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Minutes of the Meeting
April 2004

1.Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board Meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held April 22, 2004 in the Army Marksmanship Conference Room.

    a. Board Members Present:

        Archibald V. Arnold III, President
        Laurence K. Mosely, Recording Secretary
        Samuel W. Hunter, Treasurer
        Richard D. Rebidue, Membership Committee Chairman

    b. Board Members Absent:

        Bruce Meredith, Vice President
        Carter Berry, Public Affairs Committee Chairman and MMA Times Editor

    c.U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Representative: Robert Aylward, USAMU Deputy

    d. Guests: None.

    e. Call to Order: A quorum being present, the President called the meeting to order at 11:10.

2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Treasurer's Report for April 2004. Additionally, the Treasurer provided a financial preview for May 2004.

3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on March 25, 2004.

4. Unfinished Business:

    a. Tax-exempt Status: The President announced that on March 23, 2004, the Internal Revenue Service recognized the association as a tax exempt Veteran's Organization under IRC section 501 (c) (19). He instructed the Secretary to file the IRS letter of notification in the associations' permanent files. He also remarked that he would request our CPA, Mr. Youmans, to attend the next meeting to discuss our tax-exempt status. The USAMU Deputy suggested that the MMA prepare a list of tax-exempt projects even though funds were not available. The President was in agreement with the suggestion and placed the item on the agenda for the next meeting.

    b. Historical Meeting: The President noted that he had scheduled a meeting on Friday, April 30th with Ken Hamill, former MMA Historian, to discuss a task list for future Historical Committee volunteers.

    c. Donation Policy: The Secretary provided a copy of an e-mail response to a member who wished to donate a weapon to the association wherein he outlined the association's policy for accepting such a donation. The President directed the Secretary to place a copy of the message in the associations Policy and Precedent file.

    d. Reunion Planning: The Secretary suggested that the topic of ordering mementos for the upcoming reunion be discussed at the next meeting. He also questioned the Treasurer about the number of memento remaining from the last reunion.

5. New Business:

    a. Soldier of the Year Letter of Thanks: The President read the association's Letter of Thanks to Smith & Wesson thanking them for their donation of the Soldier of the Year award.

    b. USAMU Report:

        (1) All-Army Matches: The USAMU Deputy reported that over 180 competitors attended the revival of the All-Army Shooting Championships.

        (2) Olympic Team Slots: The USAMU Deputy noted that three USAMU shotgun shooters had earned berths on the 2004 Olympic Team. He also noted that tryouts for Rifle, Pistol, and Running Target disciplines would be held at Fort Benning in May.

        (3) Conversion of Military Positions: The USAMU Deputy announced that 17 USAMU military TDA positions would be converted to civilian positions.

6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 27, 2004, in the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.

7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 Noon.

Laurence K. Mosely
Recording Secretary

Attachment:
April 2004 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on May 27, 2004.

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