CCDL Inc Meeting minutes August 11, 2009
19:08 Meeting called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance
Introductions for new members and current members
19:10 Presidents report – Ad Hoc meeting results, Picnic discussions, Welcome letter for the website.
19:11 MTA Virginia/Lenny – unanimous
19:13 Secretary report – read
19:24 MTA Lenny/Heli – accepted with 1 abstention
19:25 Treasurers report Jay
$174 in donations
3 X $15 Tee-shirts sold
Spent $826 with 35 transactions
Bank cards arrived – one to president one to secretary
Checks arrived, generic, no guns on them.
Tee-shirts are for sale and more are on order (version 2)
19:27 MTA Justin/Virginia – unanimous
19:28 Registered Agent report – Susan
AdHoc discussions Logo, Trademark ($50)
Scott agreed to eat the $50 trademark re-filing fee if the logo minus the ‘inc’ is rejected.
19:30 AdHoc web-hosting – Virginia
Issues moving from GoDaddy to Rick’s servers, may have to be moved by hand and then once the site is ported over get the DNS link changed to point at Rick’s server.
Looking for letters, forms, other content and pages with nothing will be under construction. Wording needs buttoning up on the pages, etc.
Lenny described how CCDL.US domain was purchased/registered and put on a temporary site. He also talked about signs and the stand he made and donated to the cause.
19:33 Bylaws discussion – Justin
Article V – positions, organizational governance
Article III financial section 4 changed regarding dues
Subsection D dues set by executive board each year based on the needs of the org, voluntary dues accepted, annual membership dues posted to the website as approved by the board, no dues for the first year of existence.
If the organization does well with good voluntary help then we may not need to have to “charge” dues. Contributions are welcome especially in the form of talents.
Article VI Election procedures- no change, vacancies covered, 7-C Executive board resignations must be in writing.
Article VII - Elections and campaigns.
Section 1 executive appointee to local and state campaigns can’t be executive chair of the committee
Section 2 Campaign Report of volunteering opportunities to the general membership
Section 3 Work with exec board for official CCDL endorsements of candidates (vague)
Section 4 Qualifications for endorsements are by position on 2Amendment and Art 4 Section 15 of Conn. Constitution, political parties are not endorsed, Subsec C we also reserve the right to withhold any endorsement at all if none of the candidates are worthy of such an endorsement.
19:39 MTDiscuss Ira/Nick
Discussion of Article 6-5 grammatical issues, gender, etc.
19:42 Accepted unanimously
Article IIX Disciplinary procedures.
Section 1 – An executive committee member shall be removed for any of the following infractions, Violation of the CCDL charter, Dishonesty, Negligence, Impeding the progress of the CCDL, Collusion, becoming a prohibited person with regard to firearms, Section 2 impeachment proceedings subject to a vote with ½ of the exec committee or a 2/3 vote of the general members.
Section 3 the impeached has the right to present a defense to the charges at the next meeting.
Section 4 removal from the exec committee requires a majority consensus from the committee members or a 2/3 consensus of the general members at the meeting
Section 5 – officers impeached will never be allowed to hold an officer position in the CCDL again.
Article IIX – discussion regarding eligibility back and forth between US, USA, The United States as to what would cause one to be ineligible to be on the board. “Throughout the entire US” was the agreed upon wording.
19:51 voted accepted unanimously
Andrew talked about article 5 8-18c negligence or incompetent
His versus His or Her, versus Their remove gender neutral and use the generally accepted “his” to be gender insignificant with a disclaimer in front
MTA ??/?? For 11 Opposed 4
Amendments: Constitution may be amended by a 2/3 of the board majority
Changes would be posted for 30 days review period
Listed in article IX
Adopt the constitution and abide by it
19:58 MTA Nick/Lenny accepted unanimous
19:59 Jay – activities picnic
September 4th 2 days before Labor day
Need equipment, need everything
Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford
Need to check availability and reserve (Lenny)
Get the info/date out to FB
Good area for kids, playground
20:22 Back to order
20:23 Old Business
Article 5 revisions
$50 trademark fee
Dues vs contributions
Table sponsored trash pickup adopt a highway.
20:26 New Business
Required to post for 30 days for review
Motion to Post bylaws Susan (withdrawn)
Email to membership, ccdl.us and facebook
20:28 Ira suggested the post for 30 days then a vote straight up/down at the next meeting, binding vote and a straight majority.
Concerns about posting the bylaws, VCDL doesn’t post their bylaws either for the safety of the organization.
20:29 MTA Ira/Justin – unanimous
Scott – Volunteers for picnic on the 5th September - sheet sent around.
Call for donations
Picnic, low key
BJ’s card (Robert has one)
Suspended discussion on Picnic.
20:45 Future plans
Pictures taken by Jay
20:55 Youtube channel suggested by Heli, content, safety tips, legal tips
20:58 MT create Heli/Ira Youtube channel accepted unanimous
Introduced Christian who was invited to the original Hops dinner but was unavailable
Introduced Charles, his skills regarding politics, non profits, experience, CT Chapter of Alarm and Muster keeps track of anti firearms laws on the state and federal level and mobilizes 2A supporters to call their reps, useful to get people activated.
Adhoc meeting discussions, late nights, long drives, bologna sandwiches
Proposed days not Wednesday, Tuesday 19th or 20th, Thursday
Monday 17th in Norwich at Ira/Susans palace 7pm can handle 8 attendees.
21:10 MT Close Susan/Nick
Call for donations, Lenny’s hat.
21:12 Meeting closed