Florence Rotary swears in Pate as president
The Florence Rotary Club recently installed business owner Blake Pate as its president for 2019-2020. The swearing in ceremony took place during the club’s annual awards banquet at Victor’s Restaurant.
Pate, owner/operator of the Chick–fil-A on David McLeod Boulevard, takes over for outgoing president Jonathan Edwards.
Awards presented during the evening included:
Club Treasurer David Wansley was presented the Rotarian of the Year Award,
Club Secretary Derek Hemmingsen was presented The President’s Award.
The Four-Way Test Award was presented to Henry Brunson, Rotarian and founder of Cooks for Christ.
Blake Branham was recognized as the Young Professional of the Year.
The club also announced the recipients of $8,000 in grants. The Chrysalis Center, Mercy Medicine, Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault, House of Hope and the Boy Scouts each received a $1,500 grants from the club.