Introduction of members
19:13 President’s Report
Presentation at Metacon for March/CCDL
Testified along with on Senate Bill 28.
Contacted New London police to update info on Pistol Permit process
Radio interview on WXLM FM
Attended 2nd Amendment March
Attended 2nd Amendment March in Hartford
Prepared a FOIA Request for access to Derby permit records. Derby is allegedly not issuing permits and/or complying with the time mandates.
Put on 2nd Amendment March
Most expensive and most revenue increasing
Took in 2763
Taxes were a lot and we donated $1000 to SAM.
Have $782 as of report
703 members signed up
135 new since last meeting
Anyone who’s been going to gun shops and leaving cards let Nick know.
2nd annual CCDL picnic – Aug 14th at Booth Memorial Park, Maybe 11-4 plus hour before and after for setup/cleanup. Looking for volunteers to help.
WLOPA Board of Directors contact about putting on charity event to promote CCDL; need ideas
Scott will be speaking at Tax Day Tea Party on behalf of CCDL.
Transferred paypal donations and orders
Mailchimp charged us today
Created a featured sponsor section on website currently linked to CTSAS.INFO; can see number of hits/impressions/etc
Tshirts and hats are available on website and integrated with paypal.
Needs help with graphic design, HTML, or video editing
19:28 PR read by VP
2nd Amendment March notification e-mails and press releases
Attended executive meeting
Contacted senators about Sen. Bill 28, meaningful contact with McGlaughlin
Provided written testimony on Sen. 28
Attended 2nd Amendment March
Elected as coordinator
Took possession of shirts/cash/etc
Assisted in website sales
Will need to place shirt order soon.
Navy seems to be most popular color
Gave testimony in opposition to Sen. Bill 28
Setting up legislative shoots to get candidates and legislators out and involved
Wants to start discussion in forming team of district coordinators for pro-2A candidates statewide. Similar to NRA program.
19:35 Open forum
Need a lot of help to cover all the districts. Hopefully our growing numbers will help show candidate our support.
Do we have a liason with each gun club? Right now just executive members that shoot at various clubs. Scott has contacted a lot of clubs and spoken there about CCDL and 2nd Amendment March.
Rob Sampson posted SAM march pictures to his campaign page and thanked CCDL.
Saying “We doubled our membership since X date” works well to get people interested about CCDL.
19:59 Back in Session – Guest Speaker – Jerry Labriola
Jerry Labriola, Candidate for US Congress in 3rd District spoke to group
Need to get out the vote and would like to work with CCDL to get a clean sweep of all incumbents.
Labriolaforcongress.com feel free to contact Jerry directly at the website or make a donation.
20:04 Old business
Discussion on Merchandise
Proposal for future events
Wrapped up SAM loose ends
Discussed grading system for legislators
Input from general member and voluntary contributions
20:05 New Business – Annual picnic
Looking for food/cooking/cleanup/setup committees.
Looking for donations for raffles.
Need a giant grill for the picnic. Anyone who can let us borrow one would be appreciated. One member may be able to make one out of a 50-gallon drum; Will keep up posted.
Open carry welcome, there will be no alcohol
20:09 National 2nd Amendment March Seats / Hartford March Wrapup
Bob Crook – CT Coalition of Sportsmen
Sara Adler – CCSU Riflery and Marksmenship Club
Atty. Craig Fishbein – representing Blue Trail Range
Heidi Voight – Miss CT 2006
Scott Wilson – CCDL
Duffy Acevedo – Governor
Martha Dean – Attorney General
Rob Simmons – US Senate
Rob Merkle – US Congress – 4th District
Jerry Labriola – US Congrss – 3rd District
Joe Markley – CT Senate – 16th District
Kathy Brown – CT General Assembly - 89th District
Rob Sampson – CT General Assembly – 80th District
20:12 Gun shop teams
We’ve been hitting a lot of gun shops but it’s been fairly haphazard.
One person can probably reasonably do 5 shops every 3 weeks.
Need people to take maybe 3 shops
Possibility of having a gun shop coordinator who can coordinate people and train them on how to interact with people at the shops.
20:22 Tax Day Tea Party in Hartford
Scott to be a speaker there
Do we want/can we staff a table? Might not be value in having a table. Probably value in handing out flyers at the rally.
20:25 New promo cards
Need new promo cards. Lenny to send out breakdown of cost/box in morning to discuss after meeting.
20:26 Brief discussion on Merchandise
Different shirt colors, or other merchandise.
Bumper stickers, mugs, magnets, flag for rallies all suggested. Ideas to be taken back to executive meeting.
Lenny been to shirt guy for another price on shirts and other merchandise. No response yet, but waiting for it.
Nick from WLOPA attended to show his support.
20:32 Closing words