Amherstburg Rotary Club welcomes Bob Pillon as newest member



By Ron Giofu


The Amherstburg Rotary Club has a new member and he is a familiar face to many in town.

Bob Pillon was officially inducted into the club last Wednesday night during the Rotary Club’s meeting at Royal Canadian Legion Br. 157. The former town councillor was inducted by Rotarian Bill Pook. Pillon was sponsored by Amherstburg Rotarian Carl Gibb, with Gibb officially putting Pillon’s new Rotary pins on the latter’s lapel as part of the induction.

Amherstburg Rotarian Carl Gibb (right) welcomes new member Bob Pillon (left) into the club March 9.

Amherstburg Rotarian Carl Gibb (right) welcomes new member Bob Pillon (left) into the club March 9. Gibb presents Pillon with his new Rotary pins.

Pillon said he has thought about joining the Amherstburg Rotary Club for the past three or four years, but his previous obligations on town council made him too busy in the past.

“I thought about it for a long time,” said Pillon, who was joined by his wife Carol for the ceremony.

Having been off of town council for about one year, Pillon decided the time was right to join Rotary.

“I’ve always enjoyed working with people and I’ve enjoyed helping people,” he said. “I think this is a club that can fulfill that part of me.”

Pillon said he was happy to become a Rotarian and said he is able to help out.

“It’s good. I’m part of the group,” he said. “I think it’s going to be rewarding. I’m looking forward to doing what I can.”

Pillon said he is not joining the Amherstburg Rotary Club with specific goals, but wants to help the club and help the community. He also recognized the Rotary is an international organization and wanted to help other areas too.

“I will definitely dedicate myself to this,” said Pillon.

One initiative Pillon is working on is trying to bring a dog park to Amherstburg and is working with the club and the town to try and make that a reality.

“Hopefully we can move ahead with it with the town,” said Pillon.

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