When your profession is sometimes on the receiving end of some rather biting jokes, it helps to have a certain skill at repartee, and a healthy sense of humour. Lawyer David Bishop has proved himself on both counts, though that hasn't stopped successive sergeants- at- arms from coming back for more. David Bishop was born in Niagara Falls in 1940. His family first came to Haliburton in 1941, but it was not until 1953 that they returned to stay. After graduating from Haliburton High School, David attended Waterloo Lutheran University, completing his B.A. degree in 1962. He went on to attend Osgoode Hall Law School, from which he received his LLB degree in 1965. He was called to the Bar in 1967, and has practised law in Haliburton ever since. David joined Haliburton Rotary on January 4, 1973, and served as president in 1981-82. Highlights of the the club's year included funding repairs and refurbishing of the historic locomotive, donating $1000 for carpeting at the United Church, contributing an additional $1000 to the Haliburton high school scholarship committee to augment its loan fund, and donating $2,500 to Haliburton's ARC industries for mentally handicapped people. Some of David's fondest memories of Rotary stem from trips to North Bay and Sudbury for conferences, steak and lobster nights of years ago when club members rolled up their sleeves to do the cooking, and competing in the winter carnival bed race. David presently serves as club treasurer, and by June 30, 1993, he had achieved 13 years of perfect attendance. A devoted family man, David and his wife Phyllis share a passion for fishing and out-door life in the Highlands when they can find time away from his law practice. Hunting, history, minor hockey, and community development are among his other interests. Along with his family he was involved in starting Sir Sams Ski Area at Eagle Lake, as well as cable television systems in Haliburton and Minden, and local real estate development. David and Phyllis reside in Haliburton but also enjoy property at Percy Lake. They have three children: David Jr., Andrew, and Jonathan.