September 6 2016

Minutes Paardeberg Unit, 1 CAV
September 6, 2016

In attendance:

Executive: Mapper, President; Don, Vice-President; Nets, Sgt-at-Arms; Kathy, Secretary; Spider, Webmaster; Big Al, Ride Captain

Members: Judi, Road Runner, Skullteddy, Barbie, May, Welshgirl, Sherain, Trev, Smiley, Sckullteddy, Pebbles & Dino

Regrets: Kraken, Assist Road Captain

7:08 pm Nets, Sgt-at-Arms called the meeting to order with a request for one minute of Silence in remembrance.

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 asked everyone to introduce themselves.

Mapper moved that Paardeberg Unit membership be raised to $10 per person per year, as the cost of name tags has risen about the $5 original yearly member fee.
Don seconded the motion
Motion Carried with one opposed

2. Vice President Remarks
Don reported that he received a notice regarding the Brett Pearson Run 4 Your Life is a 5km run/walk fundraiser that has a mission of bringing suicide and substance abuse out of the shadows and into the light.

Big Al will set up an RV and send out a message regarding this event.

3. Website Remarks
Spider reported that there were no updates regarding the website.

4. Sergeant-at-Arms Remarks
Nets reported:

  • Current unit membership stands at 38 paid members for 2016
  • Ride With Cammy is tentatively booked for September 25th. RV will be the Tim Horton's in Embrum at 6:30 pm with the ride going to Chocolate Favoris, 354-366 Vanguard Ave, Orleans.
  • Nets noted that he will not be renewing his membership in The CAV, he has enjoyed Paardeberg Unit and will keep in touch, but will not be renewing.

5. Ride Captain Remarks
Big Al's reported that Trev lead a great ride on Monday down to the Blue Anchor and back to Manotick. He will send out a RV msg regarding the Ride for Guide Dogs on Sunday, Sept 11th - Registration is from 9 to 10 am at the Guide Dog Centre at a cost of $20 per rider.

Big All will be organizing a Fall Ride approximately 260 kms - noted that there are no fuel stops on route. He will send out a msg with RV and Kickstands Up info.

6. President Report
Mapper reported recapped past events:

August 2016

Aug 3rd Wed UNIT - 18:00 hrs - Paardeberg Wednesday night rides
Aug 8th Sat 08:00 - 10:00 hrs - TELUS Ride For Dad PSA testing - Trev went it was very efficient
Aug 9th Sun INFO - Peacekeeper's Day Parade at Reconciliation on Sussex. Trevor was on a parade with Kathy, Odie and Suzanne watching
Aug 10th Wed UNIT - 18:00 hrs - Paardeberg Wednesday night ride
Aug 17th Wed UNIT - 18:00 hrs - Paardeberg Wednesday night ride
Aug 18th Thur UNIT - Trev lead a group of riders (Trev, Kathy, Odie, Dino and Saddle Tramp) down to Smoke Meat Pete's and then to the RV point to escort Harold McBurney's remains to Ottawa over 70 bikers participated and it was quite the sight to see everyone riding together on the 417 - Mapper and Cei met us at the Regaud RV.
Aug 19th Fri UNIT - Funeral for Harold McBurney - Paardeberg Unit was well represented at the service in Beechwood.
Aug 20th Sat INFO A few of us participated in this ride following Trev.
Aug 24th Wed UNIT - 18:00 hrs - Paardeberg Wednesday night ride
Aug 27th Sat UNIT - 10:00 hrs - 7th Annual Cat Ride :- Great turn out for the final ride. Thanks Big Al & Fran
Aug 31st Wed UNIT - 18:00 hrs - Paardeberg Wednesday night ride
Aug 31st to Sept 4th INFO 12th Annual Wharf Rat Rally No one from Paardeberg attended this year.

Upcoming Events:

September 2016

Sept 11th Sun INFO 9:00-10:30 a.m. the 28th Annual Guide Dog Dice Run, start point Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, National Office and Training Centre, P.O. Box 280, 4120 Rideau Valley Drive N. Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A3
Sept 18th Sun INFO - [* Army Run] - Ottawa, ON
Sept 24th Sat

October 2016

Oct 1 or 2nd UNIT Fall Ride depending on weather - Big Al will send out a msg regarding RV and timings
Oct 4th Tue UNIT - Paardeberg Monthly Meeting

In October we will begin Saturday morning Unit Breakfasts.

7. Open Discussion
a) Presentations: there were no presentations
b) Tonights draw winner was Road Runner - CONGRATS!!

7. Closing Remarks
Mapper thanked everyone for coming out to the meeting tonight. It is great to see so many riding to the meeting.

a) Adjournment
Mapper adjourned the meeting at 20:05hrs and invited members to stay and socialize

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