Minutes of the Meeting
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:
A. Meredith, President
C. Goff, 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.
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
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
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
(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.