Elected and Appointed Committees
The following are elected by the Company: Trustees of the Permanent Fund (5 members). Finance Committee
(5 members). Military Museum and Library Committee (5 members).
All members of these committees serve a term of five years.
All elected members maintain their positions from a direct
vote of the body of the Company. There are also committees
whose members are by appointment by the Captain Commanding.
Museum & Library Committee
The mission of the museum and library committee is to collect,
preserve and interpret such military artifacts and literature
that relate to the Ancients and Honorable Artillery Company
for present and future generations.
The committee examines all the accounts of the Company, engages
a public accountant to examine the accounts, and has a full
CPA audit completed every five years or when a new Paymaster
Trustees of the Permanent Fund
The mission of the Permanent Fund committee is to manage Permanent
Funds of the Company. To decide upon areas in which to invest
these funds in order to obtain the best possible return of unearned
income to the Company, without placing the Corpus of the
fund in any particular jeopardy. Annually, these earnings are
paid over to the Paymaster by the Trustees, and are applied
directly to payment of the Companys budgeted expenses
as projected by the Finance Committee.
Military Support Committee
The mission of the MSC is to coordinate activities of the AHAC
with the commanders of military agencies/commands/installations
and other appropriate military officers in Massachusetts. Such
commands/installations include: TAG MA; Cdr, Natick Labs; Cdr
Air Force Electronic Systems Command; Commander, Hanscom AFB;
Cdr, Ft Devens; Captain, USS Constitution; Commander, 1st Coast
Guard District; appropriate commanders, USAR, USNR, USMCR, ROTC
units; Secretary of the Army Civilian Aide and foreign military
services and attaches. Such activities would typically include
participation of commanders at AHAC events; coordinating service/base
events with AHAC participation; joint ceremonies. MSC could
also provide appropriate level of AHASC support to services
to recognize individual servicemen and women. AHAC coordinates
with the services for June Day, Toys for Tots, ship commissioning,
graduations, change of command, Paul Revere bowls for ROTC cadets.
MSC will be the action-coordinating agency for the Captain Commanding
for short-term events and ceremonies.
MSC provides sound military advice to Captain Commanding
for actions involving uniforms, insignia, awards, heraldic
items and other military-related actions.
Recruitment & Retention Committee
It's the mission of the Recuitment and Retention Committee to
recruit qualified men and women with an interst in military
history, patriotism, and in keeping the spirit of those who
have served and sacrificed on our behalf throughout the history
of our Nation and Commonwealth. And to retain our new members
through outreach programs and new member orientation, so they
may better understand the importance of this commemorative Company
and continue its traditions and commitment.
The mission of this committee is to ensure that proper protocol
is observed all all military functions especially at ceremonies,
parades, dinners and other assemblies. A yearly flexible protocol
plan is made that includes proper staffing.
This committee personally interviews candidates for membership,
questions reeferences and investigates character and qualifications
of applicants. It votes to decide upon candidate eligebility
for consideration by the Company.
This committee makes a detailed statement of estimated costs
for the June Day Anniversary which is provided to the Finance
Maintaing our close relationship with the Honorable Artillery
Company of London is the focus of this committee. The founder
of the AHAC was a member of the HAC of London. (read
more about Robert Keayne) This group develops plans for
official visits to the HAC in the United Kingdom.
Candidates for some positions in the company are advised by this
committee. Especially important are to review with these candidates
their time and committment for the position or office to which
they wish to be elected.