Annual Meeting: New Venue & Food Drive


We’re celebrating our 60th Anniversary by giving back to the community and need your help at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 28, at First Baptist Church in Rock Hill.

Members are invited to bring a canned good for Project Hope, a crisis assistance center in Rock Hill. They’re launching a two-week community food drive in advance of spring break. The hope is that they’ll have plenty to help the 9,000 Rock Hill school children on free and reduced lunch get through the holiday.

Beginning March 21, food collection sites will be set up at our Rock Hill branches on White Street, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Albright Road and Ebenezer Avenue.

Or, bring a can to the meeting, where you can also meet our new CEO, Penny Pratt, and enjoy live entertainment. Three candidates for the three open seats on the Board of Directors will be elected by acclamation. They are:

Chris Ruh, executive vice president of sales and compliance at Williams & Fudge, volunteers with the Boy Scouts. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (SCICU).

Ron Russell, retired from York County Natural Gas, is active with Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Boy Scouts, Project Hope, Showtime Theatre Company and the “4 Chordsmen” barbershop quartet. He has served 12 years on the board and is 1st Vice Chairman.

Tim Smoak is vice president of business development at Comporium. A member of Comporium Pioneers, an employee-based volunteer organization that supports charitable causes, he has been an adjunct professor at York Technical College.

The Annual Meeting also will feature food and mascots Brite and Apollo. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the business meeting starting at 6:30. Can’t wait to see you there.