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.
The town of Windsor Locks has provided us with noted people such as Governor Ella Grasso and John Chapman (recent Air Force medal of honor recipient). It is the is home of Bradley Field International Airport and The New England Air Museum and the notable town gave the Simsbury Camera Club William Latournes. Bill, however, now resides nearby in his wife Barbara’s home town, Windsor.
Bill’s many photographs over the years feature imaginative images and an eye for details, likely a direct outgrowth of his profession as a designer, drafter and detailer…