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
[email protected]


by Louis Arthur Norton

Photography and its diverse challenges can facilitate life changing experiences. Lorraine Cosgrove’s relationship with the Simsbury Camera Club largely exemplifies how this leisure pursuit foreshadowed her productive life in capturing original photographic images. 

Lorraine, a native of Waterbury, received her bachelor’s degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms (commonly known as Elms College) located in Chicopee, Massachusetts. She pursued a double major in history and sociology that prepared her for an initial job as a substitute teacher in Waterbury…