Minutes of the Meeting
1. Monthly Meeting: he monthly Executive Board Meeting of the
Military Marksmanship Association was held January 18, 2005 in the
Army Marksmanship Conference Room.
a. Board Members Present:
Archibald V. Arnold
A. Meredith, Vice President
Laurence K. Mosely,
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.
Phil Cannella, MMA
C. Goff, Vice President Elect
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 December 2004. Additionally, the
Treasurer provided a financial preview for January 2005.
3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the
Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on December 17, 2004.
4. Unfinished Business:
a. MMA Soldier of the Year Award: The
Secretary reported the Smith & Wesson Firearms Corporation had
donated a pistol as the award for the MMA Soldier of the Year, and it
would be shipped to arrived prior to the Annual Membership Meeting.
b. 2005 Membership Directory: The
Secretary announced that the 2005 Membership Directory would be ready
for pick up from the printer on Thursday, January 20, and the mailing
detail was scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 21, 2005.
5. New Business:
Taps, Present Arms: The Secretary announced the passing of
Elmer "Bill" Hilden, U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Shooting
Team Manager, Donald Nygord, U.S. Army Reserve Team Pistol Shooter,
and Master Sergeant (Retired) Chester Hamilton, USAMU Service Rifle
and Running Target Shooter.
MMA CPA: The Secretary remarked that Gus Youmans was no
longer associated with the CPA firm of Boman, and Associates, and
that he had started his own CPA business. He further noted that the
IRS Letter of Tax-exempt Determination requires that the MMA post on
the MMA web site a copy of our application to be an IRC 501(c)(19)
Veteran's Organization, and that he had contacted Mr. Youmans to
obtain the document. Additionally, he had coordinated for the
attendance of Mr. Youman at the MMA Annual Membership Meeting so the
MMA could present a Plaque of Appreciation to him.
MMA Affiliated as a CMP Club: The Secretary reported that he
had received notice from the Director of the Civilian Marksmanship
Program (CMP), Gary Anderson, that the MMA was an affiliated CMP
club. He noted that one of the benefits of being an affiliated club
was that it would make it easier for MMA members to purchase CMP
surplus weapons. In turn, the MMA is required to submit an annual
report along with an annual $30.00 club fee. Motion made, seconded,
and carried that the MMA would comply with any requirements to remain
in good standing as a CMP affiliated club including payment of annual
MMA Times: Mr. Berry reminded stated that input for the next
issue of the MMA Times was due not later than March 4, 2005. The
mailing detail would be 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 18, 2005.
50th Anniversary Book: The Secretary reported that Turner
Publishing Company had removed the reference of MMA in the tile of
the 50th Anniversary Book. The new title of the book is United States
Army Marksmanship Unit: 1956-2006. He noted that the publisher would
be mailing an information flier and order form to current MMA
members. He also noted that the publisher had established a web site
with information about the book ( http://www.mmausamuhistory.com
). The Deputy stated that he would prepared a topic outline of the
book and assign responsibilities for material in the book. He
said that he would provide the outline at the March meeting.
50th Anniversary Book: The Secretary remarked that he had
received two requests from USAMU to forward e-mail messages via the
MMA mailing list. He noted that he chose not to send one of the
messages because it was personal in nature while he sent the second
message as it was general in nature and would have been of interest
to a number of the members.
Annual Membership Meeting: The Board reviewed preparation for
the Annual Membership Meeting to be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday,
February 4, 2005. The Secretary reminded board members that year-end
reports should be submitted to the President. The President remarked
that he would prepare the slide briefing and requested a biography of
each Soldier of the Year nominee from the Deputy. Mr. Cannella
briefed the board on the status of refreshment for the meeting.
Motion made, Seconded, and carried to authorize Mr. Cannella to spend
up to $400.00 for refreshments, food, and other items for the
meeting. Mr. Cannella also volunteered to provide the door prizes for
h. USAMU Report:
World War II Building: The USAMU Deputy announced that the
wooden World War II buildings located behind the USAMU Headquarters
would be moved to the site of the new Infantry Museum.
Farewell Ceremony: The USAMU Deputy announce the date and
time of the farewell ceremony for the retiring USAMU Sergeant Major
and invited all MMA members to attend.
MMA Presidents Report: The President presented to the Board a
draft letter soliciting donations of funds to renovate the shotgun
Roundhouse. The letter included an accompanying enclosure listing an
estimate of renovation costs. The Board recommended that the cost
estimate list not be included. Additionally, the board recommended
not to including the sentence concerning how donors would be
recognized. A motion was made to finalize the letter and send it when
the list of donors was received. The Secretary moved to amend the
motion by striking the sentence "All donations are tax
deductible." The motion by the Secretary failed by vote of the
Board and the initial motion carried.
Accounting for Donations: The Treasurer questioned how he
should account for any donations received. The President instructed
the Treasurer to deposit and account for Roundhouse donations in a
separate fund while any other donations should be deposited in the
general operating fund.
Cancel February Meeting: Motion made seconded, and carried to
cancel the February 2005 Executive Board Meeting.
6. Next Meeting:
The next Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for 10:00 AM, Friday,
March 18, 2005, in the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243, Fort
7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 11:40
Laurence K. Mosely
January 2005 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on March 18, 2005.