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Minutes of the Meeting
March 2006

Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board Meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held March 10, 2006, in the Army Marksmanship Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.

    a. Board Members Present:

        Bruce A. Meredith, President
        Stephen Goff, Vice President
        Laurence K. Mosely, Secretary
        Samuel W. Hunter, Treasurer
        Archibald V. Arnold III, MMA Immediate Past President
        Phil Cannella, Reunion Coordination Chairman
        Richard D. Rebidue, Membership Committee Chairman

    b. Board Members Absent: Carter Berry, Public Affairs Committee Chairman and MMA Times Editor

    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 10:20 am.

2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Treasurer's 2005 Annual Report, the Treasurer's Report for January 2006, and the Treasurer's Report for February 2006.

3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on January 19, 2006 and the Minutes of the Annual Membership Meeting held January 27, 2006. The Secretary remarked that he would forward to DMWR the Treasurer's Report for February under cover of a memorandum stating that the February 2006 Executive Board Meeting was cancelled.

4. Unfinished Business: None.

5. New Business:

    a. Letter from a Member: The Secretary questioned how he should respond to an e-mail he had received from LTC Gyzen asking about what was being done today in light of what had been done during the Vietnam era to develop a U.S. Army Sniper Program. The Vice President volunteered to respond.

    b. Membership Report: The Membership Chairman reported that 529 persons were members of the MMA. The Secretary noted that 357 members had subscribed to the E-Mail List. The President remarked that 13 members had elected to become life members and they would be presented a life member plaque at the 50th anniversary reunion. He also noted that a photo of the plaque was published in the MMA Times.

    c. Private Label Wine: The Secretary stated that he had received an e-mail solicitation to purchase private labeled wine for the 50th anniversary. The President also noted that he had received the same offer. He further noted that any wine served at the banquet must be furnished by they Iron Works caterer.

    d. USAMU Report:

    (1) Unit Flag and Crest: Mr. Aylward reported the Department of the Army had approved a new unit flag and new unit crest. He remarked that USAMU was considering a formal presentation of the flag and crest during the 50th anniversary.

    (2) Range Dedication: The Deputy remarked that the renaming of Brinson Range to Krilling Range was on track. He noted that the cost of an oil portrait of MSG Krilling was $ 1,245.00, and that the artist had several photographs of MSG Krilling at the time he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. The President instructed the Treasurer to account for any contributions received toward the portrait.

    (3) Anniversary Rifle: The Deputy said that the search for a military service rifle produced March 1956, the year that USAMU was activated, was continuing.

    (4) Roundhouse Renovation: The Deputy reported that DPW had inspected and is reviewing renovation of the historical Roundhouse building.

    e. Contribution Letter: The President stated that the association needed a formal letter thanking donors for their contribution to the MMA. He provided a model letter to the Secretary and instructed him to prepare a similar "Thank You" letter for the association.

    f. Raffle Guidance: The Secretary reported that DMWR had provided guidance about conducting raffles and giving door prizes on Fort Benning in a letter dated February 10, 2006.

    g. Reunion Caps: Mr. Aylward displayed examples of caps that could be ordered by MMA for the 50th reunion. The cap specifications to be ordered are: The cap and brim (including the brim underside) shall be the same color. The lettering on the cap shall be embroidered in gold thread except for the Blaze Orange cap, which shall be embroidered in Black thread. The front of the cap shall have a USAMU crest sewn on the center of the cap with "1956" embroidered on the left side of the crest and "2006" on the right side of the crest. Embroidered across the back of the cap shall be "50 Years Of Excellence." The following quantities shall be ordered: 50 Blaze Orange, 300 Navy Blue, 100 Hunter Green, and 50 Crimson Red.

6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting was scheduled for 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 18, 2006, in the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.

7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 12:10 p. m.

Laurence K. Mosely

March 2006 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on March 9, 2006.

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