In this block we chronical reports of our club meetings, lectures, visits, new members and even of our celebrations, which also characterize the club life. For specific information about the LIONS Club Lutherstadt Wittenberg, LIONS INTERNATIONAL or the board members please use the corresponding navigational links. Enjoy browsing!
No reformation without Wittenberg - New Year's reception 2017
"No reformation without Wittenberg": In his lecture, Dr. Stefan Rhein, director of the Luthergedenkstätten Foundation, gave a vivid account of the circumstances which contributed to the fact that Martin Luther was able to cast his theses on the door of the castle church in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517.
In addition to the personality of the reformer and the political circumstances of the time, it was certainly also due to the special situation of the city of Wittenberg. A very small town with a young aspiring university and thousands of students was the perfect breeding ground for Luther's thoughts.
Two anniversaries in one year: 500 years of the Reformation and 100 years of LIONS International. The connecting link between Luther and LIONS is: civil courage. The LIONS Club Lutherstadt Wittenberg is looking forward to the celebrations in the anniversary year and will actively contribute, as Dr. Wolfgang Kristof, President of the LIONS club said in his welcoming.
Refugees in Wittenberg district: opportunities for the labor market
Wittenberg, January 2016: Sabine Edner, CEO of Employment Agency Dessau-Wittenberg, sees the registered refugees as additional workforce for the labor market in the district. Currently, there are approximately 1,600 vacancies in the region. There are not enough local workers to fill these positions. Workers are needed in the areas of metal industry, food production, logistics, maintenance for small to medium-sized businesses. Ms. Edner also stated that over the next 15 years, about 35 percent of the workforce in Saxony-Anhalt will enter retirement, which further exacerbates the labor shortage. Some of the refugees could fufill these positions.