Celebrating fifty years of service to the Ceres Community and Lions Clubs International

    Jos Khan has spent most of his life living in Prince Alfred Hamlet.

    He was schooled at Wynberg Boys High but always returned to the Warm Bokkeveld where the family ran the Prince Alfred Hotel.  Fifty years ago, he married Gwen and together they set up home in the town where, together they have always been involved in the community. Shortly after their marriage, the Lions Club of Ceres was chartered and Jos was invited to become a charter member of the club. Jos has served two terms as president, and as a zone and region chairman representing Lions Clubs International and the district.

    His love is serving his community, and Ceres Lions are well known in the area for the work they do with the less fortunate.  One of the most successful projects undertaken, together with the optometrists in Ceres, ensures that every school child has their eyes tested and those needing spectacles are provided with them.  Jos is also very involved in the local aged home in Prince Alfred Hamlet which is housed in the old railway station. This project has uplifted many homeless elderly who were living in the street and under the guidance and untiring input of Jos and Lions members, they now have a roof over their head, nourishing meals, companionship and can live comfortably .  

    Fifty years of service to the Ceres Community and Lions Clubs International was celebrated recently where Ceres Lions and former members, together with members of the community came together for the Induction of their Charter member, Lion Jos who is serving as President for the 50th Anniversary. The privilege of performing his induction was given to Past District Governor, Lion Diana Sochen.

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