December 6, 2016

Minutes Paardeberg Unit, 1 CAV
December 6, 2016

In attendance:

Executive: Mapper, President; Don, Vice President; Sherain, Sgt-at-Arms; Kathy, Secretary;

Members: Ralph, Jude, Spider, Kevin, Pebbles, Dino, Road Runner, Flatfoot,Welshgirl, and Trev

Regrets: Woody, and Big Al, Ride Captain

7:05 pm Sherain, Sgt-at-Arms 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 invited those in attendance to announce themselves.

2. Vice President Remarks
Don reported that June 17th has been confirmed as the date for the 2017 Memorial Ride for Darren and Wayne. The ride portion will be similar to last year's ride from Trenton to the Vineyard. They are looking for a Padre to conduct a memorial service at the accident/memorial site. Some ideas for weekend:
- Ride down Friday
- Ride as a group
- Book at the Yukon Lodge / a Motel
- Group Breakfast before / Brunch after the ride?

3. Webmaster
Spider reported that he would renew the website

4. Road Captain
No riding, but plans are underway for developing the calendar for 2017s riding season

5. Sergeant-at-Arms Remarks
Sherain reported:

  • Current membership sits at 27 paid members.

5. President Report
Mapper reported recapped past events:

Past Events

November 2016

Oct 30 to Nov 10th Poppy Drop on Parliament Hill - was pretty amazing along with the display of photos of World War I, II, Korean and Afghanistan.

Nov 11th Fri UNIT - Paardeberg Members attended a number of November 11th ceremonies across the region: National Cenotaph; Saint FX High School, Beechwood.

Nov 20th Sun Noon to 4 pm UNIT - Motorcycle Ride For Dad - POOL at Dooley's, 2277 Gladwin Cres, Ottawa, ON K1B 4K9, Canada. The weather was horrible, hopefully we can attend the spring one.

December 2016

Dec 1st Thurs. - Major S Foote's service at Beechwood. No one was able to attend.

Dec 4th Sun 13:30 UNIT Wreaths Across Canada - Sherain, Big Al, Trev, Kathy, Pebbles, Dino, Kevin and his family all attended this event.

Upcoming Events

Dec 7th Thomas McQueen's public service was held in Mount Hope and his internment will be a private family ceremony at Beechwood on Dec 11th.

Dec 10th Sat 18:00 hrs UNIT - Paardeberg Unit Christmas Party at Verona Pizza House formerly Louis Steakhouse, 1682 Cyrville Road, Ottawa, ON Canada K1B 3L8. Members will be subsidized $15 each. PLEASE R.S.V.P. to Kathy at moc.liamg|yraterces.grebedraap#moc.liamg|yraterces.grebedraap by Dec 5th

REMINDER: NO meeting in January, see you at the January Unit Breakfast.

6. Open Discussion
a) Following a discussion regarding Unit funds:
Jude moved and Road Runner Seconded,
That the unit subsidize the Christmas Dinner by $15 per member.
Vote count: 9 for, 3 against, 2 abstained
Motion: Carried
b) Presentations: Jude received her 1 CAV crest and year pins were handed out by our Sgt-at-Arms
c) Tonights draw winner was Pebbles - CONGRATS!!
d) Following a further discussion it was agreed by all present that the Sgt-at-Arms would account for the 50/50 monies separately from our $10 member fees.(2017 fees = 27 x $10)

7. Closing Remarks
Mapper passed the Presidency onto Don.
Don thanked Mapper for all his work during his tenure. Mapper lead the unit through some turbulent times. He passed on praise from 1 CAV on Mapper's conduct and leadership.

a) Adjournment
Don adjourned the meeting at 19:45 hrs.

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