By Horst-Dieter Brück, press relations of the Kiwanis club Lübeck-Hanse
As soon as the red carpet had been rolled out in front of the blue Kiwanis tent, the first visitors started arriving to learn about The Eliminate Project and the worldwide service campaign. This informational event was organized by four Kiwanis clubs in Lübeck (Kiwanis Club in the Hansestadt Lübeck, Kiwanis Club Lübeck-Hanse, Lubeca and Kiwanis Club Travemünde).
Prime Minister of Schleswig Holstein Torsten Albig together with Multi-Division Coordinator Joerg Liedtke and Prof. Dr. Med. Werner Solbach, Director of the Institute for Medical Micro Biology and Hygiene, Campus Lübeck.
The opening ceremony on September 26, 2012 in the large hall of the university Lübeck with Prime Minister of Schleswig Holstein Torsten Albig was a great success. Many old cell phones were collected, an activity which is supporting the fundraising of the campaign in Germany with old cell phone donations. Everyone could participate; all they needed was an old cell phone. In addition, funds were raised in collection boxes, and a TV was donated that anyone could win by donating EUR 1 into the collection box.
Young visitors participate in activities for The Eliminate Project.
Many Kiwanians, old and young had an exciting Sunday filled with lots of sunshine and education about our project. We can, and we will, build on these first initial activities for our worldwide service project and plan much more until the year 2015, when The Eliminate Project fundraising campaign will officially be complete.