March 3 2015

Minutes Paardeberg Unit, 1 CAV
March 3, 2015

In attendance:

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

Members: Q-T-Cat, Geppetto, Smiley, Barb, Big Al, and Trev

Regrets: Spider, Witch & Mel, Pebbles, Dino, and Road Runner

Guests: Rowland Riggens, Ride for Dad Blocker Coordinator and Cathy Ambrose

7:08 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.

2. Vice-President's Remarks
Jacks announced that due to personal commitments, he has decided to step down as the VP effective immediately. He is still a Paardeberg member and will continue to remain so, but due to his personal schedule, feels that his position as VP would not be given the attention it deserves. Smiley thanked Jacks for all he's done for the Unit and everyone wished him well. We will see him on a few rides this summer.

3. Sergeant-at-Arms Remarks
Nets reported

  • Current membership stands at 32 + 2 waiting for paperwork
  • Unit fund is in good stead approximately with over $527.75 in the bank.
  • Contact Net, for the password for members only section of the website

4. Road Captain Report
No report - no riding due to COLD weather.

5. President Report
Mapper reported that:

  • that there was a despite the cold a number of hearty soles attended the Feb 14th Breakfast: Dino, Pebbles, Trev, Kathy, Mapper, Cie, Don, May, Geppetto, Q-T-Cat, Barb, and Mark Hillier (former member who was posted back to Ottawa from Shilo),
  • Most members went to the Motorcycle Show were we found Jay, Newf and Hammer working as security for the Sons of Anarchy Bobby and Chibbs.
  • There was no CAV booth at the show this year, but a number of us wore our vest and spoke with people
  • There weren't many people show up for the Soldiers of Suicide memorial at Beechwood on Feb 21st. It was a cold miserable snowy day.

Important Motorcycle Dates coming up:

  • March 21-22 Motorcycle Spring Show Toronto at the International Centre. $18.00 per person including parking
  • May 2 Biker's Church Swap meet, 155 Carillon St, Vanier
  • May 16 Biker's Church Scavenger Hunt, 155 Carillon St, Vanier
  • May 30 Motorcycle Ride for Dad - Ottawa Paardeberg Team has been set up in the online registration. Don't forget to say you are a part of our team when you register.
  • June 20 Biker's Church Bug Run, 155 Carillon St, Vanier
  • June 27 Ride for Rescue Cats, starting from Home Hardware in Almonte
  • July 25 Kingston Show and Shine
  • Oct 10 Biker's Church Fall Colours Run, 155 Carillon St, Vanier

6. Open Discussion & Presentations

a) Breakfast social: Please respond if you plan on attending so that we can make reservations.

March 21 Paardeberg Unit Breakfast at 10:00 am:
La Fiesta Resto-Café, 630 Bd Maloney E, Gatineau, QC J8P 7M4, Phone:(819) 663-5557.

Following the breakfast we are planning on going to the Swap Meet:
Royal Canadian Legion
Norris filiale 227
231, boul Maloney O, Gatineau, QC J8P 3W1

If you plan to attend this event let Kathy know so she can make a reservation.

b) Presentations:

  • Don was presented with his name tag
  • Don has volunteered to be the new VP. The executive accepted that nomination and a vote was held with those in attendance and as of now, he is acclaimed in that position. Once the VP email has been switched to go to Don, someone will let you know and he will then be in a position to answer any inquires or questions at that time.

7.Closing Remarks
a)Mapper thanked everyone for coming out to the meeting and noted that Roland has agreed to come to our April meeting to present the Motorcycle Ride for Dad Blocker Pins and Blocker kits to the 2014 Blockers.

b) Adjournment
Mapper adjourned the meeting at 7:35 pm

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