Minutes of the Meeting
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
Bruce Meredith, Vice President
Laurence K. Mosely,
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
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
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
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
October 2004 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on November 18, 2004.