Trustee Aguilar remembered

Kiwanis International | Apr 28, 2022

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Kiwanis International Trustee Wilfredo G. “Willy” Aguilar of Koronadal City, South Cotabato, Philippines, passed away April 28, 2022.  

Aguilar was elected to the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees during the Asia-Pacific District Convention held in Nepal in March 2020. He represented the Asia-Pacific region of Kiwanis International.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our beloved friend and fellow Kiwanian, Willy Aguilar,” says 2021-22 Kiwanis International President Peter Mancuso. “Willy was passionate about helping others, as is evident in his years of service for his club, community and the world. He believed so much in the mission of Kiwanis that he made it his own mission to open new clubs and invite others to join him in changing the world.  

“Willy will be missed, and forever remembered and cherished in our hearts. Our thoughts are with his family and friends around the world.”

A Kiwanian for 31 years, Aguilar was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Marbel in the Philippine South District. He served as club president, as well as lieutenant governor and governor for the district.

Aguilar focused on membership and growth to support Kiwanis International’s worldwide service. As an experienced club builder, he organized 11 Kiwanis clubs and an additional eight clubs during his term as governor.  

He was also a George F. Hixson Fellow for the Kiwanis Children’s Fund.

Aguilar earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. As a civil engineer, he worked for the government of the Philippines for 42 years. He was also a member of the District Engineers League of the Philippines and of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, and he was on the ASEAN Engineering register.

Aguilar is survived by his wife, Lourdes, who is a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Crown City. He is also survived by three children and one grandchild. 


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