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Minutes of the Meeting
November 2003

1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held on November 24, 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
        Richard D. Rebidue, Membership Committee Chairman

    b. Board Members Absent: Carter Berry, Public Affairs Committee Chairman, and MMA Times Editor

    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 1015.

2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Treasurer's Report for September and October 2003. Additionally, the Treasurer provided a financial preview for November 2003.

3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting for September 2003. The Secretary stated that he prepared a Memorandum informing DCA that no meeting was held in October and would attach to it the October 2003 Treasurer's Report.

4. Unfinished Business:

    a. Tax-exempt Status: The President noted that he had placed a call to Gus Yeomans, our CPA, regarding the status of our 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt fund application to the IRS. The President said he would report this status to the board once he made contact with Mr. Yeomans.

    b. CVSHF: The President reported that because there is no category for shooting, Bill Blankenship's nomination was included in the "All" events category. He noted that Bill did not attain enough votes on the preliminary ballot to be placed on the final Chattahoochee Valley Sport Hall of Fame selection ballot. Next year we plan to send a letter to each voting member of the HOF voting board to see if we can't get Bill on the final ballot.

    c. History Subcommittee: he President announced that the History Subcommittee had assessed the situation, developed a plan, and its initial task would be to catalog photographs donated to the association. The Membership Chairman remarked that Bob Lancaster was still interested in assisting the subcommittee and the President said he would contact him.

5. New Business:

    a. Hospital Visit: The President report that Bill Blankenship was hospitalized for surgery. He noted that he had visited Bill on several occasions and that his condition had improved.

    b. Annual Membership Meeting Date: The President suggested three options when to hold the 2004 Annual Membership Meeting. He noted that he had an Office Call scheduled with the USAMU Commander and would discuss the options.

    (1)  Friday, 23 January during the lunch hour
    (2)  Friday, 23 January at 3:00 PM
    (3)  Saturday, 24 January at 3:00 PM

    c. Annual Membership Meeting Planning: The President said he would invite Phil Cannella, MMA past President, to the December Executive Board Meeting for the purpose of discussing food planning at the January General Membership Meeting.

    d. Soldier of the Year Vote: The President scheduled voting for the MMA Soldier of the Year at the next Executive Board Meeting and asked Mr. Aylward to provide the names of nominees along with their 2003 accomplishments.

    e. MMA Times Courtesy Copy List: The Secretary requested review of the current MMA Times Courtesy Copy List and questioned if Executive Board members of the Chattahoochee Valley Sport Hall of Fame (CVSHF) should be added to the list. After discussion, it was resolved to continues sending courtesy copies of the MMA Times to those currently on the list but not add CVSHF members. However, it was agreed upon that a copy of the MMA Times should be provided to CVSHF members when the MMA Times features Bill Blankenship as a CVSHF nominee.

    f. MMA Reunion: The Vice President recommended that the status of upcoming reunions (48th and 50th) continue to be announced in future issues of the MMA Times.

    g. USAMU Report:

    (1)  USAMU will resurrect the "All Army Matches" in March 2004.
    (2)  USAMU will conduct Train-the-Trainer/Train-the-Force classes starting in November.
    (3)  USAMU will host Olympic Tryouts in April-May 2004.
    (4)  The International Olympic Committee announced that Running Target and Ladies Double Trap would be dropped as Olympic events after the 2004 Olympic Games.

    h. USAMU Hall of Fame Ballot: The USAMU Deputy requested that discussion of USAMU Hall of Fame ballot procedures be placed on the February 2004 Executive Board Meeting agenda.

    i. All Army Match Support: The USAMU Deputy requested that MMA provide monetary support for the upcoming All Army Matches. These funds are to be used to advance purchase awards and mementos for contestants. USAMU will refund these funds to the MMA after the matches. Anywhere from a small loss or small gain is expected. Motion made, seconded, and carried to provide $3,000.00 in support the All Army Matches.

    j. MMA Times: he Secretary noted that input for the December issue of the MMA Times was due NLT the 6th of December.

6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for 11:30 AM on Monday, December 15, 2003, in the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.

7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1130 hours.

Laurence K. Mosely
Recording Secretary

November 2003 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on December 15, 2003.

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