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Minutes of the Meeting
May 2001

1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held on May 23, 2001, in the Army Marksmanship Conference Room.

    a. Board Members Present:

        Phillip F. Cannella, Jr., President
        Laurence K. Mosely, Recording Secretary
        Samuel W. Hunter, Treasurer
        Carter Berry, Public Affairs Committee Chairman and MMA Times Editor
        Richard D. Rebidue, Membership Committee Chairman

    b. Board Members Absent:

        Ken Hamill, Chairman, Historical Committee Chairman and MMA Historian
        Richard N. Hawkins, Vice President

    c. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Representative: Robert Aylward, Deputy

    d. Guest: Colonel Robert I. Hoidahl, Jr., USAMU Commander, was introduced to the Executive Board prior to the meeting.

    e. Call to Order: A quorum being present, the President called the meeting to order at 1120 hours.

2. Treasurer's Report: Mr. Hunter discussed the financial status and condition of the association for May 2001.

3. Minutes: The minutes of the April 2001 meeting were approved along with the financial statement for the month of April 2001.

4. Unfinished Business:

    a. President's Hall of Fame Letter and Ballot: The President stated that the Hall of Fame Letter and Ballot presented to the Board in the prior meeting was intended as a "Draft" and would not have been distributed without review and approval of the Executive Board. He reiterated that he was strongly committed to recognizing the efforts and accomplishments of early assigned Service Rifle and Service Pistol personnel as outlined in the letter. The USAMU Deputy noted that there was an "at large" provision in the USAMU Hall of Fame SOP that allowed submission of candidates not meeting the objective (point matrix) eligibility criteria. After considerable discussion, the Secretary moved that the names of two nominees be submitted under the SOP section that provides for Nominations at Large to Shooting Sections Halls of Fame. Motion seconded and carried. The President added that he would prepare the nominations.

    b. Membership Initiative: In the April 25, 2001 meeting, the President presented several membership information posters and membership application displays as part of a membership recruiting initiative. The Board deferred action on the initiative until the May meeting. The Board continued the discussion at this meeting and further reviewed the printing costs and method of delivering the displays to various matches and shooting clubs. Motion made, seconded, and carried to test the membership displays at the forthcoming Interservice Championship match and determine whether to pursue this initiative at the next Executive Board meeting.

    c. Incorporation: The Secretary reported that there was no USAIC or DCA approval required for the association to initiate incorporation and tax exempt status. The President question if the Board needed to approve incorporation and the cost to incorporate. The Secretary noted that at the January 2000 Annual Meeting the membership had approve expenditures of funds not to exceed $2,500.00 for the purpose of obtaining tax exempt status (Paragraph 5, Minutes of the Annual Meeting, January 2000).

5. New Business:

    a. USAMU Report:

    (1) The USAMU Deputy reported that SFC Shawn C. Dulohery won the Gold Medal in Skeet at the 2001 World Clay Target Championships in Cairo, Egypt, and that SFC Bret E. Erickson brought home a Silver medal in the Trap event.

    (2) The Deputy invited all MMA members to view the shooting events during the Interservice Championships and extended an invitation to attend the awards banquet.

    b. MMA Times: Mr. Berry provided a Draft copy of the next issue of the MMA Times for review by the Board. Upon completion of the review, the mailing detail was set for 1100 hours, Friday, June 1, 20001 in the USAMU Conference Room.

    c. USAF Shooters Association: The Secretary mentioned that the March USAF Shooters Association Newsletter included their Minutes of the 2000 Reunion which contained a motion " check with the Army to see if it was feasible to have a joint reunion in San Antonio during the Columbus Day weekend." The Secretary remarked that he had not received any contact from the USAF association nor to his knowledge had any other MMA board member. After a brief discussion it was determined that the MMA did not have sufficient time to query our membership or time to organize such an event. In light of the fact that there had been no contact from the USAF association, the MMA should consider a joint reunion in conjunction with our next reunion.

    d. Cancellation of Meeting: The President commented that he would not be able to attend the next meeting because of a planned vacation. The Secretary moved that the June meeting be cancelled. Motion seconded and carried.

6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting will be held at 1100 hours on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 in the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.

7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1230 hours.

Laurence K. Mosely
Recording Secretary

May 2001 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on July 18, 2001

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