From the Editor
Good morning my fellow Rotarians, well as we enter another week into our second lockdown this year, it seems that this current period might be extended. The weather is a bit gloomy but then again its Winter and its Melbourne so we should all be used to it by now. for those who usually head for the warmer climates, north of the border, I think you will have to put this year down to a " hold on travel proceedings"😳.  But on a positive note, last week we had our customary ZOOM online Club Meeting, and it was a pleasure to listen to Miss Molly King , who is the Rotary Club of Mornington recipient of the Australian Rotary Health, Indigenous Scholarship for 2020.



 Guest Speaker - Miss Molly King

Last Wednesday evening at our Clubs ZOOM online meeting we were very fortunate to have Miss Molly King as our Guest Speaker. Molly is our Club’s current recipient of an Australian Rotary Health Scholarship (ARH) and specifically the Indigenous Health Scholarship 2020.
Molly’s heritage on her Father’s branch of the family go way back to when her Grandmother who was one of the many Stolen Generation, who was along with many from her indigenous communities, within the Jawoyn Culture, of the Northern Territory, were forcibly removed and placed in mission institutions.
Molly conveyed to us that during her teens years she meet with her biological uncle Robbie for the first time and witnessed the life he has created under great difficulties. This was a turning point in her life. In Molly’s words “ from that moment, I was completely inspired and understood that the key to my own happiness was also working to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians”.
Molly is currently in her second year of a five-year course, at Monash University, VIC, and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Medicine. Since leaving secondary school Molly undertook a course in Pharmaceutical Studies in 2017 and these studies has lead Molly to her current career pathway. At the moment along with many of her peers her studies have been somewhat impacted by the current COVID restrictions and this finds Molly back at home with her Mother and sister in Launceston TAS. Aside from the rigorous demands of studying for a medical degree Molly has a passion for bushwalking and hiking and also has an interest in the Piano.
Molly’s contact with ARH came via one of her mentors at Uni and her Grandfather was once a Rotarian. Molly had heard about Rotary and through some research and investigation applied for the Scholarship.
Throughout Molly’s presentation she spoke, very passionately about her connection with her First Nations direct family connection and her strong desire to contribute to the desperate situation that many remote Indigenous communities suffer due to the lack of medical support and services.
Molly’s presentation was so inspiring and it was a real pleasure to be part of it and listen to Molly speaks to our members.
This one brief article only captures a very small snapshot of a very interesting and comprehensive bio on Molly pertaining to her life’s passion in serving and providing for our Indigenous people’s
After Molly’s presentation, last week, I logged onto Australian Rotary Health, and took time to read her full Bio. I would thoroughly recommend to all our members to take time out and Log-on as per the link and have a read of a great article.
On behalf of all the members from The Rotary Club of Mornington we would like to extend a very big thank you for your presentation and to say that we are all very proud to have Molly as our recipient of the ARH Indigenous Scholarship in 2020. We all look forward to being able to meet Molly, on a more personal basis, at a Club Meeting, in the near future.

Next Club Meeting - Tomorrow Evening, Wednesday 28th July, via ZOOM

Tomorrow evening, being Wednesday 28th July 2020 will once again, see our "regular on-line ZOOM Club Meeting", and this week we will have Catlin, from Fusion, who will be presenting a "virtual tour" thru the facility and also provide us with an overview of their current status.

Meeting ID - 927 056 436 and the Password is - 294331



Up-coming Bulletin Articles

Last week I received a rather pleasant e-mail from one of our members being Joe Siragusa. The article and accompanied photos that Joe provided were in relation to a Hiking Trek that he undertook some years ago in WA along the Bibbulmum Track, thats extends from Perth all the way to Albany, some 1,000km. Thank's Joe for the info and your story with some great photo's will be featured in the upcoming Issue of our Clubs Bulletin. And on that note a big thanks to Joe for his offer to be of assistance in within one of our Club's proposed Projects pertaining to the the Bay Trail. Well done Joe.