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Minutes of the Meeting
November 2005

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
        Phil Cannella, Reunion Coordination Chairman
        Richard D. Rebidue, Membership Committee Chairman

    b. Board Members Absent: Stephen Goff, Vice President.

    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 20, 2005.

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 497 members.

    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, International Rifle.

    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.

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