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Seven times in the history of the Haliburton Rotary Club the son of a club president has also worn a chain of office. Peter Curry was the first, following in the footsteps of his father Ron. The second was Arthur Dawson, who served as president in 1980-81, 22 years after his father, Cliff, headed up the club. Art was born in Haliburton in 1952. After graduating from Grade 13 at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, he moved to Toronto to work for the Economical Mutual Insurance Company from 1971 to `73. He then returned to Haliburton to become a partner in his father Cliff's general insurance business. Art continues to be involved in the industry, and is now acting president of Dawson Insurance Brokers Ltd. Art became a member of Haliburton Rotary in 1974. He has been an active in many aspects of the club ever since. During his year as president the club donated $25,000 to the municipality to help complete the development of Head Lake Park, a major community improvement from which Haliburton continues to benefit. Camp Illahee Northwoods on Drag Lake, which provided camping opportunities for children with serious medical problems, also attracted Rotary's support, receiving a $700 donation. Art has been involved in many community activities outside of Rotary. He is a past president of the Victoria Haliburton Provincial Progressive Conservative Association, past president and long time executive member of the Haliburton Curling Club, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 129, and a member of the Masonic Lodge. In his spare time he enjoys curling, baseball, boating, golfing and skiing. Art has attended many district conventions over the years, and says he has always enjoyed the fellowship that Rotary has to offer. For his efforts on behalf of Rotary, Art received the Fred Jones award for 1985-86. He had achieved 13 years of perfect attendance by June 30, 1993. Art is married to Anne and has three children: Kelly, Terry and Andrew.