Minutes of the Meeting
1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board meeting
of the Military Marksmanship Association was held on July 24, 2002,
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
b. Board Members Absent:
Richard N. Hawkins,
Ken Hamill, Chairman,
Historical Committee Chairman, and MMA Historian
Richard D. Rebidue,
Membership Committee Chairman
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 1125 hours.
2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to
approve the Treasurers Report for June 2002. Additionally, the
Treasurer provided a financial preview for July.
3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the
Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting for June 2002
4. Unfinished Business: The President reported that a new
attorney had been contacted concerning completion of the
association's incorporation and tax exempt status. The President also
requested that the Secretary provide him with a copy of the Georgia
Secretary of State Certificate of Incorporation and a copy of the MMA
Constitution and Bylaws.
5. New Business:
a. Forty-sixth USAMU Anniversary and MMA Reunion:
(1) Meal Costs: The President provided
the following meal cost from various providers:
(a) Shriner Fraternal Order: Hotdog
and hamburger cookout on Friday - $5.00 per person.
(b) Fort Benning Officer Club:
Facility booked on the 19th of October: If a facility were available,
the cost would be from $13.00 to $19.00 per person plus bar costs.
(c) Catered Barbecue: Initial
estimates to cater a meal was $6.00-$7.00 per person.
(2) Menu Selection: It was resolved to
select the Shriner Fraternal Order to cater the Friday Welcome Picnic
and have the Saturday meal a catered barbecue meal. Cost per person
would be estimated on 300 attendees.
(3) Reunion Cost:
(a) After discussion, the Executive Board
established an inclusive fee of $10.00 per member and $12.00 for
non-members for meal costs. The cost was subject to firm per person
cost form the Shriner Fraternal Order and the selected barbecue
caterer. Board members agreed to confirm the membership cost via
e-mail and telephone vote. Costs over the actual meal costs would be
borne by the association.
(b) The Board discussed the purchase of
baseball caps for resale. The Treasurer provided a fact sheet showing
the cost to purchase caps for the last reunion along with other
unsold items on hand previously purchased by the association. He
noted that he still had 22 caps of the 200 purchased for the last
reunion. The majority of the Board members did not think there would
be a demand for baseball caps; however, he President stated that he
would check the cost to obtain additional cap. An alternative
suggestion was made to charge a flat meal cost of $12.00 per person
but provide a memento to each member, such as a coffee mug, and offer
the mug to non-members at cost of $5.00. The proposal was tabled
until the cost of the coffee mugs could be determined.
(c) Motion made, seconded, and carried to
authorize the expenditure of $2,000.00 in support of the reunion.
This amount is in addition to the meal costs collected and the actual
(d) Motion made, seconded, and carried to
provide meals free gratis for USAMU assigned members in grades E-4
and below and for their spouse.
(e) Reunion Announcement: A special mail out
to announce the reunion was scheduled in conjunction with the August
Executive Board Meeting.
b. USAMU Report: Mr. Aylward briefed
the board on the following items.
(1) USAMU International Rifle shooter SSG
Jason Parker won the 10-meter Air Rifle Match at the World Shooting
Championships in Lati, Finland.
(2) USA Shooting informed USAMU that there
was a distinct possibility that Wolf Creek Olympic Range in Atlanta
would be closed.
(3) Mr. Aylward noted that he would attend a
CMP committee meeting at Camp Perry to discuss plans for the
celebration of the 100th anniversary of Camp Perry, and he asked for
6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting will be
held at 1100 hours on Wednesday, August 21, 2002, in the USAMU
Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.
7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1225 hours.
Laurence K. Mosely
July 2002 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on August 21, 2002.