Minutes of the Meeting
1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board meeting
of the Military Marksmanship Association was held on March 21, 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
Ken Hamill, Chairman,
Historical Committee Chairman and MMA Historian
Richard D. Rebidue,
Membership Committee Chairman
b. Board Members Absent: Richard
N. Hawkins, Vice President
c. US Army Marksmanship Unit Representative:
Robert Aylward, Deputy
d. Call to Order: A quorum being
present, the President called the meeting to order at 1110 hours.
2. Treasurer's Report: Mr. Hunter discussed the financial
status and condition of the association for March 2001.
3. Minutes: The minutes of the February 2001 meeting were
approved along with the financial statement for the month of February 2001.
4. Unfinished Business:
a. Presentation of Soldier of the
Year Award: The President reported that he presented the MMA
Soldier of the Year award to SFC Graves during a ceremony at the
Shotgun range on the 13th of March. He noted that about 100 persons
were in attendance.
b. Letter of Thanks to Smith & Wesson:
The President remarked that he sent a letter of thanks to Smith &
Wesson for their donation of the MMA Soldier of the Year trophy pistol.
c. Complimentary Copy of the MMA
Times Newsletter: The Secretary moved that the two individuals at
Smith & Wesson who provided the MMA Soldier of the Year trophy
pistol should receive complimentary copies of the MMA Times
newsletter. Motion seconded, and carried to add Mr. Kenneth Sedlecky
and Mr. Chris Killoy to the MMA Times newsletter complimentary copy list.
5. New Business:
a. USAMU Report: USAMU Change of
Command ceremony will be conducted Wednesday, April 11th at 1300
hours on Ceremony Hill overlooking Pool Range. The incoming commander
is COL Robert I. Hoidahl, Jr., Deputy Assistant Commandant at Fort Benning.
b. President's Report:
(1) The President noted that the Virginia
Shooting Sports Association was soliciting donations to establishing
a trophy at the National Matches in honor Colonel William
"Bill" Deneke. The trophy will be awarded to the top six
junior competitors at the National Matches. The Board was not in
favor of making a contribution on behalf of the association and felt
that contributions should be made on an individual basis.
(2) The President reported that association
member MSG Francis McNerney was a resident of the Columbus Hospice
and called for members to visit him.
(3) The President remarked that he had
received a letter from Jasper Kleinjan, a 1955-1956 era rifle
shooter, who recounted his service with LTC Dobak.
c. MMA Goal 2001: The President
reviewed in detail the goals and tasks outlined in MMA Goals 2001
document. He noted many of the items were ideas discussed in the past
Board meetings but had not been resolved. He rhetorically questioned
if the goals should be pursued or dropped. Several Board members
noted that they were reluctant to add additional duties and expressed
a need for more member participation. The President asked the Board
review the document and be prepared to continue the discussion at the
d. Hall of Fame SOP: The
President expressed his concern that the existing USAMU Hall of Fame
SOP was skewed in favor of international shooting and did not
recognize nor provide for the induction of early era Service Rifle
and Service Pistol Shooters. These remarks lead to a spirited
discussion between the President and the USAMU Deputy. The Deputy
countered that that there was a provision in the SOP to induct such
individuals but that not one name had been submitted. The President
remarked that he was preparing a list of recommended changes to the
USAMU Hall of Fame SOP for submission to the new USAMU Commander. Mr.
Hamill suggested that the President announce (to the membership) in
his MMA Times President's Notes column the status of this project.
e. MMA Internet Web Site:
(1) The Secretary reported that he had added
biographical data and photographs of the newly assigned Chief of
Competitions, Michael Behnke, and the two new coaches, Richard
Hawkins and Dean Clark to the MMA web site. He also noted that he
posted the retirement banquet story honoring Mr. Krilling and thanked
USAMU PAO for their help.
(2) The Secretary also reported that the web
site fee currently paid each quarter was changed to an annual payment
of $89.50. He noted that this reduced the monthly cost of the web
site from $8.95 to $7.46.
6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting will be
held 1100 hours on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at the USAMU Conference
Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.
7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1325 hours.
Laurence K. Mosely
March 2001 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on April 25, 2001