Minutes of the Meeting
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
Reunion Coordination Chairman and Past President
Richard D. Rebidue,
Membership Committee Chairman
b. Board Members Absent: Stephen Goff,
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. Treasurers Report: The Treasurer said that the
Treasurers Report for October 2006 was not completed. He also
noted that he was still preparing the Treasurers 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
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 associations 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.