Minutes of the Meeting
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:
A. Meredith, President
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he had learned a potential primary donor had withdrawn interest in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
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
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
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
(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.