Wilfrid J. Wilkinson
Rotary Club of Trenton, Ontario, Canada (2009-13)
Wilfrid J. Wilkinson was a founding partner of Wilkinson & Company, a public accounting firm. After retiring, Wilf served as the part-time executive director of the Quinte Ballet School of Canada. He has also been chair of the Belleville Cheshire Home for Physically Handicapped Adults and the Loyalist College Board of Governors.
A Rotarian since 1962, Wilf has served as RI president, vice president, director, and Foundation trustee. He has also been an International Assembly group discussion leader and 2005 Chicago Convention Committee chair, and is a member of the International PolioPlus Committee. He has participated in National Immunization Days in India, Kenya, and Tanzania, and administered polio vaccine to children of Afghan refugees in Pakistan.
Wilf was honored in 2001 by Pope John Paul II with the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal. In 2007, the governor general of Canada appointed him a Member to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor. During his year as RI president, he was honored by Italy, Madagascar, and Pakistan. He is also the recipient of The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award, the International Service Award for a Polio-Free World, and the RI Service Above Self Award.