Who we are
Lions Club Erasmus is the only English-speaking club belonging to 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 euro, 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.
Why Lions Club Eramus ?
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.
What we do
The club’s regular meetings are held twice a month.
Our main fundraising activity is through the Coins for Kids compaign.
Support through actions
In addition to fundraising, the Lions Club Erasmus has frequently participated in other charity events such as a charity quiz, supporting the banque alimentaire by eating pizza or organising food collections or decorating shoeboxes to hold Christmas gifts for children in need.
… having fun
While supporting children in need in our key activity, we also like to have fun.
We meet up sometimes with partners and children. Shoe box wrapping is an annual activity, where time and again we are devastated when we start and feel joy once we see the result. Our Christmas dinners provide for an occasion to taste the culinary richness of our many countries of origin. Bowling, visits and other activities to come together are always good team building.
How to become a member ?
Helping others and meeting new people
Are you interested in helping others and meeting new people? As a Lions Club Erasmus member, you will :
- Use your talents to make an impact locally and around the world
- Acquire new skills
- Meet people from different cultures, nationalities and backgrounds
- Cultivate new friendships
You can volunteer your time to help those in need through fundraising and other activities.
…And have fun while you do it!
Our Lions Club activities can fit your lifestyle
Being a Lion allows you to help change lives locally and abroad.
We are, however, aware how little time most people have because of professional, personal or family commitments. You can commit as much time as you wish and as your schedule allows or as your circumstances change.
Our club lets you volunteer your help to fit your lifestyle, whether you are looking to lend a helping hand or later to pursue a leadership role.
Our regular club meetings are twice a month, on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings.
For more information about becoming a member, please get in touch with us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form.