Minutes of the Meeting
1. Monthly Meeting: he monthly Executive Board Meeting of the
Military Marksmanship Association was held July 29, 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:
Mr. Robert Aylward, USAMU Deputy
d. Guests: Phillip Cannella, Jr., MMA
e. Call to Order: A 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 June 2004. Additionally, the
Treasurer provided a financial preview for July 2004.
3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the
Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on June 30, 2004.
4. Unfinished Business:
a. Reunion Mementos Planning:
(1) Caps: The board discussed
the color and quantity of caps to be purchased for the reunion.
Two colors were chosen: Forest Green and Navy Blue with each
cap embroidered with a facsimile of the USAMU logo on the front and
the letters "MMA" on the back. Motion made, seconded,
and carried to purchase 200 Forest Green caps and 300 Navy Blue caps
and to price the caps at a pre-ordered price of $8.00 and a $10.00
purchase price at the reunion.
(2) Pins: The Vice President
stated that he would provide the vendor with artwork of the MMA logo
so the vendor could produce a sample pin. He noted that there
would be a $50.00 charge by the vendor to finalize the logo artwork
and prepare a sample pin and that he would have a sample at the next
meeting. Motion made, seconded, and carried to send $50.00 to
the pin vendor as a deposit on the design work and down payment
against the final order.
5. New Business:
a. MMA President's Remarks:
(1) Tax-exempt Steering Committee:
The President reported that the tax-exempt steering committee of
Lory Johnson, Past MMA President, MMA member Burl Branham, and
himself had met to finalize a project support list. He stated
that this ad hoc committee will also serve as our nominating
committee and will develop a slate of officers for the new Executive
Board to be voted by the General membership in October.
(2) Fiftieth Anniversary Yearbook:
The President announced that the scheduled meting with a
representative of Turner Publication on the 13th of July to discuss
producing a 50th Anniversary Yearbook had been postponed until
Tuesday, August 17, 2004.
b. 1975 Service Rifle Team Article:
Carter Berry noted that the Service Rifle Team article submitted by
Ray Carter was too long for publication in the MMA Times. The
President suggested that the article be returned with a request to
reduce the content to 400 words. The Secretary suggested that
all team members be named in the article.
c. Appreciation Plaque: The
Board discussed presenting a plaque to Mr. Youmans in appreciation
for his donated time and professional services in assisting the
association to become a tax-exempt organization rather than
conferring a precedent setting life-time membership. Mr.
Aylward offered to obtain a price quote for making a plaque from a
d. Reunion Planning:
(1) Motion made, seconded, and carried that
the MMA pay for the meal cost of MMA members assigned to USAMU in pay
grade E-4 and below, their spouse, and their children.
(2) Motion made, seconded, and carried to
approve the draft reunion Letter of Invitation, Schedule of Events,
Billeting Information Sheet, and Registration Form.
e. USAMU Report:
(1) Interservice Rifle Championship:
The USAMU Service Rifle Team won the Ten-man Team Match at the
Interservice Championships at Quantico, Virginia, with a score of 1506.
(2) Wanda Jewell, former USAMU shooter, was
selected as the U.S. Olympic Shooting Team Leader for the 2004
Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
(3) USAMU has obtained a photo and bio of
Sergeant Major George C. Ferguson. SGM Ferguson, a former USAMU
Sergeant Major and recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, is
being considered for the renaming of Brinson Range.
f. Revised Constitution and Bylaws:
The Secretary presented a draft of the revised Constitution and
Bylaws for review at the meeting. He noted that he would
prepare them for submission to DCA.
g. New DCA Private Organization Manager:
The Secretary announced that Mrs. Sample had been promoted and that
Ms "Eli" Cain was the new DCA Private Organization Manager.
h. MMA Times Input: Mr. Berry
announced that input for the MMA Times was due September 10,
2004. Information needed is a Reunion update and announcements
of any changes to the Constitution and Bylaws.
6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting is scheduled
for 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 26, 2004, in the USAMU Conference
Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.
7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 AM.
Laurence K. Mosely
July 2004 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on August 26, 2004.