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Minutes of the Meeting
November 2006

1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board Meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held November 16, 2006, in the Army Marksmanship Conference Room, Building 243.

    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 and Past President
        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: Robert I. Hoidahl, Jr., President Elect, and Ronald F. Martere, Vice President Elect.

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

2. Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer said that the Treasurer’s Report for October 2006 was not completed. He also noted that he was still preparing the Treasurer’s Report for September as well as a reunion summary financial statement.

3. Minutes: Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on October 10, 2006, were not available.

4. Unfinished Business: None.

5. New Business:

    a. 50th Anniversary Reunion Applause: The President opened the meeting by thanking all board members for their hard work and long hours during the reunion. He noted that several of the volunteers were wives of board members and asked that those board members extend his thanks to them.

    b. Life Member Status: The President stated that the Life Membership category was an overwhelming success. The MMA now has 61 Life Members. He suggested that the MMA establish an escrow fund to service Life Member over their life in the association. He noted that the cost of the laser engraved plaques had reduced the actual money added to the treasury. After discussion by the board, a Motion was made, seconded, and carried to deposit $200.00 of the $300.00 Life membership fee into a separate one-year CD and at the maturity of the CD, the new board would review the Life Member Fund.

    c. Reunion Caps, Pins, and Coins: The Treasurer reported the quantity on hand of MMA reunion caps, MMA pins, and USAMU coins. The board determined what should be done with the remaining items (shown in parenthesis, below). Additionally, the board determined that since the reunion was a one-time special event, that none of the three items would be re-ordered.

        (1) MMA Caps: None on hand.
        (2) MMA Pins: 31 pins on hand (Pins to be given to the President to promote the MMA).
        (3) USAMU Coins: 5 coins on hand (Coins to be held by MMA President for special presentations).

    d. USAMU 50th Anniversary Book Status: The President announced that Tuner Publishing Company had replaced the current book editor and appointed Ms Leslie King as the new editor. He also stated that no more biographies would be accepted and that Turner Publishing Company is projecting to publish the book in the February/March time frame.

    e. MMA Times: The MMA Times Editor reminded the board that input for the next issue was due not later than the December 1st and the mail out would be held on the 14th of December. He also remarked that this issue would highlight the 50th anniversary reunion and would include a large selection of photos.

    f. Soldier of the Year: The President announced that the Soldier of the Year vote would be held at the December meeting. He asked the USAMU Deputy to submit biographies of candidates.

    g. Membership: The Membership Chairman reported that the association’s membership had increased from 629 members to 652 members since his last report in October. The Treasurer and Membership Chairman announced that they would finalize the 2007 Membership Directory for printing after the January annual membership meeting. January 30th is the cutoff for new membership additions.

6. Next Meetings: The next Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 14, 2006, in the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.

7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 11:05 a. m.

Laurence K. Mosely

November 2006 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on February 15, 2007.

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