Minutes of the Meeting
1. Monthly Meeting: he monthly Executive Board Meeting of the
Military Marksmanship Association was held August 26, 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
Richard D. Rebidue,
Membership Committee Chairman
b. Board Members Absent: Carter Berry,
Public Affairs Committee Chairman, and MMA Times Editor
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 10:10
2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to
approve the Treasurer's Report for July 2004. Additionally, the
Treasurer provided a financial preview for August 2004.
3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the
Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on July 29, 2004.
4. Unfinished Business:
a. Reunion Mementos Planning:
(1) Pins: The Vice President
noted that the artwork for the proposed memento pin was not finished
but should be complete in one week. He said that he would
e-mail the pin design to Board members for their comments when
received. Motion made, seconded, and carried to authorize the
Vice President to order the memento pins not later than September 16,
2004, and to purchase memento pins at a cost not to exceed $700.00.
(2) Appreciation Plaque: Motion
made, seconded, and carried to purchase an appreciation plaque not to
exceed $60.00 for Mr. Youmans for assisting the association to become
a tax-exempt organization.
(3) Fiftieth Anniversary Yearbook:
The President reported that he attended a meeting with Mike Elgie of
Turner Publication along with the USAMU Deputy on August 17, 2004, to
discuss producing a USAMU 50th Anniversary Yearbook. He noted
that there was no cost or risk for the MMA to produce the
yearbook. MMA would provide the photographs and text material
and Turner Publications would layout the yearbook. The yearbook
would be approximately 112 pages and cost $55.95 each. The
President displayed several sample yearbooks published for other
military organizations. Motion made, seconded, and carried to
authorize the President to sign a Publishing Agreement between Turner
Publishing Company and the MMA to publish a History & Pictorial
Book on the USAMU. The President appointed the Secretary to
chair the Publication Steering Committee.
5. New Business:
a. President's Report: The
President reported that the MMA Ad Hoc Fund Committee had forwarded a
letter to the USAMU Commander expressing the MMA's concern about
preserving the Shotgun Round House and the association's interest in
assisting in restoring the building.
b. Reunion Planning: The Board
discussed meal options for the reunion and possible catering
services. The Vice President recommended a local barbecue
catering service that had catered the Ranger reunion at Fort Benning
and regional NASCAR events. Motion made, seconded, and carried
to authorize the Vice President to arrange for two meals for 325
persons at a cost not to exceed $7.00 per meal. The President
announced that the Board should be prepared to approve the reunion
budget at the next meeting.
c. USAMU Report:
(1) The USAMU Deputy reported that the Army
placed eight shooters on the Olympic Team.
(2) The USAMU Deputy announced that the
former USAIC Commander, LTG Jerry White had been invited as the Guest
of Honor at the Hall of Fame Ceremony but noted that it was still pending.
h. MMA Times Input: The Secretary
remarked that input for the MMA Times was due September 10,
2004. Suggested input was information about the reunion and an
announcement that the Constitution and Bylaws were undergoing revision.
6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting is scheduled
for 10:00 AM, Thursday, September 16, 2004, in the USAMU Conference
Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.
7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 11:05 AM.
Laurence K. Mosely
August 2004 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on September 16, 2004.