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Minutes of the Meeting
Annual Membership Meeting - January 2007

1. Annual Meeting: The Annual Membership Meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held January 19, 2007, at Pool Indoor Range, Fort Benning, Georgia.

    a. Board Members Present:

        Bruce A. Meredith, President
        Steve Goff, Vice President
        Laurence K. Mosely, Recording Secretary
        Samuel W. Hunter, Treasurer
        Archibald V. Arnold III, MMA Immediate Past President
        Carter Berry, Public Affairs Committee Chairman, and MMA Times Editor
        Phil Cannella, Reunion Coordination Chairman
        Richard D. Rebidue, Membership Committee Chairman

    b. Board Members Absent: Archibald V. Arnold III, MMA Immediate Past President

    c. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Representative: CPT James R. Barrows, USAMU Operations Officer.

    d. Membership and Guest: 105

    e. Call to Order: A quorum being present, the President called the meeting to order at 3:15 p.m.

2. President’s Welcome: The President welcomed and thanked all for attending the meeting.  He remarked that the 50th USAMU/MMA Reunion was a total success. He thanked the Commander, staff, and soldiers of the USAMU for their support and assistance. He also thanked members of the MMA Executive Board for their work leading up to and during the reunion. He made special note of Phil Cannella for coordinating the refreshments at the reunion and for this annual meeting and also thanked him for again donating the door prizes. The President then recognized the USAMU Operations Officer.

3. USAMU Commander’s Report: CPT Barrow noted that the Commander was not able to attend because of a prior commitment. He relayed the Commander’s pledged of continued USAMU cooperation and support of the MMA. He also thanked the MMA for helping the USAMU to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unit.

4. Unfinished Business: None.

5. New Business:

     a. President’s Briefing:

  • The President noted that the MMA had an active web site and e-mail list managed by our Secretary, “Red” Mosely, which allowed members to contact their Executive Board.

  • The President stated that the MMA was financially solid and was in the good hands of our Treasurer, Sam Hunter.

  • The President thanked Dick Rebidue for his service as Membership Committee Chairman. He noted that MMA was at 656 members and now has a Life Membership category. He thanked all 64 MMA Life Members who had elected to become a Life Member.

  • The President recognized Carter Berry for his outstanding skill in publishing the MMA Times and cited the recent 10-page reunion issue as an example.

  • The President thanked anyone not mentioned for his or her contribution in making the reunion a success.

  • The President gave a status update on the 50th anniversary book and said delivery was scheduled for March 2007.

    b. Soldier of the Year Award: The President showed a slide listing previous MMA Soldier of the Year recipients. He showed a slide of the each nominee for 2006 MMA Soldier of the Year listing their accomplishments:

    Rank/Name

    Section

    SFC Lance Hopper

    Service Rifle

    SSG Robert Park

    Service Pistol

    SPC Michael McPhail

    International Rifle

    SFC Thomas Rose

    International Pistol

    SFC Theresa DeWitt

    Shotgun

    SFC Shawn Waller

    Custom Gun Shop

The President made a special point to tell the attendees how qualified each nominee was and how much deliberation took place by the MMA board before a winner was chosen. He then announced that Sergeant First Class Shawn Waller, Custom Gun Shop, is the MMA Soldier of the Year for 2006. The award for Soldier of the Year was a Military and Police model, caliber .40 pistol donated by Smith & Wesson Corporation.

    c. Special Thanks: The President again thanked all members for attending.  He also thanked the USAMU Operations Section for their assistance. He specifically thanked Phil Cannella and William “Doug” Duncan for volunteering to order and set up the refreshments. Finally, he noted that Smith & Wesson Corporation had again donated the pistol for the Soldier of the Year award and thanked them for their continued support of the MMA.

    d. Installation of MMA Officers: The outgoing president, Bruce Meredith, thanked the MMA for the support given to him over the past two years, and asked the incoming president, Robert I. Hoidahl, Jr., to chair the remainder of the meeting. The new President presented the other officers of the MMA Executive Board: Ronald F. Martere, Vice President; Laurence “Red” Mosely, Secretary; and Samuel Hunter, Treasurer. He noted the Carter Berry, MMA Time Editor, and Richard Rebidue, Membership, had agreed to continue in their respective positions. The President then called the outgoing president before the membership and presented him with a “token” gift certificate from the association.

    e. Door Prizes: Members enjoyed a few laughs as a number of unique gag door prizes were awarded.  Past President Phil Cannella donated the door prizes. The grand prize door prize was a caliber .177 air rifle donated by Crossman, Corporation. The incoming MMA President, Robert I. Hoidahl, Jr, presented the grand prize to SPC Matthew T. Wallace of the Shotgun Section.

6. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

Laurence K. Mosely
Recording Secretary

Attachments:
Treasurer's Annual Report for 2006

Approved by the Executive Board on February 15. 2007

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