Minutes of the Meeting
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:
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
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
December 2005 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on January 19, 2006.