Minutes October 4 2011

Minutes Paardeberg Unit, 1 CAV
October 4, 2011

7:10 pm Jay, Sgt-at-Arms 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: Gepetto, President; Trev, Vice-President; Jay, Sgt-at-Arms; Kathy, Secretary; Spider, Webmaster/ Road Captain
Members: Nuke, Flatfoot, Mel, Witch, Lucster, Silly, Bgruff, Wayne, Mapper, Q-T-Cat, and JC
Guest: Sailor, Road Captain Cambrai Unit

1. President’s Remarks
Gepetto discussed his desire to have a joint Christmas party with other area CAV Units. He introduced; Sailor, Road Captain (soon to be President) of Cambrai Unit who invited Paardeberg Unit to join Cambrai Unit for a Christmas party on December 3rd at the Barrhaven Legion. Hall rental will be free and Sailor has a friend who is a DJ and will provide him with music for the evening at no cost.
Moved by Bgruff,
Seconded by Spider,
That Paardeberg Unit should accept Cambrai Unit’s invitation to hold a joint Christmas party at the Barrhaven Legion on December 3rd.

Sailor and Kathy will work on planning the Christmas party and approach Lolacher’s catering to provide the meal at a reasonable cost (approximately $25 plus tip).

2. Vice President’s Updates
a) VP Remarks //
Trev reported that he attended the Motorcycle Ride for Dad Volunteer Appreciation event on Sunday. He picked up Paardeberg Unit blocker kits for new blockers and year bars for repeat blockers. He has asked Mike and Rowland, MR4D Blocker Coordinators to attend the November meeting to present Unit members with their pins and to provide an update on the 2011 MR4D and upcoming events.
Trev agreed to make arrangements to present Mel and Witch their Blocker kits prior to the November meeting as they are heading south for the Winter prior to the meeting.
b) Webmaster Report//
Spider thanked Fran, Lucster and Silly for photos they sent him from rides and events which will be added to the website. He encouraged Unit members to take photos and send in them in for inclusion on the Unit website.

3. Sergeants-at-Arms
a) Finance report: Jay reported that we have $451.52
b) Membership: 14 members out of 35 members from 2011 have renewed.
Jay noted that in 2011 Paardeberg paid for two honourary members Dakota Allen and Dunks Mullins. It was noted that in 2010 The CAV offered honourary membership for all members under 16 years of age for free. Dakota Allen was made an “Honourary” member of Paardeberg Unit for her “Support of the Troops” a remarkable act for such a young girl. Dunks honorary membership was because he was under 16 years of age. He is now 17.
Moved by Mel,
Seconded by Spider
That Paardeberg Unit continue to pay for Dakota Allen to be an “Honourary” member of Paardeberg Unit.

c) Elections: Jay reminded members that they are to send nominations for Unit President to him. He will prepare the list for voting at the November meeting as well as an email option for those members not present at the meeting so that all members are able to exercise their right to vote.
Members were encouraged to view the Unit By-Laws related to Unit nominations and election process: http://paardeberg.wikidot.com/executive-officers

2. Road Captain Report
Spider reported that the riding season is fast coming to a close. He is planning a ride to Mount Tremblant on Saturday and will send out full details in an email before the weekend.
Sailor mentioned that he will be leading a ride down to Kingston for the Cambrai Unit to participate in Vimy’s Annual Legion ride were they ride from Legion to Legion in the Kingston area were they are offered refreshments and hold a 50/50 at each Legion to support their activities. Paardeberg Unit members are invited to join him. He will be leaving from the McEwans gas station on the West side of the 416 on Fallowfield Rd at 0700 hrs. He estimates that he will be back in the Ottawa area by 1800 hrs.

4. Other Business
a) A New CAV Unit: Popeye is standing up a new CAV Unit “Ebro” in Renfrew on October 22nd. The ceremony will start at 1300 hrs. He has invited the Spanish Ambassador and other dignitaries to the ceremony. Sailor will be leading a ride up to Renfrew and will forward the details to Paardeberg Unit so members of both units can ride up together.
b) 50/50: Tonights draw was won by J.C.

5. Closing Remarks
a) Adjournment
Gepetto adjourned the meeting at 7:55 pm

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