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Florence Rotary swears in Pate as president

on Tuesday, 02 July 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Florence Rotary swears in Pate as president
James Sheehy, left, was sworn in as the new president of the Florence West Rotary Club during the organization’s Change of Officers Banquet on June 27 at the Florence Country Club. Sheehy is shown presenting a plaque to outgoing club president Emery DeWitt.

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.

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