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Minutes of the Meeting
March 2005

1. Monthly Meeting: he monthly Executive Board Meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held March 18, 2005 in the Army Marksmanship Conference Room.

    a. Board Members Present:

        Bruce A. Meredith, President
        Steven C. Goff, Vice President
        Laurence K. Mosely, Recording Secretary
        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.

    d. Guests: Archibald V. Arnold III, Past President.

    e. Call to Order: A quorum being present, the President called the meeting to order at 10:15 AM.

2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Year-end Report for 2004, the Treasurer's Report for January 2005, and the Treasurer's Report for February 2005. Additionally, the Treasurer provided a financial preview for April 2005.

3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on January 18, 2005. Minutes of the February 2005 Annual Meeting, and a Memorandum For Record to DCA noting that the February Executive Board Meeting was canceled.

4. Unfinished Business:

    a. Annual Meeting Costs: The Treasurer noted that the refreshment costs for the Annual Membership Meeting had been submitted and were within the costs approved by the board in previous meetings.

    b. Roundhouse Donor List: Arch Arnold, Roundhouse Committee Chair, reported that a donor list was being developed. The President questioned who should sign the solicitation letter and it was resolved that the letter would be signed by the three members of the Roundhouse Committee.

5. New Business:

    a. Membership Form Update: The Membership Chair reported that 150 members still had not returned an updated Membership Application Form. The board discussed the best method to obtain the data, such as, phone contact, e-mail message, and re-mailing the application form. The Secretary proposed that members could update their information telephonically or via e-mail and that the Membership Chair would then create a membership form annotating how the data was collected. The board approved the proposal. The Membership Chair also noted that acceptance of new membership applications from civilians could cause the percentage of non-veterans to exceed the number allowed for the MMA to qualify as an IRS Veterans' Organization.  The President instructed the Membership Chair to temporarily halt acceptance of new civilian membership applications.

    b. Fiftieth Anniversary Book Outline: The USAMU Deputy presented a proposed chapter-by-chapter outline of the anniversary book along with a tasking list. He noted that the writing of the draft would begin within 90 days.

    c. Life Membership: The President noted that members continue to suggest a life membership. He present a draft life membership dues formula and asked the board to be prepared to discuss this issue at the next meeting.

    d. Commemorative Firearms: The Secretary reported that he had received a suggestion from a member to offer an anniversary commemorative firearm.  The Deputy said that he would contact the vendor and obtain information.

    e. Historian Position: The Secretary questioned whether anyone had identified a member interested in assuming the position. The Past President remarked that he had contacted several members. He noted that he would follow up on one such member to see if there was still an interest and report to the board at the next meeting.

    f. USAMU Report:

    (1) All-Army Combat Matches: The USAMU Deputy announced that the USAMU was hosting the All-Army Combat Marksmanship Matches.

    (2) USAMU Positions: The USAMU Deputy announced that the unit was hiring civilian gunsmiths and operations personnel as part of the military to civilian conversion program.

    g. MMA Time Expansion: The President recognized Carter Berry for his excellent work in producing the MMA Times newsletter. He stated that he would like to see the newsletter include more photographs and more personal member stories, which would translate into an expanded newsletter. The Treasurer commented that the printer had informed him that they had purchased a new printing system that would produce high quality photographs in our newsletter at no additional cost. The Treasurer noted, however, that the MMA would need to submit our material in a different format. Mr. Berry remarked that both his personal computer and the MMA computer had limited publishing capabilities and neither had any more capacity.

6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting was scheduled for 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 21, 2005, in the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia. Additionally, the monthly meetings for the following two-months were scheduled for Thursday, May 19 and Friday, June 17, 2005.

7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 11:50 a. m.

Lurence K. Mosely

March 2005 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on April 28, 2005.

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