Posted on Jun 23, 2022
    On Thursday June 23rd, the Rotary Club of Squamish presented Maureen Mackell with a Paul Harris Fellow award for her service to the Squamish community. Maureen has been the Executive Director of the Squamish Helping Hands Society since 2010 and is the inspiration and driving force for the development of the Under One Roof facility in downtown Squamish. Under One Roof is an integrated hub providing safe and secure food and shelter for homeless and at-risk communities and building pathways to independence for vulnerable people.
    There are many non-Rotarians who share Rotary priorities for service to the community. While not members, they work to support our community and make it a better place to live so that no-one is left behind. One way in which the Club can recognize such individuals is by making them a Paul Harris Fellow - the highest award that a Rotary Club can bestow on members of the community.
    The Paul Harris Fellow, named after one of Rotary‚Äôs founders, has been awarded to people from all around the world, including US President Jimmy Carter, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk. and Mother Teresa.
Read the article in the Squamish Chief.