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When Haliburton Rotarians and their guests gather on May 24, 1994 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club's charter night, Gary Brohman, more than any-one else, will savour the moment. After the last speech is made and the last goodbye is said, the major challenge of his year as president will have been met. Serving as president in the club's 50th year has been an honour for Gary, but it has also been filled with challenges. Happily, few men are better equipped to handle them than he. A skilled administrator gifted with a serious but positive approach to life and a ready sense of humour, he has a strong belief in Rotary ideals, a deep commitment to youth, and the determination to put them into practice. Gary Brohman was born in 1945 in Kitchener, Ontario and grew up on a farm. He attended the University of Guelph, receiving a diploma in agriculture in 1966. In 1968 he enrolled in Waterloo Lutheran University, completing a B.A. in 1971. He graduated from Althouse College at the University of Western Ontario with a teaching certificate in 1972, and was hired that year to teach physical education, health and business at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School. He became vice principal of HHSS in 1981, and in 1993 was named principal of the school. He has been a member of Haliburton Rotary for seven years. "My work at the high school and in the community is for the betterment of youth" Gary says. "If we all believe that kids are the future, then I have, and will continue to work hard to prepare them academically, mentally and socially for the present and the future." For Gary, this involves teaching, counselling and coaching. His dedication to a foot-ball programme at HHSS has produced a succession of winning teams, and several of the young men he has coached have gone on to play university football with distinction. He has also been involved with minor hockey teams over the years. Sports also play a big part in Gary's personal fulfillment. He plays hockey, squash, golf and tennis, enjoys being a spectator of all sports, and also relaxes through snowmobiling and boating. Gary is married to Dawn, and they have two children: Greg and Peter.