Minutes of the Meeting
1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board Meeting
of the Military Marksmanship Association was held November 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
Archibald V. Arnold
III, MMA Past President
Carter Berry, Public
Affairs Committee Chairman and MMA Times Editor
Reunion Coordination Chairman
Richard D. Rebidue,
Membership Committee Chairman
b. Board Members Absent: Stephen Goff,
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 a. m.
2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to
approve the Treasurer's Report for October 2005.
3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve, as
corrected, the Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on October
4. Unfinished Business:
a. MMA Room License: The Secretary
reported the license allowing MMA to use a room in Building 243 had
been executed and remarked that it was valid through August 27, 2010.
b. Membership Form Update: The
Membership Chairperson reported that the association was currently at
c. Fiftieth Anniversary Biography Status:
The Secretary stated that he was not able to contact our POC at
Turner Publication Company; therefore, was unable to provide an
update on bios submitted.
d. Proposed Reunion VIP List: The
Deputy remarked that the reunion VIP list was a "work in
progress" and had not been finalized.
5. New Business:
a. MMA Soldier of the Year Vote: The
USAMU Deputy provided biographies of the nominees for the 2005 MMA
Soldier of the Year. The Board narrowed down the nominees to three
finalists and then selected the winner by unanimous vote.
Announcement is to be made at the MMA Annual Meeting.
b. Life Membership: The President
announced that several additional members elected to become Life
Members in the MMA. He suggested that a complete list of Life Members
be published in the next edition of the MMA Times and requested the
Membership Chairman to compile such a list.
c. USAMU Report: The USAMU Deputy
reported on the following USAMU events.
(1) USAMU 50th Anniversary Book: The
editorial team (Mr. Feamster and Mr. Writer) have collected the
majority of material and are in the process of preparing the first draft.
(2) Olympic Quota Slots: Three
additional Olympic Quota Slot were earned in mid-November by USAMU
Shooters (SFC Szarenski, SSG Rose, and SFC Erickson) at the CAT Games
(Campeonato de Tiro de las Americas) in Salinas, Puerto Rico.
(3) Presidents Hundred Award Presentation:
During his recent visit to Fort Benning, Amy Chief of Staff General
Peter J. Schoomaker presented USAMU Service Rifle shooter SFC Norman
L. Anderson with a Letter of Congratulation from President Bush for
winning the President's Hundred Match at the 2005 National
Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio.
(4) Coaching Realignment: Several
USAMU coaches assumed new coaching positions: Mr. Hawkins, Service
Pistol; Mr. Arredondo, International Pistol; and Mr. Briggs,
d. Annual Membership Meeting: The MMA
Annual Membership Meeting is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Friday, January
27, 2006, at the Pool Indoor Range.
e. Reunion Budget: The President
stated that the first item on the agenda at the December meeting
would be discussion and resolution of the reunion budget.
f. MMA Times Input and Mail Out: Mr.
Berry reminded all that input for the December MMA Times issue was
due not later than December 15, 2005, and that mail out was scheduled
for Friday, January 6, 2006.
g. Extension of Biography Deadline:
The President requested that the Secretary coordinate with Turner
Publishing Company for an extension of the biography submission date
to 1 February 2006.
6. Next Meetings: The next Executive Board Meeting was
scheduled for 10:00 AM, Thursday, December 15, 2005, in the USAMU
Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.
7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 a. m.
Laurence K. Mosely
November 2005 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on December 21, 2005.