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Minutes of the Meeting
June 2003

1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held on June 26, 2003, in the Army Marksmanship Conference Room.

    a. Board Members Present:

        Archibald V. Arnold III, President
        Bruce Meredith, Vice President
        Laurence K. Mosely, Recording Secretary
        Samuel W. Hunter, Treasurer
        Carter Berry, Public Affairs Committee Chairman, and MMA Times Editor
        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 1110.

2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Treasurer's Report for April and May 2003. Additionally, the Treasurer provided a financial preview for June 2003.

3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting for April 2003. The Secretary noted that the Treasurer's Report for May would be attached to memorandum forwarded to DCA stating that the Executive Board Meeting for May 2003 was not conducted.

4. Unfinished Business:

    a. Tax-exempt Status: The President stated that the IRS had not approved the association's 501(C) 3 tax-exempt status application. The primary reason was that the purpose of the association was considered more social than charitable. The President then queried the Board whether the association should resubmit the application or not pursue tax-exempt status. After a brief discussion, the following motion was made: Motion made, seconded, and carried to continue to seek tax-exempt status by resubmitting the application to the IRS. The President requested that the Vice President and Secretary meet with him and the association's CPA on the 7th July.

    b. Historian's Position: The President briefed the Board on his meeting with association members who had indicated an interest in serving on a Historical Committee. He noted that he had received positive input and had scheduled another meeting with the group in July.

5. New Business:

    a. MMA Reunion: The President announced that he had asked the Vice President to chair a Reunion Planning Committee. The Vice President presented a planning outline for a reunion to be held in 2004. The USAMU Deputy said he would make available the After Action Report from the previous joint USAMU Hall of Fame/MMA Reunion. A motion was made, seconded, and carried for the MMA to hold a reunion in 2004. Further, the MMA encouraged the USAMU to schedule a Hall of Fame induction and ceremony to coincide with the MMA Reunion.

    b.USAMU Report: Mr.Aylward provided the following update about USAMU interests.

    (1) Former USAMU shooter and employee, Wanda Jewell, was selected as Team Leader for the Pan American Games Shooting Team.

    (2) USAMU gunsmith Richard Hopp was retiring.

    (3) At an International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) meeting, a decision was made to drop Running Target and Ladies Double Trap events from future Olympic games.

6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting will be held at 1000 hours on Thursday, August 28, 2003, in the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.

7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1150 hours.

Laurence K. Mosely
Recording Secretary

Attachment:
June 2003 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on July 24, 2003.

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