Haliburton Rotary's ninth president, Carl Hussey, spent eight years as a member of the club through the late '40's and early `50's before moving on to pursue business opportunities in eastern Ontario. Carl Hussey was born in Lindsay in 1916. He completed high school and went on to study at business college. In 1941 he moved his wife Bernice and family to Haliburton and joined the Army, continuing to serve until his discharge in 1946. Upon his return to civilian life in Haliburton he became the owner/operator of C.V. Hussey Hardware and a part-time real estate salesman. Interested in local affairs, he was elected reeve of Dysart and served as Warden of the Provisional County of Haliburton, as it was then known. Mr. Hussey became a member of Haliburton Rotary on August 28, 1947, and remained in the club until December 31, 1955. While serving as club president in 1952-53, he was involved in the ongoing project to create Rotary Beach park on Head Lake. In 1956 the Husseys and their sons, Wayne and Larry, left Haliburton for Cornwall. There he built up a successful electrical distribution business, Hussey Electric Supply Ltd., and became one of the founding directors of Copel Inc., a national buying group in the electrical industry. Mr. Hussey also enjoyed notable success in curling circles in eastern Ontario and western Quebec, winning many awards including the Governor General's Jubilee, and Quebec Challenge. He also advanced to the Ontario finals of the Legion curling competition on three occasions. His other interests included golf and music. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Carl Hussey died in December, 1969.