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Lew Roberts was another of the many men acknowledged on these pages whose life-long attachment to Haliburton included a strong commitment to community service through Rotary. He was born in Haliburton in 1909 and spent all of the 80 years of his life here. He completed his high school education in the community, and then moved to Eagle Lake, a distance too far to commute in those days, where he began work in Austin and Roberts saw mill. When the mill ceased operation he was hired by International Cooperage , which owned a mill at Eagle Lake. The lumber business kept him occupied until 1948, when he embarked on a very different career as assessment commissioner for the Municipality of Dysart et al, a job he held for the next 25 years, until his retirement. Lew Roberts joined Haliburton Rotary on May 29, 1959 and remained a member until June 30, 1970. As president of the club in 1963-64, he presided over the founding of the Rotary tradition of `Millionaire's Nights', an annual event which raises funds for international service through the Rotary Foundation. Along with the then provincial Department of Lands and Forests, the club co sponsored the first 200 copy press run of Haliburton Lake resident Harley Cummings' local history book, Early Days in Haliburton. A copy of the book was presented to speakers at club meetings for a time afterwards. Club records also indicate that $2,000 was donated towards the community centre in Lew Roberts' year. A 20 year history of the club also was produced in 1964. Lorraine (Rene) Roberts, Lew's wife, recalls that "he was always very interested in Rotary, not only for the fellowship but for the work Rotarians accomplished in the community, both for young people and for older people." Along with Rotary, Lew Roberts was active in the Masonic Lodge, the Orange Lodge, the Order of the Eastern Star, and Haliburton's Red Cross hospital. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, curling and golf. The Roberts had three children: Brenda and Sandra, both deceased, and Jack. Lew Roberts died in 1988.