The idea to recognise members who consistently provided meritorious service above and beyond the norm, was introduced in February 1998 and announced to members at the Annual General Meeting that year. It goes without saying that the award was named after “Old Number 1”, Stephen Dearnley, who with his group of friends, took the steps in establishing our wonderful Club in 1983.
The first Dearnley Medal was awarded to Margaret French in 1998 and since then, a total of 49 members have been recognised by their peers at Branch level as being worthy of this award. The following is a brief description of the Ulysses Club Members who through their generosity of spirit and dedication to their fellow members, have earned the Dearnley Medal. Details about the Medal and the criteria, can be found in the Guidebook for Members, and on the National Website.
Dianna bought her first bike and learnt to ride when she turned forty and joined Ulysses shortly after on the 17th February 2003.....read more
Tony was pivotal in planning, organising and running the AGM’s in both Albany and Alice Springs a role in which he excelled despite the enormous amount of travel involved. He is one of the key people in the planning for the 2021 National Rally in Mandurah......read more
Paul always makes the effort to meet and encourage any new rider or prospective member to feel part of the branch. He has also taken new riders on rides with just the two of them so that the new rid ers could get used to riding with others.Paul has also started a camp for Ulyssians to participate in to build stronger camaraderie amongst the branches around the state. ......read more
Ken has been, and continues to be a staunch supporter of the Ulysses Club and the Joondalup Branch, he has stepped in and taken on the Branch President role when others were reluctant to do so. However, his dedication has brought about many things mentioned above, which probably causes others not to step up, because nobody could possibly produce better results for the Club and Branch than Ken.
Leo Farrelly joined the Ulysses Club in September 2000, quickly becoming involved in both the preparation of the 2005 AGM Event to be held in Canberra, as well as the Branch Committee of the Canberra Branch. Leo assisted with the project planning for the 2005 AGM Event, ....read more
Phil joined the Ulysses Club in December 1997 and associated himself with the Coffs Coast Branch where he enjoyed participating in Branch rides and social activities of the Branch. Over a number of years Phil used his office and administration skills to produce the local branch newsletter......read more
Rex Meredith #17134 and Jenny Meredith #25929 are Ulysses Club names that are recognised far and wide due to their long history of Camping Coordination for many AGM Events.....read more
At the 2019 AGM held in Mornington, Heather Knowles #38058 was awarded Dearnley Medal #62. This was the submission made to the National Committee.
At the 2019 AGM held in Mornington, Ian Keeley #4403 was awarded Dearnley Medal #61. This was the submission made to the National Committee.
At the AGM in Mornington, Dearnley Medal #60 was presented to Graham Moore #62762. This was the submission:....read more