March 1 2016

Minutes Paardeberg Unit, 1 CAV
March 1, 2016

In attendance:

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

Members: Welshgirl, Sharain, Scultety (new member), Road Runner, Trev, Newf, J.C., Smiley, Jay & Skimmer

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

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

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.

2. Ride Captain Remarks
Big Al, Road Captain reminder members of Cami's Ride and noted that the route has been planned. He had copies of the Cami's Ride poster to pass out.

He will review the draft ride calendar on the website.

3. Sergeant-at-Arms Remarks
No report.

4. Vice-President's Remarks
No report.

5. President Report
Mapper did a recap of unit events since last meeting:

1 CAV HQ Update - Wild Bill has stepped down as 1 CAV President. All correspondence is directed to 1 CAV Sgt-at-Arms, Blue.

Feb 20 Sat UNIT - Paardeberg Unit Monthly Breakfast - 8 members enjoyed breakfast at the Legion
Feb 19 to 21 Fri - Sun - INFO | The Motorcycle Show - Toronto - no members attended this event
Feb 21st UNIT - Candlelight Ceremony in memory of Soldiers of Suicide - Mapper, Welshgirl, Trev and Kathy attended along with organizers Dupes and Parrot. We met the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Kent Hehr and the family of Jason Simon, who served with the 30th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA who recently passed away from suicide. Mapper and Welshgirl were invited by the family to attend the funeral the following day. Newf was in attendance as well.
Feb 26 to 28 Fri - Sun - INFO The Motorcycle Show - Montreal - no members attended

Upcoming Events:

March 2016

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 by March 16th to KATHY

April 2016

April 5th Tue UNIT - Paardeberg Monthly Meeting - Motorcycle Ride for Dad, Blocker Coordinators will be in attendance to present volunteer Blocker pins as well as kits for those who blocked for the first time in 2015. They will provide and update on the 2015 event and "What's New" for 2016.
April 16th Sat UNIT - Paardeberg Unit Monthly Breakfast - on the 3rd Sat of the month the unit breakfast social.

6. Open Discussion

a) John Downe - Don, VP noted that John recently passed away. Both Don and Trevor knew and worked with John.

b) CAV Supply & Services - Mapper will be talking to Maddawg, and will ask for an update on timelines etc for purchasing CAV merchandise for 2016.

c) Courageous Companions - Road Runner spoke about this organization that trains and provides service dogs for veterans. Don and Road Runner will follow-up as to how the unit might assist this group.

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

a) Unit 50/50 - Scultety drew the winning ticket for tonight's draw. Congratulations Jay.

b) Adjournment
Mapper adjourned the meeting at 7:55 pm and invited members to socialize

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