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For Glenn Austin, serving as president of Haliburton Rotary in 1954-55 was a particular honour, because 1955 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of Rotary by Paul Harris in 1905. The celebrations engendered a sense of pride in local Rotarians, who by then were marking a decade of serving the community in numerous ways. Glenn Austin was born in Haliburton in 1908. As a youngsters he spent any spare time he had at the CNR station, where agent Walter Burkholder taught him railway record keeping and Morse code telegraphy. Following studies at the Wireless and Telegraphy School in Lindsay, Mr. Austin moved to Detroit, where he spent six years in cabinet making until the Depression dried up work. He returned to Haliburton in 1932 and kept busy with odd jobs, including sign painting and playing music at dances. Like many other local men, he eventually found work at $5 a month, (10 hours a day, six days a week, and all you could eat), building Highways 35 and 121. Other jobs in the Depression years included relief officer for Dysart, where along with Edgar Rantham he helped establish a card system for assessing property owners, and a stint at the Canada Radium Mine at Cheddar, near Wilberforce. In 1936 Mr. Austin married Vivian Wood of Penetanguishene and in that same year, he was offered a job at Curry Motors, doing accounting and other duties. He spent 23 years at Curry's, eventually becoming assistant manager. In 1958 he decided to go into business for himself. He purchased the IGA store from Jack Robertson, selling it in 1963 to Danny O'Neil. In 1965 he purchased the Texaco distribution business from Rae Stinson, operating it until 1971, when he sold to Ed Youngdale and retired. During these years he kept busy with many community organizations. Besides serving as president of Haliburton Rotary in 1954-55, he was manager of the Haliburton Senior Huskies hockey team, president of the Haliburton curling club for two years, president of the Victoria Scottish Rite, and Master of North Entrance Masonic Lodge. His Rotary involvement included 20 years as chairman of Haliburton Rotary's summer carnival parade. He received the Fred Jones Memorial Award as Rotarian of the Year for 1967-68. Glenn Austin left the club in August, 1975. He is still a resident of Haliburton.