By Anne Mahieu

Committed humanists, men and women of conviction and struggle, we Lions respect life, freedom and justice. I will say just as well love, understanding, passion.

We Lions will never agree to give up the complexity and flavor of life, knowledge, being together, but also have the desire for transmission and the sense of sharing.

Let us be more humane and assume our ethical responsibility. There is a huge project before us.

Our need for meaning has no end or measure. Even in a quiet state, it is important to always be on standby, alert.

During the Forum, we will all be in a good mood, we Lions on the edge of this great event, let’s display it in all circumstances.

Only optimism can move the world and positively change those who live there. How can we not be optimistic and radiate our optimism around us?