From Active Duty to Active Lion
Like many other young men and women, Robert Aguilar, Jr. became a U.S. Marine because he wanted to serve his country.
“I’ve always had a sense of duty and a desire to serve,” said Aguilar.
Now that Robert has left the military, he’s found a new way to serve – as a Lion. When Robert was invited to join the Seal Beach Lions Club in Seal Beach, California, he saw it as an opportunity to do some good in the community.
“What I really appreciate about Lions is being around so many people who are active in the community and who like to have a good time,” said Aguilar. “When there’s a sign-up sheet, everyone raises their hands. Everyone is eager to help. I’ve been in situations where you have to beg people to help, but not here.”
Robert has seen the can-do attitude of his fellow Lions. Recently, the Seal Beach Lions Club was hosting a car-show fundraiser when strong winds knocked down their booth in the middle of the night, but Lions quickly responded by rebuilding it before dawn to make sure the event was a success.
Although Robert hasn’t been a Lion for long, he has seen enough to know that he’s found the right place for himself, and for other veterans who want to get involved in their community.
“I think Lions is a great fit for veterans who have a sense of duty and a desire to serve. It’s not only a humanitarian group, it’s a social group,” said Aguilar. “I would recommend Lions clubs to any veterans who want to be part of something special when they return home.”
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