Minutes of the Meeting
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
Bruce Meredith, Vice President
Laurence K. Mosely,
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
(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 &
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
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.