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.
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!
The Melbourne Branch nominated John Cook # 5048 for a Dearnley medal for his many years of service to the Branch. John was President of Melbourne Branch for many years until, in his own words, he could find someone else to take on the job!
Dearnley Medal Number 51 was awarded to John at the 2015 AGM, congratulations John!
NAME: John Carrott
Member Number: 8523
Medal Number: 49
Awarded at the AGM 2014
Branch that nominated the award: Warnbro Sound Wanderers
NAME: Betty Parssey
Member Number: 10640
Medal Number: 48
Awarded at the AGM 2014
Branch that nominated the award: Hobart