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Minutes of the Meeting
Annual Membership Meeting - January 2004

1. Annual Meeting: The Annual Membership Meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held January 23, 2004, at Pool Indoor Range, Fort Benning, Georgia.

    a. Board Members Present:

        Archibald V. Arnold III, President
        Bruce Meredith, Vice President
        Laurence K. Mosely, Recording Secretary
        Samuel W. Hunter, Treasurer
        Carter Berry, Public Affairs Committee Chairman, and MMA Times Editor

    b. Board Members Absent: Richard D. Rebidue, Membership Committee Chairman

    c. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Representative: LTC David J. Liwanag, USAMU Commander.

    d. Membership and Guest: 87

    e. Call to Order: A quorum being present, the President called the meeting to order at 3 PM.

2. President's Welcome: The President welcomed and thanked all for attending the meeting. He stressed the importance of continuing the history and traditions of the USAMU via membership in the Military Marksmanship Association. He noted that the format for this meeting would be shorter so member would have more time to socialize. The President then recognized the USAMU Commander.

3. USAMU Commander's Report: LTC Liwanag thanked the MMA for their support of USAMU and pledged continued USAMU cooperation and support in return. He continued by highlighting several significant events occurring at USAMU. He told the group that USAMU Service Pistol Shooter were in Iraq training U.S. soldiers and that plans were being made for Service Rifle shooters to follow; that the USAMU had resurrected the "All" Army Shooting Championship Matches after a decade of inactivity; and that USAMU had assumed responsibility of Maertens Sniper Range and had refurbished the range.

4. Unfinished Business: None.

5. New Business:

    a. Presidents Report:

        (1) The President reminded the group that the MMA had an active web site that allowed members to contact their Executive Board.

        (2) The President stated that the MMA was financially solid and was in the good hands of our Treasurer Sam Hunter.

        (3) The President noted that membership had fallen off in the past year and again encouraged active duty personnel to join the MMA as it was their professional association.

        (4) The President recognized Carter Berry for his one-man effort in publishing the MMA Times.

        (5) The President noted that efforts were ongoing to assemble a History Committee to continue the outstanding work of our retired Historian Ken Hamill.

        (6) The President reported that the IRS had returned our tax-exempt application and that a new application was being submitted.

        (7) The President remarked that plans were under way for the 48th anniversary reunion. He stated that the date would be announced as soon as possible.

    b. Soldier of the Year Award: The President introduced nominees for Soldier of the Year and provided a thumbnail sketch of their accomplishments. He announced that Staff Sergeant Joe D. Harless was the MMA Soldier of the Year for 2003. The award for Soldier of the Year was a pistol donated by Smith & Wesson Corporation.

    c. Special Thanks: The President thanked all members for attending. He also thanked CPT Howe, SFC Gertz, and the USAMU Operations Section for their assistance. He specifically thanked Phil Cannella for volunteering to be the refreshment committee of one and for providing the door prizes. Finally, he noted that Smith & Wesson Corporation had donated the pistol for the Soldier of the Year award and thanked them for their continued support of the MMA.

    d. National Collegiate Championships: Member Loyd Crow announced that the National Collegiate Championships would be held at Fort Benning from the 16th to the 20th of March and that range personnel volunteers were needed. POC: Grace Lee (703) 267-1450 or (800) 672-3888 ext 1485.

    e. Door Prizes: Members enjoyed a few lighthearted moments as a number of unique and gag door prizes were awarded. Past President Phil Cannella donated the door prizes.

6. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 PM.

Laurence K. Mosely
Recording Secretary

Attachments:
Treasurer's Annual Report for 2003
Fiscal Review of the Year 2003
Annual Meeting Briefing Slides

Approved by the Executive Board on February 26, 2004.

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