April 5 2016

Minutes Paardeberg Unit, 1 CAV
April 5, 2016

Meeting Photos

In attendance:

Executive: Mapper, President; Don, Vice-President; Big Al, Road Captain; Spider, Webmaster; Kathy, Secretary

Members: Welshgirl, Sharain, Road Runner, Trev, Newf, J.C., Smiley, Unruly, Nuke & Skimmer

Regrets: Nets, Sgt-at-Arms; Pebbles, & Dino

Guest: Amparo; Rowland and Dora Di from Motorcycle Ride for Dad

7:05 pm Mapper, President called the meeting to order with a request for one minute of Silence in remembrance.

The silence was broken with the reciting of:

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them, We will remember them.

1. President’s Opening Remarks
Mapper, President asked everyone to introduce themselves.

2. Vice-President's Remarks

Don and Road Runner are hoping to meet with Courageous Companions within the next few weeks to discuss how Paardeberg Unit can assist them and will report back at the next meeting. They would be looking at a Fall date to hold an event.

3. Sergeant-at-Arms Remarks
No report.

4. Ride Captain Remarks
Big Al, Road Captain asked if anyone attended the 2016 Ottawa Motorcycle / Auto Show? Those who did attend did not feel it was worth it if you were going just for Motorcycles.

Big Al reminded everyone that:

April 30th Sat UNIT Cami's Big Run has been added to our our event calendar. Cost is $5 per bike for a sticker to put on your headlight - then you go out and ride. Come back and there will be prizes depending on the size and number of bugs on your sticker. There will also be a 50/50 draw. Kickstands up at 10:00 am Watch your emails for more info.
May 28th Sat. UNIT - Ride for Cami more info on our event calendar. He attends the planning meetings and it should be a great ride.
June 4th Sat UNIT - Motorcycle Ride for Dad - Ottawa - Ride Route for 2016 Unit member Blockers for 2016 should register online and remember to join our team "Paardeberg Unit the CAV". If you want to be a Blocker please email our Road Captain:Big Al

5. President Report
Mapper did a recap:

Past Events:
March 19 Sat UNIT - Paardeberg Unit Monthly Breakfast - 13 members enjoyed breakfast at the Big Rig Gloucester Centre.
March 17-20th UNIT - Ottawa International Motorcycle Show - was a disappointment for those who attended. There were 3 floors of cars and 1 floor with motorcycles mostly Harleys, a few Hondas, a few Leather booths and accessories, The Motorcycle Ride for Dad Info and Motor Maids booths.

Upcoming Events:
April 16th & 17th ** watch the weather for an impromptu ride? Send out a group email & facebook message if you plan to ride.
April 23rd** Sat UNIT - Paardeberg Unit Monthly Breakfast - Watch your emails for timings and locations
April 24th Sun INFO - 09:00 hrs - Launch of 2016 May Is Motorcycle Awareness Month at Ottawa City Hall
Ottawa City Hall in Ottawa, Ontario
April 24th Sun INFO - 09:00 hrs - Woody's Cycles, Perth 2nd Annual Motorcycle Trials
April 30th Sat UNIT - Cami's Bug Run in Embrum

May 3rd Tue UNIT - Paardeberg Monthly Meeting
May 4th Wed UNIT - 20:00 hrs - Paardeberg Wednesday night rides meet at Tim Hortons, 3224 Hawthorne Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 3W9
May 7th Sat UNIT - Ride for Disabled Vets - Ottawa
May 7th Sat INFO - Bikers Church Swap Meet
May 11th Wed UNIT - 20:00 hrs - Paardeberg Wednesday night rides meet at Tim Hortons, 3224 Hawthorne Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 3W9
May 13th Fri INFO - Port Dover Friday the 13th

6. Open Discussion

a) Motorcycle Ride for Dad
Rowland and Dora, 2016 Blocker Coordinators provide some updates on the 2016 Ride on June 4th and passed out copies of the new poker run route. Dora noted that the 2016 Ride will require 150 plus blockers for the new parade route which starts at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum to the EY Centre via the Eastern Parkway, Sussex Dr, Colonel By Dr, Hogs Back to Canada Post - 729 Brookfield Rd. Please volunteer early.

They presented first time blocker kits and 2015 year bars to unit members who blocked in 2015:
First Time Blocker Kits: Don
2015 Year Bars: J.C.; Road Runner; Nuke; Trev; Spider; Mapper; Kathy; Big Al and in a special presentation Sharain received Watchdog's year bar.

b) Monthly Draw
Was won by Skimmer

7. Closing Remarks
Mapper thanked everyone for coming out to the meeting tonight on this blustery evening.

a) Adjournment
Mapper adjourned the meeting at 20:05 hrs and invited members to socialize

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