CCDL General Meeting 9/14/10
7:11 Called to order
Light agenda, many officers not present.
Pledge of Allegiance
Call by President for pro-gun, pro-2A candidates in CT
Len Suzio mentioned, for 13th district State Senate
Attended 2nd annual family picnic in Stratford.
Attended CCDL fundraiser at WLOPA with pistol and trap shooting contests
Facilitated Emember meeting in Wallingford, where new Emember Jeff Tang voted in
Drafted an action to all CCDL members to contact Kayla Berube from CTGOP to endorse and support candidates
Presented CCDL plaque at WLOPA at annual voting meeting
Went public with endorsements for Jerry Labriola and Tom Foley
VP report: not here, no report
Secretary’s Report (not present)
Waiting for reply from CT DEP on letter he sent regarding carry in State parks
Membership coordinator report
949 members on website, 62 new since last month
Attended picnic, fundraiser, and Kathy Brown’s fundraiser at Shooters in Southington,
Martha Dean event
Martha Dean still looking for any help she can get right now
Aug 14, 2nd annual family picnic at Boothe Memorial. Great turnout.
Fundraiser Aug 21, awarded prizes to top shooters and did the raffle. Scott’s niece won the shotgun tournament, her first time shooting a shotgun. Raffle brought approximately $6000 profit to CCDL.
Attended Emember meeting
Attended Sept. 10th presented WLOPA with plaque
Videos for picnic, fundraiser, and presentation up on CCDLInc’s Youtube page.
Thanks to everyone who participated, gave to, worked the events.
Technology Coordinator: report to follow (not present)
Legislative Advocacy Coordinator Steve Loban has stepped down. Position is open,
interested Emembers and General Members are encouraged to look into this position.
Public Relations Coordinator: nothing to report (not present)
Represented CCDL at all events in August and monthly meeting.
At WPLR fundraiser at Blue Trails, sold 20 shirts, 4 hats, several pins, donated a shirt to Charter Arms, net $360, turned over to Treasurer at last Emember meeting.
Net income from last general meeting $90
CCDL picnic net income $281
WLOPA fundraiser sales: 6 magnets, 2 hats, and 7 shirts, net income $150
Total sales from all events in August $881, turned over to Treasurer for net balance of $521.
Net income from Website sales 5 shirts and 1 hat, $120
Net income total $1001.
If any color of T-shirt desired, it can be special ordered.
Henry Zembko introduced himself running for 6th senate district (New Britain, Berlin, Farmington)
Republicans appreciate CCDL’s support, is easy for members to give support.
We need to go back to protecting our values so we don’t have to go and restore our liberties later.
Henry is against the EPA lead ammo ban
Candidates are happy to talk to anyone in general.
Question from E Jonathan Hardy:
A list of pro 2nd Amendment candidates is slow in coming. Should we put together a committee to find these candidates in a more organized way? Jonathan Hardy volunteers to be a part of this.
President says we have an internal forum we use with many names, but we’re missing names, and in a bit of a disarray right now. Steve tried to put together the District Coordinator system but it didn’t happen and it wasn’t enough.
7:30 Break, resume 7:44
discussion on picnic, fundraiser, these done
Gun Shop "Assault" Teams
Endorsements of candidates
Police chiefs and state carry project
Future involvement of general members
Legal defense fund, not sure what to do, still doing research
LAC position open, seeking inquiries. If someone has skills or confidence they can do it, interested in talking to you
Gun shop "assault" teams
Jonathan Maxson: Has website with all FFLs listed in the country. This is storefront and kitchen table dealers both. We need to contact both, can reach more people through storefront but also some through kitchen table types. Distribute wall placards,
pamphlets, cards. Many kitchen table dealers know lots of gun owners. Not good response thus far, only about 20% answer the phone or call back, mostly leaving voice messages.
Trying to organize the teams by town or area. Jonathan bought card holders from Staples for $1, tapes the last card to them. See Jonathan if you want to get involved.
Phil Cypher–if you just call, it’s in one ear and out the other many times. You have to visit to make it work.
Is That Legal pamphlets updated, soon to be posted on website
Len Suzio: invites anyone who wants to come to Meriden to his headquarters opening to talk to him, this Thursday the 16th.
Wednesday at 6 there’s a meet and greet for Martha Dean, Jerry Labriola, and Linda McMahon.
Thursday, 3:30-6:30 in Stamford is the protest against Obama’s endorsement outside the Stamford Marriott on Tresser Blvd. Big grassroots protest.
Endorsement of candidates
How to get membership involved has been a disputed matter
Decided to leave it up to the choice of the members of CCDL. Kayla Berube, representing the GOP, is the contact. Phone banking, folding, pass out lawn signs, stuff envelopes.
www.ctgop.org or Scott W has her phone number and e-mail, too.
Also Kathy Brown looking for help putting up lawn signs, etc in Bethany, Cheshire, etc.
Apology for light agenda. Donations accepted.
Feb 19th the 2nd Annual dinner at WLOPA. Date tentative April, Nutmeg Friends of the NRA dinner, probably going to purchase a table or two there.
Next legislative session after new candidates are seated will be a look at what’s coming down the pipe in legislation.