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Welcome Past President Albert H. Wilkinson, Jr., MD

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Lunch begins at noon - Meeting begins at 12:30 p.m.

Albert H. Wilkinson, Jr. MD
"Changes in Medicine"

Dr. Wilkinson is a native Floridian, born and raised in Jacksonville.  He attended public school through the tenth grade, following which he finished high school at Emory University Academy in Oxford, Georgia.  He served in the United States Navy toward the end of World War II and soon thereafterAfter he completed pre-med requirements at Emory University, he attended Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia.  Dr. Wilkinson served a rotating internship on Tulane Services of Charity Hospital in New Orleans followed by residency training in General and Thoracic surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University School of Medicine.  He then began training in children’s surgery including time spent in pediatric pathology and research at Children’s Memorial Hospital and Northwestern School of Medicine in Chicago.  In 1959 Dr. Wilkinson returned to Jacksonville as the first pediatric surgeon in Florida, where for many years he practiced pediatric surgery, served as surgeon-in-chief at two children’s hospitals as well as on their respective Boards of Directors.  For 12 years he served as Chief of Children’s Surgical Services at University Hospital and its predecessor Duval Medical Center.  He founded the first pediatric surgery clinic in Florida at Hope Haven Hospital under the aegis of the Florida Crippled Children’s Commission.  He also served as founding President of the Florida Association of Children’s Hospitals and continues to serve in a part-time capacity for the association.  He was also the founding medical director and director for the planning and development of Nemours Children’s Clinic – Jacksonville.  He has published many papers and in the recent past, a book that deals with children’s hospitals and healthcare.

In 2010, Dr. Wilkinson received the Presidential Citation, Humanitarian Honoree of the Year awarded by “One Jax” and, several years ago, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award as one of Jacksonville’s Health Heroes.

Dr. Wilkinson has served on the clinical faculties of the University of Florida College of Medicine, Emory University and Mercer University School of  Medicine.

Rotary Night at the Jacksonville Symphony

Cirque de la Symphony

Thursday April 26, 2012 7:30pm
Jacoby Symphony Hall

Rotary Special discount tickets: $40
{$10 of each ticket will support Rotary’s Polio Eradication Program
credited to your club}

Ticket includes Pops Concert and Symphony hosted beverage reception at 6:45pm
for Rotarians and guests in the Davis Gallery

To make reservations and purchase tickets call Bill Cosnotti at 356-0426 or

Fidelity National Financial Pops Series    Concert Sponsor: SunTrust


Congratulations Doug McCullough on  receiving the Stephen Wise Award and your recent marriage!

After 19 years with The Blood Alliance as its President and CEO, Dale Malloy will
be retiring.  Dale’s retirement plans include spending time with his extended family, 
improving his golf game and continuing his community volunteerism. 
Congratulations Dale!   
President Odette aggravated an old knee injury while at 
her first Daytona 500 race.  The tickets were her birthday 
gift from boyfriend, Robert Schindler.  After a trip to the 
Mayo Clinic's  Emergency Room, she will be on crutches 
for a few days! 

Salvation Army Bell Ringing
There is a correction to the amount raised during the Salvation Army Bell Ringing.
The recently published total listed was not all inclusive.  The correct total for the bell
ringing is $2,004.33.  A job well done!