7:07 PM 5/10/2011
Scott opens meeting with pledge and introduction

7:09 PM 5/10/2011
President's Report

Communicated with legislators and candidates

7:10 PM 5/10/2011
Vice President's Report
CCDL will now be collecting non-perishable food items for donation at all of our events. As of now, donations will be donated to Bridgeport Rescue Mission and St. John's Church in Sandy Hook.

7:11 PM 5/10/2011
Secretary's Report
Nothing to report

7:11 PM 5/10/2011
Acting Treasurer's Report
Completed review of all Treasury issues for January through April of 2011.
Anniversary dinner took in 1800, cost 1967.
Received t-shirt order from the president. inventoried and sorted the order and gave to merch. coordinator
Ordered 5000 CCDL business cards

7:14 PM 5/10/2011
Technology Coordinator's Report
Made paypal transfer to bank account.
James was able to ship all outstanding orders.
Helped with inventory
General maintenance on website, members list, and sending e-mails.
Will be updating Facebook group to a Facebook page soon.

7:15 PM 5/10/2011
Membership Coordinator's Report
Shipped out all outstanding orders.

7:15 PM 5/10/2011
Merchandise Coordinator's Report
Ran table at Ye CT Gun Guild gun show
Printed out brochures.
94 new members this month. Total of 1545 members.

7:17 PM 5/10/2011
Open Forum - (Comments, questions and announcements from members, not necessarily CCDL Endorsed)
Ed Peruta circulated the idea of creating a legal defense fund. CCDL wanted to take it under advisement and he would like to know what happened with that. There are approximately 8 important gun cases in CT or coming up in CT. Ed would like CCDL to make a donation to one of the gun attorneys. Ed would also like an accounting of all revenue generated and where it has been used. Would also like an e-mail sent out to members asking who would be interested in someone creating a Legal Defense Fund.
Under current registration and structuring with the state we cannot legally do what he's asking. The Executive Board will be discussing the issue with an attorney.
At This meeting, Ed Peruta asked to be taken off of the membership status of CCDL , he was then removed as a member from the database by our technology coordinator , per the direction of CCDL President Scott Wilson to honor his request.  
Thursday in Poquonok President of John Birch Society is coming to CT.
Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keeper, is coming to CT to speak as well.
Tax Day Rally on the 15th was very lively and had a significant number of CT Republican representatives there promising not to vote for any tax increases. And every single republican voted against it. Unfortunately it passed anyway.
Suggestion from new member: PATCH.com tries to get information from small towns. People can join and post events going on in the towns and articles. You should check it out to keep the political spectrum even. (It's and offshoot of the Huffington Post)
Stratford Gun Collector's is raffling off a Mauser among other things. May 21st running a bus to the Indian Motorcycle Museum leaving at 8am from Booth Memorial Park. $35/per person including bus there and back. Payments must be made by May 17th. Contact Jeff - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

7:36 PM 5/10/2011
Jonathan H.
Gave some information from the town carry requirements which was used in Hartford.
A little over 30 of 186 towns
Especially 'shady' towns: Hartford (claiming they don't have staff to handle paperwork), East Hartford (giving telephone run around when inquiring about application)
The Board of Firearm Permit Examiners is doing their best to keep on top of the backlog.
Board has said towns can't charge extra for fingerprinting.
If you experience any delay or run around from the towns, call the Board immediately.
All this information is on ctpistolpermitissues.com
Brochures are going good. If you're friends with Jonathan H. on Facebook and you see he was at Hoffman's the day or two before you and you're at Hoffman's let him know if

7:55 PM 5/10/2011
Break

8:07 PM 5/10/2011
Old Business

8:09 PM 5/10/2011
Legislative Overview
967 - Died in committee
547 - Died in committee
1017 - still alive and in committee. (Call legislators to tell them to oppose the bill or at least remove BPFE from becoming part of DPS. Either is acceptable)
1096 - Illegal possession of ammunition alive on Senate calendar
1227 - Children who illegally possess firearms alive on Senate calendar
998 - (gun offender registry) alive on Senate calendar
6158 - Minor changes to land revolver statutes - still alive on House calendar
6376 - bound book requirement - alive on House calendar
6490 - give someone who has been barred from owning firearms due to mental illness an appeal process for regaining their rights as required by federal law is alive and on House calendar.

8:19 PM 5/10/2011
CCDL Family Picnic
Stratford Park & Rec. Dept. will be open on Memorial Day. We can get the permit at that time.
Contact Cheryl if you are interested in helping plan the event - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8:21 Meeting Closed