John Curtin medal

John Curtin Medallists

The John Curtin Medal is awarded by Curtin University to people who have made a significant contribution in their chosen field in Australia or internationally and who have exhibited John Curtin’s qualities of vision, leadership and community service.

Since its inauguration in 1998 the John Curtin Medal established by Curtin University has been used to recognise members of the community who shared John Curtin’s attributes of vision, leadership and community service.

2021 John Curtin Medal Winner

Mr Ron Geary has been practising ‘service above self’ as a Rotarian to help the lives of others in his local community of Belmont, in Australia and around the world for more than two decades. In particular, he has spent time in India, lending his support as a philanthropist and humanitarian to assist orphanages, schools, AIDS hospices, hospitals and clinics. Whether leading Rotary projects such as Polio Vaccination in India or Interplast in Fiji, or empowering other Rotarians through his chairing of grant or service committees, Ron has been recognised as a person of action whose charitable works have had a lasting impact on the communities he serves.

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Past winners

Ron Geary

Ron Geary