Minutes of the Meeting
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
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
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
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
August 2000 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on September 27, 2000.