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Minutes of the Meeting
April 2005

1. Monthly Meeting: he monthly Executive Board Meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held April 28, 2005 in the Army Marksmanship Conference Room.

    a. Board Members Present:

        Bruce A. Meredith, 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:

        Stephen Goff, Vice President
        Archibald V. Arnold III, Roundhouse Committee Chairman

    c. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Representative: Mr. Robert Aylward, USAMU Deputy.

    d. Guests: None.

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

2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Treasurer's Report for March 2005. Additionally, the Treasurer provided a financial preview for May 2005.

3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on March 18, 2005.

4. Unfinished Business:

    a. Membership Form Update: The Membership Chair reported that 412 members have returned an updated Membership Application Form. He also reported that the association was currently at 522 members.

    b. Roundhouse Project Update: Arch Arnold, Roundhouse Committee Chair, submitted an e-mail report that he had learned a potential primary donor had withdrawn interest in the project. In view of this development, the Roundhouse Committee recommended that the Roundhouse project be canceled, donations refunded, and the USAMU Commander be advised. The Deputy informed the board that USAMU had provided background and historic information about the Roundhouse to an interested individual. The President remarked that he would take the Roundhouse Committee's recommendation under advisement and stated that the project would not be closed at this time.

    c. Commemorative Firearm for 50th Anniversary: The Deputy recounted the experience of USA Shooting in offering their membership a high dollar commemorative custom firearm. He noted that one promotion was a success while the other resulted in a loss of capital. The Secretary remarked that he did not believe our membership was large enough to generate sales to offset the cost of a high dollar firearm. The consensus of the board was the best approach would be to raffle one or two firearms. Discussion would continue at the next meeting.

    d. Historian Position: The President announced that Mr. Tommy Mueller had agreed to accept the position of MMA Historian.

    e. Fiftieth Anniversary Book Order Deadline: The Secretary reported that Turner Publishing had extended the ordering deadline of the 50th anniversary book to December 31, 2005. The Secretary noted that the date posted on the MMA web site was currently May 31, 2005, and that he planned to progressively update a new deadline every several months. Mr. Berry recommended that the actual deadline be posted. The Secretary agreed to post the deadline as December 31, 2005.

    f. Fiftieth Anniversary Book Update: The Secretary reported that Turner Publishing had received 110 book orders and 220 MMA members had submitted their biographical data.

5. New Business:

    a. Fiftieth Anniversary Book Flier: The Secretary reported that Turner Publishing would be mailing a new 50th anniversary book information flyer to the membership.

    b. Fiftieth Anniversary Dates: The President reported that he had coordinated the dates of the 50th Anniversary Reunion with the USAMU Commander and announced the dates from October 18 to October 21, 2006. He also reported that he had scheduled the Columbus Historic Iron Works Trade Center for Saturday evening, October 21, 2006, for the Hall of Fame Induction and Anniversary Reunion banquet.  He stated the cost for the room was $300.00. Motion made, seconded, and carried to accept the announced dates and to pay $300.00 for the banquet room cost. The President stated that he would draft a proposed schedule of events.

    c. Life Membership and Membership Dues: Discussion of a life membership fee structure and membership dues was tabled until the next meeting.

    d. Renewal of MMA Office License: The Secretary reported that the license to use room 224 in the USAMU Headquarters building as office space was due to expire on August 27, 2005. He noted that he had prepared a request for continued use to the Savannah District Engineer, USAIC Real Estate Chief, and the USAMU Commander.

    e. Need for Laptop Computer: The Secretary noted the difficulty producing the MMA Times on the present MMA computer, the time available to the Times Editor, and the new publishing program implemented by our commercial printer. He recommended the board authorize a cost survey and purchase of laptop computer plus publishing software. The President noted that the MMA Times was the association's main means of communicating with the membership and directed the Secretary to conduct a price survey.

    f. USAMU Report:

    (1) World Cup Record: The USAMU Deputy announced that SSG Jason Parker had set a new world record at the World Cup in Korea and earned a country quota for USA at the next Olympic Games.

    (2) USAMU to Host World Cup: The USAMU Deputy announced that USAMU and Fort Benning would host a rifle and pistol World Cup during the period May 6-13, 2005.

    (3) USAMU to Host Interservice Championship: The USAMU Deputy announced that USAMU and Fort Benning would host the 3-gun Interservice Pistol Championship Match in June 2005 (dates TBA).

    (4) Accessions Support Brigade Soldier of the Year: The USAMU Deputy announced that SP4 Walter Craig was selected as the Accessions Support Brigade Soldier of the Year, which qualified him to appear before the TRADOC Solider of the Year Board. Motion made, seconded, and carried to present $300.00 to SP4 Craig to assist him in the cost of preparing for appearance before the TRADOC Soldier of the Year selection board.

6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting was scheduled for 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 19, 2005, in the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.

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

Laurence K. Mosely

April 2005 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on May 19, 2005.

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