The adage that if you want to get something done, ask a busy person to do it could certainly be applied to Paul Wilson. In the the year that he served as president of the Haliburton Rotary Club he was also chairman of the Haliburton County Board of Education and secretary of the Dysart fire department. And those responsibilities were in addition to the heavy workload of his surveying and development business. Needless to say Paul is an exceptionally organized and disciplined person, qualities that enabled him to lead the Haliburton Rotary Club through a successful year despite all of the other pressures on his time and energy in 1984-85. Paul Wilson was born on February 20, 1941 in Meaford, Ontario. He moved to Haliburton in the fall of 1962 when his father,Ken, was transferred by the Bank of Montreal to manage the local branch. A top student at Haliburton high school, Paul attended the University of Toronto, graduating with a B.A. Sc. in engineering in 1974 and a Master of Engineering in 1975. He also holds the designation of Ontario Land Surveyor. On his return to Haliburton he joined Curry Bishop in a surveying, engineering and development business, forming Bishop and Wilson Ltd. Paul was the fourth of six fathers and sons who have been president of Haliburton Rotary. During his year as president the club was active in a number of major community improvement projects. The largest was the sale, for $25,000, of a block of land on which the Legion sponsored Parklane apartments were subsequently built. The club also donated $5000 toward the purchase of a CAT Scan machine for St. Joseph's Hospital in Peterborough. A grant of $3000 was made to the African Relief section of the Mennonite Central Committee. Other donations included $2,000 to the Red Cross, $2000 to the Five Counties Centre, $800 for a new refrigerator at the United Church, and $500 toward the Health Unit's dental assistance project. Paul spent 13 years as a member of the Haliburton Rotary Club before stepping down to devote as much time as possible to family life. He is keenly active in minor hockey, serving on the organization's executive, organizing tournaments, and coaching. He also coaches a minor ball team in the summer. Paul is an avid Blue Jays fan who also enjoys fishing, snowmobiling, golf and curling. He is married to Kim, and they have four children: Lauren, Adam, Jeffrey and Hillary.