Minutes of the Meeting
Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board Meeting of the
Military Marksmanship Association was held April 13, 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
Archibald V. Arnold
III, MMA Immediate 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: Samuel W.
c. U. S. Army Marksmanship Unit Representative:
Mr. Robert Aylward, USAMU Deputy.
Mr. John Feamster,
50th Anniversary Book Editor
Mr. John Writer, 50th
Anniversary Book Editor
e. Call to Order: A quorum being
present, the President called the meeting to order at 10:07 a. m.
2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to
approve the Treasurer's Report for March 2006.
3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the
Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on March 10, 2006.
4. Unfinished Business: Mr. Feamster and Mr. Write briefed the
board on the 50th Anniversary Book and noted that the final version
would be sent to the publisher by the end of April.
5. New Business:
a. New Life Members: The President
announced that Mr. DeHaviland Glisson and Mr. John Loomis had
upgraded their membership status to Life Member.
b. Member Volunteer: The Secretary
stated MMA member Ronald Martere had included a note with his
membership renewal that he would be available to assist with the
reunion. The Secretary recommended that the President contact Mr.
Martere and the President acknowledged that he would.
c. MMA Times Courtesy Copy: The
Secretary noted that the MMA Times Courtesy Copy List was in need of
review. The board reviewed the list making additions and deletions
and gave it to the Membership Chairman for updating of the mailing
d. Reunion Planning:
(1) Invitation List: The board
discussed the option of inviting non-members to the 50th Anniversary
banquet, such as, representatives from Smith & Wesson and the
Mayors of Columbus and Phenix City. The President remarked that Mayor
Poydasheff had expressed an interest in attending. The President and
the Deputy agreed to draw up an invited guest list. Invitees would
pay at the guest rate.
(2) Attendance by Non-members: A
question was raised whether non-MMA members would be allowed to the
50th Anniversary banquet. The board determined that a person need not
be an association member to attend the banquet. However, military
personnel would be encouraged to join the association and if they
declined they would pay to attend at the guest rate. Civilians not
already a member would pay the guest rate. Walk-in civilian
membership would be restricted because of the percentage ratio of
civilians to military allowed by IRS regulations for a Veteran's Organization.
(3) Reunion Information: The Secretary
recommended that information about the reunion (to include the
banquet menu as a "tickler") be published in the June issue
of the MMA Times. It was resolved that the most current information
would be published in the President's Report but not include a menu
as the bill of fare was not final.
(4) Dress Code: The board resolved
that no formal dress code would be required at the Iron Works banquet
by MMA members (excluding USAMU assigned personnel). The USAMU
Commander would determine the dress code for USAMU personnel.
(5) Mailing Reunion Information: The
following milestones were fixed for mailing information about the
50th Anniversary, Hall of Fame Ballots, and MMA reunion registration:
MMA Times (President's Report) and USAMU Hall of Fame Ballot
Reunion Registration Packet (Joint USAMU/MMA Letter of Invitation,
Schedule of Events, Billeting Info Sheet, Registration and Order Form.
(6) Memento Coins: The reunion budget
was changed to increase the purchase of memento coins from 300 to 500
coins. One coin would be presented to each MMA member attending the
reunion. The Memento Pins line item was deleted from the budget and
memento pins will not be purchased.
e. MMA Monthly Meeting Schedule: The
Secretary requested the President set the dates of the next several
f. Nomination Committee: The Secretary
noted that a nomination committee needed to be appointed to select
candidates for officers of the association.
g. USAMU Report:
(1) Hall of Fame Nominee List: Mr.
Aylward requested two MMA board members to review the USAMU Hall of
Fame Nominee List. Phil Cannella and Steve Goff volunteered to assist.
(2) Section Hall of Fame Nominee List:
The Deputy also requested assistance by MMA board members to review
the Section Hall of Fame Nominee List.
(3) Anniversary Rifle: The Deputy
report that a military service rifle manufactured in 1956, the year
that USAMU was activated, was not available from the CMP.
(4) Portrait Donations: The Deputy
remarked that donations collected by USA Shooting were sufficient to
commission an artist to paint a portrait of MSG Krilling.
(5) USAMU Crest: The Deputy announced
that the USAMU unit crest and unit flag had been officially approved
by the Institute of Heraldry.
(6) Farewell Plaques: The Deputy
informed the board that the inventory of plaques donated by MMA was
exhausted. Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the
expenditure of $500.00 to purchase of wood plaques and then donate
the plaques to USAMU.
h. Permit to Operate on Fort Benning:
The Secretary reported the association's permit to operate as a
private organization on Fort Benning expires September 19, 2006 and a
request to revalidate the permit must be submitted to DMWR not later
than July 20, 2006. He questioned the board if it was the intent of
the association to continue to operate on Fort Benning. Motion made,
seconded, and carried to revalidate the permit to operate on Fort Benning.
i. Reunion Nametags: The Secretary
announced that he was not able to prepare the nametags for the
reunion. Membership offered to prepare the nametags.
j. Transportation for Elderly Members:
Mr. Cannella reminded the board that many of the members attending
the reunion will be elderly and recommended that USAMU schedule
military transportation. The Deputy noted that such transportation
would require USAMU funding and funds were not available.
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 12:15 p. m.
Laurence K. Mosely
April 2006 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on May 18, 2006.