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Minutes of the Meeting
October 2004

1. Monthly Meeting: he monthly Executive Board Meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held October18, 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
    b. Board Members Absent:  Richard D. Rebidue, Membership Committee Chairman

    c. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Representative: Mr. Robert Aylward, USAMU Deputy. Also in attendance were the USAMU SGM, USAMU Operation Officer and NCO, and PA Specialist.

    d. Guests: Phil Cannella, 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 September 2004. Additionally, the Treasurer provided a financial preview for October 2004.

3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on September 20, 2004.

4. Unfinished Business: None.

5. New Business:

    a. Reunion Meal Commitment:  The Vice President noted that he needed to tell Huckleberry's Barbecue how many meals to prepare for the reunion.  The Treasurer reported that 260 members and guests had registered to date.  The Secretary recommended a plus up of 15 percent to cover late registration.  Motion made, seconded, and carried to authorize the Vice President to commit payment to Huckleberry's Barbecue for 300 meals

    b. Reunion Refreshments:  Mr. Cannella reported on the status of his preparations to purchase refreshments, the Hall of Fame ceremonial cake, and other food items.

    c. Reunion In-processing:  The Secretary stated the Treasurer and Membership Chairman would be responsible for the reunion in-processing.  He also noted that Judy Boyd and Nancy Pool had volunteered to assist on the in-processing line.  The President remarked that his wife, Cordy, would also assist.

    d. Sale Price of Reunion Items:  Motion made, seconded, and carried to establish the price for the following items offered for sale at the reunion:

    (1) Baseball Cap:  $10.00 each.

    (2) MMA Logo Pins:  $1.00 each (Either cut out background or white background).  One pin (cut out background) would be provided free to each attendee.

    (3) Coffee Mugs:  $1.00 each.  (Coffee mugs were from a previous reunion.)

    e. Support Hall of Fame:  The Deputy announced that the Support Hall of Fame Ceremony had been changed to 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 23, 2004, and the new location was in front of Sharpe Hall.

    f. Fiftieth Anniversary Yearbook:  The Secretary remarked that a representative from Turner Publications would have a display at the reunion.  Additionally, information flyers would be available.

    g. Permission for MMA to Operate:  The Secretary announced that DCA had issued a letter authorizing the MMA to operate as a private organization on Fort Benning through September 19, 2006.  (Note: Although not stated, this letter is the de facto approval for the revised MMA Constitution and Bylaws.  The approved Constitution and Bylaws will be presented to the membership for their approval at the reunion General Membership Meeting.)

    h. USAMU Report:

    (1) The USAMU Deputy reported that the Colonel (Retired) Greg Camp, former USAIC Garrison Commander, would be the guest speaker at the USAMU Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

    (2) The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of China observed a shooting demonstration by USAMU personnel.

    (3) The USAMU Custom Gun Shop has a project to build one accurized M16 rifle per infantry squad for the Third Infantry Division.

6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for 10:00 AM, Thursday, November 18, 2004, in the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.

7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 11:30AM.

Laurence K. Mosely
Recording Secretary

October 2004 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on November 18, 2004.

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