Tilbury Rotary Club: What we did during pandemic

The Rotary Club of Tilbury started in 1948 and we’ve been active in the community, both local and global since its inception.

The effects of Covid-19 and its variants lessened our club’s abilities but did nothing to our commitment to service.  Depending on the state of Provincial lock down, the Rotary Club of Tilbury has ‘met’ either in person or virtually every two weeks exchanging ideas, planning, taking action, and like everyone else – wishing for, and dreaming of, Covid’s end.

While hampered with the restrictions of 2021, the Tilbury Rotary Club donated over $16,000.00 to local and global projects.

We also partnered with the Chatham Kent Community Foundation (South Kent Wind Community Fund) to purchase an aquatic wheelchair for children’s use in the Tilbury splash pad as well as four wheelchair accessible picnic tables for the park.  Unfortunately the splash pad could not be used in the summer of 2021 and the molasses like supply chain resulted in us receiving the picnic tables two weeks before Christmas, but they will be in place ready for use this summer.

Our members also volunteered to help with the Chatham-Kent Public Health Gleaning project in harvesting and delivering fresh produce to the Tilbury and Wheatley food banks.

This year, the Rotary Club of Tilbury will continue with previous year’s actions.


Barry White,

Club President, 2021-2022

Rotary Club of Tilbury