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Minutes of the Meeting
July 2001

1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held on July 18, 2001, in the Army Marksmanship Conference Room.

    a. Board Members Present:

        Phillip F. Cannella, Jr., President
        Laurence K. Mosely, Recording Secretary
        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:

        Samuel W. Hunter, Treasurer
        Richard N. Hawkins, Vice President

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

    d. Call to Order: A quorum being present, the President called the meeting to order at 1115 hours.

2. Treasurer's Report: None.

3. Minutes: A memorandum addressed to the DCA noted that the June Meeting was not conducted. The June Financial Statement, approved by the Executive Board, was attached to the memorandum.

4. Unfinished Business:

    a. Membership Initiative: The Board discussed the response to membership display tested at the Interservice Championship match. It was noted that while there was some interest in the display, no new members joined the association at the match. The Board agreed to continue testing the membership display material at the upcoming Fall Selection Matches.

    b. Incorporation: The President reported that he had scheduled an exploratory meeting with an attorney to discuss the requirements for incorporation. He asked the Secretary to provide him with a copy of the associations Constitution and Bylaws and other documents authorizing the association to operate at Fort Benning.

5. New Business:

    a. USAMU Report:

    (1) The USAMU Deputy reported that funding had been approved to build a climate controlled ammunition bunker.

    (2) The Deputy announced the dates of several major matches at Fort Benning: The 300-meter U.S National Championships, 24-27 August; Fall Selection Matches, 24-30 September; and the Championship of the Americas in October (dates TBA).

    (3) The USAMU Deputy noted that the Commander had questioned the authority for Army Flag with battle streamers located in his office. He asked the Board if anyone could recall how the flag was obtained. It was suggested that the membership be queried via the MMA Times.

    (4) The USAMU Deputy reported that USAMU shooters on the Armed Forces CISM Team were instrumental in winning the overall championship and returning the trophy dueling pistols to the United States. He remarked that Major Goff was the CISM Rifle Champion firing a 588 score.

    b. MMA Times: Mr. Berry stated that input for the September issue of the MMA Times was due not later than August 17th and that mailing would take place at 1100 hours, Friday, August 31st in the USAMU Conference Room.

    c. Donation: The President reported that Mrs. Naomi Sharpe had donated $100.00 to the association in memory of Fred Keifer.

    d. Video Equipment Display: SFC Finch, USAMU Automation Manager, displayed video recording equipment that the association could use for interviews. He noted that the association would be required to provide their own tapes.

6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting will be held at 1100 hours on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 in the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.

7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1205 hours.

Laurence K. Mosely
Recording Secretary

July 2001 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on August 15, 2001.

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