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Minutes of the Meeting
January 2003

1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held on January  15, 2003, in the Army Marksmanship Conference Room.

    a. Board Members Present:

        Phillip F. Cannella, Jr., President
        Laurence K. Mosely, Recording Secretary
        Samuel W. Hunter, Treasurer
        Ken Hamill, Historical Committee Chairman, and MMA Historian
        Richard D. Rebidue, Membership Committee Chairman

    b. Board Members Absent:

        Richard N. Hawkins, Vice President
        Carter Berry, Public Affairs Committee Chairman, and MMA Times Editor

    c. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Representative:

        Robert Aylward, Deputy
        CPT Howe, Operations Officer

    d. Guests: Bruce Meredith, MMA Vice President elect

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

2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Treasurer's Report for December 2002. Additionally, the Treasurer provided a financial preview for January 2003.

3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting for December 2002.

4. Unfinished Business:

    a. Soldier of the Year Award: The President announced that the Soldier of the Year award pistol donated by Smith & Wesson Firearms Corporation was in transit.

    b. Annual Meeting Preparation: The President reviewed preparations for the Annual Membership Meeting. The Historian remarked that he would have selected photo albums at the meeting. The President requested that Executive Board members wear a coat and tie at the meeting.

    c. Fort Benning Junior Rifle Club: In the December 2002 Executive Board Meeting, the Vice President suggested that the MMA might consider purchasing and donating an air rifle to the Fort Benning Rifle Club as a means of furthering marksmanship. During discussion, no new information was presented at this meeting to support the suggestion. The President remarked that the suggestion was noble but the Constitution of the MMA did not provide for such grants.

5. New Business:

    a. Historian Resigns: Mr. Hamill announced that he would step down as the MMA Historian after the January Annual Membership Meeting. He noted that the volume of donated photos and memorabilia had increased and recommended the formation of a Historical Committee with a separate representative for each of the competitive disciplines was needed. The President applauded Ken's outstanding contributions to the AMUA and MMA as Historian during the past six years.

    b. Membership Directory: The Membership Chairman remarked that 2003 Membership Directory would be published with an as of date of January 31, 2003.

    c. USAMU Report: The Deputy announced that USA Shooting would host an international World Cup for rifle and pistol events during the period 3-10 May 2003 at Fort Benning.

    d. MMA Times Input: The Secretary noted that input for the MMA Times newsletter was due March 7, 2003.

6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting will be held at 1100 hours on Tuesday, February 18, 2003, in the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.

7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1220 hours.

Laurence K. Mosely
Recording Secretary

January 2003 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on February 18, 2003.

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