Minutes February 5 2013

Minutes Paardeberg Unit, 1 CAV
February 5, 2013

7:02 pm Trev, President called the meeting to order 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: Trev, President; Mapper, Vice-President; Kathy, Secretary; Lucster, Deputy Road Captain

Members: Pebbles, Dino, Roadrunner, Hal, Jacks, JC, Nets, Jay, Silly, Denny, Bgruff and Smiley

Guests: Alex, 2 CAV member from Victoria

Regrets: Flatfoot, Sgt-at-Arms; Hammer; Spider, Webmaster; and Watchdog

1. President’s Opening Remarks
Trev, President welcomed everyone, especially Alex, and Jacks' brother and asked members and guests to introduce themselves.

2. Vice-President Remarks
Mapper mentioned he enjoyed Cambrai's Super Bowl party at the Barrhaven Legion

3. Sergeant-at-Arms Report
Flatfoot sent his regrets as he is in Florida enjoying the sun.

4. Road Captain's Report
Lucster, Assistant Road Captain said he would defer to the Road Captain upon his return.

5. Web Master

In Spider's absence Kathy asked for event photos from past events and reminded members who are on Facebook should join our group "1 CAV OTTAWA GATINEAU Once you join, you can post a message to this group by emailing moc.koobecaf.spuorg|UAENITAGAWATTOVAC1#moc.koobecaf.spuorg|UAENITAGAWATTOVAC1

6. President's Report
a) Past Events
Trev reported on past events held since last meeting:
Ottawa Motorcycle Show: Trev was very pleased with the turnout of Paardeberg Unit members and thanked those who volunteered at The CAV booth especially Hammer who filled in for those who couldn't make it at the last moment.
Dakota's Donations: Dakota Allen our honourary member has been growing her hair for a while and on Jan 23rd she had it cut to donate it to Children's Voices Foundation to be made into a wig for children who have cancer.
Super Bowl Party: Cambrai Unit hosted a Super Bowl Party at the Barrhaven Legion - great food, football pool and door prizes.
1 CAV President's Meeting - Trenton
Trev reported that he and Kathy attended this meetingand reported:

  • That Padre Don's twin brother pasted away in New Brunswick
  • Jimmy, Vimy President was inducted into the "Old Guard'
  • The CAV is holding f.
  • Giggles, who just retired as The CAV membership coordinator was presented with a plague of appreciation
  • Drifter II/Mini Me was awarded a 1 CAV President's Award for his outstanding commitment to the community
  • Yoda was made a "Skirmisher"
  • The CAV presented Honourary memberships to: Scout from Cambrai Unit a WWII veteran pilot (and Skids Dad); Bgruff from Paardeberg Unit a Korean War Vet and Lise Charon who has and continues to remind Canadians to remember the Afghan fallen

b) Upcoming Events

  • February 22-24 :- Montreal Motorcycle Show
  • March 5 :- next Paardeberg Meeting
  • March 16 -17 :- Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show
  • March 25 :- Kathy gets her new hip NOTE: Pebbles will get her new hip on February 11th
  • May 17-19 :- The CAV Spring National in Moncton NB
  • May 24-25 :- Rolling Thunder in Washington DC - about 900,000 motorcycles in the parade. This yeaer a large contingent of CAV members are planning to attend. Watch for emails providing details on this event
  • August 3-5 :- The CAV National, in Red Deer AB

7. Presentations
a) Unit pesentations:

  • Winged Wheel - was presented to Jacks
  • Motorcycle Ride for Dad Blocker pins and/or kits:- were presented to Bgruff (for himself and Harper), Road Runner and Nets

b) Draw: tonights winner was Pebbles

8. Closing Remarks
Trev thanked everyone for coming out to the meeting and encouraged members to stay a while and visit with Birt and Mike.

a) Adjournment
Trev adjourned the meeting at 7:35pm and encouraged members to stick around and socialize.

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