Linthicum Lions invite veterans to join club

Linthicum Lions Club is offering local U.S. veterans a special opportunity to serve their community, which has been extended through June 30, 2016.

Our servicemen and women sacrifice so much for our country. On Memorial Day, we come together as a nation to remember and honor those who lost their lives while serving.

U.S. veterans serve our country with pride and distinction, and their contributions continue long after their military service ends. The Involve a U.S. Veteran program recognizes the contributions of veterans and their value to our communities and local Lions clubs. The program waives the charter or entrance fee for any qualifying veteran who joins a new or existing Lions club between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016. This special pilot program is offered only in the United States.

Eligible veterans include retired U.S. military personnel or honorably-discharged members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard Services, Marines, National Guard, Navy or Reserve. Those currently serving in the National Guard or Reserve are also eligible. Lions Clubs International will provide an entrance fee waiver of $25 ($30 for charter members) to the first 5,000 qualified U.S. veterans that join a local Lions club.

Hundreds of U.S. veterans have taken advantage of this special program, including Robert Aguilar Jr., a former Marine who recently became a Lion in California. Read more about Robert's story.

To learn more about the Involve a U.S. Veteran program or Linthicum Lions Club, contact Membership Chairman Walt Eger at (410) 804-5388, or email

The Linthicum Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Italia’s Corner Café, 7089 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie, MD 21061. There is more information about the club on its website at It is also on Twitter @LinthicumLions.

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in over 200 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit

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