This Award is bestowed in honour of Past Australian Rotary Health Director, PDG Dick White, who dedicated a long service to Australian Rotary Health, including his tireless efforts as Chairman of the Rotary Health Safari and the Great Australian Bike Ride.
Presented annually to the nominated District’s Governor at the ARH AGM. Selection is made by the Executive Committee of ARH, in conjunction with Dick White or his representative. Criteria includes the hosting of a major promotional event, a significant increase in donations, a significant increase in Friends of ARH or other major contribution.
2010: District 9810,Vic,for their annual bike ride to District Conference.
2011: District 9680, NSW for their financial contribution to Australian Rotary Health, particularly during 2011.
2012: District 9550, Queensland, for their major annual fundraising event, Banish the Black Dog Ride.
2013: District 9830, Tasmania for initiatives including Sally’s Ride, The Ulverstone Health Expo & their many Funding Partner PhD Scholarships.
2014: District 9675, introducing the ARH Golden Microscope Award and support for Indigenous Health Scholarships, Funding Partner PhD Scholarships.
2015: District 9650, acknowledge the support of District Governors and, in particular, their partners for naming ARH as the “Partner Project” in each consecutive year from 2011/12 to 2015/16 and before that in 2008/2009 and 2006/2007.
2016: District 9810, since 1986, Rotarians, partners, friends and Exchange Students undertake a 700km plus bike ride in the lead up to the District 9810 Conference. The 2016 ride was known as the ‘Million Dollar Milestone Ride’ as it raised enough support to celebrate reaching the donation of $1 million since the ride commenced 30 years ago.
2017: District 9830, acknowledging the District’s increased awareness with the increase in Funding Partner PhD scholarship and the continue engagement through their Health Expos.