Mason County Republican Women are honored to have Robert Aguilar, Jr., partnership specialist, of the Dallas Regional Census Center, branch of the US Department of Commerce address the club on November 18, 2009. The 2010 Census will define who we are as a nation, affect political representation and direct the allocation of billions of dollars in government funding. The meeting begins at 12 noon with lunch at the Mason County Library. Please call Maribelle Hoerster at 429-6369 to make reservations. The fee for the lunch is $10.00.
Mr. Aguilar was born and raised in Southern California. He is a United States Naval Reserve veteran and was on active duty from 1962 to 1964 serving in the Pacific theatre. Mr. Aguilar has been married for 45 years. He and his wife Jean have three grown sons and eight grandchildren living in Florida, California, and Texas.
Recently he retired from the Newspaper industry after 44 years. From 2004 through 2008, he was President and Publisher of the San Angelo Standard Times. Aguilar held leadership positions in circulation, advertising and marketing. He has also held positions on nine different Newspapers while living in California, Washington and Texas.
He is president of the Boy and Girls Club. He is also active in the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, on the Concho Valley Work Force Solutions Board, West Texas Rehab, treasurer of Meals for the Elderly, and on the Board of the San Angelo Symphony. He has been actively involved with youth sports and has coached soccer and baseball when his sons were in school.
Last year Mr. Aguilar was awarded the William R. Burleigh Award for Distinguished Community Service from E. W. Scripps which is the parent company of the San Angelo Standard Times. There are over 5,000 employees in print, on-line and television. Only one award is given out in each division. Along with this award he received $5,000 to give to the charity of his choice. As Mr. Aguilar expressed, "I was very honored and humbled to receive this very prestigious award given by our company."
Besides Robert's tireless service to his community, he enjoys reading and fishing.