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.
John Gliddon 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.
During the last Annual General Meeting in the Riverland S.A. I was honoured with the presentation of Dearnley Medal Number 58 by the National Committee.....
At the 2018 Annual General Meeting. Dearnley Medals were awarded to the following members in recognition for their service to the Ulysses Club
Ian was awarded Dearnley Medal number 39 at the Annual General Meeting in 2011 for his meritorious service to the Ulysses Club.
Ron was awarded his Dearnley Medal at the 2017 AGM, and is DM #57
I joined the Ulysses Club soon after I bought a bike after 20 years of not riding, due to bringing up my kids and a busy family life.
Dearnley Medal no. 55 was awarded to Dot Lechner at the AGM in Launceston on Saturday 5th March 2016
Dearnley Medal no. 54 was awarded to David Cox at the AGM in Launceston on Saturday 5th March 2016.
Dearnley Medal no. 53 was awarded to Chris Glover at the AGM in Launceston on Saturday 5th March 2016
Dearnley Medal no. 52 was awarded to Ron Gaudron at the AGM in Launceston on Saturday 5th March 2016. Ron is aligned with the Northern Rivers Branch
Retiring Natcom Member Rob White was awarded Dearley Medal Number 50 at the 2015 AGM for his years of Branch and Natcom service to the club. Congratulations Rob!