Minutes of the Meeting
1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board meeting
of the Military Marksmanship Association was held on January 10,
2001, in the Army Marksmanship Conference Room.
a. Board Members Present:
Phillip F. Cannella,
Laurence K. Mosely,
Samuel W. Hunter, Treasurer
Carter Berry, Public
Affairs Committee Chairman and MMA Times Editor
Richard D. Rebidue,
Membership Committee Chairman
b. Board Members Absent:
Lory M. Johnson, President
Ken Hamill, Chairman,
Historical Committee Chairman and MMA Historian
c. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Representatives:
Robert Aylward, Deputy
1Lt Kim Howe, Operations
d. Call to Order: A quorum being
present, the Vice President called the meeting to order at 1115 hours.
2. Treasurer's Report:
a. Mr. Hunter discussed the Treasurer's
Report for January 2001.
b. Additionally, the Treasurer reviewed
the Treasurer's Annual Report and 2000 End-of-Year Fiscal Report that
will be presented at the January Annual Meeting. These reports will
be attached to the Minutes of the Annual Meeting.
c. The Treasurer was questioned if the
Association had to pay taxes. He responded that the Association's
income was below the level that required a tax return to be filed.
d. The Treasurer reported that all items
ordered during the past reunion had been shipped to members. He also
noted that most members had paid the shipping cost as requested.
3. Minutes: The minutes of the December 2000 meeting were
approved along with the financial statement for the month of December 2000.
4. Unfinished Business:
a. Complimentary copies of the MMA
Times Newsletter: The USAMU Deputy submitted a list of 30 names
considered Friends of Marksmanship who would receive complimentary
copies of the MMA Times newsletter. Motion made, seconded, and
carried to provide complimentary copies of the MMA Times newsletters
to the 30 individuals on the initial list and that the list would be
reviewed prior to each quarterly mailing of the newsletter.
b. MMA Sponsored Pistol Team: The
Secretary remarked that he had received an inquiry from an
Association member, Robert Pruden, about forming an Association
Pistol Team. He noted that Mr. Pruden had withdrawn his request and
that the Board required no further action.
c. MMA Annual Meeting Refreshments:
The Vice President briefed the Board on the status of obtaining
refreshments for the Annual Meeting. He added that he was ordering
food trays to feed 100 persons from Sam's Warehouse. Other details,
such as ice, drinks, tables, chairs, and door prizes, were discussed
and resolved. The Board tentatively scheduled a planning meeting on
January 17th to be called by the President if needed.
5. New Business:
a. USAMU Report:
(1) A retirement dinner will be held for
Mr. "Bill" Krilling at the Historic Iron Works on Friday,
March 2, 2001. Mr. Krilling is retiring after 52 years of Federal
service to his country.
(2) Colonel Arnold will present his
farewell remarks to USAMU on Monday afternoon, April 9th (Time TBA).
(3) USAMU Change of Command ceremony
will be conducted Wednesday, April 11th (Time TBA). The incoming
commander is Colonel Robert I. Hoidahl, Jr., Deputy Assistant
Commandant, Fort Benning, Georgia.
c. MMA Soldier Of The Year Award:
The Secretary announced that the President had received a letter from
Smith & Wesson Firearms Corporation notify MMA that they would
provide a pistol as an award for the MMA Soldier of the Year.
d. Gift Certificate: The
Secretary noted that it was customary to present the outgoing
president with a token gift certificate. Motion made, seconded, and
carried to purchase and present a $50.00 gift certificate to the
outgoing president at the Annual Meeting.
e. MMA Times: Mr. Berry reminded
the Board that input for the March issue of the MMA Times was due NLT
February 16, 2001.
6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting will be
held 1100 hours on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at the USAMU
Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.
7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1250 hours.
Laurence K. Mosely
January 2001 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on February 21, 2001