Fish Hoek Lions celebrate 50 years of service

The Fish Hoek Lions Club celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday July 1.

The Fish Hoek Lions Club celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday July 1 at the Simon’s Town Country Club.

Founded in 1973, the club had grown into a formidable force for positive change, making a significant impact in Fish Hoek and surrounds, said its president, Brent Proctor.

Lions from across the province attended the event along with distinguished guests and past club presidents.

Mr Proctor said the club had become a beacon of hope, embodying the spirit of service, compassion, and volunteerism.

The club’s projects focused on, among other things, health care, hunger relief, environmental sustainability and disaster relief.

District governor Charlie Flanagan and first vice district governor Jose Braga Borges stressed the importance of Lions International’s work to bring about meaningful change.

The Fish Hoek Lions Club planned to expand its reach across a diverse community to tackle pressing societal challenges, and with its strong network and commitment to service, the club was poised to continue making an impact in the years to come, said Mr Proctor

“As the Fish Hoek Lions commemorates its golden jubilee, it serves as an inspiration to all, reminding us that selfless service and a united effort can transform communities, one act of kindness at a time. Here’s to the next 50 years of Lions International, a testament to the power of humanity’s collective goodwill.”

After his induction for a second term as the club’s president, Mr Proctor introduced the incoming board members: Tania Lindique, Annette Bothma, Aidan Ewers and Mandy Proctor.

Mr Proctor presented the Louis Volks award for humanitarian service to Lion Annette Bothma for her contributions to the club over the past 20 years.

Visit www.fishhoeklions.co.za for more information about the club.