Section 1. The association existing under these by-laws is to be known as the U.S. MOUNTAIN RANGER ASSOCIATION, Dahlonega, Georgia.

Section 2. The objectives of this association are set forth in the Constitution of the U.S. Mountain Ranger Association.


Section 1. The government and management of this association are entrusted to its officers.

Section 2. Any officer desiring to resign from his office shall notify his fellow officers. He will remain in office until a new officer is elected and installed.


Section 1. Duties of the Chairman: It shall the duty of the Chairman to preside at all meetings of the association and to have general supervision over the business affairs of the association. He shall perform such other duties as directed by the association.

Section 2. Duties of the Vice-Chairman: The Vice-Chairman shall assume and discharge the duties of the Chairman in the absence of the Chairman or when called upon by the Chairman.

Section 3. Duties of the Secretary/Treasurer: The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep full and correct records of all proceedings and meetings and have charge of all finances. He shall keep records of the association as required and render report when called upon.

Section 4. The above mentioned officers are responsible for the appointment of association members to special offices (i.e. Chaplain, Special Project Manager, etc.)


All proceedings of this organization shall be conducted in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order.


This association requires no dues. Donations are accepted.


The by-laws may be amended at any time at any regular association meeting by a vote of two-thirds of the members present. Written notice shall be given to all members at least sixty (60) days in advance of the date an amendment is to be voted upon.


This association will collect and disperse funds for two charitable causes:

1. The USMRA Scholarship Fund will award $1000 to two individuals each year providing funds are available at the 5th RTB Open House. Financial requirements for the fund will be collected from donations specifically designated for the USMRA Scholarship Fund and from donations collected at the annual USMRA Critter Cookout. Awards will be determined by a committee of three selected by the membership.


Be the son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of a USMRA member. Be a graduating senior of a recognized public or private school or a home schooled senior student preparing to enter an accredited college or other post secondary institution. Be nominated in writing by a USMRA member.

Submit an application packet including all the following:

  • A biographical summary or resume of any or all of the following: extra curricular activities, civic or community services activities, humanitarian service work.

  • Written verification of qualification for graduation (from school counselor or home school teacher).

  • A statement from the nominating USMRA member denoting why the applicant should be considered.

  • A typed 500 word essay. The subject for the essay is “What Can I Do to Be A Better Citizen?” The essay should be written in first person, singular. The intent of the essay is to convey the applicant’s beliefs and values.

  • Include applicant name and applicant phone number on all submitted documents. Do not include Social Security number or other such personal information on any submitted document.

Once submitted, packets become property of USMRA and will not be returned to the applicants. Incomplete packets will not be considered. The checks will be awarded to the selected individuals upon proof of acceptance to an accredited college or post secondary education institution. If this is available at the time of packet submission, it should also be included.

The USMRA Scholarship Committee will accept application through the regular March meeting. Packets received after that meeting will not be evaluated.  Incomplete packets will not be evaluated.

2. The CFM Christmas Fund will provide funds to the commander, 5th Ranger Training Battalion. The amount will be the sum of donations specifically designated for the CFM Christmas Fund. These funds will be presented to the commander at the December meeting and are to be used at his discretion for the benefit of the active duty soldiers and families during the Christmas holiday season.


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