Many Rotary presidents have been keenly interested in particular aspects of Rotary service, and have made them the focus of their year in office. Dale Robinson focussed the club's attention on Operation Eyesight Universal, a Canadian- based charity that sponsors sight-restoration medical clinics in the Indian sub continent and other Third World countries.Through Dale's efforts and club support, scores of people had cataracts removed and regained their sight. The project was an intensely satisfying and uplifting example of how local people can reach out through Rotary and better the lives of people half way around the world. Dale Robinson was born in Ottawa in 1944. A career educator, he obtained a B.A and an M.Ed. from Queens University, and came to Haliburton in 1969 to teach history, English and physical education at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School. He went on to become vice principal and later principal of HHSS. Subsequently he was appointed curriculum co-ordinator for the Haliburton County Board of Education and now holds the position of Superintendent. Dale has been a member of Haliburton Rotary for the past 17 years. He has also coached minor hockey, served as chairman of the scholarship and awards committee at HHSS, and been and elder and chairman of the board of stewards at Haliburton United Church. In his leisure time he enjoys sports, especially hockey, golf, curling, baseball and football; photography, and reading, especially biographies, autobiographies, history and current affairs. His special memories of Rotary include trips to North Bay to attend district conferences, and being presented with a special pin by Mat Caparas, president of Rotary International. Dale received the Fred Jones award as Rotarian of the year in 1991-92, and by June 30, 1993, had 16 years of perfect attendance. Dale is married to Brenda and they have two children: Paul, and Mark.