February 2, 2016

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Minutes Paardeberg Unit, 1 CAV
February 2, 2016

In attendance:

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

Members: Newf. Welshgirl, Sharain, Odie, J.C., Dupes, Parrot, and Trev

Regrets: Spider, Witch & Mel, Pebbles, Dino, Big Al

7:06 pm Nets, Sgt-at-Arms called the meeting to order with a request for one minute of Silence

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 welcomed everyone and invited all those in attendance to introduce themselves.

2. Vice-President's Remarks
Don did not have anything to report.

3. Sergeant-at-Arms Remarks
Nets reported

  • Current membership stands at 38
  • Unit fund is at $100 in the bank. We had a great Christmas Party!
  • Contact Net, for the password for thecav.ca members only section of the website

4. Road Captain Report
Road Captain is basking in the sunshine of Barbados.

5. President Report
Mapper did a recap of unit events since early Dec, 2015

Dec 6 Wreaths Across Canada - it was a great day - wonderful weather with about 8 members attending.
Jan 8-10 North American International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW - Kathy and Trev attended. Check out the random photos of bikes seen at the show
Jan 16 Unit January Breakfast - wonderful turn out. Great to see so many members after the Christmas Holidays. We had 19 members.

Upcoming Motorcycle Events:

Feb 7th Sun INFO - Motorcycle Swap Meet - 10:00 - 15:00 hrs @ Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Rd, Admission $5.
Feb 20 Sat UNIT - Paardeberg Unit Monthly Breakfast - 9:00am - The Royal Canadian Legion Orléans Branch 632 800 Taylor Creek Road, Orleans, ON K1C 1T1 Tel: (613)830-9984 -
Feb 19 to 21 Fri - Sun - INFO | The Motorcycle Show - Toronto
Feb 21st UNIT - Candlelight Ceremony in memory of Soldiers of Suicide - Beechwood Cemetery at 4:00 pm
Feb 13 to 14 Sat - Sun - INFO Syracuse Super Swap Meet
Feb 26 to 28 Fri - Sun - INFO The Motorcycle Show - Montreal

March 1st Tue UNIT - Paardeberg Monthly Meeting
March 4-13th INFO - Bike Week Daytona
March 17-20th UNIT - Ottawa International Motorcycle Show Admission: $15 or $13 for seniors
March 19 Sat UNIT - Paardeberg Unit Monthly Breakfast - Big Rig Gloucester Centre. - RSVP to KATHY

6. Open Discussion

a) Cami's Ride Nets explained the origins of this ride to honour Cami and help raise funds to cover the cost of the wheelchair conversion of a van to meet Cami's needs. There is a committee working on the ride, which includes members of the Templar Knights, Knights of the Inferno, CMC with Nets and Big Al from Paardeberg Unit. The ride will take place on May 28th. Nets has Cami's Ride patches for sale at $5 each. A Go Fund Me page has been started to collect donations. There was considerable discussion regarding the use of The CAV logo for this event. The Executive will follow up with 1 CAV and National to relay our unit's disappointment.

b) In Memory of Watchdog - patches are free, if you wish to make a donation please consider the Military Blind Children's Fund, or any Veterans Fund.

c) Presentations

  • Patrick Damico - presented Mapper a special Canadian Heroes Foundation patch and letter to thank him.
  • Mapper presented the following new members with their CAV crests, name tags and Paardeberg tag:

- Sherain - Honourary member
- Welshgirl - Supporter
- Dupes - Veteran
- Parrot - Veteran

Photos have been posted to our Photo Album February 2, 2016

7.Closing Remarks
Mapper thanked everyone for coming out to the meeting.

a) Unit 50/50 Tonight's draw was won by Welshgirl, congrats!

b) Adjournment
Mapper adjourned the meeting at 7:50 pm

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