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The Rotary Club of Thompsonville was chartered on May 23, 1928. Charter Members pictured above included:

(front row, l-r): Louis B. Van Doren, Accountant; J. Francis Browne, Home Furnishings and Undertaker; Philip J. Sullivan, Managing Editor, The Thompsonville Press; Walter P. Schwabe, Gen. Mgr. of Northern Connecticut Light & Power Co. and Thompsonville Water Co. (Served as the Club's first President); Edwin T. Gowdy, Banker, The Thompsonville Trust Co.; and Sylvester L. Mitchell, Plumber.

(back row, l-r): H. Wilson Fancher, MD, Physician; Harry Squires, President of Newgate Ginger Ale Co.; Albert J. Epstein, General Trucking; Louis Burns, Owner of rental properties; George S. Phelps, General Farm Store; Capt. P. J. Rogers, Cemetery Monuments; William A. Fletcher, President, Thompsonville Lumber Co.; Harry W. Jarrett, Insurance Agent; Harvey C. Brainard, Printer and News Correspondent; and George Rising, Manager, Southern New England Telephone Co.

(missing from photo): Allyn J. Woodworth, Tobacco Farmer and Tobacco Buyer

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