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The Rotary Club of Haliburton has always held the view that attendance is an important obligation of membership. And over the years, few members have supported that view more vigorously than Curry Bishop. In 1993 he achieved the milestone of 30 years perfect attendance, with the prospect of many more years of never missing a meeting ahead of him. Curry Bishop was born in Niagara on the Lake in 1931, the son of Harry (Doc) Bishop and Viola Curry, daughter of W.R. Curry. When Harry Bishop went into the army in 1940, the family returned to Haliburton. Harry joined them after his war service and established a dental practice in the community. Curry obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Toronto, became an Ontario Land Surveyor, a Canadian Land Surveyor, and did post graduate work in planning. He brought his skills back to Haliburton and has remained in the surveying and development business ever since. He joined Haliburton Rotary on September 26, 1963, and served as president in 1968-69. It was the first year that Haliburton staged a winter carnival, and the Rotary club got involved, helping to organize and stage events. As president, Curry was called on to organize the club's summer carnival when chairman Terry Hicks left Haliburton to return to university. One of his fondest memories of Rotary, he says, was attending the District Convention in Rouyn-Noranda in 1965. For his contribution to Rotary over the years, Curry received the Fred Jones award for 1989-90. He has been active in many other aspects of community life, as well as in his profession. He is past president of the Kawartha-Haliburton region of Ontario Land Surveyors, has been a school board trustee, a director of the Chamber of Commerce, is founding president of the Haliburton County Forest Owners Association, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion branch 129. He was elected deputy reeve of Dysart et al in 1992 for a three year term, and in 1994, took over the job of reeve when Chris Hodgson, who had held the position since 1992, was elected MPP for Victoria-Haliburton. In his spare time Curry enjoys hunting and outdoor recreation, particularly on his land at North Lake. Curry is married to Aldyth and they have three children: Deborah, Shirley, and Greg, a current member and past club president.