Minutes of the Meeting
1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board Meeting of the
Military Marksmanship Association was held December 14, 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
Richard D. Rebidue,
Membership Committee Chairman
b. Board Members Absent:
Stephen Goff, Vice President
Reunion Coordination Chairman and Past 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 10:06 a.m.
2. Treasurers Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried
to approve the Treasurers Reports for September, October, and
3. Minutes: Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on
November 16, 2006, were not available.
4. Unfinished Business: None.
5. New Business:
a. ISSF Magazine Article: The
President announced that the International Shooting Sport Federation
would publish an article in an upcoming issue of their magazine about
the 50th anniversary reunion.
b. Life Member Escrow: The Treasurer
reported that he would move a total of $12,000 from the MMA
Money Market Account and the checking account to fund the Life
Membership escrow account.
c. Reunion Feedback: The President
sent an e-mail message to the membership requesting feedback about
the reunion. He received 62 responses with the majority being
positive; however, there were a few negative comments, which he
acknowledged some were valid. The President read selected comments to
the board. He said he provided a copy of the responses to the USAMU
Commander and to the incoming MMA President; Robert I. Hoidahl, Jr.
Copies are filed in the Presidents workbook.
d. Life Membership Tally: There was a
question raised whether the MMA had 61 or 63 Life Members. The
Presidents list contained 63 while the membership database
contained 61. The difference was due to the death of two life
members. The Treasurer and Membership wished to list only living
members for escrow and IRS accounting purposes while the President
wanted to recognize everyone who became a Life Member. It was
resolved that two lists would be maintained: one list for display
purposes, such as the MMA web site, which would list all Life Members
but annotate a deceased individual. The official list used by the
Treasurer and recorded in the MMA database would only count living
e. USAMU 50th Anniversary History Book:
The USAMU received a corrected proof from the new editor at Turner
Publishing Company. The USAMU Deputy noted there were very few
corrections to be made. He remarked that USAMU will submit the
correction and then will receive a final printers galley proof in
January 2007. He added that the publisher now projecting shipment of
the book in March 2007.
f. USAMU Sergeants Majors List: The
USAMU Deputy is compiling a list of all previous USAMU Sergeants
Majors. He requested that the MMA send the list to the membership for review.
g. Membership: The Membership Chairman
reported that the associations membership had increased from
652 members to 656 members from the November membership report.
h. Soldier of the Year Vote: The
candidates for MMA Soldier of the Year were evenly qualified. After
no winner was selected on the first vote, it took seven rounds to
eliminate candidates and to select SFC Shawn Waller from the Custom
Gun Shop as the 2007 MMA Soldier of the Year.
i. End of Year Reports: The President
reminded the board that end of year reports were due and that they
would be helpful in preparing the slide briefing for the annual
meeting in January.
6. Next Meetings: The next Executive Board Meeting is
scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 12, 2007, in the USAMU
Conference Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.
7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 11:45 a. m.
Laurence K. Mosely
December 2006 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board on February 15, 2007.