Minutes of the Meeting
1. Monthly Meeting: he monthly Executive Board Meeting of the
Military Marksmanship Association was held June 30, 2004 in the Army
Marksmanship Conference Room.
a. Board Members Present:
Archibald V. Arnold
Bruce Meredith, Vice President
Laurence K. Mosely,
Samuel W. Hunter, Treasurer
Carter Berry, Public
Affairs Committee Chairman and MMA Times Editor
Richard D. Rebidue,
Membership Committee Chairman
b. Board Members Absent: None.
c. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Representative:
Michael Behnke, Chief of Competitions.
d. Guests: Phillip Cannella, Jr., MMA
e. Call to Order: quorum being
present, the President called the meeting to order at 10:15.
2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to
approve the Treasurer's Report for May 2004. Additionally, the
Treasurer provided a financial preview for June 2004.
3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the
Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on May 27, 2004.
4. Unfinished Business:
a. Reunion Mementos Planning:
(1) Cups: The Treasurer reported
that 199 cups from the previous reunion were on hand. Motion
made, seconded, and carried to sell the cups for $1.00 each at the up
(2) Caps: The board discussed
the design and quantity of caps for the reunion. The color
selected was Forest Green with a logo on the front and the letters
"MMA" on the back. The number of caps to be purchased
was set at 400 with an estimated purchase cost per cap of
approximately $6.25 for a total projected expenditure of
$2,500.00. Pre-ordered sales price and sales price at the
reunion was to be determined. A vendor's cost estimate would be
submitted at the next meeting.
(3) Pins: The Vice President
circulated a catalog of memento pins. The suggested design
would incorporate the MMA logo. The estimated cost per pin was
approximately $1.50 with 500 pins being ordered for a project cost of
$750. Each member would be given a pin with the remainder
offered for sale at a price to be determined. A vendor's cost
estimate would be submitted at the next meeting.
5. New Business:
a. MMA President's Remarks:
(1) 50th Anniversary Yearbook:
The President announced that he had a meting with a representative of
Turner Publication on the 13th of July to discuss producing a 50th
Anniversary Yearbook. He asked the Secretary to join him at the meeting.
(2) Tax-exempt Notification Letter to USAMU:
The President read a draft letter to the USAMU Commander announcing
the tax-exempt status of MMA along with the formation of a tax-exempt
contributions steering committee. The letter noted that the
association now had the potential to increase support to the USAMU
and suggested an initial project.
(3) Officer Nomination Committee:
The Secretary remarked that the up coming reunion would also be a
general membership meeting and that election of association officers
would be held. He recommended that a nomination committee be
formed now. The President said that he would appoint the
tax-exempt steering committee of Lory Johnson, Past MMA President,
MMA member Burl Branham, and himself as the nomination committee.
b. Farewell Bullet Plaques: The
President noted that USAMU was no longer allowed to purchase farewell
"Bullet Plaques" for departing personnel. He stated
that a previous Executive Board had approved funds to purchase these
plaques but the funds were not needed at the time. He
recommended the Executive Board revalidate the previous motion.
Motion made, seconded, and carried to expend $500.00 to purchase
farewell "Bullet Plaques" for departing USAMU personnel and
that each plaque be identified (on the backside) as being provided by
c. Reunion Planning: The
President placed on the agenda of the next board meeting the
finalization of the reunion Letter of Invitation, Schedule of Events,
Billeting Information, and Registration Form. Mail out of the
items would be in mid August.
d. USAMU Report: Mr. Behnke
reported that SFC Bret Erickson, 2004 Olympic Shotgun team member,
suffered what doctors refer to as a bifisicular block. He was
attending unit physical training when he collapsed. Teammate
SP4 Mark Weeks, a certified emergency medical technician, gave
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation while another teammate, SSG William
Keever, administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Because of
their life saving efforts, SFC Erickson was breathing when the
ambulance arrived. Erickson was later sent to Walter Reed
Hospital where had a pacemaker inserted. All indications are
that SFC Erickson will be able to compete in Athens.
e. Revised Constitution and Bylaws:
The Secretary noted that DCA had a requirement for all Private
Organizations to update their Constitution and Bylaws to a standard
format. He also noted that DCA had provided a sample format and
that he would present a draft of the new Constitution and Bylaws at
the next meeting.
f. Special Lifetime Membership:
Mr. Cannella suggested that the Board consider presenting a lifetime
membership at the reunion to Mr. James "Gus" Youmans, CPA,
for his donated time and professional services in assisting the
association to become a tax-exempt organization. The Board took
the suggestion under consideration.
6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting is scheduled
for 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 29, 2004, in the USAMU Conference Room,
Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.
7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 11:25 AM.
Laurence K. Mosely
June 2004 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on July 29, 2004.