February 6 2018

Minutes Paardeberg Unit, 1 CAV
February 6, 2018

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In attendance:

Executive: Kraken, Sgt-at-Arms; Big Al, Road Captain; Kathy, Secretary

Members: Mapper, Welshgirl, Odie, Trev, Barbie, Flatfoot, Tank, Frenchie, Sherain

Regrets: Signals 7, Mercury, Smiley

Guests: -

7:09 pm Kraken, 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
a) Welcome and introductions

Kraken welcome everyone to the meeting and asked members to introduce themselves.

2. President’s Discussion Issues
a) Adoption of previous meeting minutes - Moved by Mapper, Seconded by Sherain
b) Business arising
i) No business from last meeting

3. Vice- President’s discussion issues
a) Our Vice-President has relocated to Victoria and while he remains a member of Paardeberg he will not be attending meetings.
b) Website – has been updated and will continue to be update as social events / rides arise. Please watch your emails and for those on facebook check for updates on our Paardeberg page - REMEMBER if you post an impromptu ride on the facebook page please email the unit for those who aren't members of facebook.

4. Sergeant-at-Arms
a) Finance report - $253 in our current unit fund
b) Membership - Reminder for members to pay their unit membership. Kraken will follow up with those members.

5. Road Captain Report

Big Al will be organizing weekend rides and Kraken will organize weekday rides. Members are encouraged to lead or suggest rides.

The Executive met after breakfast last weekend to run through some ideas for rides, event that the unit will support and possible overnighters A draft copy of the 2018 calendar is on the website

February events coming up are:

Feb 18 Sun UNIT - Paardeberg Unit Monthly Breakfast - 9:30am - BUSTER'S
BAR & GRILL, 2525 Carling Avenue, (Lincoln Fields) 613-828-9004 RSVP to KATHY

Feb 16 to 17 Sat - Sun - INFO The Motorcycle Show - Toronto

Feb 21 Wed UNIT - Candlelight Ceremony for Soldiers of Suicide 18:00 hrs - The National Military Cemetery at Beechwood.

Feb 24 to 25 Fri - Sun - INFO The Motorcycle Show - Montreal

Some key events from the draft calendar members want to participate in as a unit are:

ACTION REQUIRED Invitation needs to be sent to the 1 CAV President and Eastern Ontario Units
April 28 Sat UNIT Brunch at Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands, 380 ON-2, Gananoque, ON K7G 2V4 - A 1 CAV Kickoff to the riding season hosted by Paardeberg Unit. We will gather no matter the weather - ride or cage it.
May 12 Sat UNIT - 09:00 hrs - Ride for Disabled Vets - Ottawa RV @ Tim Horton's 1150 Carp Rd, Stittsville, ON K2S 1B9
May 20 Sun UNIT - 09:30 hrs - Paardeberg Unit Memorial Ride to remember Pvt Richard Thompson and our fallen comrades - starting from Tim Hortons, 3224 Hawthorne Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 3W9
June 03 Sat UNIT - Motorcycle Ride for Dad - Ottawa - Ride Route Unit member Blockers 2017
June 04 Sun UNIT - National Memorial Ride Registration Procession route and Ceremony

ACTION REQUIRED - President to follow up with 1 CAV President and Afghanistan Unit President for this ride:
TENTATIVE June 16 Sat UNIT - 09:00 hrs Darren Williams & Wayne Boone Memorial Ride Registration at Hillier Estates Winery with the Memorial service commencing at 11:00 am, followed by a ride through the beautiful county of Prince Edward. Donations will be graciously accepted on behalf of the TONY STACEY CENTRE & MILITARY POLICE FUND FOR BLIND CHILDREN. For more info Contact: Mel "Magilla"Brunette, Afghanistan Unit President @ 613-779-8350, moc.liamtoh|vac-alligam#moc.liamtoh|vac-alligam or Jeff ["WOODY"] Woodroofe, Paardeberg Unit President @ 613-294-3727, Route to Trenton

July 08 INFO - http://rideauthunder.ca/ Thunder on the River - Westport, ON

ACTION REQUIRED: follow up needed with Sicily Unit President to confirm this event.
TENTATIVE July 29th Sat -08:30 hrs SD&G Highway 43 Ride, Cornwall Legion 415 Second Street West, Cornwall ON - Breakfast from 8:30 to 9:15 am

ACTION REQUIRED: follow up needed with Ride for Dad to confirm this event.
TENTATIVE Aug 11 Sat - FREE Prostate Clinic in Winchester - nice little Saturday drive, free clinic and it is just a blood test - WIN WIN for everyone - Dads, step-dads, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, sons - do it for your loved ones - DO IT FOR YOURSELF - come out and GET CHECKED - takes 20 minutes once your at the hospital

ACTION REQUIRED: follow up needed with Military Police Relay Coordinator to confirm this event.
TENTATIVE Aug 13 Mon Unit - Military Police Motorcycle Relay for Blind Children's Charity - doors open 1630hrs - Lasagna dinner, $15.00 - RSVP Wayne Kendall, ten.lleb|lladnekw#ten.lleb|lladnekw, 613-791-7146, NLT 3 Aug

Aug 25 Sat INFO - Breakfast and more info - 09:00 hrs - Cruise Don't Bruise - Casey's 1880 Ogilvie Rd.

ACTION REQUIRED: follow up needed with CMC / Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind office to confirm this event.
TENTATIVESept 09 Sun INFO 9:00-10:30 a.m. the 29th Annual Guide Dog Dice Run, start point Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, National Office and Training Centre, P.O. Box 280, 4120 Rideau Valley Drive N. Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A3 ??

Dec 02 Sun 13:30 UNIT Wreaths Across Canada - First Sunday of December at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa. Wreaths Across Canada - Facebook or http://wreathsacrosscanada.ca/

6. Points from the Floor
a) New business
- there was interest in adding Old Bastards Motorcycle shows to the calendar
- planning a unit social event that is subsidized - looking for suggestions
- interest in an advanced riders course through OSC - could invite someone from OSC to come give a presentation at a meeting

b) Kraken will circulate the agenda prior to the meeting to allow members to send in items for consideration - this would allow the Executive time to review the items and get answers for the members by the meeting.

c) emails will be sent out reminding members of up coming events and meetings.

7. Presentations
a) New member / other presentations - year pins were presented to members in attendance

Kathy suggested that once the riding season arrives the Unit should ride out to visit Bgruff and present him with his yearly pin.
b) Unit draw - the monthly draw was won by Kathy

8. President’s Closing Remarks
a) Adjournment - Meeting was adjourned at 7:20

Members lingered and socialized.

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