October 6 2015

Minutes Paardeberg Unit, 1 CAV

In attendance:

Executive: Mapper, President; Nets, Sgt-at-Arms; Don, Vice President; Big Al, Road Captain; and Kathy, Secretary

Members: Smiley, Newf, J.C., Jay, Skimmer, Road Runner, Trev, Barb, Pebbles, and Dino

Regrets: Spider, Webmaster

Guests: Cei and Kevin

7:16 pm Nets, Sgt-at-Arms called the meeting to order and asked for a 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
Mapper, President welcomed everyone and asked everyone to introduce themselves.

2. Vice-President's Remarks
Don reported that he attended the Wharf Rat Rally in Digby, NS and participated in a CAV ride to Yarmouth to view a Memorial Monument honouring Canada's Afghan fallen. This monument was designed, built and funded by high school students. 2 CAV assisted the students in getting this memorial acknowledged as a "National" monument which is now eligible for funding for upkeep. Approximately 95 bikes (approximately 40 CAV members) participated in this ride. It was an interesting trip as Nova Scotia experienced a gas shortage and Don and May were stranded in Middleton for 2 days waiting for gas. He highly recommends members attend this event.

Don and Big Al attended the Brett Pearson - Run for Life in Carleton Place - they rode at the front of the parade.

3. Webmaster Report
Mapper mentioned he forwarded the links for Mesothelioma - an asbestos induced cancer to Spider for inclusion on our website

4. Sergeant-at-Arms Report
a) Membership - Nets reported unit membership renewal is underway. He would like to have all renewals and monies by Oct 20th.
b) Unit Fund The unit fund stands at $582.10
c) Kit Shop - The timeframe for ordering for the Kit Shop was in July. Mapper will speak with 1 CAV about these timelines.

On a personal note he reported that Make A Wish is granting a wish for Campbell. With Carleton University as the sponsor of the his wish on Oct 17th at the Ravens Roost a sidecar will be added to Nets' motorcycle. Nets will email members with info on timings etc.

5. Road Captain Report

a) Past Rides - Big Al reported that there were 3 Unit rides since last meeting:
Sept 12 - Cruise Don't Bruise - Trev, Kathy and Big Al participated in this event
Sept 13 - Guide Dog Dice Run - this ride was a wash out due to the rain
Sept 20 - Army Run - Trev, Nets, Joanna and Campbell did the 5 km and J.C. did the 1/2 marathon
Sept 26 - Moon Mullins Ride and Unit Lunch was well attended, it was a great day for a ride
Oct 3 Chase The Leaves - 4 riders rode to Mt Tremblant

b) Upcoming Rides-Events

Oct 22 - Sam McGee Street Naming don't think anyone will be able to attend due to timings and distance

Dec 12 Unit Christmas Party: KEEP this date open as we are looking for a location for our Unit Christmas party. As in the past the Unit will be subsidizing the costs.

Rides from now on will be spur of the moment - if you are riding send a message to the whole unit inviting people to meet providing
Date: Time; Start Location: and where you are going to ride.

6. Open Discussion & Presentations

a) Presentations: No presentations
b) 50/50 Big Al was the winner tonight

7.Closing Remarks
a)Mapper thanked everyone for coming out to the meeting and encouraged members to hang around and visit.

b) Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 pm

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