2022 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award
Dr. Michael Chin, a long serving General Practitioner in the Karrinyup area, was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Karrinyup serving the Club in various roles and was the first member of our Club to be named a Paul Harris Fellow. He passed away in 1998. The Michael Chin Humanitarian Award was created in 2000, in his name, to honour outstanding individuals, who serve the community and those in need, for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. Recipients are those whose daily dedication epitomises the highest standard of quality and personal commitment.
Marilyn Salley is a volunteer with Solaris Cancer Care and was nominated by Solaris Client Services Manager, Aimee Riddell. Aimee states that Marilyn is an integral member of the Solaris team, where she works tirelessly as the Op Shop Manager. Through Marilyn’s efforts over the last five years, the shop has raised over $250,000 for Solaris, an amazing achievement during the two years of COVID lockdowns with a reduction in the number of shoppers during lockdowns.
Marilyn's dedication to cancer support and helping others see her go over and above what could be expected of her. She has created a warm and nurturing environment and has developed a wonderful environment for her team of volunteers. Her contribution to the Solaris Centre is enormous and through her efforts and hard work she has helped to support thousands of West Australians, whose lives have been impacted by cancer.
Dr Michael Chin's son Peter Chin, presented the award at the recent Rotary 48th birthday dinner. The Rotary Club of Karrinyup is delighted to recognise Marilyn as a most worthy recipient of the 2022 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award.