Minutes of the Meeting
1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board meeting
of the Military Marksmanship Association was held on December 15,
2003 in the Army Marksmanship Conference Room.
a. Board Members Present:
Archibald V. Arnold
Laurence K. Mosely,
Samuel W. Hunter, Treasurer
Carter Berry, Public
Affairs Committee Chairman, and MMA Times Editor
b. Board Members Absent:
Bruce Meredith, Vice President
Richard D. Rebidue,
Membership Committee Chairman
c. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit
Representative: Robert Aylward, Deputy
d. Guest: Phillip Cannella, Jr., MMA
e. Call to Order: A quorum being
present, the President called the meeting to order at 1150.
2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to
approve the Treasurer's Report for November 2003. Additionally, the
Treasurer provided a financial preview for December 2003.
3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the
Minutes of the Meeting for November 2003.
4. Unfinished Business:
a. Tax-exempt Status: The
President reported that Gus Yeomans, our CPA, was preparing a revised
501 (C) (3) tax-exempt application and that it was expected to be
completed by the end of December. The President also noted that the
Treasurer was providing additional data.
b. Bill Blankenship's Status: The
President remarked that Bill Blankenship had been released from the
hospital and was recovering at home.
5. New Business:
a. Soldier of the Year Vote: The
accomplishments of each Soldier of the Year nominees were reviewed.
The President recommended that the voting be delayed until additional
information could be obtained. Voting was scheduled for December 19th
when the Board assembled to mail out the MMA Times.
b. Annual Membership Meeting Planning:
The President thanked Phil Cannella, MMA past President, for
attending the meeting and asked him if he would assist in planning
the food at the January General Membership Meeting. Phil accepted and
discussed what was needed to be done. Motion made, seconded, and
approved to authorize Phil Cannella to spend $500.00 for
refreshments, food, and miscellaneous items to support the MMA Annual
Meeting. The USAMU Deputy offered the use of Pool Indoor Range and
would provide tables, chairs, and audio/visual support. The President
noted that he planned to provide a scaled down slide presentation at
the annual meeting and did not plan to call upon individual board
members present a briefing.
c. Annual Reports: The President
requested that each Executive Board member submit their annual report
NLT January 15, 2004.
d. All-Army Trophy Donation: The
USAMU Deputy relayed an inquiry from the USAMU Commander asking if
the MMA would consider donating a trophy weapon for the upcoming All-Army
Match. After discussion, the Board tabled the query based on the
support the association has already committed to the matches.
e. Shotgun Round House Demolition:
The USAMU Deputy noted that there were no funds to maintain the
Shotgun Round House and that plans were being made to demolish the
building. The President noted that one of the purposes of the
association obtaining tax-exempt status was to be able to seek
donations for worthy projects, such as refurbishing this historical
building. He asked the Deputy to convey to the USAMU Commander the
sense of the MMA is that the Round House should not be torn down.
f. MMA Historical Room: The USAMU
Deputy reported that USAMU would provide an additional room for the
MMA in the USAMU Headquarters building. The new office space would be
included in the next renewal of the USAMU/MMA Facilities Use License.
g. USAMU Report:
(1) USAMU obtained year-end funds
to upgrade the Indoor Range backstop. This upgrade will reduce firing noise.
(2) USAMU Christmas Party/Lunch
will be held at Logan's Road House on December 17th. MMA members and
families are invited.
(3) MMA assistance in the conduct
of the All-Army Match would be welcomed by USAMU.
h. MMA Times: Mail out of the MMA
Times is scheduled for 11:00 AM, Friday, December 19, 2003.
6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting will be held
at 11:30 AM on Thursday, January 15, 2004, in the USAMU Conference
Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.
7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1:15 PM.
Laurence K. Mosely
December 2003 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on January 15, 2004.