Minutes of the Meeting
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
Bruce Meredith, Vice President
Laurence K. Mosely,
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
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
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
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
(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
November 2003 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on December 15, 2003.