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Minutes of the Meeting
December 2005

1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board Meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held December 21, 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
        Richard D. Rebidue, Membership Committee Chairman

    b. Board Members Absent:

        Phil Cannella, Reunion Coordination Chairman
        Stephen Goff, Vice President.

    c. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Representative: Mr. Robert Aylward, USAMU Deputy.

    d. Guests: Messrs. Feamster and Writer, USAMU 50th Anniversary Book Staff.

    e. Call to Order: A quorum being present, the President called the meeting to order at 10:12 a. m.

2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Treasurer's Report for November 2005.

3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve, as corrected, the Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on November 17, 2005.

4. Unfinished Business: The Secretary reported that Turner Publishing Company extended the deadline for submitting biographies until January 31, 2006.

5. New Business:

    a. Membership Status: The Membership Chairman reported that membership was at 498 -- a net gain of one member from the previous month.

    b. USAMU Report: The 50th Anniversary Book Staff provided a chapter-by-chapter outline of the book. They estimated that the writing of the book was sixty percent complete and noted that they expected to complete the book by the March 31, 2006, internal deadline. The editorial team also briefed on attempts to contact former USAMU members.

    c. U. S. Army Small Arms Championships: Motion made, seconded, and approved to support the conduct of the U. S. Army Small Arms Championships in the amount of $3,000.00.

    d. Donation from Columbus Mayor: The President reported that the association received an unrestricted donation of $250.00 from Mayor Poydasheff. The President remarked he would respond.

    e. Soldier of Year Award Donation: The President announced that Smith & Wesson has again donated a pistol as the award for the 2005 MMA Soldier of the Year. The President noted that he would contact Mr. Ken Sedlecky and requests a donation for the 50th anniversary.

    f. DMWR Letter: The President noted that he have received a letter from MMWR reminding the association of the requirement to obtain permission to sell items on post, specifically, the 50th Anniversary Book. The Secretary noted that the association was not involved in the sale of the book and that members purchased the book directly from the publisher. The President remarked that he would visit DMWR to clarify how the book is being sold. He also said that he would inquire about the requirements for conducting a raffle.

    g. MMA Life Member Plaque: The President recommended that all Life Member Plaques be presented at a ceremony during the 50th Anniversary Reunion. He also displayed the final design of the plaque. Motion made, seconded, and to approve the plaque design as displayed.

    h. 50th Anniversary Proposed Budget: The Board reviewed a proposed reunion budge prepared by the Secretary. The President provided the Iron Works Convention Center meal price list. Discussion involved three main topics: Buffet line vs. served meal, menu price choice for two meat entries (beef and chicken) plus what would be the additional cost to include a fish entry, and whether to include wine on the table for toasting. The Board recommended that individual meal cost be set at $30.00 per person pending the President's inquiry on the cost to include a fish entry. Motion made, seconded, and to feed from a buffet line and place two bottles of wine (1 red and 1 white) per table. Additionally, the Board also set the design of the baseball cap to include "1956 - 2006" on the front of the cap (one date on either side of the USAMU emblem) and changed the budget entry for the catered BBQ from Chicken to Chicken and Ribs at a cost of $8.00 per person. The Board also selected the size of the USAMU anniversary memento coin to be one and three quarter inches in size and priced at $2.00 per coin. The President suggested the remaining Line Item costs be discussed at future meetings.

    i. 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.

6. Next Meetings: The next Executive Board Meeting was scheduled for 10:00 AM, Thursday, January 19, 2006, in the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.

7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 12:25 a. m.

Laurence K. Mosely
Secretary

Attachment:
December 2005 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on January 19, 2006.

 

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