May 2 2017

Minutes Paardeberg Unit, 1 CAV
May 2, 2017

In attendance:

Executive: Don, President; Woody, Vice-President; Sherain, Sgt-at-Arms; Kathy, Secretary

Members: Mapper, Welshgirl, Odie, Trev, Smiley, Road Runner, Kraken, Flatfoot, Smiley, Dino, |Pebbles and Skullteddy

Regrets: Big Al, Road Captain; Signals 7

Guests: Dora Di, Motorcycle Ride for Dad Blocker Coordinator; Keith & Don, Co-

7:00 pm Sherain, 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
Don, President welcomed everyone to the meeting.

2. President Report
Don did a recap of Past Events since last meeting:

April 2017

Apr. 9/17 Sun Vimy Remembrance Ceremony at the National War Memorial was attended by Kathy and Trevor
Apr. 22/17 Sat Breakfast @ Dunn's Famous Deli, was attended by 12 members.
April 27th Thur Motorcycle Ride for Dad Kickoff - Trev and Kathy attended
April 29th Sat Acquired Brain Injury Ride - Embrum - Don, Guy and Trev attended - 203 riders registered for this event.
April 29th Wilno Tavern - Dino and Skullteddy rode to meet up with some of the Legion Riders.

April 27th - Trev and Kathy took a fruit basket to Bgruff one of our honourary members who had a knee replacement in early February and due to complications has lost his license. Bgruff will be 86 in June. He is beginning to recover but it is a slow process and he is having to sell his motorcycle. So if you know of anyone looking for an excellent bike - 2013 Yamaha Bolt - 950 cc in excellent condition please let Kathy or Trevor know

3. Ride Captain Remarks
Big Al, Road Captain sent his regrets, Don reviewed upcoming events:

May 2017

May 6th Sat INFO - 09:00-15:00 hrs - Bikers Church Swap Meet - $2.00
May 7th Sun INFO - 11:00am 49th Annual Fallen Paratrooper Memorial at Wegner Point, Garrison Petawawa - Some members will gather to drive up together.
May 10th Wed UNIT - 18:00 hrs - Paardeberg Wednesday night rides meet at Tim Hortons, 3224 Hawthorne Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 3W9
May 13th Sat UNIT - Ride for Disabled Vets - Ottawa
May 13 - May 22nd INFO - Myrtle Beach Bike Week
May 17h Wed UNIT - 18:00 hrs - Paardeberg Wednesday night rides meet at Tim Hortons, 3224 Hawthorne Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 3W9

Moved by Smiley, Seconded by Mapper that we move the Memorial Ride from Monday to Sunday to accommodate Hammer and Newf's attendance:
May 21st SunUNIT - 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 2017

June 3rd Sat INFO - 08:30 – 17:30 hrs Heroes Highway Ride and Rally
June 4th Sat UNIT - Motorcycle Ride for Dad - Ottawa - Ride Route Unit member Blockers 2016
June 5th Sun UNIT - National Memorial Ride RegistrationProcession route and Ceremony
June 14th Wed UNIT - 18:00 hrs - Paardeberg Wednesday night rides meet at Tim Hortons, 3224 Hawthorne Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 3W9
June 17th Sat UNIT - 09:00 hrs Darren Williams & Wayne Boone Memorial Ride Registration at Hillier Estates Winery @ 9:00 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 Donald "Don" Ferrara, Paardeberg Unit President @ 613-294-3727, ac.ocitapmys|ararref.d#ac.ocitapmys|ararref.d Route to Trenton

4. Sergeant-at-Arms Remarks
Sherain reported:

  • Currently 30 members, with two people expressing interest; forms have not been sent in to date.
  • Bank account: $167.20 dues + $101 social = $268.20

6. Open Discussion

  • Don noted that Kraken has agreed to take the lead for Blockers for this years Motorcycle Ride for Dad - Thanks Kraken
  • Don responded to Odie's questions regarding the Master Cpl Fitzgerald's petition to the Federal government. Which stems from his PTSD and dealings with law enforcement in his community resulting in him accumulating a large debt to proclaim his innocence.

7. Closing Remarks

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

b) Adjournment
Don adjourned the meeting at 7:38 pm.

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