Minutes of the Meeting
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,
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:
Ken Hamill, Chairman,
Historical Committee Chairman and MMA Historian
Richard N. Hawkins,
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 "...to 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
May 2001 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on July 18, 2001