Minutes of the Meeting
1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board meeting
of the Military Marksmanship Association was held on December 19,
2001, in the Army Marksmanship Conference Room.
a. Board Members Present:
Phillip F. Cannella,
Richard N. Hawkins,
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: None
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: Motion made, seconded, and carried
to approve the Treasurers Report for November 2001. Additionally the
Treasurer provided a financial preview for December 2001.
3. Minutes: The Secretary stated that the November
Minutes of the Meeting were not completed.
4. Unfinished Business: None.
5. New Business:
a. Request to Operate: The
Secretary reported that he had submitted a memorandum to DCA
requesting that the MMA be allowed to continue operation on the Fort
b. New Army Regulation: The
Secretary reported that Army Regulation 210-22, Private
Organizations on Department of the Army Installations, had been
published on October 22, 2001. He noted that DCA and JAG were
reviewing the regulation for possible implementation instructions. He
altered the Board that there was a possibility that the MMA
Constitution and Bylaws would need revision to comply with the new regulation.
c. Board of Directors: The
President noted that Article 7, MMA Articles of Incorporation, states
that the affairs of the corporation shall be managed by a Board of Directors
while the MMA Constitution uses the term Executive Board
(Elected Officers and appointed committee chairmen) to describe the
administration of the Association. After discussion, a motion was
made, seconded, and carried that the current MMA Executive Board
would become the Board of Directors and such changes would be made to
the MMA Constitution.
d. Soldier of the Year: In a
secret ballot, the Executive Board members voted their choice for
Soldier of the Year. Sergeant Jason A. Parker was selected as the
2001 MMA Soldier of the Year. The President asked that all candidates
be present at the Annual Meeting.
e. Trophy Pistol: The President
reported that Smith & Wesson Firearms Corporation had agreed to
donate a trophy pistol for presentation to the Soldier of the Year.
He noted that an appropriate engraved plaque would be affixed to the
case rather than engraving the pistol.
f. Annual Meeting: Logistics
requirements were discussed for the Annual Membership Meeting to be
held at 1500 hours, Saturday, January 26, 2002, at the Pool Indoor
Range Complex. Motion made, seconded, and carried to purchase
refreshment in the amount of $300.00.
g. Hall of Fame: The President
expressed his disappointment in the lack of any response to his
appeal for information and photos of Raynold Dobak and Frank Palmer.
He noted that he would continue to seek recognition of these two individuals.
h. USAMU Report: Mr. Aylward
briefed the board on the following items.
(1) The SA visit to receive the CISM
trophy pistols has been scheduled for (TBA).
(2) Wolf Creek Range is still closed;
however, discussion is ongoing to hold matches that were scheduled
through August 2002.
i. MMA Historian: Mr. Hamill
questioned if anyone had any information about Chester Hamilton. No
factual information was offered.
6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting will be
held at 1100 hours on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 in the USAMU
Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.
7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1240 hours.
Laurence K. Mosely
December 2001 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on January 16, 2002.