President Geoff outlined the purpose of a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF), which is the Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a someone whose life and achievements reflect its' purpose and mission to promote good in the world.  It is named for Rotary’s founder, a Chicago lawyer, who started Rotary with three business associates in 1905.
 
Geoff then called a very surprised Susan Magee, Executive Officer of the Casey North Community Information and Suppport Service (CNCISS) to the podium. 
 
Susan commenced her work with Casey North Community Information & Support Service in 1997.
 
At that time the original steering committee had just been successful in lobbying for funding to establish the centre and had registered as a Board of Management.
 
Since that time Susan has established the service to be one of the primary services in Casey, responding to the vulnerable and disadvantaged in the community.
 
Susan has formal qualifications, including a Bachelor of Arts and an Advanced Diploma of Welfare Studies together with a wealth of experience, as she has worked in the community sector for over 30 years.
 
In response, Susan stated that she felt unworthy of this honour, as she is simply doing her job.  She added that CNCISS would not be as successful at what its does without the support of other organisations, such as the Rotary Club of Berwick and the Berwick & District Benevolent Society. 
 
She thanked the Club for this PHF recognition.