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Minutes of the Meeting
General Membership Meeting - October 2002

1. General Membership Meeting: A General Membership Meeting of the Military Marksmanship Association was held on October 19, 2002 at Pool Range Overlook, Pool Range Complex, Fort Benning, Georgia

    a. Executive Board Members Present:

        Phillip F. Cannella, Jr., President
        Vice-President, Richard N. Hawkins
        Laurence K. Mosely, Recording Secretary
        Samuel W. Hunter, Treasurer
        Carter Berry, Chairman, Public Affairs Committee Chairman, and MMA Times Editor
        Ken Hamill, Chairman, Historical Committee Chairman, and MMA Historian
        Richard D. Rebidue, Membership Committee Chairman

    b. Membership and Guests Present: 300

    c. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Representative: Colonel Robert I. Hoidahl, Jr.

    d. Call to Order: A quorum being present, the President called the meeting to order at 1530 hours.

2. Unfinished Business:

    a. Incoporation of MMA: The President announced that the MMA had been incorporated and that the board was working to obtain 501c(3) tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code. Additionally, he declared that the Association was in good financial shape.

    b. Introduction of Executive Board: The President introduced each member of the current Executive Board to the membership. He noted their collective work ethic then thanked them for their support of him, and asked the membership to join him in applauding the board members.

5. New Business:

    a. Election of Officers: The President remarked that the main purpose of this General Meeting was to elect new Association officers. He noted that the recent change in the Constitution changed the term to serve in office from one to two years. He further explained that the new officers would be installed in January 2003 at the Annual Meeting and would serve through January 2005.

    (1) The President announced that he was not able to seek re-election and that "Arch" Arnold had consented to being nominated for President. A motion was made, seconded, and carried to elect Archibald V. Arnold III as MMA President.

    (2) The President noted that our current Vice President, "Rick" Hawkins, had been hired as the USAMU International Rifle Coach and he was stepping down so there would be no conflict of interest. The President stated that Bruce Meredith had agreed to run for Vice President. A motion was made, seconded, and carried to elect Bruce Meredith MMA Vice President.

    (3) The President commented that the Recording Secretary and the Treasurer had agreed to serve another term. A motion was made, seconded, and carried to re-elect Laurence K. Mosely as the MMA Recording Secretary and, in-turn, a motion was made, seconded, and carried to re-elect Samuel W. Hunter as the MMA Treasurer.

    b. Appreciation for USAMU Support: The President thanked Colonel Hoidahl for the support provided by the unit during the joint MMA Reunion and the 46th USAMU Anniversary.

7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1600 hours.

Laurence K. Mosely
Recording Secretary

Financial Statement of the MMA Reunion

Approved by the Executive Board on November 20, 2002.

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