As you probably know by now, Flanor had it’s 35th birthday on the 25th of February but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we weren’t able to celebrate this Lustrum properly… But don’t worry! Skipping it is not an option! Instead, we will celebrate it after Flanor’s next birthday!
But what exactly is a lustrum?
Well, originally it was “a purificatory sacrifice made by the censors for the Roman people once in five years, after the census had been taken.” Luckily, we don’t need purification anymore so we can skip the sacrifice ;) Now it is just a celebration of an association existing for another 5 years! The lustrum will be properly celebrated during the lustrumweek! It is planned from Monday the 21st to Friday the 25th of March and will be five days of amazing and fun activities! One of which will be a stunning Gala organised by our Gala Committee!
For the other four activities of the lustrumweek, the board needs your help! While we will try our best to organise as much as possible, we cannot do it alone… For that, we need a Lustrum Committee or at least a few people who are willing to help us out in organising it. So, you won’t have to do it all alone as a committee, you will be able to work together with us. This way it is less work for everyone! Additionally, the wonderful Lustrum Committee from last year already had some things planned which can be used and finished this year as well.
If you would like to help us out giving Flanor the amazing Lustrum it deserves, please don’t hesitate to send one of the board members a message! Naturally, you can always ask for more information as well :)
The Lustrum book / Almanac
Aside from a week of activities, there is another aspect of a Lustrum: the Lustrum book, otherwise known as an almanac! It is a book that gives an overview of Flanor in the past five years with lots of fun and interesting articles about different aspects of Flanor and more. What exactly is going to be in the book this time is a secret, of course. You’ll just have to wait and see, or join the Almanac Committee. While our Almanac Committee is already working hard on the Lustrum book, they would like some help! If you are not so keen on organising activities, but writing articles or helping out with design is more your thing, don’t hesitate to become a part of the Almanac Committee. Their next meeting will be on the 10th of November and everyone who is thinking about joining is welcome to come to see what it is like! The evening will start out with social drinks to get to know the rest of the AlmanacCee members.
If you are interested in joining the AlmanacCee, you can contact the Commissioner of Internal Affairs (Kato Kuijpers).