December 3 2013

Minutes Paardeberg Unit, 1 CAV DRAFT
December 3, 2013

7:00 pm Flatfoot, Sgt-at-Arms called the meeting to order with a request for one minute of Silence for fallen soldiers and riders broken by:
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.

In attendance:
Executive: Mapper, President; Jacks, Vice-President; Kathy, Secretary; Flatfoot, Sgt-at-Arms; Hammer, Road Captain and Lucster, Assistant Road Captain

Members: Silly, Jay, Hal, Road Runner, Spider, Bert, Nuk, Newf, Ralph, Geppeto, Q-T-Cat and Trev

Regrets: Mel, Assistant Road Captain and Witch

1. President Opening Remarks/Report
Mapper welcomed everyone to the meeting.

2. Vice-President Report
Jacks, had nothing to report

3. Sergeant-at-Arms Report

  • Membership renewals have been forwarded to CAV HQ and we are waiting for the 2013 year pins. The transfers, and new members received will be forwarded to Giggles. Thank you to our members for renewing quickly and/or letting Flatfoot know you will be renewing.

4. Road Captain/Webmaster Report
Hammer had nothing to report

Spider mentioned that The CAV National were closing down the "Forum" on and preparing guidelines for setting up Facebook pages for each formation and recommendations regarding unit pages. They are proposing keeping CAV Unit facebook pages private for member discussion. Spider will be checking out the proposal.

5. President’s Remarks
Past Events

  • November 10th :- Afghan Film Festival - was really an eye opener for people who have not served in Afghanistan. The films were very well done.
  • November 11th :- Hope everyone participated in their own events

Trev and Kathy took a road trip down the Hudson River in New York state visiting 7 Harley Davidson shops; the Dinosaur BBQ in Troy, New York; OC Choppers; and Bethel, New York the site of THE Woodstock concert. We definately need to plan an overnighter for the unit down in that area. Great roads with lots of historical sites.

Upcoming Events

  • December 12th:- Freedom Harley Davidson Ottawa - Open House Wine & Cheese with a Fashion show
  • December 14th:- Christmas Party at the D & S BBQ
  • January 3-5th:- Super Motorcycle Show in Toronto
  • February 1-2nd:- Ottawa Motorcycle Show - Sons of Anarchy actors will be in attendance - Justus coordinating

State of The CAV - a number of good folks have left The CAV for various reasons. Here in Paardeberg we will just stay the course and wait for things to shake out. Paardeberg has been an anchor for The CAV and will continue to avoid the negative politics.

Motorcycle Ride for Dad:- Rona is a proud sponsor and will give you a 5% discount and donate %5 of your bill to the Ottawa Chapter if you mention MR4D before you pay for your purchases.

6. Presentation
Jacks was presented with his Vice President's tag. Mapper thanked members of the existing Executive for staying on and providing continuity.

5. Closing Remarks
Mapper thanked everyone for coming out to the meeting and encouraged members to stay a while and visit.
a) Adjournment
Mapper adjourned the meeting at 7:46p.m.

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