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Minutes of the Meeting
May 2006

Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board Meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held May 18, 2006, 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 Immediate 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 10:05 a. m.

2. Treasurer's Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Treasurer's Report for April 2006.

3. Minutes: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on April 13, 2006.

4. Unfinished Business:

    a. Nomination Committee: The President reported that he had contacted several members to serve on a nominating committee; however, a committee had not been formed.

   b. VIP Invitation List: The President and the Deputy agreed to draw up a VIP invitation guest list.

5. New Business:

    a. Cost of Anniversary Caps: The Board established the price of the reunion baseball cap as $8.00 when pre-ordered with the reunion registration and $10.00 at the reunion. Members unable to attend the reunion can purchase caps for $8.00 each plus shipping of $7.00 for one to four caps. Shipping for each additional cap is $1.00.

    b. MMA Logo Memento Pins: The reunion budget line item for MMA Logo Memento Pins was deleted from the budget during the April 13, 2006, Executive Board Meeting. Based upon a recommendation by the President, the Board reversed that action and added the purchase of 400 MMA Logo Memento Pins to the budget at an estimated cost of $1.60 each. The pins would be offered to the membership for $2.00 per pin. The design of the pin included the number "50" in gold superimposed over the black bulls-eye in the MMA logo. The bulls-eye would be solid black without white rings.

    c. Reunion Schedule: The Secretary moved to shorten the reunion by starting on Thursday rather than Wednesday. After discussion, the motion failed to be seconded and the previous dates stand.

    d. Reunion Registration Fee: The Secretary presented several budgets based on different formulas for registration fees. He recommended that flat rate registration fee of $20.00 per person. The board reviewed the benefits attendees would enjoy versus the different budget formulas presented. After discussion, the Board established a registration fee of $25.00 for members and $30.00 for all other attendees.

    e. MMA Monthly Meeting Schedule: The President announced the dates of the monthly meetings through October 2006, and asked the Secretary to post the dates on the MMA web site.

    f. Cancellation of June Monthly Meeting: The President cancelled the monthly business meeting for June 16, 2006.

    g. MMA Times Newsletter and Hall of Fame Ballot Mailing: The President announced that in place of the June 16th monthly meeting there would be a mailing at 10:00 a.m. of the MMA Times Newsletter and the USAMU Hall of Fame Ballot.

    h. USAMU Report:

    (1) Hall of Fame Guest Speaker: Mr. Aylward announced that Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp, U.S. Army Accessions Command Commanding General, would be the Hall of Fame banquet speaker.

    (2) Olympic Quota Slots: The Deputy announced that USAMU Sergeants Joetta Dement and Theresa Dewitt had earned two Olympic quota slots for USA.

    (3) Change of Command: The Deputy announced that a Change of Command ceremony would be held at 9:00 a.m. on June 29, 2006, on Ceremony Hill at the Pool International Shooting Complex. The incoming commander is Lt. Col. Charles T. "Ty" Connett.

6. Next Meetings: The next Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 13, 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

May 2006 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on July 13, 2006.

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