Minutes August 2 2011

Minutes Aug 2 2011 Paardeberg Unit, 1 CAV
August 2, 2011

7:04 pm Jay, Sgt-at-Arms called the meeting to rider with a request for one minute of Silence for fallen soldiers and riders.
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.

In attendance:
Executive: Jay, Sgt-at-Arms, Silly "temp" Secretary; Spider, Webmaster/ Road Captain

Members: Road Runner: Newf; Jean-Claude; Nuke; Flatfoot; Mel; Witch; Lucster; Silly; Bgruff

New member: J.C. Tremblay

1. Sergeants-at-Arms
a) Finance report: Jay reported that we have $363.02, up five dollars from last month’s report because Jean-Claude's dues.
b) Membership: Jay recapped current membership is now 35 fully paid members which includes Jean-Claude.
c) Patches: Patches are taking longer than usual (Up to two months) due to no official word concerning what official patch will be adopted. More to follow
d) Reminder: Jay also stated that he would be stepping down as Sgt-at-Arms at the end of this term, when the unit election and appointment process begins. If you are interested in becoming the Sgt-at-Arms please speak to him or any member of the executive. More information on the unit election and appointment process is in our by-laws on the unit website at: http://paardeberg.wikidot.com/executive-officers

2. Road Captain/Webb master report
Webmaster: Spider reports Kathy is on holidays having a good time breaking in her new bike (Soft Tail). Kathy reminds all members that have taken pictures of events to forward them to spider for publication.
Road captain: Spider reported that the ride to Lake George through the Adirondacks NY, USA scheduled from the 6-8 Aug was cancelled due to weather. Mel suggested an alternate ride to Manitoulin Island but nobody was interested (again because of weather). Spider asked for suggestions and a short one day ride through the Pontiac was adopted.

The unit ride calendar is on the unit website at http://paardeberg.wikidot.com/event-calendar.

Some upcoming events on this listing are:
13 Aug 2011: Ride for heroes.
14 Aug 2011: Ride for Cats; (sponsored by Big Al and Fran) Spider added that it was a good day ride for a good cause and for those who would like to attend there was three option;

  • Option one: Meet at Hawthorne at 08:00 AM
  • Option two: Meet at Stittsville at 08:30 AM
  • Option three: Make your to the Timmy’s in Almonte (E-mail to follow with more info.)

27 Aug 2011: Welcome home day: Spider added that as a CAV unit, we should try to attend. Jay will be looking into what destination will suit us best as there are a few to chose from.
31 Aug 2011: Digby, Nova Scotia: Spider mentioned that at this point it was getting late to attend this event, because it required booking.
03 Sept 2011: Eastern ON HOG chapters benefit ride for breast cancer; Spider will look into it and get back to us with more details.
06 Sept 2011: Next general meeting
Closing comments: Spider thanked Newf for taking the initiative for organizing a day ride. "That was great" Stay safe/ Ride Safe

3. Other Business
Mel mentioned that in Petawawa on Aug 19,20,21, there will be a "tribute to the Troops" event that will showcase lots of activities , light show including fireworks etc. More info to follow…

4. Closing Remarks
a) Adjournment
Spider adjourned the meeting at 7:29 PM

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