Volunteerism, commitment and dedication
Bartringen. In keeping with its motto "we serve," the Lions Club Phoenix rose again after Covid-19 and the many lockdowns and successfully continued serving the community (thanks to the support of its strong Lion family).
After the Christmas raffle (2019/2020) already met with an extraordinary wave of willingness to help, the Lions Club Phoenix invited this time to a "Fashion Weekend" in Bartringen. As part of the annual village festival, the Lions family participated with a second-hand store. High-quality second-hand clothes were offered, partly even from well-known designers. Here everyone could find something whether large or small, whether young or old. And even if the right outfit was not available, the visitors were willing to make a donation.
But before the sales around the Schauwenbuerg could start, once again a lot of preparation was needed and above all the question: Which two social organizations would the lions like to support with a donation this time? In the end, the choice fell on two special organizations that exercise their voluntary work with a lot of initiative, creativity and also organizational talent in order to make the world a little better and more worth living for all of us: Téléthon and Kanner Wonsch.
Then they could start with all the planning and organizational work that such a project requires. With a great deal of passion, the Lions diligently collected clothing donations, sorted them by size and prepared them for storage for the event. Thanks to the active support of the municipality of Bartringen, premises were available for both the storage and the exhibition.
After three days of "Duerffest zu Bartreng" and a successful second-hand store, the Lions Club Phoenix finally counted 3,000 euros in donations, which were personally handed over to the two socially committed organizations during a small ceremony - a great moment for the organizations as well as for all Lions. However, there was one small change here: Since Kanner Wonsch unfortunately ceased its work at the end of the year 2022, their share of the donation (after internal voting) was donated to scholarships of the University of Luxembourg for recognized refugees - a project of the University of Luxembourg and the Lions Club Glasburen. With the handing over of the donation, the most current project of the Lions Club Phoenix ended after two years of intensive preparation. Carmen Pleim, president of the club, therefore did not miss the opportunity at the ceremony to once again express her great gratitude to all Lionesses and Lions who have been committed to this project over this long period of time (from summer 2020 to summer 2022).
Are you also interested in volunteering? Then you are cordially invited to come and have a look at the Lions Club Phoenix. Every first and third Wednesday of the month there is a meeting at the club's pub La Caravelle in Bartringen. Contact: Carmen Pleim, President