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Minutes of the Meeting
August 2000

1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held on August 16, 2000, in the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243.

 a. Board Members Present:

 Lory M. Johnson, President
 Phillip F. Cannella, Jr., Vice-President
 Laurence K. Mosely, Recording Secretary
 Samuel W. Hunter, Treasurer
 Carter Berry, Chairman, Public Affairs Committee Chairman and MMA Times Editor
 Ken Hamill, Chairman, Historical Committee Chairman and MMA  Historian
 Richard D. Rebidue, Membership Committee Chairman

 b. Board Members Absent: None

 c. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Representatives: Robert Aylward

 d. Guests: COL (R) Bruce A. Meredith, USAR Rifle Team

 e. Call to Order: A quorum being present, the President called the meeting to order at 1126 hours.

2. Treasurer's Report: Mr. Hunter reviewed and submitted the financial statement for July.

3. Minutes: The minutes of the July 19th Executive Board Meeting with the July Financial Statement was approved as circulated.

4. Unfinished Business:

 a. Audit of Financial Records: The Treasurer reported that he had contacted Mr. Hawkins to coordinate the audit of the Association's financial records. He could give no time of completion because Mr. Hawkins had not picked up the records.

 b. Responsibility for Hall of Fame Web Site: The Secretary noted that no decision was made in the last meeting whether USAMU or MMA would publish Hall of Fame information on their web site. The Secretary noted that the USAMU Webmaster had told him that he was planning to publish information about the Hall of  Fame on the USAMU web site. Mr. Berry remarked that he thought that the MMA should also post it on the Association's web site based on the Association's charter to support the USAMU. The Secretary said Hall of Fame information could be put on the Association's web site but was concerned that it would duplicate USAMU's efforts. The President noted that a link could direct viewers from the Association's web site to the USAMU Hall of Fame web site page. It was resolved that the Hall of Fame was a USAMU responsibility and that USAMU would publish the biographical data and photos of inductees on their web site. MMA was extended an invitation and encouraged to create a Hall of Fame link from MMA to USAMU.

 c. Hall of Fame Selection: The Vice President expressed concern about the Hall of Fame selection process noting that he had prepared some proposed revisions for review. The President stated that he felt that this was not the best time to pursue this topic in light of the up coming Reunion and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. He requested that the Vice President table this issue until after these two events were completed.

 d. MMA Computer: The Secretary noted that the new computer donated to the Association by the President was fully operational. He further noted that all programs on the old computer would be removed and that the computer would be returned to the owner.

 e. D.I. Boyd Memorial Trophy: Mr. Aylward briefed the board about the progress of creating a memorial trophy in honor of Mr. Boyd. He noted that Mrs. Boyd had expressed her wish that the trophy be an award made at the National Matches. He also noted that the Black Hawk Shooting Club had become involved and that USAMU would not be an active participant unless requested by Mrs. Boyd.

5. New Business:

 a. USAMU Report:

 (1) Mr. Aylward remarked that attendance by MG Fennimore, 42nd Infantry Division, at the Hook Range ceremony was not firm.

 (2) Mr. Aylward noted that MAJ Roberts, Medal of Honor recipient had been requested to be the Guest of Honor speaker at the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

 (3) Mr. Aylward requested MMA assistance in conducting the Fall Selection Match held 13-27 September. Volunteers should contact 1LT Howe, USAMU Operations.

 (4) Mr. Aylward commented that he could not commit the three new ASAP vehicles for the MMA Reunion-Hall of Fame activities at this time because of prior requests.

 (5) The Deputy announce that three USAMU authored Shooting Guides had been reprinted by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and were being offered for sale on the CMP web site at the CMP's printing cost.

 b. Honorary Memberships: The USAMU Commander submitted a list of persons that should be considered for honorary membership in the Association. The President asked the Board to consider any additional persons and be prepared to discuss this issue at the next Board Meeting.

 c. Reunion 2000:

 (1) The Vice President updated the Board on the progress of purchasing distinctive baseball caps for the reunion. He said that the final cost was $1,627.47 for 200 caps or $8.14 for each cap. He noted that was higher than the original estimate but it included the embroidered logo set up cost. A motion was made, seconded, and carried to charge $8.00 for a cap preordered on the Reunion Registration Form and $10.00 for purchase at the reunion.

 (2) The President noted that he had receive a request from Ray Carter to hold a German style Schüten target event at the reunion for former and assigned members of the International Rifle Team. The President had no objection except whether the activity should be added as an official activity on the Schedule Of Events.

 (3) The Secretary noted that the Schedule Of Events did not include a General Membership Meeting and an election of officers as briefed by the President to the membership at the Annual Meeting. The President noted that he would address the scheduling issue at the next reunion-planning meeting. He also announced that he would chair a Nomination Committee to select the slate of officers for election and welcomed any recommendations by the Board.

 (4) COL (R) Bruce A. Meredith briefed the board about the planned U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) International Rifle Hall of Fame. He noted that he had request the USAMU Commander provide wall space in Pool Range to display photographs and biographical data of those persons inducted. He further requested that the induction ceremony be added the Schedule Of Events.

 (5) Mr. Hamill noted that he had contacted billeting again and they had insured him that space for 50 persons was scheduled and if we needed 100 spaces that could be accommodated.

(6) Mr. Berry noted that he had lined up some door prizes. The President and Vice President also indicated they could obtain some items.

(7) The Secretary requested that USAMU provide the names of distinguished guests.

 d. MMA Times Mailing: Mr. Berry stated that preparation for mailing the MMA Times was scheduled for 1130 hours, Thursday, the 31st of August, in the USAMU Conference Room.

6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting will be held 1100 hours on Wednesday, September 27th, at the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.

7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1310 hours.

Laurence K. Mosely
Recording Secretary

Attachments:
August 2000 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on September 27, 2000.

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