Member Recognition Column

The Simsbury Camera Club thrives because of the dedicated volunteer spirit of our members. George Zars was one of our past members who exemplified that spirit. In looking to honor his memory, I was inspired to organize this column which will recognize members past and present who have, over time, exhibited participation and volunteerism above and beyond that of the average member. This year the Member Recognition Column will be written by Lou Norton, Judy Rabinowitz and Alene Galin  (at times extrapolating information from previous issues of “Focal Point”, by Ben Skaught), will highlight a member about every two months and will be archived on our website for future reference.

Feel free to email me names of deserving honorees.

Alene Galin, Organizer
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William (Bill) Payne

Written by: Louis Arthur  Norton

The man operating the SCC’s image projector, William T. Payne Jr., is a transplant from Wellesley, Massachusetts where he grew up. Bill graduated from the Noble and Greenough School (N&G) in nearby Dedham and went on to receive a BA from Lehigh University with a dual major in marketing and finance, later earning an MS in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After a 39-year career as a financial advisor, mostly employed at UBS (Union Bank of Switzerland), this distinguished gentleman retired, but took pride in being a “people person” and maintaining a large client base for many years…