Pat Purvis-Brown is the founder of The Rotary Club of Shallotte. In 2002 she sent 60 letters (in the mail, this was before the internet took off and pre-Facebook). 45 of those people showed up at the first meeting at a bar on Holden Beach Road. It was chartered that same year and is still going strong today. Pat had a vision for our growth and is the pioneer of our club. We’re extremely proud of Pat and enjoy her stories.