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Minutes of the Meeting
July 2004

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 III, President
        Bruce Meredith, Vice President
        Laurence K. Mosely, Recording Secretary
        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 Past President.

    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 local vendor.

    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
Recording Secretary

July 2004 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on August 26, 2004. 

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