taking advantage of the changeover to the euros, it set up its Coins for Kids campaign, where collecting tins were placed with companies and individuals to collect all the old currency coins. These were then sorted manually by the club members and exchanged for euros.
To date, the club has raised more than 125,000 euros which have, as a general rule, been used to fund projects supporting children. The campaign is still running today, collecting the small euro coins.
Why Lions Club Erasmus?
The following two Erasmus quotes can stand as a sort of mission statement for Lions Club Erasmus in Luxembourg.
“I am a citizen of the world, known to all and to all a stranger.”
“That you are patriotic will be praised by many and easily forgiven by everyone; but in my opinion it is wiser to treat men and things as though we held this world the common fatherland of all.”
They appeal to us:
- to transcend borders, both physical and in the mind, in other words, to value openness, tolerance and to accept our common citizenship of the world;
- to be responsible for others, to serve those weaker and less privileged everywhere;
- to be mindful and protect our physical environment, since it does not belong to us individually, but to all humanity.
Since its inception, the club has grown to about 30 members. If you would like to know more about becoming member, visit our page How to become a member.
If you would like to more information about our club and activities, please get in touch with us via our Contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!