What is a regional club?
A regional club is a group of students from the same region. The Chimacienne therefore brings together people from the Namur campus who come from the Chimay region. It is above all a tool for bringing people together, the regional association allows students from the same region to feel less alone. So we have our own region and activities that are specific to us.
What about the regionals in Namur?
In total, there are ten regionals on the Namur campus. They are open to high schools and university students. Anyone can join, depending on their region of origin.
List of the UNamur campus regional clubs
- Namuroise: region of Namur
- Carolo : region of Charleroi
- RTM : Tournai-Mouscron region
- Destuna: German-speaking region ("Deutschsprachige Studenten Namur")
- Brabo: Flemish region (named after the legendary Antwerp hero Silvius Brabo)
- BW: province of Brabant-Walloon
- Chimacienne: region of Chimay
- Lux : province of Luxembourg
- Liégeoise: region of Liège
- Binchoise: region of Binche
What kind of activities do you organise?
People believe that the activities of the regionals are only biblical, but this is not true. For example, we organise regional meals. Each region also has its "week". During the "Chimay week", we organise a tasting of local products with, of course, the beers of Chimay or the beers of the Fagnes, but also snails, cheeses... During these events, each regional generally plans an excursion to an emblematic city of the region. The aim is to discover the heritage of the region. And to close a week rich in discoveries, the regions organise a big gala in the region open to all. Coaches will be available from Namur to ensure everyone’s safety.
This year, for the first time, we are also organising a conference on the fauna, flora, and culture of the Chimay region. Our aim is to show another aspect of the region and to make people discover the area.
Passion for the land
On 24 April 2023 at 7.30 p.m., the Chimacienne de Namur is organising a conference on the Namur campus, with the aim of promoting the fauna, flora and culture of the Chimay region.
During this conference, come and listen to Philippe Chèvremont, Strategic Manager of the Wartoise Foundation, Stéphane Demaret, Director of the Chimay brewery, Johanna Breyne, Director of the new National Park of Entre Sambre et Meuse and also Patrice Wuine, former member of the Chimacienne. The conference is free of charge.
Programme of the evening
- 7.15 pm: welcome
- 7.30 pm: start of the conference
- 9.00 pm: friendly drink (with products from Chimay)
- 22:00 pm: closing ceremony
What are the qualities needed to get involved in a regional?
Everyone can contribute, but it is above all a group of friends. In fact, the Chimacienne gives us a link, a reason to get together. The people who make up the Chimacienne come from all walks of life and have different backgrounds.
The Chimacienne regional club in figures
The organising committee of the Chimacienne is composed of 11 members: 1 President, 2 Vice-presidents, 1 treasurer, 1 external relations officer (in charge of the link with the other regions), 1 sponsoring officer (in charge of obtaining regional sponsors), 2 newcomer delegates, 1 logistics delegate, 1 folklore delegate and 1 secretary.
From left to right: Maxime Blondeau - President 2021-2022, Renaud Thibaut - Vice-President, Hugo Vanrillaer - Relex delegate (external relations), Corentin Germeau - President, Robin Francens - Scriba (secretary), Kelly Christoffel - Newcomers delegate, Filien Bortels - Quaestor (treasurer), Noémie Bernard - Vice-President, Marion Petitfrère - Patrons delegate (sponsors), Nicolas Lorenzonetto - New delegate, Damien Nägele - Logistics delegate, Esteban Leroy - Scurra (folklore)
In the next few months, we will be visiting other Namur regional clubs. Don't miss our next articles!