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Minutes of the Meeting
December 2006

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
        Phil Cannella, 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. Treasurer’s Report: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Treasurer’s Reports for September, October, and November 2006.

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 President’s workbook.

    d. Life Membership Tally: There was a question raised whether the MMA had 61 or 63 Life Members. The President’s 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 Life Members.

    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 association’s 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
Secretary

Attachment:
December 2006 Financial Statement

Approved by the Executive Board on February 15, 2007.

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