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Minutes of the Meeting
June 2005

1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board Meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held June 17, 2005 in the Army Marksmanship Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.

    a. Board Members Present:
 
       Bruce A. Meredith, President
        Laurence K. Mosely, Secretary
        Samuel W. Hunter, Treasurer
        Phil Cannella, Reunion Coordination Chairman
        Richard D. Rebidue, Membership Committee Chairman

    b. Board Members Absent: Stephen Goff, Vice President; Carter Berry, Public Affairs Committee Chairman and MMA Times Editor; and Archibald V. Arnold III, Roundhouse Committee Chairman.

    c. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Representatives: USAMU SGM.

    d. Guests: None.

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

2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Treasurer's Report for May 2005. Additionally, the Treasurer provided information about Certificates of Deposit held by MMA.

3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on May 19, 2005.

4. Unfinished Business:

    a. Membership Form Update: The Membership Chair reported that 473 members have returned an updated Membership Application Form (an increase of 39 members responding from the May report of 434 members). He also reported that the association was currently at 522 members (a decrease of 3 members from the previous report). The Secretary reported that Public Law 108-121 (November 2003) had added the words "ancestors, or lineal descendants" in defining civilian membership. He noted that the change was not included in the latest IRS Publication 557 but was included on the IRS web site. He added that this change might allow additional civilian members. The Secretary remarked that the change had been added to the MMA Membership Application Form.

    b. Roundhouse Project Update: Arch Arnold, Roundhouse Committee Chair, reported that he and the USAMU Deputy had a meeting with MG (Retired) White to discuss whether the National Infantry Museum organization was interested in the Roundhouse as part of the future plans of the museum.

    c. Commemorative Firearm for 50th Anniversary: The Secretary noted that the USAMU Deputy had provided the following information: (1) The lowest cost to purchase a special commemorative firearm was approximately $5,000 and (2) discussion was ongoing to obtain WWII weapons from the CMP. The Board determined that purchasing a commemorative firearm was cost prohibitive and that any WWII weapons obtained from the CMP would be offered in a raffle.

    d. Fiftieth Anniversary Book Status: The Secretary noted that the USAMU Deputy had provided the following information: Mr. Feamster and Mr. Writer would start writing the first draft with completion by December 2005.

    e. Life Membership Plaque: The President reported that a local trophy company had designed a laser-engraved life membership plaque and the cost would be approximately $25-30 per plaque.

    f. Notebook Computer: The Secretary reported that the initial cost survey of $1,500 for purchasing a notebook computer did not include software and accessories. These items (Microsoft Office, Pagemaker upgrade software, anti-virus software, external floppy drive, mouse, carrying case, LAN adapter, flash drive, and three-year service repair contract) would increase the cost by approximately $1,000. Motion made, seconded, and carried to authorize the Secretary an additional $1,000.00 to purchase software, accessories, and service contract and that the total cost of the notebook computer, software, and accessories was not to exceed $2,500.00.

5. New Business:

    a. Amendment of MMA Bylaws: The Secretary noted that adding a Life Member membership category required a change be made to the MMA Bylaws. He added that the Executive Board must approve the change. Motion made, seconded, and carried that Section 1, Article III, MMA Bylaws be amended by adding the following two sentences to Section 1: "Life Membership will be $300.00. Life members will be appropriately recognized as determined by the Executive Board."

    b. USAMU Report: The USAMU Sergeant Major reported the following items.

    (1)  The USAMU Service Pistol Team won the team Championship at the Interservice Championships.

    (2)  SFC Tamas, International Rifle, earned an Olympic quota slot at the World Cup held in Italy.

    (3)  CPT Barroughs assumed duties as the HQ Detachment Commander and Operations Officer (S3).

    c. Reunion Coordinator: The President announced that he had appointed MMA Past President Phil Cannella to serve as the 50th Anniversary Reunion Coordinator.

6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting was scheduled for 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 21, 2005, in the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.

7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a. m.

Laurence K. Mosely
Secretary

Attachment:
June 2005 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on August 25, 2005.

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