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Minutes of the Meeting
December 2001

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, Jr., President
        Richard N. Hawkins, Vice President
        Laurence K. Mosely, Recording Secretary
        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 Benning installation.

    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
Recording Secretary

December 2001 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on January 16, 2002.

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