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Minutes of the Meeting
August 2004

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

    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
Recording Secretary

Attachment:
August 2004 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on September 16, 2004. 

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