Wilfrid J. Wilkinson, of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Ontario, District 7070, was President of Rotary International in 2007-08.
Wilf was a founding partner of Wilkinson & Company, Chartered Accountants. In 1994, he was granted the appellation CFE by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, based in Austin, Texas. He is a Past Treasurer of both the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and has served as President of the Public Accountants Council for the Province of Ontario.
Wilf was the founding Chairman of the Belleville Cheshire Home for Physically Handicapped Adults. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Loyalist College and as President of the District Council of the Boy Scouts of Canada.
Rotary Theme 2007-08
Wilf Wilkinson unveiled his theme at the 2007 International Assembly:
Rotarians are a varied lot. We come from dozens of countries, speak hundreds of languages, and adhere to a wide spectrum of religious, political, and philosophical beliefs. If one strong common thread exists among our 1.2 million members, it is our willingness to share.
Rotarians share their time, their talents, their expertise, and their money to successfully carry out projects that tackle a vast range of humanitarian and social issues. They share their compassion, their enthusiasm, and their commitment to help those in need and make the world better. And they share an unparalleled passion for service that has made Rotary the world's premiere service organization. It is this fundamental spirit of generosity that I have tried to capture in our theme for 2007-08: Rotary Shares.
I hope that it serves as both a point of pride for all Rotarians and a motivating force for our activities in the coming year.