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Minutes of the Meeting
September 2005

1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board Meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held September 23, 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
        Carter Berry, Public Affairs Committee Chairman and MMA Times Editor
        Phil Cannella, Reunion Coordination Chairman
        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 10:15 a. m.

2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Treasurer's Report for August 2005. The Treasurer remarked that the laptop computer purchase costs would be included in the September report.

3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on August 25, 2005.

4. Unfinished Business:

    a. Membership Form Update: The Membership Chairperson reported that the association was currently at 520 members.  He also reported that only 34 members had failed to complete a new membership application.

    b. Fiftieth Anniversary Biography Status: The Secretary reported that Turner Publishing Company had provided a by-name list of the 140 bios they have received from MMA members.

    c. MMA Room License: The Secretary reported that he had contacted Mr. DeCarlo, USAIC Real Estate Officer, and was informed that the license to use a room in building 243 was being prepared.

5. New Business:

    a. 50th Anniversary Book: The Secretary noted he had e-mailed Ms Parish, Turner Publishing Company, providing contact information and outlined areas of responsibility for MMA and USAMU in preparing the 50th anniversary book.

    b. USAMU Report: The USAMU Deputy reported the following items.

    (1) Sergeant Max Michael won the World Championship in Action Shooting (steel plate targets).

    (2) He had contacted Congressman Collins to obtain flags flown over the U.S. Capitol.

    (3) The Armored School would be relocated to form the Combined Arms Maneuver Center at Fort Benning as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission.  This realignment could force USAMU to move from their present headquarters or accelerate the building of the new HQ.

    c. MMA Times Input and 2006 Membership Directory:

    (1) MMA Times: Input for the December issue was scheduled for December 15, 2005.

    (2) Membership Directory: The 2006 Membership Directory would be prepared and sent to the printer the first week in 2006. The December 2005 MMA Times issue and the 2006 Membership Directory would be mailed together.

    d. Presidents Comments: The President asked board members to identify persons (VIP) who should be invited to attend the 50th anniversary reunion and be prepared to discuss this topic at the next meeting. He also added that he wished to continue the discussion about reunion expenditures and establishing a reunion budget at the next meeting.

6. Next Meetings: The next Executive Board Meeting was scheduled for 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 20, 2005, in the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia. The November meeting was scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2005, and the December meeting on Thursday, December 15, 2005.

7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 11:35 a. m.

Laurence K. Mosely

September 2005 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on October 20, 2005.

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