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The Rotary Club of Haliburton had been in existence for only two years when Archie Stouffer assumed the club's chain of office, but interest in Rotary was growing in Haliburton County. With the Haliburton club firmly established and meeting its goal of community service, Minden area citizens saw a need for a club in their community. As Haliburton club president, Archie Stouffer led the Haliburton club's sponsorship of a new Rotary Club in the village of Minden. One of Haliburton County's best known educators, Archie Stouffer's name is memorialized on Minden's public school. He was born in 1895 in Stouffville, a town that was named after one of his ancestors. Setting his sights on a career in education, he obtained Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Paedegogy degrees and began teaching. In 1939 he moved from Weston to Minden to assume the position of school inspector for Haliburton County as well as parts of Peterborough, Victoria, Hastings and Muskoka. He joined the Haliburton Rotary Club shortly after it was chartered and remained a member until 1947, when he joined the newly chartered Minden club. Two major projects were accomplished during Archie Stouffer's presidency. The community needed its own ambulance, and the Haliburton Rotary Club decided to provide it. The vehicle, a converted Packard, was purchased from the Red Cross Society for $1000. It was stored in Chambers Garage, and served the community for four years, until it was destroyed in a fire that levelled the building. In 1947 the club also purchased property on Head Lake from the Canadian Land and Emmigration Company with a long term view of developing a community park. The price was $200, with an additional $90.98 spent for a survey and plan. Over the next several years a programme of improvements funded by the club created Rotary Park and beach. When he wasn't busy with his educational responsibilities or his Rotary president's duties, Archie Stouffer enjoyed gardening, geology (he built up a substantial collection of minerals from across the county), and woodworking. He was a member of the United Church of Minden, the Red Cross Society, the Gideons, the Tuberculosis and Health Association, and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. He and his wife Candace had four children: Katharine, Elgin, Mary and John. Following his retirement as inspector of public schools, he served as secretary treasurer of the Haliburton school board. In 1969 he left Haliburton and moved to Pembroke, where his daughter Mary lived. He died in 1981.