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Minutes of the Meeting
December 2003

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 III, President
        Laurence K. Mosely, Recording Secretary
        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 Past President

    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
Recording Secretary

December 2003 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on January 15, 2004.

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