Jun 092019

Jim Kendrick, surrounded by members of the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach, holds his proclamation

Long-time Rotarian and Myrtle Beach leader, Col. James (Jim) Kendrick, was honored at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach.

Jim, who celebrated his 100th birthday on May 17th, was read a proclamation from the South Carolina House of Representatives and honored with performances from Myrtle Beach High School’s Jr. ROTC drill teams. Rotarians enjoyed a video which detailed Col. Kendrick’s illustrious career from a young flying cadet in WWII to one of Myrtle Beach’s most successful businessmen.

Jim, a former Rotarian of the Year, whose life has been filled with service to others, was recognized by fellow Rotarians, Barry Thigpen, and Past District Governor, Gary Bradham, as a “true American hero,” and “an inspiration to everyone who meets him.”

Jim, who attends Rotary weekly, remains active. He is an avid sports fan and seldom misses a Citadel game.

“The occasion of Jim’s 100th birthday makes him the oldest active Rotarian in District 7770,” said Gary Bradham.  We salute you, Colonel Kendrick.  Happy Birthday!

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