This year, the 25th anniversary of Vitalis was on the agenda. The LustrumCie had therefore organised ten days full of fun activities. With the theme 'Verbinding' it was only fitting that everyone came dressed as something starting with a V for the first social. Tram 13 full of vampires and vikings made for a nice opening of the Lustrumweek.
After the inevitable hang over it was time for a more sporty activity that evening, in the form of laser gaming. This was the moment everyone brought out their inner Rambo and started shooting wildly at everything that was moving. In the end, no one had any idea whether they were actually shooting friend or enemy, but that only made for more chaos and laughter.
After a day of rest from the laser gaming it was time for the next sporting activity. On Saturday everyone was on the track for the lustrum competition, with athletics parts, but then in the theme '25'. Where normally the fastest at the 100m wins the race, the aim here was to finish as close to 25 seconds as possible. The less talented sprinters, throwers and jumpers therefore also had a chance to stand on the winner's podium.
The calories lost during the laser game and the lustrum contest could be replenished during the lustrum barbecue on Sunday. This was also the moment that former members were welcome to come and relive old memories. With Vitalis legend and founder Marco Glastra in attendance, many former members enjoyed the pieces of meat and other refreshments.
The next Tuesday, Andrea Deelstra, a true Olympic athlete fresh from Tokyo, was present to provide us with a clinic. After a presentation on her life as a marathon runner and her experiences in Tokyo, she gave a short training session during which everyone could ask questions.
The information obtained about performing at the Olympic Games came in handy the next day. All kinds of fun, active games and especially a lot of beer ensured that the evening ended in Tram 13. After the ‘Hang over brunch’ where everyone could fill their stomachs again, it was already time for the last activity of the Lustrum. On Friday the Galaxie had arranged a beautiful evening, which started with a real dinner. A lot of beautiful people in suits and dresses were present to lay a good foundation for the rest of the evening. After a remarkable combination of different dishes and a delicious dessert, it was time to move to the dance hall. After the introduction of the guests, more than 100 nicely dressed people could enjoy a real DJ, a photographer and especially unlimited drinks. After a lot of drinking, dancing and flirting the official evening was over at 12 o'clock, but for some it went on until deep in the night, thinking about the next lustrum in 2026.