If one were to search for an exemplar of the values of hard work and community spirit that are the essence of Rotary ideals, Rotary's 30th president would fit the profile perfectly. Allan Bagg has been as dedicated to Rotary over the years as he has been to his small business, and the community has benefited on both counts. Al was born in Woodbridge, Ont. in 1933, and attended Weston Collegiate. In 1968 he and his wife Ellenor began searching for a small business outside the Toronto area. They loved Haliburton's scenery, and decided a grocery store in Eagle Lake would fit the bill nicely. In the years since, Al and his family have worked hard to build the business, and they're proud of the fact that today, it employs five people full time and many others part time. Al joined Haliburton Rotary on July 1, 1969. In the 23 years since, he has never missed a single meeting. Looking back on his year as president in 1973-74, he says no major projects were undertaken, but it was a busy and productive time for the club. The groundwork and planning were undertaken for tennis courts at Rotary beach, and they opened for play in 1975. On October 22, 1973 the club held an appreciation night for Frank Maclntyre. It was organized by Jack Robertson, and many old friends of Frank were guests that night. Two other special nights also were held in Al's year. One was a trappers dinner with Ministry of Natural Resources officials and local trappers as guests. The second was a father, son and daughter dinner with Ron Stackhouse and Garnet Graham as speaker and entertainer. The club celebrated its 30th anniversary at a special meeting on May 21, 1974. All past Rotarians were invited to attend. Five charter members were present that night: Ron Curry, Rae Stinson, Jack and Mery Roberston, and Ray Archer. The club also sponsored Doug Devolin as a Group Study Exchange representative to India. He spoke to the club before his departure on December 18, and again on his return. Community work is one of Al Bagg's major interests. His other hobbies include old cars - he owns several - especially Model T Fords; collecting antiques, boating, sports events, and travelling. He is a member of the Eagle Lake Community Church, the Eastern Star and Masonic Lodge, and the county choir. His happiest memories of Rotary are the good times that were had when contingents of club members attended District Conferences. (" We don't do that anymore", he laments). Al and Ellenor have four children: Rick, Larry, Nancy and Kirby. They continue to take a `hands on' approach to managing their business - Eagle Lake Foodtown.