CCDL Inc Meeting minutes December 8, 2009
19:05 Meeting called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance
Attendees: (Removed from the minutes for online publishing)
19:03 Introductions –New members and existing members.
19:07 Scott Welcome to everyone, thanks for the support
19:09 Executive Reports – President
Distributed cards and placards to multiple gun shops and clubs
Change of officers work done with the bank
Attended YCGG gun show and supported 2A march
Change of registered agent
Change of officers
Executive Meeting at Hoffman’s on Dec 1.
Webmaster position to technical coordinator posting for 30 days
Procedure for coordinators
Reports from Kevin (2A etc)
Radio Interview coming up
Attended Trap shooting with the legislators at Wolcott Land Owners (LOPA)
Filmed a segment “What you should know” with Hartford Public Access channel (Judy)
Will be on later
Registered trademark with secretary of state
19:13 Secretary Report for Justin by Lenny
Pistol permit issues for various towns/cities collecting forms
Thank Tim Smith and John Kumiega
Resolution to address inadequacies in bylaws
Ready for January Meeting
Permit issues discussion and local issuing authority to determine suitability.
19:21 Committee reports
Membership – Nick
281 members now
Gun stores without cards let him know
Events coordinator – Kevin
YCGG turnout volunteers good
2A march – big interest
Folks without computers are not interested in learning about web-based content
Call in number?
TV show thanks to Judy Aron
Events 1st annual CCDL dinner in February
Mid spring – free food snack at a rest area?
Firearms safety rules – policy when meeting
Needs help in very near future due to impending birth of a son (congrats)
CCDL “Is that Legal?” tri-fold brochure, well received.
Packet of info for non-computer people (as mentioned above)
Virginia asked if there were plans for busses for April 19th DC march
Tax/Tea party march April 15th in DC
CT 2A march in Hartford 10th April
Google phone voice mailbox free
Fund raisers – benefit 2A national march?
Hats for sale $15.00 each
19:30 Volunteers – Steve L, Chris, Cheryl, to get with Kevin.
Petition for State Legislators to support 2A
19:31 Legislative Advocacy Coordinator – Steve
Dec 5th Saturday – Trap shoot at Wolcott Land Owners Protection Association
Hans Justus – President of WLOPA
- Experience shooting sports in a safe environment
- Meet club officers and members
- Meet CCDL and learn the organizations mission
- Pave the way for more community awareness
It was a snowy day
Representatives Rosa Rebimbas and
Dave Labriola attended, as did Jake McGuigan from the National Shooting Sports Foundation
With our own Steve, Scott, Lenny and Justin
Check out CTSAS.info for more information
Will invite Corky Mazurik – pro-gun Democrat
Hopefully WLOPA will hold more of these type events in the year
Breast Cancer benefit shoot
Marshall Robinson, noted State Police ballistics expert and WLOPA Vice President, testifies for DPS etc.
Was welcomed as a new member and we should find a position that could use his expertise.
Question: How many legislators are on our side? Against? On the fence?
Majority on the fence.
Mary Fritz from Cheshire was proudly gun control – after hearing testimony said at a hearing “we are going down the wrong road” a good outcome.
Do more awareness things in the 4 corners of the state.
Contact local people to go shoot
19:44 Webmaster report – Virginia
Pay pal donations $197.55 deposited to the bank account
Menu changes in proper places
Newsletters under “About” menu
Tee shirts – In limbo, part of Jay’s basement for shipping area?
Q – How many members donated?? Not tracking that information
19:48 Lenny passed around the hat for donations.
19:50 Open forum-
Thanks to Aron family for TV show exposure
Sweatshirts? Prices to come as well as for embroidered polo shirts
Collection of Statutes in state to combine in one place
CTGuntalk.com – Legislative area posting local ordinances.
Lenny said we have lots of work to do and need involvement.
Gaye – Legislators, need to educate them to become an expert authority and able to get information quickly, suggest to them to contact CCDL for help.
20:00 Steve – This has been tried before but died out. Needs to be revived.
20:26 Scott – Old business
Tee-shirts online sales
Teams of people to visit gun shops
Proposed legislation from DPS
Legislative shooting event
Town permit issues, collect all non-standard procedures/forms
Tables for Friends of the NRA banquet
20:29 Proposed new business
NRA Banquet $50/head Nutmeg is the biggest in the country
Lenny – Purchase table(s) for CCDL
Pledge type deal, counts of people, sheet sent around
Usually held on Friday at the end of March or early April
Held in Southington at Aquaturf
Cheryl and Chris will oversee getting info and such on that.
20:36 Fishing and hunting expo at Hartford February 26th-28th
Table? $150 for non-profit
Jeff – print out bills to show hunters the laws are going after them now
Staffing for show – not Kevin
Volunteers – consensus we should get a table
20:45 Scott – show of hands to go to show
20:46 Ken Baylor – Public Relations Coordinator stepped down
Send press releases to media
Send press releases to firearms organizations
Field CCDL Questions from media
Contact Scott or Lenny about interest in this position
20:51 Kevin – talking about first annual dinner
Elks Lodge in Rocky Hill 95 people capacity $300
Middletown $500 food extra, must use their caterer
New Britain 270 people $500
American Legion in Thomaston? $300 or so?
20:58 Legislators – Need Gun people to become legislators
Connecticut Patriot Alliance, invite to speak to them
John Election matching funds from state
Scott read political section of CCDL bylaws
21:03 meeting closed