John was awarded Dearnley Medal #59 at the 2018 AGM Event held in the Riverland area of South Australia in May 2018. Nominated by the Perth Branch, the submission for John's award detailed John's extensive service to both the Branch as well as the Ulysses Club. Very active on the Branch Committee, John also organised the state wide Odyssey in 2013, as well as the combined Branch Memorial Ride. In 2016 John, along with Ken Eaton, planned and organised the first of the WA President and Secretaries meetings and in 2017 organised and chaired the Branch Presidents meeting.
John was an active member of the Albany 2010 AGM Event Planning Committee and was appointed Event Director for the AGM Event, which was a very successful event, with members coming from all over Australia.
John has given many years of service to the Ulysses Club as well as to the WA Branches and in particular his own Branch.