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The Rotary Club of Harwich-Dennis had its organizational dinner meeting during April 1948 at the Stanley Inn in Harwich Port.  Our club was sponsored by the Hyannis Rotary Club whose president Kenneth VanBuren attended this meeting as did Rotary District Governor Casper H. Martin.  The first official club meeting was held on May 21st that same year.  The twenty-five charter members of the Rotary Club of Harwich-Dennis are:

President Robert W. Stone                                          Resorts

V.P. Sidney Brooks Moody                                          Photography

Secretary Raymond H. Grayson                                   Law

Treasurer Clarkson Bearse, Jr.                                    Banking

George E. Armeson                                                     Law - Municipal

Leon A. Griffin                                                             Building Construction

David B. Lane                                                               General Contracting

William I. Pierce                                                          Retail - Oil Products

Edward R. Barlow                                                        Investment Consultant

Theodore Watson Nickerson                                        Laundries

Robert E. Ellis                                                              Education - H.S.

Ernest C. Soulis                                                           Public Accounting

George N. Gardner                                                      Painting & Decorating

Herman Nelson Smith                                                  Dentistry

Howard R. Sullivan                                                      Real Estate

Russell Benton Morgan                                                Retail - Clothing

A. Shephard Mazzer                                                    Book Distribution

Gilbert S. Kelley                                                          Retail - Coal

Elmer E. Wadsworth                                                    Past Service

Richard J. Stanley                                                       Hotel - Family

Arthur W. Tobey, Jr.                                                    Family Business

Donald T. Bates                                                           Retail - Hardware

Paul H. Butterfield                                                       Physician - Urologist

George W. Maxwell                                                     Plumbing & Heating

A. Lawrence Lovequist                                                Insurance