May 1 2018

Minutes Paardeberg Unit, 1 CAV
May 1st, 2018

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In attendance:

Executive: Road Runner, Vice-President; Kathy, Secretary

Members: Trev, Frenchie, Sherain, J.C., Welshgirl, Mapper, Flapper, Tank and Flatfoot

Regrets: Kraken, Sgt-at-Arms;Big Al, Road Captain; Signals 7, Mercury, Tank

Guests: Dora D & Bill Boggs from Ride For Dad

7:00 pm Trev, Old Guard called the meeting to order with a request for one minute of Silence in memory of Maureen Sumner.

The silence was broken with Trevor 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

Road Runner, Vice-President welcomed everyone to the meeting. He introduced Dora D and Bill Boggs from Ride for Dad to the meeting. Dora D reminded everyone to register for The Ride for Dad as June 2nd is creeping up fast. Registration is now $35 per person until May 31st if you register online or at one of the pre-registration sites:

PRE-REGISTRATION DATES AND LOCATIONS $35 until May 31st
Sat., May 26, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Kanata Honda, 2500 Palladium Drive, Kanata
Thurs. May 31st, 4–8 p.m. Ottawa Goodtime Centre, 450 West Hunt Club Road
Ottawa
Wed, May 30, 5pm – 8pm Levi Home Hardware, 467 Ottawa Street, Almonte
Thurs., May 31st, 2–8 p.m. Wheelsport, 1390 Youville Drive, Orleans
Fri., June 1st, 4–9 p.m. FEE will be $50 at this registration, Ottawa Police Association
141 Catherine Street, Ottawa

Both Dora D and Bill encouraged our male members to get "CHECKED" a FREE PSA clinic will be held at the Winchester Memorial Hospital
Aug 11 Sat - 08:00 to 10:00 am FREE Prostate Clinic at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital - 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

Dora D presented the 2017 Blocker pins to the following members in attendance:
Trev, Kathy, J.C. Road Runner, Mapper, Frenchie, and Welshgirl

Dora D noted that she has sent Big Al the link to register as a blocker for this year's ride. Please register online so The Ride for Dad knows how many blockers they have.

Currently Big Al says we have 7 people who have indicated to him that they are blocking. We require 7 more members to step up and block as our Unit has been given 14 spots, the same as last year. Please send Big Al an email and register online at: https://fs10.formsite.com/MRFDOttawa1/Blocker/index.html Note that the form says 2017 - please use this form for 2018.

All Blockers are encouraged to go to the Canada Post site after the barricades have been stacked on the side of the roadway as there will be drinks, muffins, etc. for volunteers, Thank you for helping the Ride for Dad.

Bill Boggs noted that for every $100 that each rider collects their name will be entered into a draw for a trip to Africa for a 11 day motorcycle safari to the base of Mount Kilimanjaro.

2. President’s Discussion / Issues
No additional discussions

3. Vice- President’s discussion issues
a) No VP Report
b) Website – The website management has been transferred to Kathy from Bob Webb who was the Webmaster. Kathy continues to update the website as needed: adding photos and minutes. It would be nice to update the "Members and their bikes" page with up-to-date photos of members and their current bikes.

4. Sergeant-at-Arms
a) Finance report - no report for this meeting
b) Membership - has increased by 1 to 24 unit members: 5 Honourary Members; 4 Supporter Members; and 15 Veteran members
c) 2 members owe Unit dues
ACTION follow up with them is required

5. Road Captain Report
Big Al was unable to attend tonight's meeting. We reviewed the upcoming events.

May Events

May 01 Tue UNIT - Paardeberg Monthly Meeting

May 02 Wed UNIT - 18:00 hrs - Paardeberg Wednesday night coffee meet-ups at Tim Hortons, 3224 Hawthorne Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 3W9

May 05 Sat INFO - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S RIDE DAY - this day we encourage all women to ride…

May 09 Wed UNIT - 18:00 hrs - Paardeberg Wednesday night rides meet at Tim Hortons, 3224 Hawthorne Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 3W9

May 12 Sat UNIT - 09:00 hrs - Ride for Disabled Vets - Ottawa RV @ Tim Horton's 1150 Carp Rd, Stittsville, ON K2S 1B9

May 13 Sun INFO - 11:00am 50th Annual Fallen Paratrooper Memorial at Wegner Point, Garrison Petawawa - RV at 8 am DEPART @ 8:30 SHARP Tim Horton's 1150 Carp Rd, Stittsville, ON K2S 1B9

May 16 Wed UNIT - 18:00 hrs - Paardeberg Wednesday night coffee meet-ups at Tim Hortons, 3224 Hawthorne Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 3W9

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

May 23 Wed UNIT - 18:00 hrs - Paardeberg Wednesday night rides meet at Tim Hortons, 3224 Hawthorne Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 3W9

May 30 Wed UNIT - 18:00 hrs - Paardeberg Wednesday night coffee meet-ups at Tim Hortons, 3224 Hawthorne Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 3W9

6. Points from the Floor
a) New business
- Road Runner noted that he had been approached by someone in Rockland who was organizing a Charity Ride which if Paardeberg Unit volunteered to assist him could designate a portion of the funds to a charity of our choice. However the 2018 event fell through.
- Trev mentioned that Gatineau Harley Davidson is hosting a Test Our Metal Ride Day on Friday May 4th, Freedom Harley Davidson Ottawa's Test Our Metal Ride Day is Saturday May 5th and Goulet Harley Davidson - Hawksbury on Sunday May 6th.

7. Presentations
a) Ride for Dad Blocker pins were presented earlier by Dora D: Big Al, Megan, Barbie, Guy, Amparo, Don and May will receive their pins at a later date
b) Unit draw - the monthly draw was won by Trev

8. President’s Closing Remarks
a) Adjournment - Meeting was adjourned at 7:31

Members lingered and socialized.

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