Minutes of the Meeting
Membership Meeting - October 2004
1. General Membership Meeting: A General Membership Meeting of
the Military Marksmanship Association was held on October 23, 2004 at
Pool Range Overlook, Pool Range Complex, Fort Benning, Georgia
a. Executive 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
Richard D. Rebidue,
Membership Committee Chairman
b. Board Members Absent: None.
c. Membership and Guests Present: 300
d. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Representative:
LTC David J. Liwanag, USAMU Commander.
2. Call to Order: A quorum being present, the President called
the meeting to order at 1530 hours. He welcomed the membership
and thanked them for their attendance. The President announced
the passing MSG Folke Alquist, Sr., and asked for a moment of silence
to honor him and all our fallen MMA comrades since the last reunion.
3. Unfinished Business:
a. Tax-Exempt Status: The
President reported that the MMA had been granted tax-exempt status as
a veteran's organization under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal
(1) The President explained why this was
beneficial to the association:
(2) The President further explained the
impact on the members:
4. New Business:
a. Status of the Association:
The President announced that the MMA was in good shape due to the
hard work of the Executive Board and recognized the following board members:
b. Reunion Planning: The
President thanked the following individuals and asked the membership
to give a well deserved round of applause to:
c. Revised Constitution and Bylaws:
The President announced that the Secretary, "Red" Mosely,
had revised the Constitution and Bylaws as required by installation
policy. He noted there was no substantial change to the way the
association was organized other than being recognized as a veteran's
organization by the IRS or how the association would operate under
the revised Constitution and Bylaws. Motion made, seconded, and
carried to approve the Constitution and Bylaws of the MMA as written.
d. Election of MMA Officers for 2005 to 2007:
The President announced that in accordance with Article II, Section
1 of the previous Bylaws, a nominating committee consisting of
"Arch" Arnold, Burl Branham, and "Mac" Johnson
proposed a slate of officers that was subsequently unanimously
approved by the current Board of Directors. This slate was
presented to the general membership for consideration and vote:
A brief summary of the attributes of each nominee was given.
There were no nominees offered from the floor. Motion made,
seconded, and carried by popular acclamation to elect the slate of
officers as presented for a two-year term with the officers being
installed at the General Membership Meeting in January 2005 and to
serve through January 2007.
e. Looking Ahead to the 50th Reunion:
The President stated that a 50th Anniversary Book will be prepared
for publication by the Fall of 2006. MMA members will be given
the opportunity to send in photos and biographical data for
inclusion. He said that information would be announced in the
MMA Times and that members should mark their calendars for 2006,
which will be the biggest and best reunion ever.
f. Appreciation for USAMU Support: The
President thanked LTC Liwanag, SGM Dickman, Operations Officer CPT
Howe, and Operations NCO SFC Sheeley for their hard work and support
during the joint MMA Reunion and the 48th USAMU Anniversary.
5. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1600 hours.
Laurence K. Mosely
Financial Statement of the MMA Reunion
Approved by the Executive Board on November 18, 2004.